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Old 01-27-2010, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Waxing: How long will it take a shop to do it.

I'm heading up to Summit County in a couple weeks and haven't ridden since last April. I need to get the board waxed and was curious who I should go to and how long should I expect it to take. I fly in Friday morning, so I don't expect to ride that day, but I would like to get the board waxed that day. We are going to try to hit either Loveland or A-Basin that day if time permits, so if I brought it to their tuning shop what kind of time and I looking at for them to wax it.

Also, does anyone recommend a certain place to go to have the board waxed? Or anyone to avoid. Last time I was there, I noticed Sports Authority in Dillon had a shop that waxes and does other minor work. They're open later than the shops at the resorts too. Would I be fine just going there to get the waxing done?
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Precisely 10.429673 minutes. Right on the nose. No more no less.

How many boards came in before you and are waiting in line? Are you getting a machine wax or a hand wax? Is today the day their shop guy is off? Did their wax machine break? Is their wax guy just a slow worker? Are they slammed with other customers and the tuning guy can't get off the sales floor? You're asking for a definitive answer when there is none to give. You've given no information, and there are too many variables to consider.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It takes a lot longer than doing it yourself.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I decided to buy a waxing Iron for $30 bucks with the beveled edges. I also got 3000mg of snowboard wax. It's a lot for another $40.

I can edge tune and wax my snowboard in around 25 minutes.
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I am going to bring my edge tool and wax with me on this trip. I will also bring a scraper (of course). The only thing I haven't decided on is whether to bring my iron or not. Might buy a $10 at walmart to save the hassle of traveling with it.
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I was only looking for a general response to how long it should take. The amount of times I will wax a board just makes it unnecessary to buy my own setup to do it myself. I will spend the $15 to have someone else do the work once a year. I live in Texas so trips are few and far between.

BTW, I just dropped my boards off at a local shop here in Texas. I forgot that the shop I buy my wakeboard gear from does snowboard and ski stuff in the winter and has a shop. $15 to hand wax and it'll be ready in a couple days.

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It takes a lot longer than doing it yourself.
Work at a shop and that's pretty much a complete lie. Most can do it in about 2-3 minutes on a belt. Hot waxes are done occassionally, but those people do it for a living so even there you could probably have it in 15-20 minutes.
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Work at a shop and that's pretty much a complete lie. Most can do it in about 2-3 minutes on a belt. Hot waxes are done occassionally, but those people do it for a living so even there you could probably have it in 15-20 minutes.
It can be faster but almost never is. Lets not forget to count time to take it there and back.
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If they're taking longer than that than you're not getting good service IMHO. Agreed on the travel time, but if you want it done right and don't want to do it yourself, its worth it. edges are obviously less important out there in the West cause its pow rather than ice...
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Where I live I can wax and edge mine and my friends board before I even get halfway to a shop.
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