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12-21-2012 03:17 AM
Ritsuke Okay! Thanks for all the help guys! I appreciate it!
12-19-2012 10:41 PM
extra0 I rode my first board for a couple weeks on the factory wax. It did start slowing down, but only slightly. Main thing that got me to wax it was it just started looking a little dried out....so unless your base starts looking dried out (white), don't worry about it
12-19-2012 07:28 PM
hktrdr
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So the best thing is to board a day or 2 and then let it get the hand wax? Just to be sure!
Pretty much, but it does not really matter either way. Just ride and enjoy.
12-19-2012 05:36 PM
Sudden_Death Yep, that would work just fine. The factory wax on my Arbor held up well for two days riding rock hard man made crust. If you are somewhere with half decent snow you should get even longer out of it.
12-19-2012 04:59 PM
Ritsuke So the best thing is to board a day or 2 and then let it get the hand wax? Just to be sure!
12-19-2012 03:15 PM
Lamps
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I did indeed read that they come waxed but that the wax isn't that good so you better wax them before riding.

In the near future I'll learn how to wax my board and get the gear. However, that's not possible atm so I'll have to hope that there are some good hand wax'ers down my resort.

I think that's overkill, even factory wax will get you through day 1, and maybe more expecially if the snow is soft.

Now if you were going to lovingly hand wax the thing personally I'd say why not if it makes you happy, but to pay for a hand wax on top of a virgin factory wax is a waste in my opinion, you'd have to be joe pro boarder to notice. If anything I'd rather ride it to scrub off the factory wax before putting the good stuff on.

Of course you could ask the shop to strip the factory wax then hand wax if you really like to burn cash...
12-19-2012 01:15 PM
Ritsuke I did indeed read that they come waxed but that the wax isn't that good so you better wax them before riding.

In the near future I'll learn how to wax my board and get the gear. However, that's not possible atm so I'll have to hope that there are some good hand wax'ers down my resort.
12-17-2012 07:13 PM
Chris Well if you know a good friend then let them do it. I was at Crystal Mtn. last season, and found like a 2lb block of wax. It was a good day.
12-17-2012 07:04 PM
Easto I bought my first board this year. Went to the store and picked up an iron, scraper, wax, and scotch bright pads.

There are a lot of tutorials online how to wax.

It was easy, but messy.
12-17-2012 05:48 PM
Lamps New burton board comes waxed. I think that belt waxes are almost useless, they last like one run. Hand wax costs more but is worth it. Best to learn to do yourself, but of I am at a resort without my stuff I get the hand wax.
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