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Supra
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10/11/2018 12:33 am  

Use waxing paper if your wax temps are 130C and up. I read somewhere that bases burn easily at 140.


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10/11/2018 2:25 am  
Posted by: Supra

Use waxing paper if your wax temps are 130C and up. I read somewhere that bases burn easily at 140.

Pretty sure that all of my waxes would smoke like a cheech and chong movie if i had my iron set at 130C and up...


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10/11/2018 2:59 am  

125C is the temp the base fucks up AFAIK. However some waxes suggest melting temps higher than that. So you probably need to move the iron much faster.


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10/11/2018 7:37 am  

I just checked: the swix/toko waxes (NF, LF & HF) require an iron set from 130 - 150 depending on the colour. Luckily with Hertel, the melting temp is 87 so that's not a worry. However on some of the high end Toko & Swix irons, the minimum temp is 110.


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10/11/2018 7:04 pm  

Thank you guys for all the help. Let’s see if this will work out 

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10/11/2018 7:20 pm  

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12/11/2018 6:03 pm  

i have a digital SVST iron and i usually have it set from about 122-126 degrees, however idk if that's C or F.

side note: was anyone else surprised by the size of the hertel wax bricks they ordered?  when they arrived i couldn't believe that they're normally $55 a piece. the OBJ all-temp brick i use for storage wax, and early/late season, is more than twice the size and is only $40. this shit better be slicker than a grease up deaf guy for that kind of monies.

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12/11/2018 6:37 pm  

I bought an order of hertels a couple years ago, and have used it regularly, mixed in with other stuff randomly. Living in the northwest of the northwest, in the wettest of the wet, it does well, but I cannot say I have ever noticed a difference from any other appropriate wax. I like it, but I don’t feel compelled to purchase it specifically. I’ve mostly had OBJ for a long time, as it’s what we mainly carried at the shop.

Favorite combo is still hertels and black magic slush, with ice along the edges.

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14/11/2018 12:06 pm  
Posted by: slim253

i have a digital SVST iron and i usually have it set from about 122-126 degrees, however idk if that's C or F.

side note: was anyone else surprised by the size of the hertel wax bricks they ordered?  when they arrived i couldn't believe that they're normally $55 a piece. the OBJ all-temp brick i use for storage wax, and early/late season, is more than twice the size and is only $40. this shit better be slicker than a grease up deaf guy for that kind of monies.

Image result for greased up deaf guy gif

Which one did you get? The Hot Sauce is usually around 20$. I like it more than the OBJ I've used.

I also tried the "warming the board up before applying wax" method. My snowboard didn't explode, it just got a little warm. Other than adding an extra 5 minutes to the process I didn't notice a big difference in ease of application and I see no reason to do it again. I'll try the crayon method next.


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14/11/2018 12:44 pm  

i bought a couple [half] bricks of the FC739. iirc that's what @triple8sol uses and his gf flew by me on the flats at stevens last year on a smaller board and she weighs a lot less, sooo... i have medium high hopes. *finger crossed*

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14/11/2018 1:46 pm  
Posted by: slim253

i bought a couple [half] bricks of the FC739. iirc that's what @triple8sol uses and his gf flew by me on the flats at stevens last year on a smaller board and she weighs a lot less, sooo... i have medium high hopes. *finger crossed*

Hahaha...I forgot all about that.

Went up to interior BC trip earlier that season with a crew of 14, everyone on freshly tuned sintered bases. Ended up at Silverstar one day, which has a really long flat ridge to get from the summit to the backside. Her and I started in the back of the pack and easily passed everyone else. Picture us dodging and weaving through the mob, fully upright while everyone else was tucked or pumping. FC739 is the truth.

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20/11/2018 9:32 am  

Any verdict on Phantom DPS permanent base treatment? The reviews I read are pretty positive.


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20/11/2018 9:35 am  
Posted by: Lalune

Any verdict on Phantom DPS permanent base treatment? The reviews I read are pretty positive.

I've also read and heard good things. It does sound like summer is the best time to apply it, though. It apparently needs warm temps and direct sunlight for a couple of hours to cure into the base,


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