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Old 02-09-2015, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi want to buy the dakine kit looked on amazon.ca it's like 200$cnd do people have bough this at a better price (canadian people as i'm in quebec)? Any hint for this would be appreciated. I want to buy a complete kit cause i have nothing for waxing and today it's like 30$ to wax at a shop so i think it is worth to wax by myself.
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Old 02-09-2015, 12:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hi want to buy the dakine kit looked on amazon.ca it's like 200$cnd do people have bough this at a better price (canadian people as i'm in quebec)? Any hint for this would be appreciated. I want to buy a complete kit cause i have nothing for waxing and today it's like 30$ to wax at a shop so i think it is worth to wax by myself.

I have the kit, and unless you can get it cheaper I think i bought it @ $70 us dollars. Not really worth it.

You can do better by getting yourself a cheap iron at walmart or other store
order the 1 lb brick of hertel Hotsauce and scraper at either amazon, or go to local boardshop for that

really all you need is iron wax and scraper.

the kit has a bunch of things, iron, ptex, file, scraper, wax (not enough to be meaningful) i think a file and edge tuner as well. for me the iron was the only good thing about the kit, the rest was meh
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I've got the kit and I like it...does the job and gives me a place to store my tuning supplies.

I added 3 Swix brushes (the one they supply is useless)
Use the wax for hot scrapes (bought Hertel Super Hot Sauce for main wax)
I've used the edge tuner, gummy stone, and file to Tune/Detune

Overall, it's a nice and organized convenience purchase. If I had to do it over again...I'd put my money towards a better iron and buy all the little things separate.
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Option A: Get a cheap second hand clothes iron.

Option B: Go all out and get an expensive waxing iron with a thick base plate that retains heat well.

The difference between A and B is just time and money. You won't notice the difference when riding.
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Option A: Get a cheap second hand clothes iron.

Option B: Go all out and get an expensive waxing iron with a thick base plate that retains heat well.

The difference between A and B is just time and money. You won't notice the difference when riding.
I heard clothes iron is too warm and can burn the base?
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Clothes iron doesn't have great temperature control, so you need to be extra careful.

Though, think about it... You spend hundreds of dollars on your snowboard, is the iron something you want to skimp out on? Even an entry level iron would be better
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it's so cold here so you should buy a cold wax and maybe an all temp for the spring
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Racewax Ski Tuning Kit (RA-4710) + SKS Waxing Iron (RA-4825)

Don't know if their "Free shipping" applies to Canada or not.

This is the snowboard vise I got:
http://www.amazon.ca/Swix-Snowboard-...snowboard+vise

The absolute minimum brush to buy is nylon (after scraping)
Oval Stiff Nylon Ski Snowboard Brush with adjustable strap

A big oval with a strap is a lot more convenient to use than a small Swix rectangular one (which I have).

When I was riding in -18C weather, I think my all-temp wax was still too warm of a wax. It didn't have the glide like the day before with -7C conditions
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I heard clothes iron is too warm and can burn the base?
Don't turn it on max

I've never burnt a base using a cheap iron. Don't hold it in the same spot for too long with any iron.
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ive looked price on our canadian retailer and amazon.ca and know where i go ill check localy if i can find special or deal on some stuff but if not ill call the rc iron on amazon 47.32cnd with free shipping one brass brush and one nylon brush ill try to source some plexiglass for free or for a few buck locally. After that what would i need? wich wax do people recommend its very very cold right now here!
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