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Old 10-27-2013, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Not sure this is the right place tout this but here goes....


Last night, I decided to give my board a wax for the first time.... For me that is...

It did go well and I am very happy with the results but I might have a problem when I put my bindings back on...

Right under the fixings, there seem to be little pits on the base....

It's like the fixings are pulling the base up...

I'm guessing I'm over tightening the screws????

Any help please???
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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pictures would help a lot with this. I would guess it is nothing though. When you wax your board the material under the bindings heats up at a different rate due to the change in thickness of the board there and the materials present (the metal of the inserts) it can make an illusion like effect. then again you could be over tightening your screws but odds are you put more force on the binding through riding it then you could by tightening screws (unless you are using a power tool to tighten them)
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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A ton of people have that. Some take their bindings off, some loosen them slighty, a lot don't worry about it. When you brush the board you'll take those little spot of wax out. I'm doing all mine today for the first time too. Been reading and watching a crap ton for research. Four boards and two pairs of skis, I can't afford NOT to do them myself.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I find waxing to be relaxing. I just take my time and almost mediate while doing it. In the end you save money and get some time to think....waxing is pretty mindless
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ive heard and been told it is wise to take your bindings off when you wax, ive always done that and have never had any issues like yours.

im not sure if bindings can cause that either though so if i were you id look into waxing with bindings on vs off
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So, I have been told and seen on YouTube that you should remove the bindings??? Is that right??

How tight should the screws be?

I'm not using a power tool, just by hand...

Sorry, I did try to take a picture of it but you just can't make it out...
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Fwiw, I just throw the board on my waxing stand and wax it. I do not loosen/remove the bindings or in my case pucks.
Have had any issues for the last 24 years or so. I think it's working out ok.
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Fwiw, I just throw the board on my waxing stand and wax it. I do not loosen/remove the bindings or in my case pucks.
Have had any issues for the last 24 years or so. I think it's working out ok.
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ive heard and been told it is wise to take your bindings off when you wax
Why? Only to avoid these insert spots?
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The inserts cause dimples in the base. It's not uncommon, and it's not a problem. Congrats on the first wax, it only gets easier.
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good job, its not rocket surgery.

ignore the little binding spots, and by ignore I mean don't compensate what you see by doing anything with the screws on the other side or wax the area any differently.

the screws/holes are just heat sinks. the only way to fuck it up is to obsess an try to "fix" it. that shit is normal, ignore it.

I personally don't like torquing and retorquing the only part of my deck which could possibly wear out. I probably wax 20-30x a year, not trying to wear out the only part of the deck that can wear out. I put my bindings on tight in october and they stay that way.
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