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    Posted: Sep/17/2010 at 11:19pm
so some people have said to wax a board right out of the package and others have said that it's good to go.

i'm not gonna be riding the board til probably december. i'm wondering what the pros and cons of waxing my board for a few idle months will do.. or if the factory wax will be able to hold its own until i start riding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2010 at 3:39am
all boards come pre-waxed.  it helps keep the board moist between making it and using it.  if you got a new board (2011), it's probably good to go ride at least once from the factory.  just sitting around will slowly dry out the base during the summer, which is why people wax once at the end of the season and just leave a layer on there.  next winter you can just scrape off the old wax and you're good to go.  factory wax usually sucks though (people say one ball jay wax is really good but ive found that gnu boards seem to dry out even faster..) so it never hurts to wax it once before you even get on it.
if you bought a board from last season, it's just been sitting around a warehouse drying out.  so yes, i'd recommend waxing it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2010 at 4:15am
better be safe than sorry. just go wax it first now, and scrap it off when ur about to go ride. If you dont wax it every so often, it can damage your board and dry it out. Your investing a 200$+ board, might as well spend an additional 5-10 for wax
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2010 at 4:53am
pros- helps protects your board from drying out while its storing
cons - dont see any cons of putting on layer of wax before storing away
 
if anyone has any cons for waxing before storing .......besides cost of wax which is pennies compared to board price
 
would love to know also
cause thats what ive been doing since ive owning my own gear
 
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2010 at 4:54am
the factory wax will probably last you a day from my experience and what I have been told by friends who have gone through a few boards
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2010 at 5:17am
Originally posted by winze

the factory wax will probably last you a day from my experience and what I have been told by friends who have gone through a few boards
that's a good general rule.  burton's n20wfo base is supposed to be good for 4-5 times out brand new but my vrocker started turning white after a day.  it was pretty icey though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2010 at 8:28am
If your base doesn't look dry now, I would wait until dec to wax it. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2010 at 1:05pm
Wax the damn thing and dont scrape it. Come shred time scrape it and
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2010 at 1:09pm
this site could probably cut down on 99% of its posts if there were stickies about waxing, boots, board sizing, and a few others.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/18/2010 at 1:10pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/19/2010 at 4:22pm
no cons to waxing except having a faster and easier turning board, period. end of sentence
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/19/2010 at 4:43pm

Originally posted by spenser

this site could probably cut down on 99% of its posts if there were stickies about waxing, boots, board sizing, and a few others.


i agree, say a read before posting thread. But even then, we probably barely have any mods who are willing to make a compilation? 


I would probably say if the OP used the search function then this question would not have to be asked for the nth time.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/19/2010 at 5:13pm
i just ride it with the factory wax the first time, then wax it my second time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/19/2010 at 5:18pm
i would deffinitly wax it before your first time out. but you dont have to do anything to it now if your not riding. just keep it in its case and safe you dont want it to get knocked over somewhere and gouge the base before you even start riding. at the end of each season i would wax it and then jsut not scrape it, and before the season scrape all that off and rewax it again, jsut to make sure the base doesnt dry out. now i ride turf in the summer, so i wax it regularly. youll be fine jsut wax it before you ride it even if its the night before.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/19/2010 at 8:41pm
All my boards i just ride fresh out the plastic,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/19/2010 at 8:45pm
I usually ride a brand new board once or twice when I first get it before I self wax. However, I ALWAYS coat it for the Summer when it's sitting around.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/19/2010 at 8:47pm
I say wax it before you take it out..I didn't to my last board and had a few nice gouges from rocks that really made marks in the p-tex base. I guess if you are gonna be in good snow then you're fine but otherwise I would definitely.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/19/2010 at 9:47pm
Like most people are saying waxing it now would probaly be best, the factory wax should be good enough to keep it from drying out when it is sitting in the shop so it sould be alright for a few months but i would recomend waxing it before you ride.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2010 at 12:10am
Yeah, waxing it wont harm anyone or anything. It will however protect your board and make it a bit easier to ride. Although, you can ride them straight out of the factory. Goodluck
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/29/2010 at 12:19pm
wow... thanks for the information guys, so i guess its better to wax it then not waxing it right?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/29/2010 at 12:49pm
You should wax it, I just took my new board out and didn't have to throw on a wax job and I have some scratches that could have been prevented.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/29/2010 at 12:54pm
If you're going to do it yourself then do whatever you feel like.  If you're going to pay somebody then don't waste your money.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/29/2010 at 3:31pm
wax it, you wont regret it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/29/2010 at 3:36pm
Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

You should wax it, I just took my new board out and didn't have to throw on a wax job and I have some scratches that could have been prevented.


huh??? how does wax prevent scratches from happening?? the wax is absorbed into the pores so i have no clue how wax can prevent scratches.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/29/2010 at 11:37pm
Do the wax job.....lets see, 400 on a new board but no thx to a 20 wax job....take care of your baby
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/29/2010 at 11:43pm
I've got a Sierra RC sitting in storage, it's pretty dark so I don't know how much moisture there is but I won't be back on it for half a year - should I pull it out and give it a good coat of wax to stop it from drying out?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/29/2010 at 11:47pm
pow...most def...and if you can, store it in a board bag
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2010 at 7:57am
yeah, dont let that baby sit and dry out.  wax and keep it on until you board again
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2010 at 9:20am
I always wax my boards.
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