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11-05-2012 01:30 AM
Richie67 Now you understand why that hooker keeps complainin every time you ask her to cover your body in wax.
11-05-2012 12:55 AM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by RckyMtnBlaze View Post
Thanks for the help guys. Sounds like maybe I'm being expecting a bit too much and a small amount of variance in the base is normal. My job requires inspecting things down to .0001"s of an inch, so I tend to be anal when it comes to consumer product defects lol.

For the record the board is flat enough where I can't see it by eye, and my nail doesn't catch in the transition between the ptex and the metal edge, so we're talking about a variation that is almost too small to measure. I just saw some very thin wax patches that didn't clean up as easily as the rest of the board and freaked out.


11-04-2012 10:39 PM
RckyMtnBlaze Thanks for the help guys. Sounds like maybe I'm being expecting a bit too much and a small amount of variance in the base is normal. My job requires inspecting things down to .0001"s of an inch, so I tend to be anal when it comes to consumer product defects lol.

For the record the board is flat enough where I can't see it by eye, and my nail doesn't catch in the transition between the ptex and the metal edge, so we're talking about a variation that is almost too small to measure. I just saw some very thin wax patches that didn't clean up as easily as the rest of the board and freaked out.
11-04-2012 04:09 AM
ETM Mine was high in the middle, so much so that a base grind would have gone through to the core. I didnt even notice till I went to split it
11-02-2012 11:49 AM
Cycle4Fun I too have a brand new NS SL that's been sitting in my basement since the end of March.

Maybe I'll get around to prepping it for the season this weekend. If so, I'll let you know what I find out.
11-02-2012 11:13 AM
super-rad Try waxing a TBT board
11-02-2012 10:48 AM
snowklinger My proto also seems to be a bit rail-high. Having bases be a bit rail- or base-high is not really uncommon and is easily solved with a base grind or edge-bevel.

Some boards ship with 1/1 bevels, NS's are a flat 0/0 so u can do whatever u want with it, I've heard of a few NS's being like this before a tune.
11-02-2012 10:45 AM
Cycle4Fun
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Originally Posted by RckyMtnBlaze View Post
Should I try to use extra wax on the edges to make everything level?

Any input would be appreciated, thanks.
Don't exposed wax on the base. If you can scrape and are still getting wax off on a pass, keep scraping. Waxing is endless scraping.

Once you can't get any more wax off with the scraper take a nylon scotch bright pad (same thing you use in the sink) and buff the board a little. You'll get a slight fine powder. That's enough polish for a basic wax. There's more you can do if you are seeing really wet conditions or are anal. See the stickied tuning thread for more info.

Exposed wax will slow you down. Never leave exposed wax on your board. Only leave exposed wax on your buddies board and challenge him to a race with a 6-pack as the wager.

Now to the warp. Did you have the bindings on the board? Bindings will pull up on the board warping the base slightly. You'll only notice it when scraping. I can't comment on whether it was designed in there or not.
11-02-2012 09:21 AM
Donutz Funny I always thought rocker included some lift at the edges to reduce edge catching.

Truthfully I doubt there's some "rule" governing it. Snowboard companies try different things and keep what works.
11-02-2012 09:13 AM
ETM My sl isnt flat either.
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