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|10-01-2012 02:05 PM|
- Can be difficult to keep the board stable
- Can scratch or nick the top sheet at the nose or tail depending on the surfaces
- Can be difficult to maintain even pressure and angle with the scraper as the board flexes.
|10-01-2012 01:22 PM|
|Rookie09||When you're scraping the wax off, would it be a good idea to stand the board up and lean it against a wall at like a 60 degree angle so you can scrape downward? It seems like this would be easier. If not, why not?|
|10-01-2012 12:46 PM|
Originally Posted by inpajamas View Post
|10-01-2012 12:42 PM|
this is the dedicated thread for waxing and stuff. i'd go through that first. i just read through some of it the other day, and it had more information than i even thought i would need to know, plust snowolf posted videos. all really helpful stuff.
|10-01-2012 12:33 PM|
good to know. I only have 1 board to wax. maybe 2 if my bro wants me to wax his as well. i figure i'd normally wax every 3-5 times out. should you wax more or less if you ride more park?
Also, how do you know when the iron is warm enough and when it is too hot? I don't wanna be burning a $400+ board.
|10-01-2012 09:50 AM|
Small travel iron from thrift store…$2…most don’t have holes
Cheap wax, just use canning wax/paraffin…$5/lb at the grocery store. All ski/board was is 85-95% paraffin…a standard hydrocarbon…the rest is majical unicorn goat balls. I been using canning wax mixed with a bar of goat turds (free with an order or has been swag from a movie)…1# wax with 1 bar of sb wax…. melted and poured in to a mold like a plastic yogurt tub or ice cube tray. Be careful to use a hot water bath or microwave to melt (do not use over a open flame….gas stove) ….wax is highly flammable.
If you use the crayon technique to wax…it will last a few of years of waxing every other time out. And with this method you really don’t need to scrape or buff; one run down will do it for ya. So total $...$10 and total time to wax…10 minutes and no mess on your mom’s coffee table.
Been using this for 4 years, no problems or issues...more $ for riding.
|10-01-2012 09:19 AM|
|10-01-2012 08:21 AM|
Personally Ill keep using my clothes iron, does the job and it was free. Depends how many boards and how often youre going to be waxing your board.
|10-01-2012 07:57 AM|
I used to have a cheap clothes iron. It can't say it doesn't work. I now have a real waxing iron (cost 50$ CND). Works WAY BETTER. As you said, the temperature is much more stable on a waxing iron. If you wax 2-3 times in a season, you can get away with it.
With the crappy man-made snow last season, I waxed 3 boards once a week, plus some friend's board once in a while. The waxing iron was a good investment.
|10-01-2012 07:29 AM|
|Rookie09||Thanks guys. I hear that clothes irons suck because their temperatures fluctuate so much. Will this be a big problem or is it workable? And by a buffer I mean one of those green things that are sometimes used after the wax is scraped to get it all glossy looking and give it some groves|
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