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Old 06-14-2011, 06:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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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?
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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.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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
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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.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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any cheapo iron will work, i think all of them come with temp controls already.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Use your mom's iron. Just make sure you have the heat setting down far enough to disable the steam function. If you notice the wax is starting to smoke turn it down evan more. lol
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F*** tin-foil or $80 ski irons. rock a $2 thrift store special
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The thing about the steam holes being a problem is a complete myth.
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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!
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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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