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01-21-2014 05:46 PM
paul nice....i have a feeling i'm going to like this hahaha

do you have a link to your vid? is it on youtube?
01-21-2014 05:29 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by paul View Post
Holes on the iron don't matter? Looking forward to learning how to do this myself as another hobby. Do you prefer to leave bindings on or take them off? Did you DIY a stand?
Honestly I'd say the biggest problem with tuning your board at home is overthinking. I did a video last year showing how it should take all of 5 minutes to scrape and texture.

No worries with holes in the iron, they may fill up with a bit of wax, but no big deal. Most important is temp, start low and work your way up. My iron has heat settings 1-7. I run mine around 3 or so. It needs to be able to readily melt the wax, without causing much smoke.

I don't use a stand, just a rubbermaid container. Bindings on, I flip the board over so the bindings are inside the container, and then I drip wax all over the board. One line of dots along each edge (about 1" from the edge) and usually a zig zag line through the rest of the board. I have smaller bricks of wax, probably use about a 1" cube per board.

Spread it all around, never keeping the iron in one spot (but slow enough to really melt the wax), and making sure it gets everywhere. If there's a bare patch that you can't get by running the iron over it a few times, drip some more wax on.

Wait 10 mins or so, then scrape scrape scrape! I don't worry about getting it PERFECT during scraping, but I do scrape vigorously. Once you've scraped, take the texture pad and buff the base in the direction of travel. After the pad I take the stiff brush, place it flat on the base, and again brush the base in the direction of travel.

Once you've done it a few times you should be able to wax a board with about 15 mins of work, not including the cool down time.
01-21-2014 05:21 PM
paul
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Yeah man goodwill iron, as long as it's got a temp dial it's good to go. I'm still using my moms old iron from the 80's!!!

- iron
- scraper
- wax
- texture pads (green/blue bathroom pads work)
- stiff nylon brush

Should be $50 for everything and then you're good to go. We waxed 4 boards the other night in about 45 mins in the garage drinking beers!

If the snow gets really cold it gets really sticky, usually happens to me once or twice a year as I use all-temp wax instead of the cold stuff.
Holes on the iron don't matter? I just bought an edge sharpening tool for $10 that was made for my board since it has the magnetraction edges (all wavy)

I've been out in cold nights last year, but last weekend might have been a combo of cold + base needing some work. I was like a turtle out there at -16~ celcius.

Looking forward to learning how to do this myself as another hobby. Do you prefer to leave bindings on or take them off? Did you DIY a stand?
01-21-2014 01:42 PM
Oldman At any time when the air temp moves below -15C any board, no wax or even a decent universal wax, is going to start slowing down noticeably. The only thing you can do is slap on a layer of Cold Temp Wax and you will glide once again.

The temps this week in the northeast are holding in the deep freeze. Time to get the cold wax on if you want any glide at all.
01-21-2014 12:52 PM
poutanen Yeah man goodwill iron, as long as it's got a temp dial it's good to go. I'm still using my moms old iron from the 80's!!!

- iron
- scraper
- wax
- texture pads (green/blue bathroom pads work)
- stiff nylon brush

Should be $50 for everything and then you're good to go. We waxed 4 boards the other night in about 45 mins in the garage drinking beers!

If the snow gets really cold it gets really sticky, usually happens to me once or twice a year as I use all-temp wax instead of the cold stuff.
01-21-2014 12:45 PM
paul I wish... it's rare for anything of good value to flow through our value village.
01-21-2014 12:40 PM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by stickz View Post
iron is $5 bucks at value village or goodwill
& while you're there, check for boards & boots.

I found a pair of 2013 Burton SLX's & a pair of Imperials, no liners but looked brand new.
$35.99 but because there were no liners I got them for $17.99 each.
The imperials were my size, the SLX's were not.
So I traded the SLX's for brand new Malamutes in my size.

Then grab a new jacket or pants


TT
01-21-2014 12:35 PM
Bones
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Originally Posted by baldylox View Post
The opposite of this is true.
Perhaps I have misunderstood this:

http://www.swixsport.com/dav/babc49f803.pdf
01-21-2014 12:30 PM
trapper
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Originally Posted by paul View Post
thanks guys, that's kind of what I figured too. off to the shop I go until I break down and buy myself an iron
Dude, I just use an old travel iron I had laying around. It works fine. Yea the dedicated ones are probably better but any old iron should do the trick.
01-21-2014 12:21 PM
stickz iron is $5 bucks at value village or goodwill
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