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11-12-2012 08:49 AM
Dysantic I think it all depends on the tech in the store at the time. I brought my board in years ago and had them wax it because I was in a bind and not at home. I'm pretty sure he did one of those crap belt waxes. After that, I brought my board in to the same Sportcheck a day later and there was a different guy there who knew a heck of alot more about what he was doing. Offered to sharpen my edges, said he was going to do a full hand wax and even fixed by toe binding.

So I'd suggest going in and talking to the guy first and finding out exactly what he is going to do and if he knows anything about snowboarding himself. If they know what they are doing, I don't see why you wouldn't take advantage of a free wax. Just don't give him your board if he doesn't know anything about snowboards and just knows how to operate the skate sharpener. lol
11-11-2012 06:42 PM
KungMartin right okay. so it's just a superficial job rather than a thorough one.

alright then. i'm just gonna pay for a thorough one when i go in december, cuz i have a feeling it'll be more expensive getting an edge sharpener, wax iron, and wax to do it myself. plus i have to learn.
11-11-2012 06:31 PM
david_z
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Originally Posted by KungMartin View Post
hmmm... that didn't look like any wax procedure i've ever seen
I've had this done at one of Crystal Mountain (MI), I have a pass there and it's free for passholders, took 'em up on it last year when I had neglected to wax my board and it was dry as a fuckin' bone. Worked wonders, but yeah, it is only a very very temporary solution. It made the board rideable for the rest of the day but wouldn't have been any good the next day.
11-11-2012 05:55 PM
KungMartin
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Originally Posted by bseracka View Post
$5 Belt Wax at evo Seattle - YouTube

They last about 3-4 runs.
hmmm... that didn't look like any wax procedure i've ever seen
11-11-2012 05:06 PM
pharcyde iv never been to sportchek for any snowboard gear, but id assume the staff generally isnt very knowledgeable concerning snowboards. if anyone on staff did know a lot, it would probably just be them and not a reflection of any training the store gave them. without good training i dont imagine the staff would be able to give a good wax or tune.
11-11-2012 03:18 PM
bseracka
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what's a belt wax?

at my local store they wax/sharpen the edges etc, the whole package for roughly 90 bucks (remember I live in Sweden, the place were taxes were basically invented, and has among the highest taxes in the world)
$5 Belt Wax at evo Seattle - YouTube

They last about 3-4 runs.
11-11-2012 10:52 AM
KungMartin i feel like we're on the verge of being sentenced to death for going so grossly off-topic xD
11-11-2012 10:49 AM
OldDog
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haha. julmust by itself is tasty, i love it. but mixed with liqour sounds like a bad idea. lol. that's what we have fanta and coke for

btw, you should check out this show. although you'll only understand when the americans are speaking. either way, everything besides the narration is in english unfortunately i can only find part 2 of 8. if you wanna see more i think i could fix it for you.

Allt för Sverige Allt för Sverige Del 2 av 8 - YouTube
Tak

F'n 10 char
11-11-2012 10:32 AM
KungMartin
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I remember that too... Getting drunk before even going out at midnight. I seem to remember drinking Jul Must (sp?) with some homemade liquor. Nasty shit...
haha. julmust by itself is tasty, i love it. but mixed with liqour sounds like a bad idea. lol. that's what we have fanta and coke for

btw, you should check out this show. although you'll only understand when the americans are speaking. either way, everything besides the narration is in english unfortunately i can only find part 2 of 8. if you wanna see more i think i could fix it for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEwqD0hXIag
11-11-2012 10:20 AM
OldDog
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haha, it's still at exactly that price. Even us Swedes are aware of how ridiculously expensive that is. So we tend to get wasted before going out, as regular uncooled bears at the "alcohol dispensary" are about 1 dollar 50 to about 2 bucks (the cheapest ones that is). I bet even that's expensive in an American's eyes.
I remember that too... Getting drunk before even going out at midnight. I seem to remember drinking Jul Must (sp?) with some homemade liquor. Nasty shit...
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