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Old 02-06-2011, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so i need another stick of wax and im too jewish to buy the stuff at the shops again that costs $10 for a tiny little peice. is there any kind of wax that works from canadian tire or something like that? ive also heard of bluebird wax that sells 1lb blocks for cheap but as far as i know they dont sell them in canada...
another thing i might as well ask in this thread, ive always used an old iron that has holes in it (i know its risky but as long as it doesnt smoke its fine right?) ive been using it on the dry setting and as low temp as it goes and its been working fine but is there anything i should do to block the holes or something? once again im too cheap to drop $80 on a real snowboarding iron but if its necessary i guess ill do it
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use a clothes iron without blocking the holes and it's fine. I just let the wax drip out after I'm done.
Obviously I don't use it on clothing afterwards.

As for wax let me know if you find something cheap in Canada. Last time I went to the shop I bought a small block of one ball jay for 15$ and a even smaller block of graphite wax for 15$

It's easily gonna last me the whole season though.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I usually ask my local boardshop for a chunk of wax from the back. They give me a nice sized chunk of the bulk team wax for $5.00, which happens to be Kuu flouro. It's worth a try if you have been supporting the same shop for years.
As for the iron why is there more risk with holes? Anyway I got one from value village for like $8 if I remember correctly, it's a smaller travel iron without holes and can fold up for easy storage.
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ok thanks guys ill head to my shop tomorrow and see if they can hook me up. also +1 on value village when i was getting an iron for waxing i figred id try there and they had a nice sized one with really small holes for $3! i was only wondering about the holes because i heard somewhere that if it gets too hot (if it goes inside the holes) it can separate the wax and it wont work blah blah,
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've used an old holey iron for a long time now. Holes don't really make a difference. Just as long as the temp is kept at an ideal setting.
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