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04-11-2014 11:11 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by onitsukatiger View Post
It is a virgin base. Should I do anything special when putting on a summer coat of wax?
You ride your board in the summer? Must be really high temp wax!
04-11-2014 11:03 AM
onitsukatiger Jdang, yes, as I have figured eventually, when people say the base is "drying", its just the wax that is, but thank you for confirming this.

It is a virgin base. Should I do anything special when putting on a summer coat of wax?
04-09-2014 06:29 PM
jdang307 Base drying = wax running out, not that the base/ptex is moist and is losing moisture. Absolutely, positively do not worry about your base ever drying out. Just wax and ride. Or don't wax, and ride (as long as snow isn't wet or flat).
04-07-2014 04:57 PM
ShredLife base drying is a scurrilous myth contrived to scare children into rollerblading and razor scooter riding.
04-07-2014 04:41 PM
ridinbend Needs wax. Then shred or store.
04-07-2014 03:24 PM
ItchEtrigR has that thing even been riden yet? Looks like Virgin base to me.
04-07-2014 02:20 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by onitsukatiger View Post
Thanks for all the helpful advice and input. I appreciate not having this thread derail completely just because of my background. All riding ability is subjective, and I just called myself that because I've been boarding for 9 years, and skiing for 7 before that. I am able to get through double blacks and such on rentals, but it's not the prettiest and it always takes a couple days to get used to what the rentals are able to handle.
Yeah it's just tough when people call themselves "expert" when really there are VERY few people on the hills who are even advanced. It really has nothing to do with physically getting down advanced/expert terrain, it's all about how much control you have.

It's much easier to say "experienced" if you're asking a gear question, so that people don't talk to you in baby steps!

As for the base, anybody that says you can damage it riding without wax is a little wonky in the head. They come factory waxed, how good that wax is is subjective.

My current board I rode on factory wax out of the box, and it actually shed little fibres of base material for the first few days out. I wax it about once every 15 days on the hill and have pros on skis tell me I really have my wax dialled well! Base structure is important, those pictures look like the base has a good structure. Enjoy the ride!
04-07-2014 02:18 PM
twowheeled i've always found factory wax is good for a half day, one day at most. They use as little as possible.
04-07-2014 02:05 PM
onitsukatiger Thanks for all the helpful advice and input. I appreciate not having this thread derail completely just because of my background. All riding ability is subjective, and I just called myself that because I've been boarding for 9 years, and skiing for 7 before that. I am able to get through double blacks and such on rentals, but it's not the prettiest and it always takes a couple days to get used to what the rentals are able to handle.

I'm sure those of you who have your own gear are far superior in riding ability because you are able to learn so much more about the details to perfecting your technique. I look forward to improving my riding ability in that regard - adjusting things here and there, learning what my board can and cant do etc. So don't get hung up on what I've called myself, I'm still new to owning gear.
04-07-2014 10:53 AM
speedjason wax it and ride the brains out of her...I mean the board.

FYI the lines are called structure. its put into the base material with a stone grind. even when you wax properly, you will see them because they are what turns ice into water. a completely smooth base will not glide on snow, so dont put a thick coat of wax on it cuz you are just wasting time scraping it all off.
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