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    Posted: Apr/04/2010 at 4:09pm
Any recommendations for the best board wax money can buy?

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swix, hands down. It's worth every penny
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  Quote kkruzcek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/04/2010 at 4:22pm
I agree with azn, Swix is some baller wax. Haha I also bought some surf wax from my local surf shop that works pretty good too. I use it as a hot wax, and keep the swix for colder conditions.
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  Quote Snowguy7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/04/2010 at 4:34pm
yup, swix is great, but I have a bunch of burton wax that I got on sale,  no problems with that either
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  Quote JESSICRAZIE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/04/2010 at 5:26pm
i use swix too
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  Quote shop_45296 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/04/2010 at 5:40pm
i dont see much of a difference between burton and swix waxes.
unless you're a professional racer
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  Quote capitacaptain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/04/2010 at 5:55pm
From what I have seen this past season with over 50 waxings between my 3 boards and friends boards that I do, Swix really is worth the money. I have used a handful of other waxes, and none seem to last as long. I use their basic all temp most of the time and to be honest, if you buy in bulk, it is not really that much more than any of the competitors. Also, even with the best wax, if you apply it poorly (or dont scrape enough), it doesnt do you any good.
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  Quote comclovin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/04/2010 at 5:56pm
Bluebird wax is what I use, pretty much exclusively... it's pretty much the shizzle!
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Anyone can just name a wax. How about some reasons WHY one wax is better than another? I'll do myself one better and search the forum for some info because I'm pretty comfortable assuming this has been discussed before.
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  Quote volador Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/04/2010 at 6:29pm
I don't know why one wax would be better than the other except for the fact that maybe one has some narsty arse chemicals/scents/additives etc. to detract from the main purpose of the wax. I haven't really tried different brands so I'd be interested to know which is better too. As far as I can tell it depends mostly on the chemical makeup of the wax rather than the product name.
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  Quote Dave Legacy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/04/2010 at 6:32pm
I've used Dakine All-Temp and OneBallJay Cold-Temp and they're just about the same in terms of performance. I'm going to switch over to Hertel All-temp wax for next season as I've heard nothing but good stuff about it.
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  Quote IceCoast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/04/2010 at 6:34pm
my shop has a ton of that swix wax. ive never used it, but i need some warm weather wax, anyone tried it?, its cheap. sooooooooo
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  Quote BGA4785 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/04/2010 at 6:43pm
I've used a bunch of different brands; Dakine, OneBallJay, and Ass Wax to name a few.  My feeling is if you can ballpark the temp (I generally use an all temp wax anyway), you'll get good performance.  I have used cold temp on a warm day and it was far from fun, as far from fun as the all temp wax was on a day that cold temp was necessary.  If you're waxing every trip or every other trip you'll be good no matter the brand.
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Any type of brand of wax is good for resort riding.   To me they are all same.   I usually just go all temp while in winter season and use warm temp in spring.
Hey Icecoast what kind of shop you have?
and warm temps are better for slushy days, base doesn't get as dried up.
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  Quote jesterloc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/04/2010 at 7:08pm
Poppa Woody wax is the best I have ever used. That is what we used in the shop up in Tahoe. It is locally made there. The pride and craftsmanship are there as well. Personally I have used many different types of wax and none have ever worked better than Poppa Woody. Just pick the right type and temp. Other than that hold on and be ready to go fast
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  Quote ty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/05/2010 at 5:29am
One Ball Jay - four wheel drive wax. Cheap and does the job.
Bring it hard or don't bring it at all.
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  Quote CoMtnRider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/05/2010 at 5:36am
Where is the best place and time to buy wax? Ebay, Sierra (seems to be out of stock), direct manufacturer? I'm assuming its much cheaper in bulk, so are their sites that specialize in this?
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o.b.j. or bluebird
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2013 at 8:41pm
depends on what you're doing, I would say a great combo is High floro swix or toko (low floro is good too) with Graphite OBJ underneath. You crayon the OBJ on first then drip the toko or swix on and iron it in. you can use it with either white yellow or red swix/toko. good for temps from about 20-60F. OH yea and be prepared to pay 100+$ an ounce for that wax. 

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  Quote AJD13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2013 at 8:23pm
honestly... wax is wax... I like swix or one ball jay... right now im using dakine all temp wax... i pretty much get whatever i can find for cheap... I'm not racing or going for speed it doesnt matter to me so much.
It comes and it goes, get it while it lasts.
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Depends what your looking to get out of the wax, and what kind of conditions your board in.
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  Quote JDiggidy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/24/2013 at 9:27am
Originally posted by AJD13

honestly... wax is wax...  

Not for me. Hertel's Super Hot Sauce is the best wax I've used.  You really can tell a difference.  It also works great in a very wide range of temps and conditions.  I even save the shavings from scraping my good board, and use them to boost waxing my rock board.

Sometimes, to make it last a little longer, I'll mix it in with a little One Ball J's 4WD wax, or Burton's HydroCarbon (i think that's what it's called?).  That's good stuff right there.
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Oh my god, where the hell is the super wax thread?! Guys? Gueyz...
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