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I just got into snowboarding so I'm kind of dumb when it comes to this haha...Anyway, so I've heard a few people say that you should wax your board before storing it for the off-season. Well, when I bought my board, I had a shop tune it and wax it. I've only been on the snow twice this season so should I wax it again before I store it or is the wax that they put on it going to stay?

By the way, how often should I wax my board?
 

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if it's nighttime, i wax,lol... sometimes just the perimeter and a re-smoothing of it all

if there's fresh snow, i wax...nothing worse than getting out there finding out that you shoulda... worth getting your own basic waxing and tune-up stuff and learning how, it's easy cost as much as 1 or 2 tune-up at the show

saw someone mention waxing the edges for summer storage, makes sense to me, so why not...
 

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Some people wax it before each session, some other every now and then. And some never.

I personally do it on a regular basis (every couple of sessions or so). If you care about your board and want to preserve its base, it's common sense really. In any case, it can't hurt to wax it often.

As far as storage goes, it is recommended to store it waxed, flat, in a dry environment. If you've only used it twice, you probably still have some wax left in the base, but I highly doubt it fully covers the edges.

If you're into snowboarding, get yourself a waxing kit. You may even get some pleasure doing it. Or not.
 

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I wax mine but don't scrape it before storing it. Over the summer the wax seems to dry out and in the fall there's not much left to scrape off. I believe that this keeps the base from drying out. Some say this is b.s but it's easy to do.

I store my boards standing up on their tail and don't stack them on each other. I don't think it matters how you store the board e.g standing up/lying down as long as you don't have weight on them.

As for how often to wax, sintered bases start to get dry/white at the edges as the wax wears away, that's how you can see when wax is needed. Depending on the snow texture you may need to wax every day or two or you may only need to wax after quite a few sessions. Some say waxing is bullshit and you don't need it but I'm sure it gives you some extra glide in the flats and I hate skating.
 

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Really found it isn't necessary. Have left my old board drying out all summer yet it still takes a hot wax just fine. I do glob a bunch of wax on my newer boards, then scrape it off in the fall. Melting the wax over the edges does help with the rusting.
 

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Some wax, some don't. Winter / Summer. It takes little or no time to toss on a layer: don't be neat about it. Let it run down all over the edges and you will keep the rust off your edges. Clean it up before your first ride next season. Oh, next season........:sad:
 

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Awesome, thanks for your help guys! :thumbsup:

So, I'll just put some wax on it and not scrape it off to be safe. I don't want my board to get messed up.

Oh, next season........
Yeah, I know...So far away :( Funny, I've never wanted it to get back cold again until I started boarding haha
 

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So, I'll just put some wax on it and not scrape it off to be safe. I don't want my board to get messed up.
Anybody that says you need to wax it so it doesn't dry out doesn't know their ass from a hole in the ground. People, THEY'RE SNOWBOARDS NOT FUCKING BARBIE DOLLS!

The board is not going to de-camber if it's not laid flat, it's not going to "dry out" because it was never wet to begin with. It's plastic! FUCK!

I'm all for proper maintenance of the board, but this is getting retarded. Wax the board as often as you think you need (for me that works out to anywhere from 4-10 days on the board depending on how lazy I am), and don't worry about it for the summer. I store mine in a board bag hanging on my garage wall.

As long as you're not stacking pianos on it or using it as an improptu cutting board, all will be well... :dizzy:
 

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Someone once mentioned rubbing some wd-40 along the edge all the way around to prevent rust over the summer.
 

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anything that will block the air getting to it, oxidation should work, you could put butter if you want, yum

and to anyone who never waxes, please stay to the right...or left, pick a side
 

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Poutanen, Poutanen, Poutanen; how quickly you forget. I agree, wax / no wax over the summer on the base is neither here nor there. But you are now out there in the dry, dry, dry west (yes, I am jealous ) where humidity is of no concern. Back here in the east, the humidity over the summer can pit your edges faster than a 7500 sintered. If you want to keep the rust at bay, ( good suggestion Donutz +1 ) you should do something to keep the rust monster at bay. Slap a messy, cover your edges, drip on the floor coat on your board and forget about it till the snow flies again.
 

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Someone once mentioned rubbing some wd-40 along the edge all the way around to prevent rust over the summer.
This sounds like a bad idea... Any petroleum based product will work like a solvent on other petroleum based products... ie it will soften your topsheet if it gets on there, and could wreck your sidewalls and base, depending on what they're made of...
 

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Yeah I used to store my Kemper in the basement in good 'ole Hamilton, or wherever I was at the time. That board is almost 20 years old and I'll show you pics. It's fine!

Maybe I've just been lucky but I think this is all WAY overkill... :D
 

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Storage wax? Really? Why? Let it sit for a few months, then when the snow flies, grab it, wax it, ride it. Rinse and repeat as often as you feel necessary. It's not rocket science, it's snowboarding. The only way I'd worry is if you are storing it in a puddle. Of course, if you're doing that, you've got way more problems than worrying about your snowboard. :dizzy:
 

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kick or throw the board into the corner of a room and go fishing/floating the river/riding motorcycles/camping/to hippie festivals all summer long.

its worked fine for the last 22 years or so.
 

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i could never do that to my board, even if it 'doesn't matter'....bad karma

your board might just decide it don't like that poor treatment, wrap you and it around a tree next time out, for real

i've actually told some groms, that i see dragging the tail of their shit across the parking lot, up to the lift or whatever, 'hey, respect your gear'...they look at me like i'm frikkn nuts, but they carry it right after, heha, yeh, i'm that guy, LOL
 

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every snowboard dies... not every snowboard truly lives.


its called shredding for a reason. seek and destroy.
 

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In 15 years, I've never once waxed a board prior to putting it away for the summer. Does this mean that you *shouldn't*? No idea, but I've never had a problem with it.

THAT SAID, I dig waxing/tuning my boards, so I may actually do it just for shits this year.

And this season went by way too fast, dammit.
 
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