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Old 11-25-2008, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have decided to start waxing my own board and I am looking for all the necessary tools. I have a k2 zero board and was wondering what suggestions people had for irons and all the necessary tools needed. I live in Central NY, Syracuse, and snowboard a few times a week. Thanks for any and all input

I was thinking this iron... Toko T8 Wax Iron - 800W from Backcountry.com

not really too sure what other tools are needed. a scraper and a brush i guess. not sure about anything else...

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Old 11-25-2008, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get Dakine's Super Tune kit ($80) and any stiff nylon brush.

$74 irons are a ripoff.
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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$74 for an iron!! Damn thats expensive and I thought my $30 one was..
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Its a good idea to get a wax iron instead of a regular iron if you are starting to learn how to was. The wax iron is consistent heat and u can adjust to the right recommended temp. The problem with regular irons its not consistent heat. U can pick up an iron for cheap at the end of the season at your local ski/snowboard shop. I picked up a toko iron regular $80, i got it for $40. I started to wax my board this year and its so worth it. I will be getting out boarding 3 times a week, for me to wax my board saves money and time.
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what type of wax should i get? and by that i mean brand names. i understand the concept of different temperature waxes
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I went to Value Village and bought a mini-travel iron for $12. You can't justify a wax-specific iron to me -- regular irons offer adjustable and consistent heat. I've used both the Toko and my traveller and see no difference in performance whatsoever.

Also -- I just used Purl wax for the first time after hearing many recommendations for it in another thread. Looks good so far, but we'll see what it does in the pow!
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I figure wax is wax so I just went for the 3/4lb hertel all temp wax for 19 bucks. I have a thread on here a couple pages back that will have the link and several others for good places to buy wax if you're interested.
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As for waxes you can choose bluebird, toko, magical gogo. There's a lot more too.
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swix is great stuff i swear by it.
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It doesn't matter what all-temp wax you use.
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