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02-17-2011 06:40 AM
ev13wt If you need to ask the question you asked,

go ride and don't touch it in any way.
02-17-2011 06:30 AM
Leo If you are jibber, then yes, detunes are usually in order. Even then, the vast majority of jib boards come factory detuned nowadays.

But none of that matters seeing that you are new.

Just mount your bindings and ride as is. I think people worry way too much about factory wax. I have always ridden factory wax the first day. On Burton boards, I actually ride a couple days on it. Some companies obviously have a better waxing process than others so just give your base a look over after your first day. You will be able to see dry spots if the wax wore out.

Learning to wax your own board is the best method. There are tons of videos out there that show you how. I do admit, I have taken my boards to the shop here and there on lazy days. I always watch them do it though.
02-17-2011 01:58 AM
Smokehaus Just a straight up scotch brite pad.
02-17-2011 01:36 AM
TheCity Hey all, I am about to wax my first board, and after reading the waxing thread, I have one question. For the scotch brite pad, does the name must have polish in it or is it those regular heavy duty pads(which doesn't say polish)?

this is the one i found with no polish in it?
3M*Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scour Pads | Walgreens
02-17-2011 12:03 AM
freshy Just make sure the factory wax job has no dry spots, personally I would just ride it as it is. Do not bother detuning unless your first day is going to be all park and rails. I love the feeling of new sharp edges, but I do more freeriding so .
Other than that definitely learn to wax your own board, it's super easy and just takes a small investment in the proper tools and a good quality wax. By the time you run out of wax it would have definitely paid for itself compared to taking it in for waxes.
Tuning depends on how much you ride and wear down them edges, usually once a year is sufficient. But if you only get maybe 5 days in a year of riding you don't really need to worry about it until there noticeably dull.
02-17-2011 12:02 AM
t-mac The factory wax should get you through most of the first day depending on the snow conditions. Colder snow will pull the wax off quicker than soft, wet snow.

The more wax you push into your board, the longer the wax will last and the more protected your base is. Some will argue with me, but you can never wax your board too much.

If you use an all-temperature wax, I'd wax/scrape/brush a couple of times before heading out.

If you use temperature-specific waxes, I'd push a couple of layers of warm wax first, and then whatever temperature wax the conditions call for on top of that. The idea is that the warm wax will sink in further into the base and create a foundation for the colder waxes to bond to.

Whichever route you go, waxing your own board is easier and far cheaper than using a shop.
02-16-2011 11:02 PM
Smokehaus I would completely recommend that your wax you own board. Waxing your board not only is one of the easiest things you can do to help your ride but it also will save a bunch of money and you will end up with a superior wax job. Check out the videos and information listed here Also shops charge around $25 bucks from experience and thats if you leave it overnight. It costs double on average to rush the job.
02-16-2011 10:52 PM
brianlee1992 oh! Thanks for your info ! Should i bring it to the board in the future for tuning and waxing? or should i be able to do it myself =/?

and how much does it usually cost ?
02-16-2011 10:47 PM
Smokehaus Boards come from the factory waxed and it wont hurt anything to ride it but factory wax is usually less than par. People like to detune to make the board less catchy but neither step is needed to ride.
02-16-2011 10:45 PM
brianlee1992 is that necessary?
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