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02-27-2014 11:06 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by Wes_Dark View Post
Is there any concern of burning the base or damaging the base because of it not being waxed well enough?
You mean riding it without wax? Not really, no. There's no way you can "burn" it when you're riding over partially frozen bits of water. As far as damage goes, a good wax job is almost microscopic. Any rocks you ride over will be gouging the base, no amount of wax will prevent that.

Ultimately, I believe structure is more important than wax. I use a stiff nylon brush after scraping to return the structure to the base, instead of having a flat surface from scraping.
02-27-2014 10:29 AM
Wes_Dark Is there any concern of burning the base or damaging the base because of it not being waxed well enough?
02-27-2014 08:51 AM
tanscrazydaisy why do a base clean from a brand new board?

If you're OCD see:
Toko Serviceman Willi Wiltz Presents Ski Waxing for Racing - YouTube

for why you should do a base clean on a brand new board.
02-27-2014 08:01 AM
Nolefan2011 Unless you are seriously going for record speeds, and are that talented to know, you aren't going to tell the difference between factory wax and a hot wax.

To be honest, I am leaning to what Angrysnowboarder said, and unless you are riding 50 degree spring slush, you don't even need to wax the damn board. Once a season will be fine.
02-26-2014 11:15 PM
speedjason I would hot scrape once then wax and reheat then scrape.
02-26-2014 06:56 PM
ridinbend
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Originally Posted by Sublimaze View Post
You don't need to clean your base...it's brand new. It'll never be cleaner than it is now. It's not that the factory wax is shit, it's that the wax job is shit. At most, brush the base, then get some Hot Sauce on that puppy.
Very confident in ns factory wax. That board has been many places before arriving at your house, why not maximize its output for day 1 while drooling over it the night before?

Wax that bitch.
02-26-2014 06:34 PM
Sublimaze
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Originally Posted by Wes_Dark View Post
Should I use a base cleaner to get off the factory wax? I guess that only makes sense.
You don't need to clean your base...it's brand new. It'll never be cleaner than it is now. It's not that the factory wax is shit, it's that the wax job is shit. At most, brush the base, then get some Hot Sauce on that puppy.
02-26-2014 05:52 PM
nsrider121 Just ride it. If it feels slow, which it wont, give it a wax. Don't ever really need to use a base cleaner. Just hot wax if the base is getting dirty.

It would make absolutely no sense to use a base cleaner on a brand new base. like zero.
02-26-2014 04:57 PM
boarderaholic I've got the man made garbage to contend with. =( Dammit inner city hills, I shake my fist at you!
02-26-2014 04:26 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by Dago91 View Post
The man made snow is a good point.. for me it was fresh snow/powder when I rode my ns deck.
+1, every time I've been on factory wax it was on light AB blower. Could probably ride a piece of spruce through that and still have good speed!
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