Few questions now that I have my new gear. - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
lcstriker07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Few questions now that I have my new gear.

Definitely plan on taking care of my new board, so whats the lowest base you guys would ride on? Right now Sugar Mtn is 10-30in so I'm a little hesitant. What you think?

Also, In Sno Wolfs videos on waxing, he mentions not to use an iron with holes in it and I've had this crappy one for a while that just sits in my dorm closet but it has holes. Any real reason not to use it? I realize a wax iron can be bought pretty cheap but it's still 35 bucks and thats a full day's lift ticket!

And I had more ?'s but of course I've forgotten them so I'll prolly ending posting more as this thread goes on, Thanks guys.
lcstriker07 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 09:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wrap tin-foil around your iron?
Bagels is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 09:29 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i have a iron with holes in it to ive seen a video or two where the guys use irons with holes but i dont want to jack my new board so... any input be good. u serious about the tinfoil thing..?
paymon is offline  
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 09:30 PM
Veteran Member
 
arsenic0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 2,106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lcstriker07 View Post
Definitely plan on taking care of my new board, so whats the lowest base you guys would ride on? Right now Sugar Mtn is 10-30in so I'm a little hesitant. What you think?

Also, In Sno Wolfs videos on waxing, he mentions not to use an iron with holes in it and I've had this crappy one for a while that just sits in my dorm closet but it has holes. Any real reason not to use it? I realize a wax iron can be bought pretty cheap but it's still 35 bucks and thats a full day's lift ticket!

And I had more ?'s but of course I've forgotten them so I'll prolly ending posting more as this thread goes on, Thanks guys.
Im assuming its because all the wax will just get caught up in the holes and you may burn your board...using tinfoil will make a smooth surface to iron with...just make sure it doesnt tear..

'09 151 Never Summer SL-R
'10 K2 T1 DB Bots
'09 Burton Cartel Bindings
arsenic0 is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 10:00 PM
sparty
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lcstriker07 View Post
Definitely plan on taking care of my new board, so whats the lowest base you guys would ride on? Right now Sugar Mtn is 10-30in so I'm a little hesitant. What you think?
Don't worry about it. Your board won't stay in "new" condition for very long, no matter how hard you try. Just get out there and scratch 'er up!
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 11:41 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by paymon View Post
i have a iron with holes in it to ive seen a video or two where the guys use irons with holes but i dont want to jack my new board so... any input be good. u serious about the tinfoil thing..?
Irons with steam holes are a pain to clean after waxing. Old wax gets in there, and the inevitable lint, dust, dirt gets stuck and the next time you wax you're grinding it into your base....that's why.

That said, you can use them no problem just clean them every time and then clean them again before you use them again.
Bones is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 11:46 PM
Veteran Member
 
Penguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Burbank, CA
Posts: 904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tin foil around the business end.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Penguin is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-19-2008, 09:21 AM
Underworld
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I use an old iron and it works fine. No point going and buying something new and specific just for the job.
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-19-2008, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
lcstriker07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Think I'm gonna try the foil and if it gets to be too much of a hassle, I'll get used to cleaning it before and after. Thanks for the input fellas.
lcstriker07 is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-19-2008, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
lcstriker07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 110
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just completed my first wax job, took a while but I know I pretty much over did every step, just trying to get the hang of it.
Couple more ?'s
In snow wolf's vid he mentions that if the wax begins to get sticky, it's sitting up on you, what does that mean and what's the solution?

Also, as long as there is still wax between the iron and the board, is there anyway to iron for too long? Guess what I'm trying to ask is, by using more wax and ironing longer, am I allowing more wax into the pore's of the deck?

Also I had some trouble scraping around the tip and tall just because in bearing down it tends to fall off the table. I'm thinking I might build a small table with a couple slots fo the bindings to sit through it. Anybody do this or have some pictures of a table sounding similiar so I can rack up some ideas on this thing?
lcstriker07 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome