What is the best snowboard wax?
one ball jay or magical go go wax are the two best hot waxes in my opinion.
There really is not much difference between snowboard wax and surfboard wax. Wax for surfboards are mainly used on top of a surfboard while snowboard wax is used on the bottom.
Yes, wax will lower the drag coefficient of the snowboard.
Candle wax can cause your board to stick to the snow. You can make homemade snowboard wax though. See the related link below for a full set of instructions.
You need to wax your snowboard because it reduces friction and lets your snowboard slide better. Its also reduces wear and tear from day to day use.
Waxing your snowboard provides immediate benefits and is easy to do. With a few tools and an hour anyone can put a fresh coat of Snowboard wax on their snowboard and slide better than ever. Tools you will need Base cleaner or citrus cleaner - to clean the dirt/grime, and old wax off your base. Iron - don't use the one your mother uses on her clothes. Wax - Snowboard or ski specific wax only… Read More
the majority of new snowboards come prewaxed, if the snowboard feels like it doesnt slide very well, then you should wax it
No, surf wax is for grip on the deck of a surfboard. Snowboard wax is for speed on the bottom of a snowboard. They do opposite things. ANSWER: Don't think so, never tried it too.
You can't really un-wax a snowboard, you could try putting the hot iron on it to loosen it up but your best bet would be to ride until you see the bottom sides dry out.
No it destroys the board.
Sorry about the last person who had a terribly incorrect answer. When you snowboard, you will get scratches in the bottom over time, there is no avoiding it. When you do, you need to wax your snowboard to fill in those scratches so you have a smoother ride. It isn't to "slick up" your board, it is to fill in the scratches.
Possibly, depending on how good the quality of your wax is.
No, not a good idea
You can, but it wont be nearly as good as using wax that is made for skis. The wax made for skiing/snowboarding is especially designed for th cold weather. Plus hockey wax is likely to make it not as slick on the powder as regular wax. But if you have no other wax then you could indeed use hockey wax i would use it sparingly and only if there are deep gouges in the ski… Read More
yes but it will be really slick
use the pad it comes with
It helps you to go faster.
Gasoline, or Paint Thinner
Yes you can it is the same as the wax that the snowboard shops sell for allot less money. The only difference is that they remove 5% of it and and there 'yellow or red race formula' it is a good alternative if you short on cash. Hot wax it in with any old iron ANSWER: Yes you can! It can serve as alternate for those branded wax.
Candle wax isn't the same as board wax. Candle wax can make your board stick to the snow, so just spend the extra couple bucks and buy snowboarding wax.
A scraper is used to 'scrape' the wax off of a snowboard. After the wax has been applied to the board and has soaked into the board for a few minutes, the excess wax needs to be removed or it will slow you down. The scraper can come in many sizes, but usually is a rectangle shape. IT can also be plastic or metal.
You want to scrape of almost all the wax leaving a thin coat.
If you wax your snowboard around November and your going on December should you take off the wax and rewax it or just scrape the wax you had on since November and how often should i wax my board?
take off the wax and rewax it
Some common snowboard accessories are goggles, snowboard wax, protective clothing such as suits and gloves, hats, instructional DVDs and helmets, they can be found in many stores.
No, it does not. I use a regular iron I bought at Value Village for $5 to wax my base, and it works fine. The only thing is that once you use it to wax your snowboard, it cannot be used on clothes again, or else it will ruin them. If you make sure to have the right temperature, you should be fine!
When i tune up my snowboard i sharpen the edges with a block and then i wax the bottom with an iron and a waxing kit from a sports authority or a snowboarding shop.
Snowboard wax is a rather pointless "invention", it's nothing else than repackaged & relabeled ski wax sold at an increased price. Someone saw a chance to sell more stuff to gullible people and went for it. Ski wax has been around for ages, so it'd be hard to pick out an inventor. You might as well ask who invented soap.
Wait until the hot wax cools down to room temp then go ahead and scrape it off.
If your a beginner the best snowboard is a freestyle snowboard. They are easier to turn and more forgiving when you lose your balance.
Yes, for waxing Snowboards/Skis you will need to use tuning wax which you can usually buy at a sports shop on the mountain...
nope. it could take the wax off over time though.
No, because you wouldn't have any friction to stop.
The Burton Dominant snowboard
If it is new then no you don't. But if you want to then you can. Just make sure that every once in a while you wax that board because it will deteriorate and fall apart.
A lot of companies say they pre-wax them...but it's not gonna hurt to get a full and proper wax done when you get it. Any good board shop will throw in a free wax or two when you buy from them.
to reduce friction between your board and the snow, and to protect the base of your snowboard[S].
Yeah. I guess that would be fine. Still snow is made of water.
Yes, definitely! Specially, if the it is exposed in the heat for long hours.
You need to wax it right away and then freeze the wax on it. Next you get hardwood glue and glue a chenk of waxed wood into the chipped area. After two weeks, the wax will harden completely. (That is if it is used everyday for two weeks.)
I think that its Stevens Pass Snowboard Shop.
Crack Grease makes amazingly fast snowboarding wax. Their Choad Cheese wax comes in several scents including Dirty Hippie, Maple Bacon, Coconut Curry and tons more. http://crackgrease.com/store_wax.html
It would cause the same effects that it would on a skateboard. You will slide on the snow faster but it would be more slick especially when you powerslide. It wouldn't damage it. But be REALLY careful grinding if you wax it.
you should hot wax your snowboard everyother time you go out riding if you dont your gunna ruin the pores of the base of your board and you will go really slow Really you can get by without a wax for a long time, but at a certain point in your riding you can tell if your board just doesn't glide like it used to. If the daily temperature changes by 10 degrees or so… Read More
There are many ski wax brands with new ones popping up now and again. Google or yahoo "ski wax" for the many ski wax brand websites. Some companies found in google search results for ski or snowboard wax are: Swix Toko Whacks Wax One Ball Jay Homenkol Data For a homemade formula from another contributor, see the question "What is in ski wax?"
Why would a snowboard suddenly stop as soon as it touches a box is it due to to much wax or are there other factors involved?
it happens because of fricttion.
I just rub a large birthday candle all over my board and it seems to work quite well
Wax. Just kidding, but for serial, you can either buy specialized wax at a snowboard shop, I know Burton makes this nifty kind that you don't even have to heat up, which they call "rub-down wax". This is good if you're lazy and have alot of money. Another alternative if you're not lazy but still rich if to buy specialized snowboard wax. Theres like, a billion different kinds. If you're like me, and would prefer… Read More
Yes, factory waxing is good for about one lap just the same as a rub on wax. Take the time to hot wax your board and re-apply every 2-3 days of riding. I strongly recommend using Choad Cheese Wax, it's locally sourced handcrafted wax, and it's made in the USA. http://crackgrease.com/store_wax.html
There's really not specifically one "best powder snowboard" but some are definitely better than others such as the Burton Fish or or Rome Notch.
this depends on what you are talking about but to ride you must have bindings and boots for those bindings. also hot wax is recommended on the bottom of your board for speed
burtons are best