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|10-21-2015 04:29 PM|
There is a lousy factory wax on your board. All boards are shipped with a lame wax job.
Yes, you can simply take it to the hill and ride it, but be warned that it will not last very long, a day, perhaps two at the most.
I would suggest the following:
Before you ride it:
1) Hot scrape it. ( Cleans out any factory / shipping dirt that may have accumulated )
2) Then wax it with your favourite wax.
Better wax, going to last longer and you'll feel better knowing you did the waxing.
|10-21-2015 04:28 PM|
Originally Posted by ekb18c View Post
|10-21-2015 04:20 PM|
It does matter on what type of base it is.
Looks like the Carbon Credit is co-extruded base. I'm not sure what that means? So i'll assume it's extruded, in that case. No need.
|10-21-2015 04:05 PM|
Probably a stupid question, but, do I need to wax a brand new board before the first use? Like do they come prewaxed from the factory?
I would assume that the edges are sharp and will not have to be retuned (except if detuning). I'm thinking they would be prewaxed as well so they don't dry out. But I'm not sure if that's good to ride wax, or just something temporary so it doesn't get damaged during storage.
If it matters, it's a GNU Carbon Credit
|10-05-2015 06:13 AM|
|Craig51||I've been waxing boards/skis for a few years now, family and friends. I've built a great snowboard tuning bench and board storage racks in small room in the garage. Purchased a lot of tools online from the good old USA as Australia don't seem to have a lot of the higher end products from good brands. I've discovered a great scraper to use is a "Chef Inox" plastic handled Stainless steel dough scraper. These are 150mm wide x 100mm tall. I just put a slight curve on the end tips of the blade to prevent it from gouging into the deck if you get a but radical on the scrapes. These are only about $Au4 and will last a lifetime. Really easy to hold with my big hands and do a great job. I've got a few perspex ones 150mm and 300mm but they need to be sharpened up every now and then.|
|02-19-2015 10:07 AM|
Originally Posted by tanscrazydaisy View Post
|02-18-2015 12:43 AM|
Originally Posted by Extazy View Post
For a "winter day".... ie around freezing or lower.... you're not going to get much glide.
for a basic all-temp wax:
RaceWax Universal Ski Wax, All Temperature Hydrocarbon, 150 g
150 gr block for $12 plus shipping
If you want a name brand
Bio-Degradable Swix Ski U180 Wax Universal 180g
180 gr block for $20 plus shipping
If you insist on a "snowboard" brand
750 gr for $32 plus shipping
|02-17-2015 07:19 PM|
Hey, do you guys think this is ok wax for snowboard?
Bees Wax Block Drysuit Wetsuit Zips Lubricant Ski Snowboard Preservation | eBay
|02-05-2015 10:22 PM|
|Tj123123412345||Ok thanks it's just a 4 trips old 500 board just over worrying|
|02-05-2015 06:18 PM|
Originally Posted by Tj123123412345 View Post
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