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  Quote derbytownjoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: THE WAX THREAD!!!
    Posted: Feb/03/2012 at 6:11am
Ok, so Ive noticed that there has been several new threads about waxing recently, so I figured I would take a second and give you all a few good links to past threads on waxing....

The Wax Thread to End All Wax Threads

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How to Wax a Snowboard:

http://www.trusnow.com/snowboard-ski-articles/How-To-Wax-a-Snowboard.asp

 

Comprehensive Guide for Edging and Waxing Boards

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=23494

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=11262

 

How Often Do You Wax?

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=42869

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=48203

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=37788

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=45598&PID=990146

 

Waxing For Storage

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=34734&PID=666273

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=48471&PID=1080488

 

Waxes and Tuning Tools

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=25715

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=50048

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=35768

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=41938

 

Irons

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=39300

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=43459

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=45068

 

Metal or Plastic Scraper

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=34500

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=31778

 

Scraping Wax

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=43313

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=47806

 

Base Cleaners:

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=11923

 

Waxing My Snowboard Discussions

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=45588&PN=1&PID=991392

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=41725

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=22557

 

Waxing a New Board

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=24055

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=20353

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=39821&PID=854463

 

Soy Wax

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=44246

 

Wax Color/Temperatures

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=42040&PID=912625

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=8387&PN=1

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=17144&PID=199011

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=47197&PID=1048631

 

P-tex and Wax

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=34652&PID=660510

 

Hand Wax v Machine Wax

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=45618

 

Rub On v Hot Wax

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=45796

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=43203

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=43348

 

Hot Wax Discussions

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=44456

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=40431

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5486

 

Rub On (Hand) Wax Discussions

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=41762

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=48549

 

Waxing a Sintered Base

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=41330

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=36007&PID=707301

 

Waxing an Extruded Base

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=47211&PN=1

 

Forum Opinion: Best Wax?

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=8175

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=34971&PID=670060

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=43065

 

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  Quote Monteno1@hotmail.com Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/03/2012 at 7:02am
Holy Crap! I was going to start waxing and sharpening my boards myself, and it looks like these links contain everything I ever wanted toknow and then some. Maybe I'll start next season, as it is going to take me at least that long to get through all this material. Thanks DTJoe!!
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Clap  this might be the most complete post i've ever seen on sierra/trusnow.

well done.


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  Quote LittleShooey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/03/2012 at 7:07am
Originally posted by panther

Clap  this might be the most complete post i've ever seen on sierra/trusnow.

well done.

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  Quote derbytownjoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/03/2012 at 7:12am
Originally posted by LittleShooey

Originally posted by panther

Clap  this might be the most complete post i've ever seen on sierra/trusnow.

well done.

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SHIT, I totally forgot to mention that you got all of these links together for me!

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Oh sure, derby, Lil'Shooey does all the legwork and you get credit!!!  I see how it works around here...
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I'll trade glory for a name change, you can just wipe that "Little" riiiight off the front of mah name. Whose got that power?
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  Quote ctoma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/03/2012 at 7:30am
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I'll trade glory for a name change, you can just wipe that "Little" riiiight off the front of mah name. Whose got that power?

I believe Doug has the power.  Not too long ago he changed Jesus-freak snowboardslider's name from snowboardslidur (or something stupidly similar).
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Thanks for organizing this! It's so helpful! Guess I'll be doing edge tuning today..
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  Quote derbytownjoe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/03/2012 at 7:50am
Lets keep this thread ON TOPIC please!!!!!

oh and there should now be NO reason for "NEW" wax threads!
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thank you sir this is very helpful. i thought i had seen most of the videos and had the general gist, but i havent even thought about the more overlooked topics like plastic vs metal scraper and waxing for storage. going to take some time to go through all of this
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When I was younger I saw a kid with an abundance of wax on his snowboard so I asked him what kind of wax he used...he told me he had used a candle and didn't scrap it off. He said he that is a little wax can make you go fast a lot will work even better.
So I briefly told him the steps of how to actually wax a snowboard but these videos would have helped a lot more.
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  Quote tworunningcards Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/09/2012 at 4:32am
Originally posted by woodhomie1996

When I was younger I saw a kid with an abundance of wax on his snowboard so I asked him what kind of wax he used...he told me he had used a candle and didn't scrap it off. He said he that is a little wax can make you go fast a lot will work even better.
So I briefly told him the steps of how to actually wax a snowboard but these videos would have helped a lot more.


Hahahaha, That's amazing. Time to go add a Yankee Candle to my waxing kit.
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Originally posted by tworunningcards

Originally posted by woodhomie1996

When I was younger I saw a kid with an abundance of wax on his snowboard so I asked him what kind of wax he used...he told me he had used a candle and didn't scrap it off. He said he that is a little wax can make you go fast a lot will work even better.
So I briefly told him the steps of how to actually wax a snowboard but these videos would have helped a lot more.


Hahahaha, That's amazing. Time to go add a Yankee Candle to my waxing kit.
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Candle is good idea!
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Candle is good idea!


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How much longer does hot wax stay on a board than stick wax?
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  Quote CLoSeR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/09/2012 at 11:49am
Originally posted by kirkalicious

How much longer does hot wax stay on a board than stick wax?


Rub on wax might stay for 2 or 3 runs.. A proper hotwax will last 2-4 days depending on snow conditions and wax used.

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Does the video link not work for anyone else? When I click play it says that "This Video is Private" and won't let me watch it?
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Yup, looks like Brody changed the settings for his vids. Too bad since it was very informative.
 
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  Quote ippollite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/09/2012 at 1:34pm
Ok, so [Littleshooey] noticed that there has been several new threads about waxing recently, so [Littleshooey] figured [she] would take a second and give you all a few good links to past threads on waxing....

Fixed. Wink

Actually good work the pair of you in bringing it together. Its one of the two threads that i dont mind sharing the sticky spotlight with. 
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Originally posted by Monteno1@hotmail.com

Holy Crap! I was going to start waxing and sharpening my boards myself, and it looks like these links contain everything I ever wanted toknow and then some. Maybe I'll start next season, as it is going to take me at least that long to get through all this material. Thanks DTJoe!!


dont wait til next season to buy your stuff though. REI's end of the season sale has everything you need for waxing at 50% off. Should be in a month or two.
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Don't Wax in your kitchen, it takes forever to scrape off wax pieces from the floor!
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  Quote oddmut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/14/2012 at 1:08pm
Originally posted by boardoholic

Yup, looks like Brody changed the settings for his vids. Too bad since it was very informative.
 
While I can't vouch for all the advice in the following vid, it sure is entertaining!Wink

this is the best snowboard waxing video!Big smile
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here's a question, after my first wax i noticed there's a ton of leftover wax stuck on the scraper itself, any good way to get rid of that and clean it up before i do another waxing?
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You should be brushing the wax off the scraper as you go.. I tend to use a paper towel.
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I found that using my scotch brite pad gets it off my scraper pretty well.  i always have some around since i use it after waxing on my board anyway. 
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Do brand new boards come pre-waxed or is it a good idea to wax it before you go out??
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Do brand new boards come pre-waxed or is it a good idea to wax it before you go out??

They do come with some wax but you should wax it before using it.
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the factory wax will probably only last you a day. hand waxing a new coat will give it a bit more to glide on and last 2-3 more days than the factory stuff.
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Where do you guys wax your boards at home?
I made the mistake of doing my first wax in the living room.
Wife was not happy lol.
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I was my board in the living room, but we lay out newspapers on the floor to catch any wax that falls down.  LOL
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Where do you guys wax your boards at home?
I made the mistake of doing my first wax in the living room.
Wife was not happy lol.


I vacuum the wax shavings as I scrape so no wax gets on the kitchen floor.  I do a crayon on/ rub on move when I wax, so I don't have to scrape too much.  It really helps to minimize the scraping and the vacuuming Big smile
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I am looking into purchasing the Dakine Super Tune Kit and was wondering if it is really worth the price. Also I am new to the skiing world and just bought my first set of skis so any assistance would be great.
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I bought some of this wax recently in bulk.  So far it works really well.  Holds up good to park riding witch is hard.  
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I bought some of this wax recently in bulk.  So far it works really well.  Holds up good to park riding witch is hard.  


That Hertel Super Hot Sauce is great stuff!!!  Esp at the bulk price! I got the 3/4 lb brick over a yr ago and still have a lot of it left, at least 75% of it.  and I do a good # of wax jobs on my boards and friends. A little goes a long way and it holds up well like not-ewrx stated.  It's non PTFE, non fluorocarbon and biodegradable.  Good and fast too!!!  I recommend it highly.
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Originally posted by lineskis

I am looking into purchasing the Dakine Super Tune Kit and was wondering if it is really worth the price. Also I am new to the skiing world and just bought my first set of skis so any assistance would be great.

it's not bad the only thing i'd say is that the brush that you'll be using in there is a bit small. imagine covering the entire surface of your ski or board. it'll be a pain. good kit to start with but get a bigger brush. i'd say wait for the sales as it's the end of the season coming up. don't buy yet.
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Originally posted by oddmut

Originally posted by lineskis

I am looking into purchasing the Dakine Super Tune Kit and was wondering if it is really worth the price. Also I am new to the skiing world and just bought my first set of skis so any assistance would be great.

it's not bad the only thing i'd say is that the brush that you'll be using in there is a bit small. imagine covering the entire surface of your ski or board. it'll be a pain. good kit to start with but get a bigger brush. i'd say wait for the sales as it's the end of the season coming up. don't buy yet.

the brush that comes with the kit isnt for your board, its to clean the shavings out of the file...
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Originally posted by oddmut

Originally posted by lineskis

I am looking into purchasing the Dakine Super Tune Kit and was wondering if it is really worth the price. Also I am new to the skiing world and just bought my first set of skis so any assistance would be great.

it's not bad the only thing i'd say is that the brush that you'll be using in there is a bit small. imagine covering the entire surface of your ski or board. it'll be a pain. good kit to start with but get a bigger brush. i'd say wait for the sales as it's the end of the season coming up. don't buy yet.

the brush that comes with the kit isnt for your board, its to clean the shavings out of the file...

yeah that's right. i saw it on dogfunk and backcountry 1st 2 listing and it didn't say so i assumed it was for the board. but i'm surprised with everything they give you and there's no brush for the board. strange. well there is the scotch bright pad but i guess whichever floats ur boat.
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What would be a good quality brush to buy?
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just a brush, dont overthink it. its bascially all the same, hard soft is like the only diff
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Nice compilation but what would make a good wax job? Or how would you know if it is done correctly?
I just recently got my board waxed for the 1st time.  There were some small gashes/scratches in it and I thought with a nice fresh new coat of wax the bottom of the board would be smooth with the scratches filled in. But I still see and feel the scratches. The tech shop guy said that my base is just scratched and the wax won't fill it in.. that it also won't affect the performance or won't be able to feel the difference.  I probably hit/ran over some ice chunks.

This guy just giving me bs and did a shoddy job or is this true?
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  Quote batmanwest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/04/2012 at 8:34pm
Originally posted by jhoang6

Nice compilation but what would make a good wax job? Or how would you know if it is done correctly?
I just recently got my board waxed for the 1st time.  There were some small gashes/scratches in it and I thought with a nice fresh new coat of wax the bottom of the board would be smooth with the scratches filled in. But I still see and feel the scratches. The tech shop guy said that my base is just scratched and the wax won't fill it in.. that it also won't affect the performance or won't be able to feel the difference.  I probably hit/ran over some ice chunks.

This guy just giving me bs and did a shoddy job or is this true?


Christ on a cracker it blows me away everyday to see how much people are over thinking all of this. Sorry jhoang6, not trying to use you as an example, but damn...you even said yourself that the scratches were small. I am sure all the scratches didn't come from one run of riding. Did YOU notice any difference in performance of the board? Bet 5 bucks you didn't. Wax will not fill your scratches up. Once any flex is put on the board, or friction the wax will ride out of the scratch or gash. Your dude at he shop is right. No BS, no lies, probably no shitty wax job. I once rode a board with a cracked tail, 5 inches of missing edge, and about another 5 inches of base missing from one of my boards. Rode that bitch for over a month like that, no problem. There have been many posts about people riding with core shots all day and didn't really notice until they stopped for lunch or something and saw the shot.

If the scrape is deeper than say, 10 gauge speaker wire, ptex that shit and keep riding. If not, more than likely it's going to be fine and you should just ride the piss out of it. JUST RIDE PEOPLE!!! LOL
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  Quote panther Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/04/2012 at 8:52pm
Originally posted by batmanwest

Originally posted by jhoang6

Nice compilation but what would make a good wax job? Or how would you know if it is done correctly?
I just recently got my board waxed for the 1st time.  There were some small gashes/scratches in it and I thought with a nice fresh new coat of wax the bottom of the board would be smooth with the scratches filled in. But I still see and feel the scratches. The tech shop guy said that my base is just scratched and the wax won't fill it in.. that it also won't affect the performance or won't be able to feel the difference.  I probably hit/ran over some ice chunks.

This guy just giving me bs and did a shoddy job or is this true?


Christ on a cracker it blows me away everyday to see how much people are over thinking all of this. Sorry jhoang6, not trying to use you as an example, but damn...you even said yourself that the scratches were small. I am sure all the scratches didn't come from one run of riding. Did YOU notice any difference in performance of the board? Bet 5 bucks you didn't. Wax will not fill your scratches up. Once any flex is put on the board, or friction the wax will ride out of the scratch or gash. Your dude at he shop is right. No BS, no lies, probably no shitty wax job. I once rode a board with a cracked tail, 5 inches of missing edge, and about another 5 inches of base missing from one of my boards. Rode that bitch for over a month like that, no problem. There have been many posts about people riding with core shots all day and didn't really notice until they stopped for lunch or something and saw the shot.

If the scrape is deeper than say, 10 gauge speaker wire, ptex that shit and keep riding. If not, more than likely it's going to be fine and you should just ride the piss out of it. JUST RIDE PEOPLE!!! LOL



Ok, let's think about this for a second...you already know how to wax a board and what it should look like, and how to treat it and whatnot...HE DOESN'T.  do you think he wants you telling him he's an idiot and have some dick over the internet telling him his questions are BS??  if you're pissed at the forums or don't like the thread, GTFO.  no one wants you slamming everyone for asking honest questions.  all it needs is a respectful answer about "no, it's not going to affect the performance of your board."  some people don't have the easiest time dropping $1k on snowboarding gear, and when they do, and it gets damaged or even just "normal" wear and tear, they want to know if its problematic.  nothing wrong with that.
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/05/2012 at 7:08am
LoL thanks guys. I honestly thought that the wax would fill it up, how long it would stay in there is another story.. & for the reasons panther pointed out, yes I would over think it i don't have cash to just drop on a new board every year or every other year.  I want to take care of my shit the best I can and within budget or least cost possible.
I also don't have the luxury of riding everyday so I don't know if there's a difference in performance(haven't gone out yet).. I'm hoping after the wax job my board will be more slick.
I would love to JUST RIDE. thanks again for the input tho!

edit: what happened to the video? its gone private.
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Nice! the Waxing for Storage helps the most as I already know how to wax. So i'm keeping a layer on for the summer and scrape when it's ready to ride.
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damn Julia's hot.  I'm gonna bookmark that site for how-to future projects.
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Any aussie/nz/euro guys who's countries use 240v find a good solution for a waxing iron you can take to usa? For starters in australia they are ridiculously expensive ($120...) and they are 240v, I assume if i take this to the states/canada it wont work (will ride there more than i will ride here/nz) and if i get a 110/120v one from usa it will get fried if I use it here?

Anyone know of any irons (specific models - snowboard specific irons) that have a decent voltage range? (110-240v)?

Really just want one iron I can use anywhere. Also im well aware I can just use any cheap iron, and will no doubt end up going that way if i cant find one that can do both voltages, just thought someone on here might know of one. Cheers
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does anyone remember that kid selling whacks wax?
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