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Today 07:07 PM
neni
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Originally Posted by WasabiCanuck View Post
Just get him to hot wax both boards. It's a guy's job anyhow. I
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I love the rite to prepare the boards, wax - beer - scrape - beer, having the nice feel of perfectly smoothe bases as a result, knowing how sweet they'll run the next day.

If it's not too freaking cold in the workshop, that is. If, however, it's >10C out there? YES! It's a guys job
Today 06:56 PM
WasabiCanuck
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
btw rub on wax works great for somethings....but not for snowboards

You are a bad boy Wraith. Just don't forget your safe word. haha

Today 06:46 PM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by XxSnowbunnyxX View Post
My husband and I are pretty basic. We just get our boards fully tuned up at the start of the season at Eastern Boarder and then we wax here and there ourselves with the smearing type wax, the kind you buffer... not the hot wax (which WOULD be better for our boards, but we are lazy).
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Originally Posted by WasabiCanuck View Post
Just get him to hot wax both boards. It's a guy's job anyhow. I wax all 4 of the snowboards in my family. I do it every 3-5 riding days or so.

I've heard rub on wax doesn't work very well.
xbunny just tell hubs you'll make him a sammich if he hot waxes your board.

btw rub on wax works great for somethings....but not for snowboards

Today 06:42 PM
WasabiCanuck
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Originally Posted by XxSnowbunnyxX View Post
My husband and I are pretty basic. We just get our boards fully tuned up at the start of the season at Eastern Boarder and then we wax here and there ourselves with the smearing type wax, the kind you buffer... not the hot wax (which WOULD be better for our boards, but we are lazy).
Just get him to hot wax both boards. It's a guy's job anyhow. I wax all 4 of the snowboards in my family. I do it every 3-5 riding days or so.

I've heard rub on wax doesn't work very well.
Today 04:33 PM
XxSnowbunnyxX My husband and I are pretty basic. We just get our boards fully tuned up at the start of the season at Eastern Boarder and then we wax here and there ourselves with the smearing type wax, the kind you buffer... not the hot wax (which WOULD be better for our boards, but we are lazy).
01-05-2016 01:39 PM
tanscrazydaisy
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Originally Posted by Godfery267 View Post
I want to ask that should I be using a graphite wax for the base or does it really matter?
With dirty snow and/or man-made snow, it will make some difference in your top end speed

The graphite (or Molybdenum depending on the wax) will also color the base as well...
12-29-2015 04:00 AM
Craig51
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Originally Posted by tbarch View Post
Would it be better to go with a dedicated angle file guide or to do a multi-edge file guide?

I'm looking at picking up a SKS multi-edge tuner(also comes with three DMT diamond stones) that does both the base and side edge. I'm guessing the dedicated angle guides will be a little better but wasn't sure how much of a difference it would make if I wanted to save a little bit of money.
I do my boards/skis at 88 degrees side and 1 degree base bevel (FK SKS vario) but I'm over 50 so mainly ride as a mountain carver. Variable edgers will give you the ability to change which I can do with my Toko edge tuner pro but I keep these angles set so I could use a fixed guide. Diamond stones mainly help you polish the edges back through the grades 100 - 1500 and will give you a brilliant mirrored fine tuned edge. You will need a file in the edge guide to start if you catch a rock etc to repair and clean up the edge up.
12-29-2015 02:56 AM
tbarch Would it be better to go with a dedicated angle file guide or to do a multi-edge file guide?

I'm looking at picking up a SKS multi-edge tuner(also comes with three DMT diamond stones) that does both the base and side edge. I'm guessing the dedicated angle guides will be a little better but wasn't sure how much of a difference it would make if I wanted to save a little bit of money.
12-17-2015 11:41 AM
Zann0 Okay.
Just thought that after sanding and waxing my board would be smooth again.
12-17-2015 11:17 AM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by Zann0 View Post
Hi.

Last year in Austria I managed to scratch my board every possible way. Took it to professionals last week. They sanded it and hot waxed it. (I told them to do everything to get the stick as goos as possible) So I got it back today and don't know what to think. Scratches are all parallel to edges. Few are pretty deep even after waxing. Pictures below:

http://www.upload.ee/image/5409345/1.jpg
http://www.upload.ee/image/5409367/2.jpg

Should I be worried?
nah.

as long as the scratches are only in the first layer, there's not much to do with them other than base grind and wax.

that board wants to die under your feet.

go kill it!
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