Welcome to our new beta design! Click here to go back to the old Newschoolers.
For Temperatures Below 40 degrees F: Wax normally using Whacks
For Temperatures Above 40 degrees F: Rub-on Whacks, Iron-on high-fluoro wax.
Waxing Preparation and Supplies
Every snowboarder should wax their board. Not only does waxing improve your board's speed and control, but it also helps to keep the base from drying out. Even just waxing once or twice a season can have a big impact on your riding. You could just get your shop to do it for you, but you don't get the same loving care as if you do it yourself.
Before you wax, here's the stuff you're definitely going to need:
Now here's the stuff you really should have:
1. Set up your board on the table/tuning vices. Preheat the iron.
2. Apply wax to the base. There’s two ways you can do this:
Drip method: touch part of the wax to the iron, and let the drops of wax fall on your board. if you space the drops about 1 inch apart from each other, you should have plenty of wax on the board without using way too much
Crayon method: touch a part of the wax to the iron, and once it melts, rub it onto the base. Once you feel it getting hard to rub, melt it on the iron again
3. Iron the wax onto the board. Just put the iron on the base of your board, and move it around, re-melting and spreading the wax all over the base. If the wax starts to smoke (at any point), turn the iron temperature down. It’s a good idea to put your hand on the top sheet, and if you feel it start to get warm, you should move the iron to a different place. Once it's all melted and spread out:
4. Wait. For at least 30 minutes, unless it’s dumping and you have no time to wait.
5. Scrape. With your scraper, make long tip-to-tail motions until basically all of the visible wax is off the board. There’s going to be lots of wax shavings, so do it in a place that's easy to clean up.
6. Structure. Using a wax brush (or a scotch-brite pad thingy, if you're lazy or cheap) make tip to tail strokes. These little groves into the wax will help your board go extra fast.
7. Go out and ride. Your board is now waxed! Go to the hill and have some fun!
yes. a thin layer of wax isent gonna protect ur skis from damage by rails. and like u said after a couple runs it will be gone anyways. People have talked about leaving on wax during the summer. It cant hurt but my skis are always fine without it. After destroying my skis on rails and rocks something like that just seems useless.