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Old 10-15-2011, 09:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The factory wax job is piss poor at best. ALWAYS wax a new board before you use it. If you want to toss on a thick coat to protect it there is no harm in that. Most people toss a thick layer on after the season is over for storage.
ah thanks a bunch.... i'll prolly wax it again before i take it out at the start of the season..
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I still don't understand why people say factory wax sucks? I never wax any of my new boards and they usually last 5-9 days before I have to wax them.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I still don't understand why people say factory wax sucks? I never wax any of my new boards and they usually last 5-9 days before I have to wax them.
The topic of waxing is always going to have a ton of different opinions. You ask 5 people you get 5 different answers...

Though, I definitely agree with Tech420 on "no harm in waxing"
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I still don't understand why people say factory wax sucks? I never wax any of my new boards and they usually last 5-9 days before I have to wax them.
Try riding in the East

Factory wax seems to last about a day, maybe
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:15 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Try riding in the East

Factory wax seems to last about a day, maybe
u mean it wears off after a day of riding ?
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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On the East coast, definitely.. man made snow/ ice and corn, your base will go white in a day or two.. but like WasatchMan said.

Some wax every other day, some every week, some once a month, some never do.

If you want to keep you base nice and slick on the hill wax it.. if you don't mind a bit of drag and a decrease in speed then don't bother waxing it as often.

PS. If you're going to buy a tuning kit.. don't get suckered into paying a high dollar for a "waxing" iron.. any iron will do.. travel irons work great. Pick one up at a yard sale and you'll be set.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Won't hurt to wax early, won't hurt to not wax now. Unless you plan on doing an iterative waxing using an actual base wax and doing several passes then finishing with a race wax, you can just do it the week or night before your first trip. When I get a board, I take it to the bench grinder and take down the edges. Wax it up and scrape it, unless it's going to be sitting around all summer, in which case skip the scraping. Throw some stickers on it and wait for the snow.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:10 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Is the base sintered or extruded? Scuttlebutt says repeated waxings are good for sintered bases.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Is the base sintered or extruded? Scuttlebutt says repeated waxings are good for sintered bases.
You mean according to wikipedia.
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You mean according to wikipedia.
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