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Hertel Super Hot Sauce Liquid Wax

Hi all,

I finally got my new Capita BSOD and took it to a snowdome last weekend. I have noticed that there are some white areas around the edges of my board which are rough which makes me think that the board may need to be waxed?

I am off snowboarding in the Alps on Saturday and wondered if you guys think it needs a wax? My understanding is that the big names such as Capita are waxed in the factory and therefore don't need waxing for your first week out on the slopes with it. However, it concerns me that the base has these white marks which are rough to touch and I only snowboarded for about half an hour.

Do you guys think it was maybe due to the synthetic snow used in snow domes and I have nothing to worry about or do you think I need to add to some wax to it?

I wondered if any of you had used Hertel Super Hot Sauce Liquid Wax as I thought I could maybe use this to "top up" the factory wax but I wasn't sure if I would need to use Hertel wax in the first place to make it work properly.

Thanks for your views,

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you are correct, when your base turns white and feels rough it needs to be waxed. there's nothing wrong with it because some waxes last longer then others and i don't know what kind of wax capita uses. i love the hertel super hot sauce wax but i've never used the liquid wax. since you're going to the alps i would do a hot scrape (to get all of the factory wax off) and then apply a hot wax (by "hot wax" i mean one that you melt on with an iron). there's a ton of "wax" threads here and you can find tons of videos on the internet on how to wax your own board.
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oh and if you're leaving this saturday and can't get this done in time then don't worry about it. a slightly dry base isn't gonna ruin your trip by any means.
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you are correct, when your base turns white and feels rough it needs to be waxed. there's nothing wrong with it because some waxes last longer then others and i don't know what kind of wax capita uses. i love the hertel super hot sauce wax but i've never used the liquid wax. since you're going to the alps i would do a hot scrape (to get all of the factory wax off) and then apply a hot wax (by "hot wax" i mean one that you melt on with an iron). there's a ton of "wax" threads here and you can find tons of videos on the internet on how to wax your own board.
you wax it before it turns white and rough, which is usually happens along the edges. How often depends on how anal are you, the type of snow, etc. the manmade snow is going to be more abrasive and have more contaminants from the snow making equipment.

the liquid wax is probably good for about a day's worth of riding.
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When you get to the resort, I'm sure the shop can wax your board before the lifts are even spinning. If your board has the dry base/edges, the sauce may only be a band aid.

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The white stuff is likely extra wax that has rubbed off and accumulates toward the edge. It doesn't necessarily mean it desperately needs a wax. I think people throw around the term 'dry base' a bit liberally. It gives the image of a person with desperately dry skin needing lotion. A poorly scraped wax job will give this sort of appearance to your board while still having plenty of wax on the rest of the base.

I don't think that a couple hours in a dome is going to trash your wax job that quickly. Even the factory applied one.
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Thanks for the advice guys.

I have ordered the 5-bar Hertel Hot Sauce Wax and will take it with me and if the problem gets worse I think I will just take it to a board shop and get them to do a hot wax for me. Hopefully they will know what they are doing and strip off the factory wax properly before applying the hot sauce.

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