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 Post subject: Spring + wet snow = what wax ?
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:05 am 
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Soo snow is geting reaaaaaly wet here these days, and my prior splitboard realy wanna "suck" onto the snow on the down runs..
Is there any good particular wax/or similar you would recomend ?
or just "regular" hot wax for mild temps ?

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 Post subject: Re: Spring + wet snow = what wax ?
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 1:29 pm 
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There is special wax for wet snow, I think I have some made by Holmenkol. But to be honest I don't notice a huge difference. Waxing a factory new board a few times will almost always improve it a lot.

I do have some boards that are "fast" right from the factory in wet snow. An example is a Salomon I have and also a Silbaerg. I think the most important reason for that is they have a lot of structure in the base that makes them faster in wet snow. I also have Libtechs that are quite slow, and have almost no structure. My Prior is somewhere in between those as far as structure.

But you can't really structure your board yourself, get a shop to do a courser stonegrind if you snowboard in these condions most of the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring + wet snow = what wax ?
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:28 pm 
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Get a spring stone grind to put a different structure. Spring grind is 45degree angles.


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 Post subject: Re: Spring + wet snow = what wax ?
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 10:21 pm 
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Choad Cheese Wax.

Crayon in some graphite and apply warm temp wax. Iron and scrape as usual.

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:25 am 
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get a warm temp wax with high flouro. KY ain't got nothin on the glide you'll get!

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 Post subject: Re: Spring + wet snow = what wax ?
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 Post subject: Re: Spring + wet snow = what wax ?
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Put structure in your wax with a texture brush. Breaks up the suction from wet snow.


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With those brass brushes ?


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 Post subject: Re: Spring + wet snow = what wax ?
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I use a big nylon brush by swix and structure at 45 dgrees. End of the day its a losing battle but one worth fighting.


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 Post subject: Re: Spring + wet snow = what wax ?
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 6:53 am 
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Matt Wood wrote:
I use a big nylon brush by swix and structure at 45 dgrees. End of the day its a losing battle but one worth fighting.


45° length wise on the board you mean ?


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 Post subject: Re: Spring + wet snow = what wax ?
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How to wax a snowboard.

Graphite is an anti-static, it helps in all conditions, but especially in spring, Fluro waxes are as bad for you as they are the environment as well as a marketing gimmick; They are really only useful for boners in spider suits at the Olympics. If you're not trying to shave milliseconds of race time than it's unnecessary to use fluorinated wax.

make sure to scrape very well and use a texture brush, nylon or soft brass. Run the stroke of the brush the length of your snowboard.

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 Post subject: Re: Spring + wet snow = what wax ?
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gnarlycharlie wrote:
How to wax a snowboard.

Graphite is an anti-static, it helps in all conditions, but especially in spring, Fluro waxes are as bad for you as they are the environment as well as a marketing gimmick; They are really only useful for boners in spider suits at the Olympics. If you're not trying to shave milliseconds of race time than it's unnecessary to use fluorinated wax.

make sure to scrape very well and use a texture brush, nylon or soft brass. Run the stroke of the brush the length of your snowboard.

-Charlie
Owner of Choad Cheese Wax
Handcrafted wax made in Portland, OR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn6LZZXXwbs







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