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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 11:31 PM
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just got my forum destroyer 156... i was wondering before the season should i get the board waxed? i mean its brand new and i dont know if they wax them at the factory. i cant really tell. i have never seen the before and after of a wax. thanks...
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they do usually wax them at the factory, but i don't think the wax job is too great - It probably wouldn't hurt to throw on some wax.
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Factory wax is only there as a protective coat for shipping. Best thing you can do is wax 3 times before that board even hits snow. I wax all my boards about every 3 days of riding unless conditions change.
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i'm really bad about waxing my board. and you can tell by looking at it
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i'm really bad about waxing my board. and you can tell by looking at it
Just always keep in mind about how much nicer the ride is when properly waxed. Like being on a slip & slide covered in dish soap

I agree with Burton Avenger that the wax job is more for protecting the base from "drying" out during shipping and storage. I'd definatly give that board a good waxing.

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Just always keep in mind about how much nicer the ride is when properly waxed. Like being on a slip & slide covered in dish soap

I agree with Burton Avenger that the wax job is more for protecting the base from "drying" out during shipping and storage. I'd definatly give that board a good waxing.
Do the same thing for your significant other too!
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Do the same thing for your significant other too!
That always ran through my head whenever I think of Dr. Zogs Sex Wax

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k thanks everybody its getting a wax for sure....my next question is if i buy the iron and wax and just do it my self what wax should i get? i dont know if this helps but my mountains are pretty much lake tahoe area, ca
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I personally think swix waxes are the best, but I am also a cheapy. There is an outlet store in town here that has waxes from a couple of seasons previous they sell for cheap. I bought them out of swix and now about all I can get is Dakine waxes. Which work well enough. With the Tahoe area, an all temp is probably a good match most of the time. On days you are expecting snow or cold temps, go with the cold temp wax. Spring riding, definitely go with the warm weather waxes. You can also try mixing waxes, but that is too much work for me.
Tognar is a great place to get quality waxing and tuning tools. I have no affiliation with them except for the fact that I order base repair stuff all the time from them. They have been reliable for years for me.
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I'd say soy wax. The regular wax isn't good for you, or the earth.

Bluebird makes a soy wax that's pretty inexpensive
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