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|01-25-2012 01:03 PM|
|Smokehaus||Do any of you guys throw car wax on the tips of your board to make the snow not stick? I do this sometimes because I am a nerd.|
|01-25-2012 12:59 PM|
I only use citrus based cleaner and it works really well. I also use it if I feel like my topsheet needs cleaning.
Hot waxing is pretty good too, but that doesn't completely pull up the grime.
|01-25-2012 11:09 AM|
|xotix||What are you experiences about base cleaners? Pro Contra?|
|01-25-2012 10:51 AM|
Originally Posted by Shazkar View Post
|01-25-2012 10:50 AM|
|Shazkar||When I wax a new board, am I supposed to use cleaner first, or is it fine since it's never been ridden|
|01-25-2012 09:22 AM|
I mix the wax sometimes if I'm not sure what temp it will be at the hill, cold temp wax along the edge about 1"-2" wide, then medium temp wax in the middle. If it's warm I just use all temp or warm wax on the whole thing if I'm feeling lazy, if not I'll still put cold temp wax along the edge, it's harder so it stays on the board better.
I use kerosine as a base cleaner, never had any issues with it, I could see problems with the base drying out if you do it too often. I only clean the base at the start and end of the season.
|01-25-2012 08:11 AM|
Originally Posted by xotix View Post
|01-25-2012 08:07 AM|
I have had a link to a really godo article, going into details. It was written by some pro skiing, boarding whatever technical guy. It was really big, like 20 sites...There you can learn a lot about waxing, if you are willing to read. I didn't. I think i got this link from this forum, i can search it at home if someone would like to have it.
Do you guys use different waxes for the base? Like on the edged put wax X and in the middle wax A?
|01-25-2012 08:01 AM|
I really wish the sports science guys would scientifically test all these waxing methods and various waxes. Something tells me that we are all over-thinking this whole wax thing. Who wants to write them a letter?
I clean my base with citrus cleaner... don't buy into the myth about base cleaners being bad. I forgot what site it was, but they debunked that myth due to the nature of snowboard bases.
After my base is completely dry, I drip wax thoroughly on my base taking extra care to cover my edges nose to tail (you don't need to wax tips, its just something I do because I press a ton). I then spread the wax nose to tail. I don't do it in sections because although it takes longer for me to spread the wax, I know that I'm warming my base up good while the iron is re-melting the wax to spread.
I let it cool, then get scrape happy. Do a light nylon brushing and then scotch brite it. Boom, I'm done.
Oh, and I do use rub on method for touch-ups. No point in rewaxing the whole base when it's still mostly covered. If you use the rub on method, you need to cork it. I even used an old wine bottle cork to do this. Rub on waxing gets a bad rep. It's not terrible for touch-ups when you cork it after.
|01-25-2012 07:26 AM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
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