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Lalune
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04/04/2019 2:11 pm  
Posted by: Mig

Finally started using the Pro-Glide before every riding session a couple weeks ago and I really like it. Specially to refresh the base along the edges after every riding day. Also used it last weekend to wax all our boards before the biggest demo of the season. Super easy and way faster than traditional hot wax, and no mess to clean. I got several comments through the day about how much faster our boards were then the other brands demo boards. I am pretty much sold on this tool, and it will come with me to the hill on every outing.

Do you need to repeat the process every single riding session or the wax applied with this method can last a couple of days?

I assume a pair of vises is not always needed as long as you can apply enough pressure evenly thought the base? This might be a great solution for waxing when you are in a trip, I found bringing waxing kit pretty cumbersome.

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05/04/2019 1:12 am  

Being a condo warrior myself, I ordered some Pro-Glide as well.  

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17/04/2019 11:26 am  
Posted by: Lalune
Posted by: Mig

Finally started using the Pro-Glide before every riding session a couple weeks ago and I really like it. Specially to refresh the base along the edges after every riding day. Also used it last weekend to wax all our boards before the biggest demo of the season. Super easy and way faster than traditional hot wax, and no mess to clean. I got several comments through the day about how much faster our boards were then the other brands demo boards. I am pretty much sold on this tool, and it will come with me to the hill on every outing.

Do you need to repeat the process every single riding session or the wax applied with this method can last a couple of days?

I assume a pair of vises is not always needed as long as you can apply enough pressure evenly thought the base? This might be a great solution for waxing when you are in a trip, I found bringing waxing kit pretty cumbersome.

I have repeated the process every riding session, but mostly along the edges only. I am a fat bastard with a carving influenced style, and the snow around here is pretty abrasive most of the time. So that area dries up pretty much after every riding day for me, even with a fresh hot wax. And yeah, great solution for trips. Vises are not mandatory, although they make the process easier and faster. I have done it most of the times with my board across two kitchen stools that are as wide as my boards.

~6' or 182cm | way too fat | US 10.5 - Mondo 28.5
Quiver: Fullbag boards 154 to 181 cm | powder/carving/snowsurf
Boots: Burton Driver X with Scarpa Plus Fit High Liners and custom powerstrap
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17/04/2019 5:22 pm  

I tried pro-glide off the recommendations here.

Got a bit of grit or hardened wax on the cloth and got a nice scratch in my board when trying it the first time. So don't do that.

It works pretty well though, definitely useful for trips where you don't have access to an iron.

You could also probably build the thing yourself with PVC pipe and whatever cloth they use.


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18/04/2019 6:34 am  

I watched the video but it still is labor intensive. I've been totally fine with just rubbing on & corking.


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13/09/2019 9:51 pm  

Taking my split tomorrow to get the DPS Phantom wax treatment....

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09/11/2019 3:14 am  
Posted by: @pow_hnd

Taking my split tomorrow to get the DPS Phantom wax treatment....

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Let us know how that goes, interested in your thoughts.


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12/11/2019 5:20 pm  

I'm interested, too. I enjoy waxing but not scraping 🙂 


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12/11/2019 9:03 pm  

As soon as we get one more storm I'll let you guys know. I think I'm gonna buy a solid new deck tomorrow and I'll get it done on that as well...


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13/11/2019 7:44 am  

Anybody know what’s going on with Bluebird?


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13/11/2019 7:52 am  
Posted by: @velvethammer

Anybody know what’s going on with Bluebird?

I believe it’s done for good. Willie has a lot of other stuff going on. 


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