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Hey guys, getting my first board in about a week, just wondering if Its worth getting it waxed? I know brand new boards already come waxed (from what i understand) but not sure if it will make a difference??
 

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FWIW I've read more than a few times on here of guys not being happy with a new board and then they got it rewaxed with different wax and it was way better. If you can get it waxed at the hill while you wait then just try it as is and see how you like it. :thumbsup:
 

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i've had polar opposite experiences with factory wax this year - one was awesome for two days, and one was absolutely terrible. same company too!

since you went thru the trouble of getting a new board, you should just get a kit, and wax it yourself. someone on here posted a cheap way to piece together a kit if you're on a budget.

like the above poster said - it's probably beneficial to keep your experience with your board consistent as well... i was kinda bummed on one of my boards with factory wax, as it seemed to get sucked into the spring slush - then took it home and hot waxed... the next day it was amazing.
 

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I think there are a few threads with this exact question.

Really up to you. New boards come with factory wax which isn't meant for riding and won't last long. If you're doing it yourself and you know that you will notice a difference then I would. If you're paying $20 for a hot wax and just starting I probably wouldn't bother to be honest.

When I got my new board I took it out as is with factory wax then when I got back from my trip waxed it proper.

Too much thinking - not enough riding!
 

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i've had polar opposite experiences with factory wax this year - one was awesome for two days, and one was absolutely terrible. same company too!
Unless this describes a warranty replacement good job equipment whoring - two brand new decks in one season!
 

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Hey guys, getting my first board in about a week, just wondering if Its worth getting it waxed? I know brand new boards already come waxed (from what i understand) but not sure if it will make a difference??
new boards do come waxed, that is correct. But it is how it is waxed that makes a difference.

It is not hot-waxed (or hot box wax). They tend to use those "drum roller" wax equipment. So, the wax penetration into the base isn't that good.

So... a good hot waxing will make a difference, imo

Buy your own stuff (brushes, iron, scraper & wax), and you'll see the ROI fairly quick
 

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For performance that every level of rider can feel and appreciate, nothing beats giving a board a hot wax, new or otherwise.

If for no other reason than it provides you with the maximum flow over flat spots on the hill or back to the lift. Get it. Wax it. Ride it.
 

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Depends on the board eh? Friend had his brand new Proto not waxed and it was flying over the wet snow in Mammoth. We buckled up on a cat track and I swear there was no way he'd make it but he just went.

Day 2 it was sticky. Remember this is really wet slush.

I never really noticed wax until this year slush time. I waxed previous years because that's what you were supposed to do. But this year I waxed prior to day 1 in spring corn/slush and it was fast. I was lazy, thinking it'd be fine day 2. Huge mistake. I was sticking like crazy.

Now I'll just wax.
 
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