Maintenance: Waxing and Scraping your Snowboard

Waxing your board for the end of season or because you aren’t getting the speed you want is an important part of board maintenance.

Dogfunk.com has some good youtube videos, two of them are how to Hot Wax your board both for the end of the season and during. I would love to wax with the shavings as well.

Hot Wax Application

Really good things to note in this video:

Do’s

  • wax your board and leave it on there at the end of the season
  • Take your bindings off your deck before waxing the board (this helps get a smooth wax)
  • Scrape off any excess wax before starting
  • sweep from end to end on the board evenly, long continuous strokes
  • Let it sit for at least 20 Minutes (the more the better) overnight is ideal
Don’ts
  • Tip and tail first, then the middle section of the board
  • Do not let the iron sit on the board ever
  •  Make sure your iron isn’t smoking, the heat should just be warm

Scraping

Really good things to note in this video:

  • Sharpen your scraper before starting
  • Start with Tips and Tails
  • Use a 45 degree angle and scrape hard
  • Get all the excess off your edges
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Posted on October 3, 2011, in Articles, Maintenance. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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