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02-26-2008 02:13 PM
Minger Last time I got a 120gram bar, it lasted 5 times...because my bro and I went completely overkill on it and dripped it like crazy on our boards.

I think it should use 10-15g of wax each time?
02-26-2008 12:54 PM
SpAcEmAn SpLiFF how many waxes does a $10 puck of the stuff last? ive always brought my board to the shop to get it waxed (i figured the whole process was like changing the oil on your car; sucks so much id rather not save the money)
02-26-2008 12:10 PM
FrankDaTank089
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
the only thing that works come spring is the One Ball Jay wax with graphite in it...and it smells delicous too.
thats what i use over here on my board all the time too. lol, someone in my dorm always thinks im baking cookies when i start to heat it up

and it cost me $12 for a stick of it. I also just use my regular clothes iron. Of course, I don't use it for clothes anymore, but it was a cheap iron from walmart and works fine.
02-26-2008 11:50 AM
NYCboarder Compact Steam / Dry Travel Iron | Perfection | Walgreens


cheap iron
02-19-2008 05:38 AM
PaoloSmythe
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Originally Posted by DuncanShea View Post
So, is there a You Tube demo video for proper technique in the above as there is for snowboard waxing?

sadly you tube don't do nipples! you might have luck on daily motion tho....?
02-19-2008 04:31 AM
squishydonut
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Im not sure how much waxing costs near you, but a waxing around here or the local hills is about 15 bucks a pop. so buying some wax for 10, even if you have to invest 100 for an iron, you'd still have your money back in 11 waxes, so say...22 trips?
Thats not bad, and it would depend on how much wax $10 gets you. I'm really considering waxing my own from now on. and maybe even my friends'. Wait and see. No point for this season, since it's almost over anyways.
i'm not sure if i can post a link here, but i saw a snowboard iron on e-bay going for about $20-25 (shipping included) which seems pretty prevalent.

in this little kit i bought a scraper and a thing of one ball jay wax(?) for $10. normal price was $15 i think. i think my friend tried it for the first time and only used up maybe a cm.

should hit up a $1 store to see if they have any cheap stuff.
02-19-2008 12:10 AM
romesaz
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Originally Posted by squishydonut View Post
would you save that much? i think i bought mine in a kit for $10(?)
Im not sure how much waxing costs near you, but a waxing around here or the local hills is about 15 bucks a pop. so buying some wax for 10, even if you have to invest 100 for an iron, you'd still have your money back in 11 waxes, so say...22 trips?
Thats not bad, and it would depend on how much wax $10 gets you. I'm really considering waxing my own from now on. and maybe even my friends'. Wait and see. No point for this season, since it's almost over anyways.
02-18-2008 10:26 PM
squishydonut would you save that much? i think i bought mine in a kit for $10(?)
02-18-2008 05:22 PM
Metalhead505 I just got a crazy idea! What if you were to take a block of snowboarding wax and drill a hole in it to put a wick. So when you burn the wick it would melt the wax! Wouldnt that work better than a regular candle but just as good as a hot iron. It would be if you went somewhere without electicity but you had some matches! (JUST AN IDEA)
02-18-2008 05:02 PM
FilmerD I personally wouldn't recommend using candle wax, I doubt that would work since there's chemicals that are put into snowboard and ski waxes that give it its lubricating qualities with the snow.

Buy generic wax in bulk online and wax your board yourself. It's way cheaper and that wax will last way longer than a wax you'd get at the resort.
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