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Help w/wax and freeze burn...

Hey guys, last year I used an all round drip wax (cant remember the name) and my board got serious freeze burn (tip to tail).

Day riding can hit between 2 and 10 degrees C, night riding can drop ~-5C... but we get some serious wind which ices up the snow.

I have no clue what wax to try??... Any ideas?
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There are a million wax threads here. Search around, you'll want to use a cold temp wax.

Not sure what you mean by freeze burn but I assume you mean your base has white streaks? If so, it just means your base is dry. You'll need to wax more often if you're riding man made snow as well.
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Yeah but the freezeburn came in 2 days after a fresh wax. It was particularly icy that day, as my edge was sharp in the morning and gone that night, super hard pack. If its like that again this season, was looking for a wax solution - don't REALLY want to take the wax and iron, etc and make a mess but if I have to.. guess theres no choice.
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Personal preference, and cost comes into it, but the long and short of it, is if you wax your board properly and regularly, then you should be ok...

By preference i use SWIX SwixSport.com : SwixProduct / Cera Nova HF but they are not the cheapest wax that is for sure, and i wax my board every day as well, but i have a wax room, and it is easy for me to do without concern for mess... When i say wax room, it is basically a storage room with a concrete floor and a drain in the middle so i just hose down after a week... Haha
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Nice waxes! Any danger of using a wax outside its recommended range?

http://www.swixsport.com/eway/defaul...0:6118:4:::0:0

That would be great for day runs, but would be cactus at night, but only by a few degrees I'd suspect.. thoughts?
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I have run wax at different temps, it is preferable as it doesn't get the same optimum effect if you have the wrong temp wax on, but it does no damage though...

Like i may wax for 0 +10 and it is forecast to be +6 but it never works that way and could often be -2 1st thing in the morning... In which case i may wax with a 2nd lower temp wax as well... The wax wears off... It is not a major problem...

That particular wax does not last well in icy sugary conditions, and is designed more for short term use, the SwixSport.com : SwixProduct / Cera Nova CH range is cheaper and lasts longer, on the board, would probably wax every 2 or 3 days with that, and i wax with that if going for a weekend so i don't have to stress if away...
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Thanks for that, I'll give a Yellow HF a shot (I never tried Fluro, want to give it a go!).

As you said, it all comes off anyway
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You're over thinking things, your temps aren't that cold. My guess is that what you are seeing cracking/peeling was the wax you didn't scrape. The reason it was obvious in the tip and tail is the lack of contact with the snow in those areas. The wax on the rest of the base was rubbed off by friction with the snow.

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Nice waxes! Any danger of using a wax outside its recommended range?

SwixSport.com : SwixProduct / Cera Nova Cera F FC10X Cera F powder, 0C/+20C, 30g

That would be great for day runs, but would be cactus at night, but only by a few degrees I'd suspect.. thoughts?
Too warm of a wax in a colder temperature will slow you down.

All-temp wax would be fine... but since what it sounds like, ice is very abrasive, so you should be waxing more often, ie every day.

Swix CH3 is a good wax to put at the edges, it will be more durable and you'll see the most wear and tear there.
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