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Fluoro Wax - do you treat it all the same?

Do you need to treat Fluoro waxes differently when applying them? i.e. Should I wear a mask? Is the drip-on technique a no-no?

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From what I see, its a powder wax that is for alpine skies. My guess is that it wouldn't be practical for snowboards and a waste of time and money.
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Yes, wear a mask and get a good one.
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If I have to wear a mask to put it on, I'll pass.

Of all the over-analyzed aspects of snowboarding on this forum, I think the subject of waxing takes the cake in terms of the hilarity of the over-analyzation.

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From what I see, its a powder wax that is for alpine skies. My guess is that it wouldn't be practical for snowboards and a waste of time and money.
I think he means a flouro wax such as OneBall or similar.

I have never used a mask putting it on. But I switched to Purl and I can say without a doubt it slides better than the flouro wax.

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Do you need to treat Fluoro waxes differently when applying them? i.e. Should I wear a mask? Is the drip-on technique a no-no?
Fluoro Overlays would require a mask. Some are powders, some are blocks, which require to be "crayon" on.

Wax with Fluoro additives, it's primarily just like any other wax. Drip on, spread, cool & scrape.

Exception: racewax.com fluoro waxes, they don't drip on. You have to crayon and/or heat/smear on, then iron to spread, cool, & then scrape.
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Thanks for the response, its just the Hertel Wax. I realise it says to crayon it on.

I only asked cause I read the other day somewhere that the fumes from fluoro waxes are pretty bad... no worries, I'll just be careful. Thanks

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Of all the over-analyzed aspects of snowboarding on this forum, I think the subject of waxing takes the cake in terms of the hilarity of the over-analyzation.
Wax threads are the engine oil threads of the snowboarding world.

I'm sure its the same on car forums, however on the couple of motorbike forums I'm on, engine oil discussions have been beat to death a million times. haha

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If I have to wear a mask to put it on, I'll pass.

Of all the over-analyzed aspects of snowboarding on this forum, I think the subject of waxing takes the cake in terms of the hilarity of the over-analyzation.
I had a guy flip out on me for the way I was waxing my board. I was like are you serious?! I'm the one riding it, not you and I never asked for your input.

Let's just say he's no longer around
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