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Old 10-08-2009, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I usually get my board tuned/waxed regularly during the season cause I board often and I take apart my bindings after every shred sesh to dry off everything nicely. But I don't do anything else.. I was wondering if There's anything I was missing? What do you boys/gals do? what would you rate my board caretaking?
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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for the best care/performance wax your board after each use. Also, never use base cleaner.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You don't need to take your bindings off every session. The topsheet is fairly durable. I actually don't ever take my bindings off unless I'm adjusting the stance or putting the board away at the end of the season. You don't need to wax your base after every ride either unless the snow is very icy. Every other or every third ride should be more than enough if you're hot waxing.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I use the 3 inch rule. After riding in icy/hardpack (east coast)the bottom of the board turns a little white as the wax begins to wear off. Once that comes in about 3 inches from my edges, its time to wax. Usually this is every 2-3 days out. You should take your bindings off when you are hot waxing. Leaving them on creates pressure points on the board and could deform as you heat it. Edges usually get a good shop job 1-2 times a season with proper tuning every other ride. A quick wipe down before I get in the car helps keep anything from getting messed up from water. Summer time, bindings come off and board gets a thick coat of wax that I leave for the summer.

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Old 10-09-2009, 10:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I use the 3 inch rule. After riding in icy/hardpack (east coast)the bottom of the board turns a little white as the wax begins to wear off. Once that comes in about 3 inches from my edges, its time to wax. Usually this is every 2-3 days out. You should take your bindings off when you are hot waxing. Leaving them on creates pressure points on the board and could deform as you heat it. Edges usually get a good shop job 1-2 times a season with proper tuning every other ride. A quick wipe down before I get in the car helps keep anything from getting messed up from water. Summer time, bindings come off and board gets a thick coat of wax that I leave for the summer.
That sounds about the same as my routine. Sometimes I'll just crayon the edges when they start showing some chaulk and I run my thumb down the edges when wiping the board down to check for nicks and general sharpness. Depending on conditions (like spring slush), I might wax every time out.
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