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Old 12-27-2010, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Please, someone with knowledge help me?

I am planning on going snowboarding tommorrow or the next day. I needed to wax my board, so I went to buy board wax. My uncles, who ski, are arguing with me that I don't need the wax. I was trying to explain to them about it, but they don't listen. I told them that without wax the snowboards performance would decrease and it could be damaged. They both say it wouldn't be damaged, and the other says that after 1 run, all the wax would have been off. I need someone to help me and give me more details so i can explain it to them better, I just started a year ago really snowboarding, and I know I need wax, but just don't know all the reasons why. I bought all temp wax made by swix. I am more angry about this because I don't like when I think I am right, and other people don't agree when I have evidence and they dont. thank you.
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tell your uncles to STFU and wax your board.

If you use a hot wax, the wax actually imbeds in the base of your board, not ON it. So no, it will not be gone after one run unless you use warm temp wax in brutally cold temps. All temp wax will do just fine 90% of the time. It's pretty much all I ever use.

Too many people get obsessed with wax. Oh God, it's 12 degrees and the bottom temp range for my wax is 15!!! OMG!!! Just throw some wax on there, scrape it real good, go ride and have fun.
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, I just wanted something to tell them to make them understand. I think that he thinks it will come off after 1 run because of the fact that the old wax I had was wax that you rub on, and don't use an iron. I have iron on wax now, but would that kind of wax work? you just rub it all on with a sponge then polish?
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I dont think you use rub on wax when your hotwaxing.
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, I just wanted something to tell them to make them understand. I think that he thinks it will come off after 1 run because of the fact that the old wax I had was wax that you rub on, and don't use an iron. I have iron on wax now, but would that kind of wax work? you just rub it all on with a sponge then polish?
No. If that's the type of wax you're using then your uncles are right, it'll be gone after a run or two.

You have to hot wax. Melt the wax on your board with an iron then iron it in. That absorbs the wax into the base. Rub on wax is virtually worthless.
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No. If that's the type of wax you're using then your uncles are right, it'll be gone after a run or two.

You have to hot wax. Melt the wax on your board with an iron then iron it in. That absorbs the wax into the base. Rub on wax is virtually worthless.
Yeah, half of last season I used rub on wax, it seemed to work ok, but i guess not. I have iron wax now, so I guess i'm good, but they still don't understand. Oh well.
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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watch these vids

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/tip...html#post56586
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