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amm
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Nov-30-05, 02:58 AM (pst)
 
"does a brand new board need wax?"
 
   Hi just got my first new board :) Ive only ever used 2nd hand
or rented. Does anybody know If a brand new board needs wax?


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Standard
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Nov-30-05, 10:09 AM (pst)
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1. "RE: does a brand new board need wax?"
In response to message #0
 
   Nope. Brand new boards are waxed and ready to go. Most people don't know that the wax is inside the pores of the sintered base. Any wax that may be visible is not the wax that makes your board glide. So, the board may appear to be without wax. In reality though, the manufacturer did a hot wax and scrape before shipping the board.

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Elsnowboardo
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Nov-30-05, 03:41 PM (pst)
 
2. "RE: does a brand new board need wax?"
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   ^ do not listen to the meth head that feels he must refer to himself in the third person like some revering god or something.

While it has factory wax its crap, you need to do a couple coats of wax on that puppy to build up a solid base coat.


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Standard
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Nov-30-05, 06:00 PM (pst)
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3. "RE: does a brand new board need wax?"
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   >^ do not listen to the meth head that feels he must refer to
>himself in the third person like some revering god or
>something.
>
>While it has factory wax its crap, you need to do a couple
>coats of wax on that puppy to build up a solid base coat.

Meth head...Hmmm, what is that? It sounds like someone talking who has personal experience in the industry, so to speak.

Elsnowboardo is not the Standard, but he obviously wishes he was based on the way he responds to every Standard post on every website. The Standard says to Elsnowboardo, "You can get off the Standard's jock now please!!!"

Elsnowboardo's advice is somewhat right, but mostly wrong. You don't need to wax a brand new snowboard. A new snowboard may not be a professional hot wax. However, a brand new snowboard does have wax on it that should last at least 2 days.

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amm
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Dec-01-05, 03:43 AM (pst)
 
4. "RE: does a brand new board need wax?"
In response to message #3
 
   ok thank you.


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Elsnowboardo
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Dec-01-05, 07:07 AM (pst)
 
5. "RE: does a brand new board need wax?"
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   Please 2 runs perhaps. Sorry but anything put on with a roller waxer won't last. Go to a resort and ask them to wax your board with a Roller Waxer Standard then see how long it lasts.


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boardergirladmin
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Dec-01-05, 11:38 AM (pst)
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6. "RE: does a brand new board need wax?"
In response to message #5
 
   >Please 2 runs perhaps. Sorry but anything put on with a
>roller waxer won't last. Go to a resort and ask them to wax
>your board with a Roller Waxer Standard then see how long it
>lasts.

^^^ umm, he's right. you do NOT get a new board with a hot wax! ...although that would be nice. the junk they slap on the base of new boards is practically nothing and it's only there so the base doesn't dry out and so they look nice in the shop... it won't last past a couple runs. when you get a new board you should clean the base and give it a hot wax yourself.

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knuckldragger
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Dec-05-05, 09:55 AM (pst)
 
7. "RE: does a brand new board need wax?"
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   well that was a good answer boardergirl. thought for a moment there the boys were gonna get to blows, good work - I too (apperently) need to wax my new board. off to the wax master


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JuLi
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Dec-09-05, 08:48 PM (pst)
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8. "RE: does a brand new board need wax?"
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   You should deffinantly wax it up. From the factory the only wax a board see's is the thinest layer possible so they dont have to do any scraping. And plus by the time you get who knows how much longer, all that waz is dried up and no good.


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Whaldawg
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Dec-10-05, 09:03 PM (pst)
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9. "RE: does a brand new board need wax?"
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   yeah the wax they put on is pretty much a storage wax (what you should do at the end of winter). it keeps the base from looking dry. a new base is extremely thirsty and will take a few waxes before you use it to fill the pores! and anyway- its not like its gonna hurt to wax it! better to be safe than sorry huh

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dan
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Dec-10-05, 09:21 PM (pst)
 
10. "RE: does a brand new board need wax?"
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   i accidentally waxed my board with candle wax, it was the first time its been waxed since i got it from the shop. is my board ruined? i did the melt and rub method and scrap everything off with an old id and then brillod the rest it feels nice but they say candle wax fucks it up so i need some advice thanks


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SalomonRdr
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Dec-10-05, 10:58 PM (pst)
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11. "RE: does a brand new board need wax?"
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   lol its probably ruined. Why the hell didnt you just buy board wax?


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boardergirladmin
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Dec-11-05, 07:20 AM (pst)
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12. "RE: does a brand new board need wax?"
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   i'm pretty sure it's fine. you're not the only person who's done it at least; i've heard of others. almost all snowboard waxes are just paraffin with some other stuff added to it for speed. the only difference would be that it's probably going to be a little slower than if you'd used snowboard-specific wax. ...and depending on the candle, you may have a perrdy smelling base

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dan
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Dec-17-05, 10:14 AM (pst)
 
13. "RE: does a brand new board need wax?"
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   slower than snowboard wax but faster than no wax right???


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