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    Posted: Feb/19/2011 at 10:08am
How do you know when its time to wax your board?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/19/2011 at 10:14am
I usually wax when I feel like my board is going too slow. (waxing is partially personal preference because i wax once every 10-15 days of riding while others may wax every time or every other time)

Hope that helps!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/19/2011 at 10:16am
the base starts to get white and dried out
Bring it hard or don't bring it at all.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/19/2011 at 10:17am
there are a bunch of threads out about this, or things like this, but usually when it looks dried out or white blotches on your board, or when you feel like your not getting the speed that you should be out of it. I wax my board every 2 to 3 times I go out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/19/2011 at 10:33am
Someone should make a wax thread a sticky
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/19/2011 at 11:31am
Yea basically its all about preference. I wax mine every 3 sessions or maybe 4, it depends on how scratched and/or dry it looks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/19/2011 at 11:43am
yup, i do it around every 5. depends on conditions and how the board looks
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/19/2011 at 11:52am
When the edges of the base start getting whitish is a good time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/19/2011 at 11:58am
^ The base near the edges start getting dry looking white lines. Its easier to see on a darker color base.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 3:57am
Does anyone have a preference on what type of wax to use? I haven't been boarding long and don't go that often so I use oneballjay liquid wax.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 4:40am
I wax my boards every 1-2 days of riding. I know that's overboard and excessive, but I know my base and wax job is always good to go. I use Swix Wax. I live in Ca and use CH 6, CH 7, CH 8 and CH 10. It al depends on the conditions. You would be just fine by using the Universal wax made by Swix. Swix is a little more expensive than other companies, but its good wax. As long as you wax your board when the base looks dry (whitish color / white lines), you should be fine. If you ride powder or soft snow a lot, you will get more days out of your wax. If you ride on hard pack or ice, you will most likely need to wax more often.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 5:29am
the way you can tell is if the base is whitened. this basically means that its dried out and requires waxing 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 5:47am
just waxing it every 4x and you should be safe. whiting as  dnbreak shows is prime example of immediate waxign required 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 8:17am
I wax every 4-5 days, definitely if the board starts showing white streaks and preferably before a big pow day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 8:21am
When the board starts to dry out around the edges. Then i wax it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 8:49am
No perfect time, but i agree with everyone, when it starts to show some streaks, its probably a good time to do it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 9:21am
Where is a good place to buy wax, also what is everyones thoughts on waxing a new board?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 12:08pm
your base will start to look like dry skin. turns white and looks flaky. wax it when the edges starts to turn white.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 12:15pm
Either when you feel you're not going as fast as you should be and your board isn't going smoothly or when you see a whitish discoloration around your edges, then it's time for a wax job.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 12:50pm
When it needs it, your edges will turn white.   Snow conditions can play a big part of it; if it's icy/crusty out, your wax will disappear pretty quickly.  The way things have been on Hood, I've been waxing about every other full day of boarding. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 1:13pm
when your base gets dry and looks whiter. for me i wax every 4-5 times i ride. it really makes a difference on how slick your board will be on the snow.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 1:22pm
you go slower than usual
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 2:38pm
Originally posted by kingman756

when your base gets dry and looks whiter. for me i wax every 4-5 times i ride. it really makes a difference on how slick your board will be on the snow.


Still, its hard to tell because you are supposed to scrape of all the wax. Plus, where does the wax that has been absorbed go after alot of runs?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 2:41pm
if youre wondering about it, usually means its about time
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 2:47pm
If you have an extruded base, you can get away with longer, sintered needs more love.
After I got a base grind a year ago, I have to wax every 2-3 times!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 6:25pm
i would wax every 3-4 days just to keep the base waxy smooth
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 10:06pm
Better to wax regularly based on the number of days you ride I was told, means you are always ready to go. 4-5 days seems to be the avg.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 10:15pm
it's a preference thing. As a general rule, wax ur board once every 3 uses> basically u don't want the base to get dry.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/20/2011 at 10:28pm

also wax once at the end of the season to preserve the base over the summer

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 4:58am
I wax every 4-5 seasons or when i think i need to.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 5:15am
you need to wax your board 2-4 times a season.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 5:21am
Really? Is it depending on how many times you go?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 11:10am
I wax every time I go up, and I ride for 2 days every time I go up. I rode for 6 days on one waxing once, and the board felt kind of "sticky" on the snow.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 11:42am
i just wax once before I go and one after...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 11:44am
I'd wax after 2-3 days on the mountain, but in the northeast it also depends where i'm riding. If i'm riding ice and crap at Mt. Creek, I'll wax before and after. It really depends where I'm going. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2011 at 11:51am
there are heeps of other thread on this already, but i wax my board when i feel i'm going slow, or when i feel the board is starting to dry out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 4:47pm
I feel a little jolting as I ride straight, my board needs wax.  Also, when the ride feels boggy or heavy.  Usually wax after 3-5 good days of riding, maybe more often based on weather conditions.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 7:15pm
i wax it every weekend or when the base look really dry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/23/2011 at 3:14am

I tend to notice most when it seems like everybody just takes off at the start of a trail and you feel like you're just dragging.  Then again I probably should wax my board a bit more often, so there are probably more subtle signs.

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