waxing yourself is interesting.
very painful and sort of feels not worth it when the hair grows back literally exactly the same.
good way to feel refreshed and young though. (have only done it once)
on Board waxing:
BE CAREFUL WITH THE HEAT. I got addicted to waxing last year after finally trying it out. its amazing.
what i believe, is one good wax a seasons will last you and not damage your board while multiple waxes wont be as effective and will damage the board.
first brush it and open up the pores (also, some boards dont have pores and never need waxing)
then apply wax in a fashion so that, as you use the iron to spread the wax it is able to reach the edges of the surface without having to re apply or having to go over the area too many times with the iron.
ie, 1 stripe of wax down the middle, one heel, one toe edge (not on the edge but the effective pressure place before it)
then delicately and gently in circles at a very low heat try to spread the wax into the base of the board without having to go over it too many times.
i feel like when it is done properly, YOU SEE the wax sort of like spread out , and then evaporate and your like wtf where did the wax go, then u heat it up again and its still there only less each time (because the board absorbed the wax like it should have)
basically... try to avoid re heating the new wax or re- applying. suggestion is to take board and toss it in the snow right away so that it freezes the wax in place. this part i dont know about.
also i would not scrape any excess... its boring and looks stupid... "didnt you just put that wax on your board" "yes, but now im scraping it off"
... i say just go and ride it off... feels really fun to be on a sheet of wax anyhow.