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    Posted: Nov/15/2008 at 6:35am
so i got my skunk ape as many of you know, should i ride the first day with the factory wax or should i wax it myself, probably only going down about 20-30 times so let me know what you think so i can get it done before the first day, thanks
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2008 at 6:36am
First use the search function.  LOLLOLLOL

Secondly just wax that shat yourself before you take it up.  The factory wax isn't really that great.  A good hot wax done by hand will last you about 3-5 trips depending on the conditions.  I rode the factory wax on my vapor and regretted it.  I didn't even get 2 days out of the factory wax. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2008 at 6:37am
ride it then wax it.  I rode my TRS without waxing and it was fine with the factory wax.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2008 at 7:02am
i know just thinkin long term for the board...i should probably just wax it like bru said, sorry for not searching i thought it might be different tho because it said factory waxed with bbj wax and ready to ride and all that stuff...so ill probably wax it up in a few days...slopes open exactly one week from now woot haha
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2008 at 7:05am
No problem on the search.  Wink  You can definitely ride the factory wax and it isn't going to hamper the boards long term performance.  I personally wax my boards before I ride them.  Like I said I didn't with the vapor due to moving and what not and I regretted it.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2008 at 7:08am
right ill probably just do it...wax is cheap compared to the board so i might as well just throw some on there, do you think it will matter if i dont use the suggested blue ball jay wax or whatever its called? i thought it was just a partnership thing and they were advertising for them...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2008 at 7:08am
Nah man it doesn't matter what brand wax you use.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2008 at 7:28am
alright cool ill do it tonight then maybe if i get a chance
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2008 at 8:42am
The difference between the factory wax and a good hot wax yourself is speed and major glide.
 
When got a customX 2 years ago I rode the factory wax and I was like yeah pretty good. Next weekend I got it waxed and was like whoa! It was sooooo much faster and would just glide forever.
 
Yeah, you can totally go out and ride the factory wax, you'll just be missing the full potential of the board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2008 at 10:33am
wax it then ride it..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2008 at 11:36am
It is definitely better to wax it before you ride it.  Doing a hot wax job before you ride the board will allow the board to perform to its potential so that you are absolutely stoked with your board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2008 at 12:10pm
Definitely wax it. Even though I love Mervin, their factory wax sucks compared to other options out there.

If you want to ship me your skunk ape I will wax it (ride it) and (probably not) ship it back.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2008 at 5:43am
Originally posted by CraigD

Definitely wax it. Even though I love Mervin, their factory wax sucks compared to other options out there.

If you want to ship me your skunk ape I will wax it (ride it) and (probably not) ship it back.


At least you are honest.  LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2008 at 6:13am
Waxing your board (as long as you do it properly) will NEVER hurt your board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2008 at 6:15am
Originally posted by Phatman

Waxing your board (as long as you do it properly) will NEVER hurt your board.
 
Only make the Iron hot enough to melt the wax and that's it, then keep it moving and don't leave it in one spot on your board for too long.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2008 at 12:38pm
ive done it before lol just seeing what you guys thought and okay craigd, pm me ur address lol jk
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2008 at 12:41pm
I would wax it for sure since its a lib. there factory wax job is pretty horrible from my experiences.. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2008 at 12:43pm
lol...they probably dont use too much wax on their boards because its better for the environment haha
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2008 at 3:36pm
Originally posted by BRUIZZA

First use the search function.  LOLLOLLOL


That was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the thread topic =P

I'd wax it because it's probably been in the shop for awhile with its base exposed to air and all (especially if you've just bought a board from the previous year model, but looks like you bought this year's model.)  Usually I leave my board hot waxed and un-scrapped over the summer (in storage), but obviously they don't come like this out of the factory.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2008 at 4:16pm
right kaabob...thats what i did with my old baron and now i got all the wax off..maybe ill just wax it and keep it on until the night before the first time i go...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2008 at 4:45pm
Most hot waxes are pretty good... Just stay away from the Dakine stuff, it's horrible.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2008 at 5:02pm
OBJ wax smells gooooood =)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2008 at 5:40pm
Wax for sure.  Even beyond just its longevity, factory wax is cheapo stuff that's there so bases don't dry out on the showroom floor.  It's not meant for performance.  First time I took out my old Salomon Special was on factory wax and the whole day it felt sluggish (mid-winter, so slush and that sort of thing wasn't a factor).  Waxed it up for ride no. 2, similar conditions, and that thing flew.
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WAX%20ON!
 
WAX ON!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2008 at 7:47am
Originally posted by JMichaels

WAX%20ON!
 

<FONT face="Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=5>WAX ON!

HAHA. Wax on...but DON'T wax off!
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