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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-07-2013, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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Wax brand alternatives

Hey guys,

Recently got a few new boards and after waxing everything up and a few days of riding with family and friends time for another wax job. I'm absolutely chewing through the wax and like everything in Australia we get absolutely shafted on the price of wax. I Quite like soy wax and was just wondering if there are any molecular additives to the wax you buy that is "branded" compared to that of a regular soy wax from an industrial supplier? Also if there are any other waxes that can be commercially bought for reasonable prices. I'm not racing or doing anything that requires maximum speed, just something that will protect my base from the sharp man made snow we get here.

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Not sure what is available over there, but here in Norway it is pretty much SWIX that everyone who waxes themselves uses...

It lasts better than the generic crap board shops and slopes use here, but wax is wax.

I generally wax my boards at least every other day with a hot iron, and for the temp needed, and as i have 3 boards currently will wax for different temps in the day as well on different boards, so can enjoy the whole day if temps change...

I may be overdoing it, but i see the benefit in my mind...

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I bought a set of Toko LF Wax for 50-60$. This really works and make me happy. I'm not hotwaxing everyday.
It definately works, you'll notice this, if you're riding for 3-4 years. Don't see a big reason if you're newbie.
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Not sure what is available over there, but here in Norway it is pretty much SWIX that everyone who waxes themselves uses...
So,.. NOT a real Hairy bunch there in Norway I take it?


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Very funny, just read back what i wrote and how it reads...

Thankfully no they are not... Haha

I use the race wax quite regularly, it makes a huge difference, but is expensive and doesn't last as long, but what a ride you get when hooning it down the hill with your mates...

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Hertel wax hands down
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I've found 2 suppliers down here: http://www.australianwaxco.com.au/sp...axes.html#surf
These guys have ski wax for $7 per 200 grams but couldn't tell me any details other then skiiers use it currently.

Also found these guys who just sell regular soy wax though Im not sure how different it would be to "brand" soy wax. http://www.aussiecandlesupplies.com....x-c-10_26.html
http://www.candlesupply.com.au/http-...naturewax.html

Thanks for replies so far. Regards in advance

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Don't know about soy and such, but both Hertel (super hot sauce ftw) and SWIX are the nutz.

I buy big value bags of SWIX drippings and use this for a good budget waxing, as I restore a lot of boards.

Amazon.com: Swix Uni Shopwax Ski Snowboard Wax bulk huge 1KG = 2.4 lbs A0001-1000 SWIX NEW: Sports & Outdoors

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I just use canning wax or paraffin...from the grocery store...like 5$/pound...1 pound will last a few years doing 3-4 sets of skies and 5-6 boards.


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I just use canning wax or paraffin...from the grocery store...like 5$/pound...1 pound will last a few years doing 3-4 sets of skies and 5-6 boards.
I need to get on this.
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