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First off I don't scrape after waxing. When I get home from riding I bring my board in the house and let it warm up. The next time I go riding I wipe off any road grime from the ride home. Turn on the Iron and spread whatever wax is left on the board and warm the board up once you feel the heat on the top sheet your ready to add wax then spot wax whereever needs it usually the edges. I use all temp wax so no need to check snow conditions. Then go ride.
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First off I don't scrape after waxing. When I get home from riding I bring my board in the house and let it warm up. The next time I go riding I wipe off any road grime from the ride home. Turn on the Iron and spread whatever wax is left on the board and warm the board up once you feel the heat on the top sheet your ready to add wax then spot wax whereever needs it usually the edges. I use all temp wax so no need to check snow conditions. Then go ride.
You take an Iron to a dry board?
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melt wax on iron and smear on the board. any wax that happens to drip from the iron to the board, i try to spread it asap before it dries. if you drip and let it dry before you iron the base, you'll be stuck ironing the thing forever in an attempt to get an even coat. then you'll be scraping for ages after
sooo...you're against doing it right?

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How often do y'all wax?

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about every 2-3 days out.
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Thanks for the info

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You take an Iron to a dry board?
Exactly you need to warm the board up to open up the pours in the base. This allows the wax to penetrate deeper into the base.
Also there is wax left in the center of the board from the previous waxing that you can spread around and fill in the edges again. Then just add a little wax for any dry spots left. I wax every time I ride a board. I have got 20 days or more out of a small bar of wax 65grams.
Not that wax is expensive or anything but why waste it by scraping every time I ride the edges get scraped dry by the snow. Not like I am racing or anything just out riding with friends.
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You've got a good idea, but you might want to use a blowdryer instead of the iron to heat up the board. If all you have is the iron I'd get the board a bit wet then iron it or use the steam on the iron if it has it so it's harder to accidentally melt the plastic. Wipe dry then wax. You can also wax like normal but keep the iron a bit low on the temp and do it longer, let it cool for ~10mins then iron at normal temp, this should get teh base to absorb all the wax it can.

The last couple times I waxed I touched it to the iron then smeared it on, went faster(2mins vs 10-15) than rubbing cold but used a bit more wax, still not enough to bother scraping.

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sooo...you're against doing it right?
i don't see how what i'm doing is wrong....

unless you misinterpreted what i wrote, and you are assuming that i scrape off the wax when it is still warm.

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I do a combo of snowolf and kirkrider. I bring my board inside to warm up a bit after riding, drip wax from iron, spread it evenly, let it dry, have a drink, spread it once more, set the board to the side until the morning then scrape and texture before heading to the mtn while breakfas is cooking. My 12 year old usually does the first half since I work evenings and I do the second part in the mornings.

We wax once a week, every 5-7 days in soft powder/packed powder conditions. Once every 2-3 days if hard pack or Icey. We do use temp specific wax for anything under 25-30 degrees, all purpose if it's forecast warmer usually in spring. We have been pretty good about waxing for quite a while. My son just passed 1 million vertical feet with lots of park over 55 days this season and is boards, 3 of them, are still in great shape.... He normally uses his Rome though, probably 80% of the time. I use my smokin kt-22 but barely passed 30 days and 350k vert feet, it's in great shape, I had 20 days on it from last spring/summer too.
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