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Old 03-06-2013, 03:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Despite what others are saying, I don't think it's a bad idea; not as good as a hot wax but better than a cold wax I would imagine.

Hot waxing with an iron would be a more concentrated heat source to open up the pores. I would imagine the amount of time a board has to sit in sauna would be pretty long, but I guess if you're tight on time, you can add board waxing to your sauna session lol.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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But how will the board absorb solid wax? The wax needs be melted to absorb into the pores. The iron serves a dual purpose, heat the p-tex/open the pores as well as melting the wax to allow it to absorb. Hense the reason a cold rub on wax only lasts one run, it does not absorb because it is a solid.
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Despite what others are saying, I don't think it's a bad idea; not as good as a hot wax but better than a cold wax I would imagine.

Hot waxing with an iron would be a more concentrated heat source to open up the pores. I would imagine the amount of time a board has to sit in sauna would be pretty long, but I guess if you're tight on time, you can add board waxing to your sauna session lol.
If this chart is correct, the temperature you'd need to even melt the wax would vastly exceed what almost any sauna could do. I overbuilt my sauna, and the hottest I've seen it was 210 degrees.

Just to prove that it's retarded, I'm going to shave a little wax into a dish, and take it in the sauna with me next time I'm having one. It won't melt!

The other reason it's retarded is, it would take a lot longer to wait for the sauna to heat up, than an iron, and there would be no way to drip wax onto the board in the first place in the sauna...

THIS WHOLE FRICKIN IDEA IS JUST RETARDED!!!
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Not really a bad idea. The best way to get wax to absorb deep into your base is and always has been a "hot box" which is usually set at around 121 degrees farenheit. Too much heat will ruin your board but if you can keep the temperature at 130 degrees or less no problem.

This is the MOST effective way to prepare and wax your board. As far as longevity, no wax job lasts as long. The pores in the base stay "open" for a few hours as opposed to the five minutes you are waxing with an iron. The best technique is to iron wax the board, leaving A LOT of extra wax on the base. While the board is still hot from the iron place the board in the hot box and let that stuff "soak in." After a few hours most if not all of the wax will be absorbed into the base. The next step is to simply put a light, condition specific, wax on top and scrape.
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Preeeety sure thats not good for your deck.

I agree on this being a troll post
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This is/was a pretty common nordic and alpine ski wax technique. Just google ski wax hot box and you'll get a ton of pages for using or building one.
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I'd actually be interested in Poutanen trying this. The OP's idea is dumb but after a hotwax put in a 130 degreen sauna for a couple hours. Maybe too much NRG$$, but then again, ur the one with the sauna....
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This is/was a pretty common nordic and alpine ski wax technique. Just google ski wax hot box and you'll get a ton of pages for using or building one.
Ya... after a hot wax, not a cold rub on.
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This is/was a pretty common nordic and alpine ski wax technique. Just google ski wax hot box and you'll get a ton of pages for using or building one.
When googling hot box is says that a special wax with a much lower melting temp is used. They roll the stuff on, then bake it in a very carefully controlled oven on hot cold cycles. Supposedly gets more wax in the pores, I'm not sure I believe it!

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I'd actually be interested in Poutanen trying this. The OP's idea is dumb but after a hotwax put in a 130 degreen sauna for a couple hours. Maybe too much NRG$$, but then again, ur the one with the sauna....
It's actually cheap to run, about $0.80 an hour on full blast (takes an hour to get to about 150). That said, I'm NOT going to sit in a box with a board laced with something that can give off fumes! I'm already fucked up enough!!!

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Ya... after a hot wax, not a cold rub on.
Yeah, and even then the hot wax we usually use melts in the 200-300 degree range. I'm not convinced there's any benefit to hot boxing (wax that is!), there's just not enough info on the theory that makes any sense to me!
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^ that and also this...

Who the fuck cares... I mean is there somebody out there thats seriously not getting enough performace out of a hot wax and scrape that they need to spend the extra time and money to hot box the board?

I wax and scrape my board in less than 5 minutes...
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