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    Posted: Nov/21/2010 at 2:37pm
So I got this brush for my birthday and it was $16. I know it's used after waxing, but I don't know why. Is there any fine alturnatives because I think I'm just paying for the ink that wrote Swix
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/21/2010 at 2:43pm
its probably used to create channels in the wax that allow the snow to pass through more efficiently (u go faster)  idk what you mean by fine alternatives, but they are worthwhile esp. if it was free (to you) 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/21/2010 at 2:46pm
some ppl use a nylon brush those scot brite pads as an alternative. the channel as sully say is to allow the snow/water to flow better by giving a direction it should go
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/21/2010 at 6:14pm
The nylon brush gives your board the original texture it had when the board was new (before waxing) which is fine thin channels from tip to tail. The brush just allows you to uncover these again by removing the wax inside these very small channels. This allows your board to flow faster through the snow. If in spring conditions and you don't do this, it could cause your board to stick to the snow or have the feeling of a drag. Other alternatives to a Swix nylon brush is a cheap stiff nylon scrubbing brush you can get at any general store or some scotch brite pads work pretty good too. The reason the brush probably cost so much is because it had the "Swix" logo on it. But they do make quality stuff and if you got the brush for free I wouldn't worry about it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/21/2010 at 6:21pm
I use scotch pads when I wax, and I get good results.  The pads are cheap and I feel are easier to use than the brush.  I guess its all in the eyes of the beholder.  You wanna use a brush more power to ya, but the pads work the same.  And 16 bucks is def paying for the name.  You probably could have went to your local dollar store and bought one that worked just as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/21/2010 at 6:24pm
those small channels are refeered to as structured boards, not all boards have that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/21/2010 at 8:09pm
ok the brush is to give it channels you should brush after you use the scotch bright pads if you're interested in doing a really good wax job. the nylon brush put's texture in your wax not your base that's called base structure and that's what a stone grinder or riling bar are for, you don't want to get your board ground to often though because it will shorten it's life expectancy by quite a lot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/21/2010 at 9:15pm
Along with brushing, I like to floss my boards and make sure they drink plenty of milk.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/22/2010 at 4:06am
I've been using a scotch pad only and it works well, but I'll probably pick up a brush this season too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/22/2010 at 4:25am
structure, as vicente said is in the base, some maufactures put more than others, but always some, unlike vicente said, you can put structure to your base without a grinder, by hand, would i, no. you can do it with sand paper 100 grit or for finer structure 150-180, if it's cold, use a silcon carbide paper, or you can get a steel structure brush(from swix), but this is really something a pro would do. a nylon brush is a good all around brush for texture not structure and general cleaning, i prefer bronze, but i use my nylon(swix by the way) to clean my base, but you can use it to add texture after your wax(if its white nylon about 20 strokes), the thing about scotch pads is that they are irregular, and i use them lightly to just buff, and clean before and after waxing or riding, they don't provide much texture.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/22/2010 at 5:52am
I personally use one of those scotch pads.. maybe I'll pick up a stiff brush this season.. Although I haven't been diligent with waxing my board yet...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/22/2010 at 2:06pm
I didn't ever say that any boards didn't have structure eldo, I just said a brush wasn't going to put it in. And yea you could do it with sand paper as well I suppose, I just always use a riling bar for it on big ptex jobs and such.
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