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I bring my board to a shop
4
15%
I wax and tune the edges sometimes
5
19%
I wax and tune the edges always
16
62%
Don't need it
1
4%
 
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Postby Lee » Wednesday 10 November 2004, 20:23

For an article i would like to know how many snowboarders do their own maintenance. Waxing and edge tuning. What kind of wax do you use, universal or temperature/humidity specific wax?
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Postby skywalker » Thursday 11 November 2004, 9:03

I just don't know any shop, that I trust enough to give my baby to them. I've seen so many boards that were destroyed or at least seriously damaged by one of the stupid guys with a grinding machine.
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easy to wax everyone should so it :)

Postby nils » Thursday 11 November 2004, 9:33

wax:
am using basically cheap universal wax that costs 13 euros per kilo. using yellow and red ines when conditions really change!
swoard owners shouldn't really need to use extra specific fluo wax ( $$$) because the ekectra 4000 from IMS does not require a fluo wax to glide better...maybe competitors winning 0.1 sec find it usefull, we don't!

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Postby WokkingMax » Thursday 11 November 2004, 9:36

in that poll there is my way of maintenance missing: i usually wax and edge tune it myself but after 1 or 2 season i bring it to a shop of my trust for a big maintenance cause the base needs it too and u cant really make it as good as a professional shop ;-P
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Postby McFussel » Thursday 11 November 2004, 9:39

WokkingMax wrote:in that poll there is my way of maintenance missing: i usually wax and edge tune it myself but after 1 or 2 season i bring it to a shop of my trust for a big maintenance cause the base needs it too and u cant really make it as good as a professional shop ;-P


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Postby tommaso2k » Thursday 11 November 2004, 9:41

Hi Lee,

i use a normal standard wax which you could by in every snowboard shop. AS Nils said for me this is sufficient enough.

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Postby harald » Thursday 11 November 2004, 13:22

Hi,
I also use a standard wax, adapted to the temperature. Till now I have used Swix CH 6, below -8 degrees, CH 7, between -4 and -8, CH 7 +1 to -4, and CH 10, 0 and warmer. This year I hav been convinced to try Briko yellow, 0 to -7 degrees and will see how this wax works. It is more important to wax often and have the sole well prepared than hitting the exact wax, for our purposes. I agree with Nils, using the expensive fluor waxes for our use is unnecessary. It is also important to keep the edges in constant good shape so I use the fine file and/or a sanding stone/diamond sanding stone after each session. That usually reduces the need of leaving the board to a tuning shop dramatically.
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Postby Lee » Thursday 11 November 2004, 14:13

I also agree with Nils. I mostly use swix CH6 or CH7. CH4 for indoor use. I have fluoro waxes and only use it for competition in "wetter" conditions but are too expensive for daily use.
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