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snowboard wax brands?

whats a good brand of snowboard wax? I've been using one ball but i'm not sure if thats quality stuff or not
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I use and like Hertel Hot Sauce, as well as Swix warm wax for slushy days
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I'm also a fan of the hertel hot sauce it's a great wax and much cheaper than alot of companies
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You can hardly go wrong with swix. They have been doing it longer than anyone and have it dialed. If you are getting nitty gritty temperature specific, Swix is the way to go.

I've been using Bluebird cold weather wax this year and last. Fairly impressed with it. I forget if I have any Bluebird warm weather wax. I am thinking not. I know I've got some One Ball Jay warm weather stuff sitting around. Thing is, in my experience, warm weather waxes are generally about the same. It's the colder stuff where the manufacturer really shines through on who performs in those temps. I could be wrong though, as I spend more time in cold temps than I do in warms ones each season.
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+1 on the Bluebird! Using cold/warm/slush depending on the snow. Up in Steamboat a few weeks a go I had to use one of my Bluebird all temps and it worked great too!


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I use Purl Racing wax. Mainly because I can get it from Christy Sports in bulk blocks for their cost.

I'm not good enough to be able to benefit from the best of the best waxes, so my primary concern is protecting my board and having a decent base to glide on. Since I can get it so cheaply, I can wax my board pretty often. I generally wax about once every four trips to the slope, so that usually equates to once every other week.
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I too am curious... though i've heard some great things about Kuu Mach II Blue

Its expensive though; $48 or $190 depending on size. Any one else familiar with Kuu's Mach series?
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+1 for bluebird. been using alltemp this year. seems to last a long time.
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I too am curious... though i've heard some great things about Kuu Mach II Blue

Its expensive though; $48 or $190 depending on size. Any one else familiar with Kuu's Mach series?
It's probably far superior to any of the wax we are talking about. If you are into formal competition probably worth it. For the everyday rider, I would think it's overkill. Buy some, give it a try, and let us know what you think.
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Its expensive though; $48 or $190 depending on size. Any one else familiar with Kuu's Mach series?
I've been using the Mach graphite cold stuff for the past couple of seasons. Good stuff, great glide and hard wearing on our Ice Coast conditions. I use it because I get shop blocks of it for $10 because no walk in customers want their base stained with black graphite.

I've used Swix and Toko temperature specific stuff as well and haven't noticed much difference in performance. One of my local hills has a pretty good uphill to my favorite run. There's only one pitch before it, so you drop in as fast as you can. With a fresh wax from any of these brands and you can make it to the top without a penguin walk. If you're just using an all temp wax, some days you don't quite make it.

The only difference I've really noticed is longevity. One Ball Jay wore off noticeably faster, but I only had the all-temp/mid range version of that and cold versions of the others, so it's not a fair comparison. I just go by price among the big names.
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