Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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I waxed my board 3 times now. The first time I did it was when I purchased it back in September. I put alot of wax on like you did and looked like your photos. Last weekend, I broke her virginity but holy cow I was scraping FOREVER the night before! Gave her a buff and brush after all that scraping and regretted putting that much wax on.
After the first day of riding, I noticed only the edges (at most, one inch along either side) needed waxing. You could still feel the smoothness of the wax everywhere else. So that night I decided to only wax the edges.
Since I was riding junk from rain the day before frozen overnight, mixed with man made stuff, I decided not to scrap off the fresh wax along the edges. After the first run, the junk I was riding had removed the wax and left the edges pretty smooth. Again, at the end of the day only the edges needed waxing and I could still feel the smoothness everywhere else from 2 nights prior.
So in conclusion, depending on what you are riding, you may not need to scrap. For me, I have decided the only times I am going to scrap is for hot waxing and if I visit a real mountain that has that magical stuff called pow. I'm going to let the hard pack mini ice chunks junk crud do the scraping for me.