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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Help! Tools for Tuning (Iron, Edger, Wax, etc)

Hi Guys/Gals:

I just bought a new 2013 proto ct and I would like to keep it in top shape throughout a few years.

So far I have for wax, super hot sauce by Hertel.... but that's not enough.

What waxing iron, base cleaner, edger would ya'll recommend to keep my board performing at max??

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I'm happy w/ the Dakine kit with the iron. Only thing it's missing is a base edge jig.
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Da kine, one ball jay and swix all sell the exact same iron for waxing your board, just different color/graphics. Adjustable temperature and a nice rounded edge with a good rake. The One Ball Jay is the cheapest of the three however coming in at around $44 with a small bar of all-temp. Swix makes much more expensive irons also, but a lot of shops use that level of iron.

Same goes with edgers, most companies outsource these tools to the same manufacturer. So basically there are multiple companies out there selling the exact same product with their own branding. Can't really go wrong with any of them.
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Good choice on wax. I have been using that for a few years now. Good stuff.
I would do what XR4Ti mentioned and just go with a Dakine kit. That would get you up and running.
I might also recommend something to put your board on while scraping the wax off. Like a couple or saw horses or something like that.
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As the other posters said, the Dakine waxing kits are really nice.

You can probably find each individual piece online for cheaper to save a little $$, but if you want the easy solution then the kits are nice and you get a little carry bag that you can stick into your snowboard bag when you travel.

I bought the one with the iron a long time ago and still use it today, definitely served me well.

Reviewed it too if you want more details on it: Review: Dakine Super Tune - Ski & Snowboard Tuning Kit

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I have used a fancy iron made for tuning snowboards, but it was not mine. I bought a regular iron at the thrift store to use on my board. I don't think there is a big difference. Just don't use the iron on your clothes cause wax is gonna get on them.

I don't wax like I am suppose to. I probably wax my board 5 times a season. I heard you are suppose to do it every five days. I wax more like every 20 days. I wax when my board starts getting stuck a lot.

I use a soy based wax and don't use specialized wax for any specific temperature. If you care about the best performance out of your board wax more and use waxes rated for the temperature you ride in. They have warm and cold weather wax. Some wax is just generic and not specialized. My lazy self buys the generic kinds. I use Blue Bird, cause it was on sale and I will probably have it for 2 more seasons. I like how it smells.

I don't mess with my edges much. I will grind out the nicks and jagged stuff off my edges, but leave the edges to the ski techs. I borrow the the grinder thing from a shop near my ski area. I have lovely techs that help me out.

I use my old ski pass to scape my board. Cd cases are good if you still have some of that archaic technology laying around. Some wax comes with scrapers.

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