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Wax input for Extruded base - hot or rub on?
So I've done a fair amount of searching & after getting a lot of conflicting info on the web, I thought I'd ask here. I've never waxed my own board & want to start to do so. I read a whole lot of info on extruded bases & how they don't absorb wax as well as a sintered base & therefore they don't really need to be waxed. I have a Forum Bully Doubledog which has The FreeBase. To the best of my knowledge, the Forum FreeBase is an extruded base. Having read all this conflicting info, I'm torn between investing in some hot wax equipment (even if it's a DIY mickey mouse setup) & just buying some rub on wax or paste wax. I'm going for what may be the last time this season (unless the snow gods bless us in SoCal) this weekend & would like to have my board waxed by Thursday in anticipation.
I should also note that I live in an apartment with carpeted floors & can easily see doing hot waxes to be a big mess every time. That said, if a hot wax is going to make a noticeable difference on the extruded base, I'll suck it up either buy a tarp or do some serious vacuuming & clean up. I appreciate your guys & gals input on this.
As far as this weekend is concerned, I'm doubtful I'll get anything beyond what Sports Chalet or my local shop has in stock due to shipping times