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optical 06-14-2011 06:26 PM

Waxing iron
 
What is a good Iron for all temperature graphite wax? I ride through 95% groomed runs and 5% powder. Also whats a good place to buy some descent wax?
thanks

fattrav 06-14-2011 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by optical (Post 404730)
What is a good Iron for all temperature graphite wax? I ride through 95% groomed runs and 5% powder. Also whats a good place to buy some descent wax?
thanks

I use a solid plate (it doesnt have steam holes) one that i got for $2 off the local online auctions. It works a charm. You have to be careful not to set it to high that the wax starts smoking though.

Good places for waxes? Try your local snowboard shop or online. Places like Dogfunk.com have waxes coming outta their ears...but its not ear wax.

RidePowder 06-14-2011 07:37 PM

I started using a cheap walmart iron and threw some tin foil over the holes to keep it from leaking in. otherwise any way would work. I like bluebird wax or Hertel super hot sauce

NWBoarder 06-14-2011 11:03 PM

I just use some ghetto old iron, holes and all. It works just fine. I have no issues with the holes in it what-so-ever.

earl_je 06-19-2011 02:04 PM

any cheapo iron will work, i think all of them come with temp controls already.

AcroPhile 06-19-2011 09:03 PM

Use your mom's iron. Just make sure you have the heat setting down far enough to disable the steam function. :laugh: If you notice the wax is starting to smoke turn it down evan more. lol

CustomX - J-rad 06-20-2011 11:42 AM

F*** tin-foil or $80 ski irons. rock a $2 thrift store special

Qball 06-20-2011 08:45 PM

The thing about the steam holes being a problem is a complete myth.

Tarzanman 06-20-2011 10:36 PM

I use a $6 Walmart iron. It works just fine. The iron is so inexpensive that when I go on snowboard trips I pack my wax and just buy another iron at Walmart wherever I am going. The iron is probably the cheapest item I spend money on while at a resort town!

pete7:19 06-20-2011 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Qball (Post 405282)
The thing about the steam holes being a problem is a complete myth.

Agreed.
I went for the 7 option in my local Tesco as they were out of the 3 ones. This meant I got the upgraded steam version. The holes get as hot as the plate so any wax that gets in just melts straight out onto the board. As long as I don't accidentally fill the reservoir with water and accidentally switch the steam function on I think I'll be OK.


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