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    Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 7:33am
I was told that i should hot wax my board, but should i do that more then once? Or is just doing it once before the season starts good, and just using the normal rub on wax the morning i am going on the mountain?? I really dont understand when to wax the board and what type of wax to do and when to do the wax?? Please leave me a comment and let me know what i have to do!?! Thanks for all of the help
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  Quote sideways99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 7:51am
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  Quote amottola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 8:00am
Thanks for the links :)
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  Quote sdip12 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 8:33am
Its also all preference. Personally i hot wax my board every other time i use it. It prolongs the life of the board and protects it. Usually i hot wax it myself every other time but every once in a while i pay a ski shop to hot wax it as well just to get a full tune and wax to assure that the base is in the best shape. Having the wax on the board and putting it on more frequently will allow for greater speed and more maneuverability. Im so use to always having a fresh wax on my board it would be tough to go back to not waxing it as often. Also, if you wax it yourself you will save a lot of money in the long run.
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  Quote amottola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 9:43am
sorry just another question? does it matter what type of wax i use?? i was looking them up and there are so many different name brands? will it make a big difference if i go for the one worth more money? compaired to the cheaper one? and what should i be looking for in the wax
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  Quote sideways99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 10:43am
How often do you ride?  What type of riding do you do, mountain, park, groomers?

Everyone has their own preference while others do not care and use whatever wax is the cheapest.  Some waxes are temperature based.  There are hydrocarbon waxes, molybdenum waxes, wax with fluorocarbon... How serious of a rider are you?  That may help determine if an all-temperature wax will work or not.

My general rule of thumb is a hot wax every 2 or 3 days on the mountain.  I never messed around with the rub on stuff, take the time to give your board a good hot wax.

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  Quote amottola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 10:59am
normally i have just rented a board, and cruise down the mountains. last year i bought a sierra stunt, so i can start doing some freestyle boarding because it looks like fun, so that what i am planning on doing this year, i plan to go about every weekend, and i am planning to go away for a 6 day trip. i don't mind taking the extra time to do a full wax if that's the best thing to do, i just don't wanna mess up my board. i was thinking about an all temperature hot wax? you know of a good brand or something i dont really mind spending the money if it is going to help me
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 11:21am
You're not a pro speed racer so all temp wax is fine.  I like Swix wax so far, melts and scrapes easy.
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  Quote sideways99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 11:22am
Typically I use Hertel Super Hot Sauce wax (google it, there are some deals out there) but I have used Dakine, Burton, etc., they all work. 

http://www.hertelskiwax.com/Hertel-Snowboard-Wax-s/73.htm

Another option is find a local shop (I avoid the big box sporting goods stores) and pay them to wax your board.  Build a relationship with the guy(s) in the shop so one day if you ever need a tune up, core shot fixed, delam fixed, etc. you know someone who can do it.
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 11:40am
here's a link to a video I did for thrive snowboards, I work full time in a tunning shop and do a lot of maintenance and repair for the thrive demo fleet. 

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  Quote amottola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 1:26pm
i watched your video on how to wax the board, do you know a place that i can get a complete waxing kit like everything in one place so i dont forget anything, based off watching i need a iron just for waxing my board and one that does not get to hot so i dont damage my board, and i need the scrapping tools, and the wax of course. I try to get get the best stuff i can for my board, so a full kit would be nice, any idea or suggestions would be extreamlly helpful :)
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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2013 at 7:14pm
Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

You're not a pro speed racer so all temp wax is fine.  I like Swix wax so far, melts and scrapes easy.
I switched over to a cold-temperature wax this season because it is harder. Snow abrasion is a persistent problem here on the east coast where machine snow and ice are what's on the ground. All-temp wax would last 2 hours last season riding on this stuff.
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/15/2013 at 12:47am
amottola I recommend going to tognar.com for waxing the toko T8 is a great iron probably the best for the price out there. you will need a iron and scraper, a steel brush and soft brass brush are also nice to have you don't need a brass though you can just pick up a nylon scrub brush from a hardware store not quite as good but it will get the job done. Hertel is a pretty good wax I like it a lot going to make a bulk buy and mix some graphite hertel up I'll probably put some up for sale on the classifieds. 

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