Member Rewards
Extra 10-20% off select Purchases
More Info - Join Now
0 Staff | 31 Members
Live Chat
trusnow
Powered by 407,160 Members
Shopping Forum Out of Stock
username or email password
 Forum Home > SNOWBOARDS > The Board Room

Quick Login: Forgot password?

Topic ClosedDo I need to wax a new snowboard-

Share/Save/Bookmark



Author
  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
joneil View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar

Joined: May/20/2009
Location: 34
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3
Direct Link To This Post Topic: Do I need to wax a new snowboard-
    Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 8:32am
Please be kind to me for this is my first post here in the forum. I've search online (enough but not that hard) for some light to my question as the subject says: Do I need to wax a new board? I just bought one for this season and I am planning to go out this weekend and was thinking if I need to apply any wax at all or just shred some pow as is. 
Back to Top
ABrad25 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar
Play hard or look good

Joined: Dec/17/2008
Location: 44
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 622
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 8:33am
Well you could get away for a few times but i def did before i went out so you probably good so your not caught behind anyone 
Back to Top
hana24 View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar

Joined: Dec/26/2007
Location: 19
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 9719
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 8:34am
New boards come prewaxed from the factory.  You can go ride it for a day or two, but it wouldn't hurt to wax it.

Also the older the board, the more time it's been sitting in a warehouse where the wax could've dried out.  If it's this year's board...go ride it.  If it's an older board, check the base to see if it looks dry.

To search the forums you can use google just do trusnow forum _____ (whatever you're searching for).

Welcome to the forums!
Back to Top
quik217 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum


Joined: Nov/11/2010
Location: 19
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 134
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 8:34am
Most new boards come pre-waxed from the factory. But the general opinion is that that wax job is only good for 1 day or 2...
Back to Top
lightning80 View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar

Joined: Mar/10/2010
Location: NorCal
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4488
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 8:35am
new boards usually come pre-waxed. you should be good to go for a few days of riding. have fun!
Back to Top
GoHuckYourself View Drop Down
Educator
Educator
Avatar

Joined: Aug/09/2009
Location: 19
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 16
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 8:46am
New boards do come pre-waxed, however, i always iron wax a new board to preserve the factory wax. in addition, when you wax your board prior to your first use, the board "flies" down the mountain. I would wax the board as soon as you get it, but dont scrape it until right before u use it. 
Nathan
Back to Top
hawkeyepnx View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar

Joined: Nov/29/2010
Location: 39
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 419
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 8:48am
Also, use the iron on wax if you want to go a few rides before needing to wax, the wipe on needs to be applied usually for each ride
Back to Top
ColaLover View Drop Down
Local
Local
Avatar

Joined: Dec/06/2008
Location: 30
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 856
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 10:06am
new boards usually come pre-waxed. But you should wax the more times you ride.
Back to Top
hugedodge2000 View Drop Down
Lift Op.
Lift Op.


Joined: Dec/16/2010
Location: 9
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 10:11am
I wax before I ride, new board or not!
Back to Top
dogtown View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar
technine

Joined: Nov/13/2010
Location: 52
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 28
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 10:14am
i would throw some good wax on it and then shred!
Back to Top
nlg516 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar

Joined: Mar/25/2010
Location: 43
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 158
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 10:16am
If you already have an iron and some wax, it couldn't hurt to go ahead and wax it before you go.  If not, the factory wax should be good for your first couple days of riding.
Back to Top
bmwcrazy View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar

Joined: Nov/13/2010
Location: 24
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 95
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 11:00am
Hm I'm pretty new at snowboarding and I just bought my first used board.

Should I be waxing it? Or would I go too fast and crack my head open...I have never gone "fast" before because each time I trip going at the same speed as others I go flying. Basically I don't want to die, do I still wax?
Back to Top
LaCheast View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar

Joined: May/21/2009
Location: 45
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 8
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 11:04am
Even if you don't want to "go fast" you still need to wax your board. One of the points to waxing is to keep the bottom of your board protected from rocks bushes and anything else that shouldn't be on the runs but is.
Back to Top
bmwcrazy View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar

Joined: Nov/13/2010
Location: 24
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 95
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 11:15am
Originally posted by LaCheast

Even if you don't want to "go fast" you still need to wax your board. One of the points to waxing is to keep the bottom of your board protected from rocks bushes and anything else that shouldn't be on the runs but is.


Aight, thanks. Will be waxing it soon :D
Back to Top
joneil View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar

Joined: May/20/2009
Location: 34
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 11:46am
That shed some light to the question. I've been hesitating on to do or not for a few days now. Thanks a lot guys. Appreciate all the help from all of you. I'll be waxing my board tonight then.
All I can say for now is.. Goodbye mom's iron. lol.

Thanks!Clap
Back to Top
Ginger View Drop Down
Local
Local
Avatar

Joined: Sep/07/2008
Location: 45
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1574
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 11:52am
A tiny layer of wax wont protect from rocks sticks bushing or anything else that shouldn't be on the runs but is. Waxing isn't just to keep your board fast it's to keep your base protected from small things on the hill like miny ice chunks so you just glide on it, to fill scratches so if they get hit again it won't do as much damage and the obvious to slide easier on the snow. Also not waxing for long periods can actually dry out your board if it doesn't have any on it and you just let it sit in your garage. And if it's powder, you don't need to wax if it's a new board. New boards come with a minor amount of crappy factory wax that you can't tell the difference if your in pow pow. Just sayin
Back to Top
Mr8iggins View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar
Hi.

Joined: Nov/03/2010
Location: 16
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 297
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 11:54am
Good decision on waxing it. It can only do good to wax your deck (unless you suck at waxing). just keep it waxed and it will last.
Back to Top
BoxStomper View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar

Joined: Jan/03/2010
Location: 37
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1537
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 11:56am
do peopel know how to search on here, or even google for that matter...seriously, people dont need a new thread for every stupid little question thats been answered 40 different times on similar threads.
Back to Top
Ginger View Drop Down
Local
Local
Avatar

Joined: Sep/07/2008
Location: 45
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1574
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 12:01pm

Problem BoxStomper? Maybe you should read the first post, as you can see, it's "her" first time here. Andsomeone already pointed that out. So how bout you go have a rage on /b/ k?

Back to Top
BoxStomper View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar

Joined: Jan/03/2010
Location: 37
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1537
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 12:04pm
oooo...
Back to Top
tm12881 View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar

Joined: Dec/06/2006
Location: 18
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2281
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 12:11pm
Like others already said, the new boards come waxed from the factory. I would usually put a fresh coat of wax before taking it out on the snow, but if you don't have time or just simply don't want to, the factory wax should be good enough for a few times on the snow, so you can wait til then.
Back to Top
gnolgnol View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar
JacksonHole

Joined: Mar/26/2008
Location: 34
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 59
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 12:17pm
Factory Waxe NO need
Back to Top
hise442 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar
Method

Joined: Sep/17/2009
Location: 36
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 383
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 12:20pm
yea I would never trust factory wax, run your finger nail up the base and see if any wax comes off if no then you need to wax!!!
Back to Top
beunknown View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar

Joined: Feb/09/2009
Location: 34
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 485
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 12:24pm
I would say wax it after you go the first time. If it is a Burton, it will last you for 2 or 3 days, otherwise they last 1 to 2. Just wax it soon but certainly you don't need to before you use it at all
Back to Top
djinhwan View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar

Joined: Feb/05/2008
Location: 22
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2111
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 12:29pm
never hurts to rewax!
my mom says im hardcore
Back to Top
Boogeyman24 View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar

Joined: Aug/19/2007
Location: 39
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2320
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 12:33pm
Originally posted by Ginger

Problem BoxStomper? Maybe you should read the first post, as you can see, it's "her" first time here. Andsomeone already pointed that out. So how bout you go have a rage on /b/ k?


hey thread police where does it say it's "her" first time here?  if you would click on "her" member profile "she" is a 28 year old male.

also, not sure which woman would have the "facebook lost camera hoax" model as an avatar.  so maybe you should pay attention to the thread before you go calling people out. 

just sayin.
Say Shhhhhh...
Back to Top
Scorer099 View Drop Down
Local
Local
Avatar

Joined: Oct/30/2007
Location: 9
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2393
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 12:39pm
Originally posted by hise442

yea I would never trust factory wax, run your finger nail up the base and see if any wax comes off if no then you need to wax!!!


Oh really? Pretty sure when your done waxing you should be able to run your nails over the board and scrape no wax off, does this mean i need to wax again????

Don't give advice if you don't know what your saying...

Oh, and why would i trust any wax.
I'm just here to look cool...

www.angrysnowboarder.com
Back to Top
hhoorrnn View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar
couple miles up!

Joined: Sep/13/2010
Location: 9
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 36
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 1:16pm
I have some scrapes on the bottom of my board from some early season mishaps, how deep does it have to be when i should think about ptex verse a good wax?
Back to Top
Scorer099 View Drop Down
Local
Local
Avatar

Joined: Oct/30/2007
Location: 9
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2393
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 1:40pm
Originally posted by hhoorrnn

I have some scrapes on the bottom of my board from some early season mishaps, how deep does it have to be when i should think about ptex verse a good wax?


The only time you NEED to P-tex is if the gouge exposes the core. I like to fill any gouges that run along the edge also or large and run perpendicular to the edge of the board, but the wuld have to be very wide and long for me to worry about those.
I'm just here to look cool...

www.angrysnowboarder.com
Back to Top
Vengleelim View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar
Epic!

Joined: Jan/22/2009
Location: 17
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 652
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 6:49pm
I like to scrape off the factory wax at the start and wax it myself. And then re-wax as needed throughout the season.
Back to Top
Ginger View Drop Down
Local
Local
Avatar

Joined: Sep/07/2008
Location: 45
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1574
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 6:53pm
Originally posted by Boogeyman24

Originally posted by Ginger

Problem BoxStomper? Maybe you should read the first post, as you can see, it's "her" first time here. Andsomeone already pointed that out. So how bout you go have a rage on /b/ k?


hey thread police where does it say it's "her" first time here?  if you would click on "her" member profile "she" is a 28 year old male.

also, not sure which woman would have the "facebook lost camera hoax" model as an avatar.  so maybe you should pay attention to the thread before you go calling people out. 

just sayin.
Yes I made an assumption that it was a chick, my bad. No big deal there. Also maybe if you pay attention to the first post in this thread you would see where it says that. Idiot. Howbout you read before you post? And i dont know what the "facebook lost camera hoax" is but either way that has nothing to do with the fact it's his first time here and didn't know how to use the search function. And I qoute "so maybe you should pay attention to the thread before you go calling people out."
 
Here's the proof bud. "Please be kind to me for this is my first post here in the forum."
 
And with the ptex situation it's true you only NEED to do it with the core exposed, but it's good to do with gashes etc. Cuz who wan'ts a huge gash just filled with wax... thats not gunna speed you up.
 
And the factory wax thing.. if wax comes off if you scrape your fingernail on it that you need to scrape it off. You want as little layer of wax/ get as much off as you can.
Back to Top
AngryCow View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum


Joined: Nov/10/2010
Location: 17
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 22
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 7:20pm
Good info here, how about some waxing technique? lol
Back to Top
tomek77pl View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar

Joined: Dec/08/2009
Location: 38
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1921
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2010 at 4:35am
i waxed mine before i hit the slopes. when mine came in the base was dry so i waxed it
Back to Top
keljai View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar

Joined: Mar/01/2010
Location: 51
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3351
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2010 at 4:55am
when l got my board, l could tell my base was really dry and needed a good wax. Ditched out 20$ to do the hot wax. at least l had peace of mind
Back to Top
Mr8iggins View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar
Hi.

Joined: Nov/03/2010
Location: 16
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 297
Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2010 at 5:00am
^^^ You, my friend, need to learn how to wax your own shtit... like right now.... do it. It's guna save you a butt load of money in the long run. no more $20 waxes
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down


Find Us Elsewherex

Daily Giveaway
Rome S90
Rome S90 Snowboard Bindings

$135.0
Recent Winners
jet467asukaluthienlashchun
  • Follow us on:  (view all)





    TruSnow is upfront

© TruSnow - All Rights Reserved
Snowboards
Snowboards View All

Mens Snowboards Womens Snowboards Kids and Youth Snowboards

Up to 40% Off
Bindings
Snowboard Bindings View All

Mens Bindings Womens Bindings Kids and Youth Bindings

Up to 40% Off
Boots
Snowboard Boots View All

Mens Boots Womens Boots Kids and Youth Boots

Up to 40% Off
Skis
Alpine, Downhill Skis View All

Mens Skis Womens Skis Kids and Youth Skis

Cross Country Skis


Mens Skis Womens Skis Kids and Youth Skis

Up to 40% Off On Skis
Bindings
Alpine, Downhill Ski Bindings View All

Mens Bindings Womens Bindings Kids and Youth Bindings

Cross Country Bindings


Mens Bindings Womens Bindings Kids and Youth Bindings

Up to 40% Off On Ski Bindings
Boots
Alpine, Downhill Ski Boots View All

Mens Boots Womens Boots Kids and Youth Boots

Cross Country Boots


Mens Boots Womens Boots Kids and Youth Boots

Up to 40% Off On Ski Boots
Skis
View All SkisView All Ski BindingsView All Ski Boots
Accessories

Up To 40% Off On Accessories
Brands
View All Brands
24/7
2XL
4Frnt
5150
686
Accurate
Adidas
Adio
Airblaster
Airhead
Alien Workshop
Almost
Alpina
Alpinestars
Alps
Altamont
Analog
Anon
Arbor
Arctic Edge
Armada
Arnette
Artec
Ashbury
Atomic
Audex
Avalanche
Axion
Backcountry Access
Bakoda
Bearpaw
Bern
Big Agnes
Billabong
Black Diamond
Black Label
Blind
Bogner
Bond
Bones
Bonfire
Booster
Boulder Gear
Burton
Byerly
Capita
Cappel
Casual Industrees
Celtek
Chocolate
Chrome
Circa
Cliche
Coal
Coleman
Columbia
Connelly
Craft
Creature
CWB
DaKine
Dalbello
Darkstar
Darn Tough
DC
Deeluxe
Demolition
Descente
DNA
Download
Dragon
Drake
Drop
DSO
Dub
DVD
DVS
Dynastar
Eastern
Electric
Element
Elwood
Emerica
Enjoi
ES
Etnies
Eureka
Extrasport
Eye
F2
Fallen
Fast Wax
FBM
Fischer
Flip
Flow
Flybikes
Forum
Foundation
Foursquare
Fourstar
Fox
Fox River
Freestyle
Fresh
FSA
Full Tilt
Fundamental
Gator Boards
Girl
Giro
Globe
Gnu
Gold Coast
GoldCoast
Gran Royale
Gravis
Grenade
GT
Gullwing
Habitat
Head
Helly Hansen
Hitec
HO
Hoffman
Holden
Hurley
Hyperlite
Icelantic
Intense
IPath
Irish Setter
Jeenyus
Jessup
Jet Pilot
Jones
K2
Kampus
Keen
Kelty
Kemper
Kenda
KHE
Kidsnow
KMC
Krooked
L1
Lakai
Lamar
Lange
Leki
Lib Tech
Liberty
Lifetime
Line
Liquid Force
Lizard Skins
Look
LTD
M3
M4
M6
Marker
Marmot
Matix
Maxxis
Merrell
Morrow
Mountain Hardwear
Mystery
Neff
Nike
Nitro
Nitrous
Nixon
Nollie
Nomis
Nordica
O'Brien
O'neill
Oakley
Obey
ODI
Odyssey
Omatic
Orage
Osiris
Otnes
Outdoor Research
Palmer
Patagonia
Phase Five
Pig
Plan B
Planet Earth
Premier
Premium
Primo
Proboardshop
Proline
Protec
Quiksilver
Radar
Rafters
Rainbow
Rave
Rawik
Rayban
Red
Reef
Remind
Revo
Ride
Rip Curl
Ripzone
Rome
Rome - Sierra
Ronix
Rossignol
Roxy
Royal
RVCA
Ryders
S4
Salomon
Santa Cruz
Sanuk
Sapient
Saxx
Schwinn
SE
Sector 9
Sessions
Sierra
Sierra Designs
Sierra Sports
Signal
Silence
Sims
Sinz
Skullcandy
Slingshot
Smartwool
Smith
Spacecraft
Special Blend
Spy
Spyder
SST
Standard
Stepchild
Stereo
Stolen
Stormtech
Straight Line
Suncloud
Superfeet
Supra
Surface
Swix
Technine
Tecnica
Tektro
Tensor
Teton
The
The North Face
The Shadow Conspiracy
Think Thank
Thirty Two
Thule
Tres Bien
Trespass
Tresspass
Troy Lee Designs
Tubbs
Union
Vans
VAS
Vasque
Velvet
Venture
Verde
Voile
Volcom
Volkl
Von Zipper
Vonzipper
Wakeside
White Sierra
Wigwam
World Industries
Xposure
Forums
Snowboards
View All Snowboards
Mens SnowboardsWomens SnowboardsKids and Youth Snowboards
Bindings
View All Snowboard Bindings
Mens BindingsWomens BindingsKids and Youth Bindings
Boots
View All Snowboard Boots
Mens BootsWomens BootsKids and Youth Boots
Skis
View All SkisView All Ski BindingsView All Ski Boots
Clothing
Accessories
Brands
View All Brands