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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.


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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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30/11/2019 4:27 pm  

Got the waxing station set up in my shed.  For whatever reason this is something I always wanted.

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06/12/2019 2:36 pm  

So, I bought 3 new Koruas and got the DPS Phantom done to them all. 

WORTH IT! 

Decks stay fast all day long. Today was a great day to really feel it and see if it lived up to the hype... Snowbasin has over 3k of vert. It was upper 20's and soft day old snow up top, and the bottom this afternoon, it was for sure slushy. 

Deck was fast, with hardly any noticeable difference from top to bottom, and no difference from morning to afternoon. 

It just works as advertised.  Sold my wax quiver on Snowboard Trader. 

Just gonna hit the decks with All-Temp every other week just for the sake of the wax hydrating the base, but no more trying to use the right wax for snow conditions, just bulk All-Temp One Ball Jay from here on out. 

 


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06/12/2019 2:55 pm  
Posted by: @pow_hnd

So, I bought 3 new Koruas and got the DPS Phantom done to them all. 

WORTH IT! 

Decks stay fast all day long. Today was a great day to really feel it and see if it lived up to the hype... Snowbasin has over 3k of vert. It was upper 20's and soft day old snow up top, and the bottom this afternoon, it was for sure slushy. 

Deck was fast, with hardly any noticeable difference from top to bottom, and no difference from morning to afternoon. 

It just works as advertised.  Sold my wax quiver on Snowboard Trader. 

Just gonna hit the decks with All-Temp every other week just for the sake of the wax hydrating the base, but no more trying to use the right wax for snow conditions, just bulk All-Temp One Ball Jay from here on out. 

 

Is hydrating with wax still a best practice? If I still need to wax anyway, I'll probably just keep the quiver. Only exception I'd make is probably the split since wax shavings + skin glue = bad mojo.


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06/12/2019 2:58 pm  

@kimchi

If you want your deck to last a long time, yes, it's best practice. Probably really only NEED to do it 2 or 3 times a season in all honesty... But storage wax in the summer time is still an absolute must

 


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