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Direct Link To This Post Topic: What are the steps to maintain your board
    Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 1:59am
I've just got my first board, so what are the steps that needs to be done before the board hit its first slope?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 2:02am
Some guys wax their new boards but I don't - just mount your bindings and you are all set Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 2:06am
Don't damage it :D
I waxed mine and you might wanna derive a bit if your doing park. That's the advice I got from others
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 2:09am
Mavis - best to get a wax done .... most new boards have a base yes, but it can do with some TLC.
 
Detune the nose and tail edges is handy as well as it may prevent some of those unpredicatable "caught edge" moments on a snowboard and leave you worse than you began .. and not be able to finish your day,week ,month, season of boarding
 
After a couple of days riding I would recommend another wax - new boards tend to be hungry for wax (from my experience) and looking after them to begin with will ensure there performance in the future.
 
Aside from that, stay clear of rocks, so you don't gouge your board - if you do take it to a tuning shop for some work.
 
Sierra (and You Tube) has plenty of how to videos on tuning and waxing. Is a good skill to learn as you will learn more about the technology of snowboarding which also can help you understand how to improve your riding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 2:15am
Stay away from asshole skiers in lift lines who ram into the back of your board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 2:29am
omfg fkn hate skiiers,

they just push in too, im like right here I'm looking at you and you're still pushing in...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 2:39am
You might wanna try this out too, depending on your board.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 3:14am
When would you know the board need some waxing and sharpening up around the edges?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 3:58am
Originally posted by Mavis

When would you know the board need some waxing and sharpening up around the edges?
If you are a beginnner you will more than likely not notice anything about the edges until you start progressing a little further - but you will probably notice a need for a wax, when your board jsut doesn't go anywhere ... this can also be dependant on snow types.
 
If the base of your board looks all shredded and gouged then it is time for a wax.
 
Generally - a weeks good boarding on good snow = a wax. That is what I have always run with ...
 
There will be other advice, take the best of everything, we all have our own ways of doing things
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 4:23am
you should start of by waxing it, if your arn't planning to do it any snowboarding soon time to protect the base layer. Scrap it off when season starts. l also like to wipe down the edges so they dont rust from water
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 11:27am
Originally posted by hockysa

omfg fkn hate skiiers,

they just push in too, im like right here I'm looking at you and you're still pushing in...


I think most adults are fine but it's the kids that keep ramming in with their skis.

But yeah, wax and file down your nose and tail and you're good to go.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 11:33am
Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

Originally posted by hockysa

omfg fkn hate skiiers,

they just push in too, im like right here I'm looking at you and you're still pushing in...


I think most adults are fine but it's the kids that keep ramming in with their skis.

But yeah, wax and file down your nose and tail and you're good to go.


Same, I also hate skiiers thinks they run the park cuz they can do corkscrews or alleyoops.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 11:38am
Originally posted by iwantsomekoolaid

Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

Originally posted by hockysa

omfg fkn hate skiiers,

they just push in too, im like right here I'm looking at you and you're still pushing in...


I think most adults are fine but it's the kids that keep ramming in with their skis.

But yeah, wax and file down your nose and tail and you're good to go.


Same, I also hate skiiers thinks they run the park cuz they can do corkscrews or alleyoops.  
 
lol and snowboarders can't?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 11:43am
Just other poster have stated, just wax your board and you are good to go. Detuning is optional if you want to avoid catching edges. And also, mount your binding later on closer to the season instead of doing it now. Better for storage.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 11:43am
Originally posted by Alkasquawlik

Originally posted by iwantsomekoolaid

Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

Originally posted by hockysa

omfg fkn hate skiiers,

they just push in too, im like right here I'm looking at you and you're still pushing in...


I think most adults are fine but it's the kids that keep ramming in with their skis.

But yeah, wax and file down your nose and tail and you're good to go.


Same, I also hate skiiers thinks they run the park cuz they can do corkscrews or alleyoops.  

i know snowboarders can but theres more skiiers that can do corkscrews or alleyoops at my resort than snowboarders.
 
lol and snowboarders can't?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 11:47am
and what resort is that?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 11:53am
^ bear valley, lot of skiiers. But I also go to northstar which has a lot of snowboarders than skiiers but im talking about bear valley.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 11:55am
Originally posted by iwantsomekoolaid

^ bear valley, lot of skiiers. But I also go to northstar which has a lot of snowboarders than skiiers but im talking about bear valley.
 
Honestly, reading that post made my head hurt.
 
Bear Valley sucks talent-wise, so I can see your point.
But Northstar has a ton of good snowboarders, so you fail there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/03/2010 at 12:03pm
Originally posted by Alkasquawlik

Originally posted by iwantsomekoolaid

^ bear valley, lot of skiiers. But I also go to northstar which has a lot of snowboarders than skiiers but im talking about bear valley.
 
Honestly, reading that post made my head hurt.
 
Bear Valley sucks talent-wise, so I can see your point.
But Northstar has a ton of good snowboarders, so you fail there.


I wasnt talking about Northstar I know Northstar has a ton of good snowboarders so i wasnt talking about Northstar, I was talking about Bear Valley which has a lot of skiers than snowboarders
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/10/2010 at 12:40pm
If it is a sintered base, than the more you wax it the faster it will be. If the edges are really sharp, I might detune, but some people like really sharp edges, especially if the goal is to go fast. If your goal is to get good in the park, I would detune the edges so your board is more forgiving. It's all a matter of preference.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/10/2010 at 12:52pm
Just hit the slopes your first time. You can worry about wax after a few days
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/10/2010 at 12:59pm
the boards you buy most likely come pre waxed from the factory. so you can use it right away, unless your a park rat you can detune youre edges. find out how by looking at youtube videos, you can actually see how they do it. and i wax every 2 or 3 times i go. buy a cheap snowboarding iron (30 bucks ish) and some wax and scrapers (10 bucks) and you are set!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/11/2010 at 8:18pm
When filing the edges, is it only for the nose and tail or the sides as well?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2010 at 2:13am
Originally posted by Mavis

When filing the edges, is it only for the nose and tail or the sides as well?
Hey Mavis - detuning is only about the nose and tail ... doing the full base edge is something you can leave until you get lots more experience ... the easy way to do your base edge is to take it to a tuning shop ...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2010 at 2:21am
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. . . some people like really sharp edges . . .
Hehe, I reckon I could shave with mine.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/15/2010 at 8:40am
When it comes to the side edges do they need to be tuned out of the box? Or would they be already tuned from the factory?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/15/2010 at 8:47am
Already tuned.

The only reason you'd want to tune the side edges on a new board is if you wanted to change the bevel angle.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/15/2010 at 8:58am
Brand new boards from the factory are usually tuned and ready to go right out of the bag.  Even so, many people like to wax their new board before taking it out for the first time, and that's a good thing to do if you felt like it (especially if you've got one with a sintered base).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/15/2010 at 9:05am
its tuned out of the factory, if anything all you need to do is detune the edges
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/15/2010 at 9:08am
detune nose and tail, wax after going a couple times, but learn to tune and wax, plenty of vids on here to learn from.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/17/2010 at 9:50am
Thanks for the help man. I've been looking for the answer to that question for ages. I don't plan on hitting the park until I get more comfortable so the angles should be good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 8:06am
How often should I wax my board?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 8:10am
first, make sure your board has a sintered base. after that, its at your discretion really. you're not going to harm your board by waxing it too often, but you will probably waste wax/money. I shoot for every 3-4 days on the mountain myself. An easy way to check if your board needs wax is to look for white areas on the base, they show up more on the edges, as thats where you spend most of your time riding. you can see the dry white areas on this board, if your base looks like this, wax it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 8:22am
I would throw on a layer of wax even if the board is new because most likely the factory wax job is a very thin layer.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 8:34am
I new that when you first get the board you should wax because the manufactures throw a small coat on just to keep dust and crap off it while its on the shelves.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 11:33am
Should extruded bases not be waxed?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 11:34am
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Should extruded bases not be waxed?
They should be waxed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 12:35pm
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Should extruded bases not be waxed?
They should be waxed


They should be waxed but they just won't hold wax well so you need to continuously throw on a wax job.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2010 at 2:13pm
I agre with some of the other guys you just need to wax it and you'll get a little better use out of the board.
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