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Cavtrooper 01-04-2013 04:08 PM

whole board not waxed????
So, being new to snowboarding, I took my MLY into Exit Real World and had them hot wax it. I got the board back with the front and back tips dry. The guy doing it told me that since the ends aren't contact points, they don't get waxed. Not knowing better I left but since have this suspicious thought he was just getting one over on me.... thoughts?

zk0ot 01-04-2013 04:16 PM

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you will suffer zero effect of the very tip and tail being dry.

Donutz 01-04-2013 05:01 PM

Tips are irrelevant. I wax my own boards and I don't go right to the ends.

john doe 01-04-2013 05:22 PM

I wax my own boards and only wax the tip/tail once at the beginning. Even that is only to clean them.

redlude97 01-04-2013 05:25 PM

I do the opposite, I apply wax to the tips and tails but don't usually bother scraping them

509-pow 01-04-2013 05:26 PM

ya same with me. only time i will wax the tips is when i will reading in powder. i still dont know if that does anything for me.

Cavtrooper 01-04-2013 05:41 PM

Cool, good to know:bowdown:

zk0ot 01-04-2013 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by redlude97 (Post 561325)
I do the opposite, I apply wax to the tips and tails but don't usually bother scraping them

I don't know if this is troll or?
Why leave it on? all gloppy? Added weight. Much rather leave it dry.

jdmccright 01-04-2013 11:23 PM

I hear some people just don't wax there boards at all.

herzogone 01-05-2013 12:01 AM

I'm one of those who gave up waxing. I have well over 30 days since my last wax (I'm sure BA has gone much longer). :) I haven't really missed it other than one brief moment when I first got to the hill. It was packed powder and my board felt very sticky when skating in the lift line. Interestingly, very quickly into my first run it seemed to get faster and ceased to be sticky after that.

With regards to the OP, back when I waxed my board I would usually hit the tip and tail with a little wax, but I wouldn't work too hard at it, or scrape it too thoroughly.

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