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SmellyTuna 12-06-2013 05:33 PM

Sintered vs Sintered @ Low Temp
 
At lower temperatures (Below -20c/-4F) would extruded bases perform better than a sintered base if both are waxed with All temp wax rated for (0 to -15C). Since the extruded base is not textured as much as the sintered the wax would wear off and thus have a harder and less textured base to compensate for the hard crystallized snow particles.

Lamps 12-06-2013 05:44 PM

Way too complex a question.

The answer is that you should buy a NS Proto

linvillegorge 12-06-2013 05:51 PM

No. Cold temps make the snow super sticky. All-temp wax will stick like velcro.

SmellyTuna 12-06-2013 05:55 PM

Ha Point taken about the NS proto. However instead of buying myself one can you get me one for Christmas please?

And yea man, It certainly feels like velcro. I waxed my board before I flew out here and I am having troubles hitting 80km even bombing a black.

cold temps suck the moisture out of the snow and make the particles super hard. I heard that soft waxes and sintered bases do not fair too well and the harder the better some skies are actually made for the colder conditions with a harder base. I was wondering if an extruded base would be able to perform better on really cold days. It was -20C yesterday and -25C today it will stay this way until Monday!

trapper 12-06-2013 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lamps (Post 1314977)
Way too complex a question.

The answer is that you should buy a NS Proto

Make sure it goes up to your chin, disregard weight and foot size. About that, get a wide version even if you have size 10 feet.

BigmountainVMD 12-06-2013 05:59 PM

Sounds like you just need a colder wax...

SmellyTuna 12-06-2013 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigmountainVMD (Post 1315057)
Sounds like you just need a colder wax...

Yea I will be buying a chunk tomorrow. But still will extruded perform better than a sintered under these conditions?

Lamps 12-06-2013 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SmellyTuna (Post 1315089)
Yea I will be buying a chunk tomorrow. But still will extruded perform better than a sintered under these conditions?

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...-low-temp.html

the link above connects this thread to the other one which is same but different title?

I think sintered always better than extruded if both waxed, regardless of conditions.

Hey, you say your from Kitchener but the weather conditions you reference are not Ontario, are you out west right now?

OU812 12-07-2013 11:10 AM

Ahh, Kitchener Ontario. My hometown. You board at Chicopee?


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