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    Posted: Apr/30/2011 at 7:35pm
Ok, i need some opinions on wax.

I was planning on buying some all temperature wax because i just got set up with an iron/scraper/brush and now im trying to pick some wax to invest in. I dont really know anything about the different brands of wax out there or which are 'good'. I need some opinions on which to buy. Im looking to spend about 20$ for the wax and looking for a medium/big sized bar so i can use it for a while.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/30/2011 at 7:40pm
if i were you, i would just buy the cheapest wax that they use at your local shop. it will work, and i doubt you'll notice the difference unless you're racing. any scraper should do, i got one at an rei scratch and dent sale for $1 and it works fine. wax is overpriced IMO if you buy a name brand. its just wax, and it gets rubbed off on the snow in 3 trips anyways
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/30/2011 at 7:43pm
go to your local shop and ask to buy some of their bulk shop wax.  it's usually the same stuff that you buy in the smaller packages for $15, but you'll get a couple of pounds of it instead of 10oz.  My local shop uses One Ball Jay.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/30/2011 at 9:07pm
I usually use One Ball Jay. Does a good job, scrapes off easy, and smells good while you are heating it. You can sometimes get it on Ebay kinda cheap.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/01/2011 at 5:42am
Shop wax sounds like the way to go, im definitely looking for more then just a tiny package.

and ill keep One Ball Jay in mind
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/01/2011 at 7:10am
if you aint a pro, then it desnt really matter too much. just get a generic brand and the cheapest you can get 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/01/2011 at 7:13am
One ball jay smells good, i you arent racing then the cheapest wax is probably the best.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/01/2011 at 9:31am
Swix or One Ball Jay works fine, you can find them on clearance for about 10 bucks for 180g.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/01/2011 at 2:11pm
Swix is another good possibility. I guess cheaper is always a good choice too
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/01/2011 at 3:01pm
Wax is wax, i would buy in bulk too, ends up being a better deal in the long run considering you will continue to snowboard in the future.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/01/2011 at 3:08pm
the only bad thing about buying wax in bulk is that your friends will hit you up to wax their boards too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2011 at 6:08am
i dont mind waxing my friends boards haha. Ill just get them to buy me some lunch
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2011 at 6:13am
Swix or one ball jay are what i have tried. but like a previous person posted unless ur racing or ur board has just never been waxed u probably wont notice the difference
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2011 at 8:08am
1BJ and Dakine are my favorites.   I've also used Hertel's Super Hot Sauce wax which is noticeably faster, but doesn't last very long at all. It's supposed to be all temp but rides more like it's for warm weather.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2011 at 2:05pm

Originally posted by Forgot10

i dont mind waxing my friends boards haha. Ill just get them to buy me some lunch

You can do that or just sell a wax bar to your friend. Win/ Win either way

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2011 at 2:08pm
From what everyone is saying one ball jay is taking the majority vote
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2011 at 2:14pm
another vote for Hertel wax here.. my absolute favorite. 20 bucks for a bar, and it'll definitely last you all season, if not two. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2011 at 7:48pm
Unless you ride alot or a wax freak... a bar should last a 20+day season easily.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2011 at 8:04pm
Originally posted by barnyard

the only bad thing about buying wax in bulk is that your friends will hit you up to wax their boards too.



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And yeah, like other people said ^^ you COULD make them buy you lunch or whatever, but if I'm gonna wax someone's board I'm usually too laid back to be like BUY ME LUNCH BRO. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2011 at 9:00pm
i bought the dalkine from REI. going to apply it mayb this weekend. it costed me about 10 bucks... heard its a good wax.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2011 at 4:45am
Originally posted by giftedhands

another vote for Hertel wax here.. my absolute favorite. 20 bucks for a bar, and it'll definitely last you all season, if not two.


To clarify, I wasn't recommending Hertel as an all-temp wax. It's good for warmer conditions but on colder stuff it just doesn't last. Especially out east.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2011 at 7:14am
I use Hertel hot sauce, and I only used half a brick of it on 4 boards over 22 days.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2011 at 8:07am
I use Swix wax and have for the last two seasons. It's worked well for me, but it is a little more expensive. I'll have to try some One Ball J. I'm just too biased towards Swix. I use CH6, CH7, CH8 and CH10, depending on what the outside temps and snow conditions are.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2011 at 8:39am
Does it make a difference if you wax your board and not take the wax off till the next season?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2011 at 9:09am
Originally posted by bmorse

I use Swix wax and have for the last two seasons. It's worked well for me, but it is a little more expensive. I'll have to try some One Ball J. I'm just too biased towards Swix. I use CH6, CH7, CH8 and CH10, depending on what the outside temps and snow conditions are.


You should of bought towards the end of the season at REI, they were around 10 bucks each.  I ordered like 5 of them from the website because the stores were out of stock.

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Does it make a difference if you wax your board and not take the wax off till the next season?


It keeps your base from drying out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2011 at 9:15am
I just picked upa bunch of swix on sale online... seems to be working fine for me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2011 at 9:43am
I've used Swix and One Ball Jay, and the Swix is loads better imho.  Lasts longer and much easier to scrape.  The only thing that OBJ has going for it is that is smells pretty.  And if that's important then you can just rub some potpourri on your board after you wax it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2011 at 11:26am
I dont mind paying extra for better quality, so if swix is better quality then id lean towards that more
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/07/2011 at 8:53pm
I haven't had the chance to try 1BJ yet, but Swix has never let me down yet, my local shop uses it also.

I'd recommend the CH series, CH6, CH7, CH8, CH10 will cover just about all the temps, and you can mix them to get a medium if you need to.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/09/2011 at 12:54pm
I've tried a few different waxes and the only difference I've found is the smell, color and price. I now go for the best deal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/09/2011 at 12:58pm
Anybody find any sales online for wax they wouldn't mind posting here? :D
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2011 at 11:02pm
Swix and Toko are probably two of the most popular out there i use swix and its great

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/07/2011 at 1:10am
Swix is pretty good but I would recommend all temperature wax. Just go on ebay and look up race wax. There is this one guy who has some great stuff that I get.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/08/2011 at 11:48am
Swix has all-temperature wax...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/22/2011 at 5:30pm
i just use some dakine rub on wax and it seems to work fine. since you got the iron and stuff i guess i would go one ball jay. it does smell delicious
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