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    Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 1:12am
How often do I need to wax the board? Does it really make a big difference?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 1:58am
heres one i prepared two years ago
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 1:15pm
Anytime there is the clouding around the edges. I like sintered bases, so I wax a lot. It's kinda fun.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 6:15pm
search around you will find plenty of threads about that but i usually wax every 2-3 times
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 6:21pm
I never wax...it's a waste of time unless you're doing a competition. Most of the wax will wear off within a couple runs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 6:25pm
Just wax your board whenever you feel you need to flow better. I hardly ever wax my board thou...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 6:51pm
Originally posted by sparanal

I never wax...it's a waste of time unless you're doing a competition. Most of the wax will wear off within a couple runs.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 6:57pm
I went 2 seasons before waxing so when ever youvfeel the board needs it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/21/2010 at 6:59am
dang.. there are a lot of newbs in here lol if you treasure your board you will wax it often because there is a huge difference in riding a dry board and a freshly waxed board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/21/2010 at 7:05am
If you have a sintered base, then probably every 2-3 days is about right.  That's about when mine starts getting fairly cloudy on the contact patches.  Extruded bases you can stretch out a little longer because they hold wax differently.  And yes, a good wax job makes a big difference in board speed as if slides easier

Personally I like to wax the night before heading out for the weekend.  Helps me get mentally prepared and all worked up.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/21/2010 at 7:15am
if your board freezes to the snow. its time to wax.
generally consensus is 2-3 times.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/21/2010 at 7:20am

every 2 days the maxxx

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 7:15am
I'd say every 2-3 sessions. I think a special case to do it sooner would be after a day of riding on shitty conditions like I'm dealing with in New Mexico right now. 25 inch bases that are mostly man-made out here right now compel me to brake out the wax after every session. I thank God for Colorado being just a few hours away from me!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 7:28am
I usually wax my board when the base starts to look all dry and whitish. That means it's time for a new waxing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 7:32am
I do once a week, but I ride in backyard all week and everyweekend
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 3:48pm
thx guyz. Is it hard to wax the board by myself? or better get it to someone to wax it for me? Mind isn't any good board tho....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 3:54pm
Every 3-4 times out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 11:04pm
Every 3 times or less depending on what I am doing, and the conditions. If there is a lot of ice, or I am doing a lot of park riding then I do every 2 or less, if not then just every 3.

It does make a difference, I just found out today why my friend who is skinny as hell is always slower than me, even when I used to rent, he hasn't waxed his board for 2 years. So yea, it does make a difference, and you can tell.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 11:20pm
What is the difference between the iron wax and the hot wax?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 11:21pm
They are on in the same. Iron wax is hot wax. I know for a fact there are countless threads on such a topic, but I am here to help.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 7:53am
They should be the same, but Northstar advertises them as two separate services.

Iron Wax being the more expensive.  The true hot iron wax.

With hot wax being only 5 bux.  The topical hot wax.



I hope that this forum doesn't have thread Nazis.  

Cuz I know I didn't care enough about the whole thing to search.  Didn't really care if there was an answer about it either.  Jus passing time on the board, talking about whatever.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2010 at 9:10am
I know that hot belt wax uses a machine to rub on wax to the board, I don't think an iron is used.
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