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    Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 1:56am

recently i began waxing my own boards and my friends boards. anyone have any comments about soy wax? i bought some one ball jay soy wax and that stuff is absolute crap. when scrapping, the wax goes everywhere and makes cleanup a complete mess.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 4:03am
Yea I do get oneball jay x wax all temp or we it's called I get an all temp wax but it depends where you live and what temp you ride in but there's a lot of different waxes and they all leave a mess scraping
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 4:13am
Originally posted by javabean

recently i began waxing my own boards and my friends boards. anyone have any comments about soy wax? i bought some one ball jay soy wax and that stuff is absolute crap. when scrapping, the wax goes everywhere and makes cleanup a complete mess.


Is it more messy than regular, hydrocarbon based wax? How does it perform on the snow? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 5:21am

Waxing your board is messy in general.  I think the only advantage to the soy wax is that its bio degradeable.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 11:28am

i've also used oneballjay ice xwax and snowax 4WD warm wax and they both work really well. they seem to be much less messy than the soy wax cuz it peels like chocolate shavings. the few times i used the soy wax it explodes all over the place when i scrape it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 12:32pm
The only soy wax I used was terrible.  Made the bases wicked slow and was a PIA when waxing.  It was called "Magical Go-Go"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 1:00pm
sounds like "magical no-go" wax.

looks like the consensus is to avoid soy wax.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 3:35pm

i haven't used the magical go go wax yet but i have some but it smells really good :D

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 3:42pm
yea applying that stuff and scraping it for me, was a pain in thee azz it got all gunked up on the scraper for soem reason..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 3:44pm
Originally posted by krisshono

yea applying that stuff and scraping it for me, was a pain in thee azz it got all gunked up on the scraper for soem reason..


isn't that waxing in general? l think you need to degrade the wax in order for it to come off.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 4:12pm
yea i heard that soy wax is a realy mess when scraping and a pain in general. i had two friends buy it tried it once an still have it sittin around. they said it sucked and dosent scrape off like normal wax and are never buying it again.
I could care less about it being biodegradeble if its a pain to put on i wouldnt use it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 4:17pm
All wax makes a huge mess.  I always scrape my board in the parking lot.  I use soy wax.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 12:36am
Originally posted by not-ewrx

All wax makes a huge mess.  I always scrape my board in the parking lot.  I use soy wax.  
yeah, all wax does leave a mess to clean up, probably not rub on but that's something else.
I'm surprised to hear that there's SOY wax on the market. lol
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 12:46am
It never occurred to me that wax isn't biodegradable.

I've never heard of it ever being a problem.  Its not like the ground is covered in wax when all the snow is gone.

It's probably just some marketing thing, I'll stick with the time tested stuff.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 2:47am

It looks like regular wax is petrolium and paraffin based. Given the amount that we really use, I doubt it has that strong of an impact on the environment.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 3:36am
I think there are lot other non-green aspects of the sport that could be addressed before we start focusing on green wax. Snowmaking is a major energy consumer, fuel for the groomers, etc. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 10:27am
When I first started waxing my own boards, I was using the normal wax (non-biodegradable). Then, saw the OBJ makes soy wax and tried it. I guess I wanted to be more green or something. But the wax job turned out horrible as it was tough to scrape. While scraping, chunks of wax would come off rather than shaving of wax. And, when it was finished, the base wasn't as smooth and it was pretty slow compared to non-biodegradable wax.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 11:36am
+1 to those having issues with scraping the soy wax.  I got the One Ball Jay stuff, i think it was called Meso Fast or something similar.  Once I went through a puck of it, I never went back.  It also seemed to have a lower burn temperature than regular wax.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 1:50pm
Seems like an almost universal dislike for the Soy wax; good to know to stay away.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 1:58pm

glad to hear it's not just me.

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