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|04-09-2013 03:16 PM|
So rode the dfunk on sunday for the first time. Conditions where mostly heavy pow, aka cascade concrete, rode pretty fast. Never used a graphite wax before so I can't compare but it worked better than swix lf8 i've used in the spring before as well as all temps such as dakine nitrous and hertel hot sauce.
Wax went on and off pretty easily. One gripe I had was that the wax emulsion wasn't consistent and the metal or whatever had settled in the mold at the bottom when casting, when made the coverage inconsistent. I ended up having to use a lot more wax than I normally do to get more of the emulsion dispersed but I don't think a lot of it got absorbed because it had become saturated with the plain wax. If I had to do it again I probably would strip the base as I had only 1 day on it since the last wax, and find a way to melt and mix the wax before applying. Also after scraping and brushing the base was pretty splotchy which I guess is pretty common with graphite like waxes.
I probably used 20% of the bar on 2 boards so I expect to get 10-12 waxes out of the bar for $24 so $2-3/wax isn't too bad. Hopefully I can get another day or two on it by the end of the season to get a better assessment.
|04-07-2013 03:10 PM|
|bseracka||If you want an affordable option you can mix an all temp with a summer/slush wax that has a graphite base. Graphite waxes alone will only last a few runs. Depending on your snow conditions you might want to switch the all temp with a harder ice wax|
|04-07-2013 01:35 AM|
So what's kind of wax should I get for 55F spring conditions? Like what should I be looking for... Flourinated? Graphite?
The guy at the shop said the fluoride picks up dirt/oil easily so I need graphite on top of that...? He also said something about one of those costing like $100 for a quarter-sized puck.
|04-06-2013 09:59 PM|
|redlude97||picked up a 4oz brick for $24 at snocon today after talking to the tech. We'll see how it does in the wettish spring snow we have tomorrow up at stevens.|
|01-11-2013 01:58 PM|
|bseracka||I do like it, but I'm to poor for it to be an everyday wax. I got mine from the shop guys at SnoCon they cut me off a couple oz for $6 or so, that way I could try it out.|
|01-11-2013 12:18 PM|
They claim it's cheaper, but I'm not seeing how. It's $12 for a 1.5oz puck. Conversely you can buy fluorinated waxes for much cheaper such as 4oz of OBJ X-Wax for $18 and 4.5oz of Dakine Indy or OBJ Viper for $15.
I'd love to support a local company and try it out, but can't justify it at that price. They also sell a bigger 10oz brick, but also couldn't find myself paying that much and committing to that much quantity without at least trying it first.
|01-08-2013 11:37 AM|
|that1guy||^^^ Yeah it is just like that huh. I was tripped out when ironing it in because of the color. It rides good though. It seems to stick to the board well too.|
|01-07-2013 04:29 PM|
|bseracka||Reminds me of the T2 liquid metal when melting.|
|01-07-2013 02:58 PM|
The techs at Snocon use just a bit of it on the edges and cheaper wax in the middle. I got some and tried that and it worked pretty damn good. Of course by the time I ran the iron over it pretty much mixed in with the other warm/all temp wax.
After a few waxes with it I've noticed you need less of the DFunk.
|01-03-2013 09:10 PM|
|that1guy||Word. I am going to test it out tomorrow but conditions this year so far haven't been all that wet. Hoping that the forecast is true and we get a bit over night.|
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