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Today 10:06 AM
WasabiCanuck
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Originally Posted by neni View Post
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I love the rite to prepare the boards, wax - beer - scrape - beer, having the nice feel of perfectly smoothe bases as a result, knowing how sweet they'll run the next day.

If it's not too freaking cold in the workshop, that is. If, however, it's >10C out there? YES! It's a guys job
Like a dumbass I was waxing and scraping in my garage and it was probably -10C in there. haha

Scraping was a real workout. I will move my workshop to the basement for the next waxing session.
Yesterday 10:30 PM
XxGoGirlxX
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Originally Posted by neni View Post
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I love the rite to prepare the boards, wax - beer - scrape - beer, having the nice feel of perfectly smoothe bases as a result, knowing how sweet they'll run the next day.

If it's not too freaking cold in the workshop, that is. If, however, it's >10C out there? YES! It's a guys job
I do all the "guys jobs" around my house... lmao my husband tells me he'll gimme a sammich if I paint the garage, build his Smith machine, repair the subwoofer, clear the drains, wax the boat freeboards and topsides, handwash both cars every week mow the lawn, weedwhack... on and on... *** omg run and hide if you see my man pick up a hammer he is NOT ALLOWD to touch my toolbox!!! "Just keep watching the stockmarket sweetie ill handle this..." I don't maintain our boards thou maybe sometime I'll brave that. It's gotta be better than ironing shirts, I draw the line at ironing.
Yesterday 07:07 PM
neni
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Originally Posted by WasabiCanuck View Post
Just get him to hot wax both boards. It's a guy's job anyhow. I
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I love the rite to prepare the boards, wax - beer - scrape - beer, having the nice feel of perfectly smoothe bases as a result, knowing how sweet they'll run the next day.

If it's not too freaking cold in the workshop, that is. If, however, it's >10C out there? YES! It's a guys job
Yesterday 06:56 PM
WasabiCanuck
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
btw rub on wax works great for somethings....but not for snowboards

You are a bad boy Wraith. Just don't forget your safe word. haha

Yesterday 06:46 PM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by XxSnowbunnyxX View Post
My husband and I are pretty basic. We just get our boards fully tuned up at the start of the season at Eastern Boarder and then we wax here and there ourselves with the smearing type wax, the kind you buffer... not the hot wax (which WOULD be better for our boards, but we are lazy).
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Originally Posted by WasabiCanuck View Post
Just get him to hot wax both boards. It's a guy's job anyhow. I wax all 4 of the snowboards in my family. I do it every 3-5 riding days or so.

I've heard rub on wax doesn't work very well.
xbunny just tell hubs you'll make him a sammich if he hot waxes your board.

btw rub on wax works great for somethings....but not for snowboards

Yesterday 06:42 PM
WasabiCanuck
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Originally Posted by XxSnowbunnyxX View Post
My husband and I are pretty basic. We just get our boards fully tuned up at the start of the season at Eastern Boarder and then we wax here and there ourselves with the smearing type wax, the kind you buffer... not the hot wax (which WOULD be better for our boards, but we are lazy).
Just get him to hot wax both boards. It's a guy's job anyhow. I wax all 4 of the snowboards in my family. I do it every 3-5 riding days or so.

I've heard rub on wax doesn't work very well.
Yesterday 04:33 PM
XxSnowbunnyxX My husband and I are pretty basic. We just get our boards fully tuned up at the start of the season at Eastern Boarder and then we wax here and there ourselves with the smearing type wax, the kind you buffer... not the hot wax (which WOULD be better for our boards, but we are lazy).
01-05-2016 01:39 PM
tanscrazydaisy
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Originally Posted by Godfery267 View Post
I want to ask that should I be using a graphite wax for the base or does it really matter?
With dirty snow and/or man-made snow, it will make some difference in your top end speed

The graphite (or Molybdenum depending on the wax) will also color the base as well...
12-29-2015 04:00 AM
Craig51
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Originally Posted by tbarch View Post
Would it be better to go with a dedicated angle file guide or to do a multi-edge file guide?

I'm looking at picking up a SKS multi-edge tuner(also comes with three DMT diamond stones) that does both the base and side edge. I'm guessing the dedicated angle guides will be a little better but wasn't sure how much of a difference it would make if I wanted to save a little bit of money.
I do my boards/skis at 88 degrees side and 1 degree base bevel (FK SKS vario) but I'm over 50 so mainly ride as a mountain carver. Variable edgers will give you the ability to change which I can do with my Toko edge tuner pro but I keep these angles set so I could use a fixed guide. Diamond stones mainly help you polish the edges back through the grades 100 - 1500 and will give you a brilliant mirrored fine tuned edge. You will need a file in the edge guide to start if you catch a rock etc to repair and clean up the edge up.
12-29-2015 02:56 AM
tbarch Would it be better to go with a dedicated angle file guide or to do a multi-edge file guide?

I'm looking at picking up a SKS multi-edge tuner(also comes with three DMT diamond stones) that does both the base and side edge. I'm guessing the dedicated angle guides will be a little better but wasn't sure how much of a difference it would make if I wanted to save a little bit of money.
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