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matty
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I use the "Swix T758 waxtable for snowboard":  http://www.swixsport.com/Products/Wax-Tuning/Tuning-Equipment/Waxing-Tables-Access/Waxtable-for-Snowboard

I picked it up last year from tognar.

Before that, I used sawhorses. This is much, much better.

Basic file guide and a gummy stone for edges. I think from toko or swix?

 


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[quote quote=5868]What do you guys that don’t have full on tuning areas do? I’m pretty sure I’ve asked this on previous iterations. I tried to make my own clamps of sorts with wood and rubber. It was a spectacular failure. Saw horses in the past have been decent. [/quote] http://www.fktools-us.com/Product-Details.asp?Part-Number=4030

[quote quote=5893]How do you gents sharpen your edges? I have a burton guide, but am not the biggest fan…maybe I am just a dumbass. [/quote] http://store.boardworkstechshop.com/products/svst-pro-edge-beveler-91


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Is there a general rule on number of base grinds a board can go through?


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Picked up some these vises last year, but have yet to use them.  Have a bunch of diamond stones for touching up edges.

Being on the Ice Coast, I'm surprised it took me this long to add edge bevels...  Last month I finally took my Fishcuit and Rome Agent for base structuring and asked for 89deg edges (1 degree base/2 deg side).

I def wouldn't trust just a shop kid to do that sorta thing by hand, but my guy uses a Wintersteiger machine. And fwiw, he tunes the skis for Canadian freestyle skiers Mikael Kingsbury and the Dufour-Lapointe sisters, so safe to assume he knows what he's doing.

Only had 1 day out so far and can't say I noticed any difference since conditions were actually decent.  Looking forward to seeing if I get better edge hold when shit turns to ice as it always does.


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I've always waxed in whatever space I'm in. in my travel trailer, just did it on the floor and scraped outside, collected shavings, and trashed. when I was working at the boardshop, I used to take it with me sometimes and do it there, because there was usually a lot of free time.

as far as what I do for waxing... most of the time I use Hertel's hot sauce and run a drip of ice/cold wax along each edge, since that's where you burn most of your wax at a resort. sometimes I add OBJ black magic or black magic slush (only difference is slush has fluoro added). I let it cool a bit, scrape, and then use a brass brush... 45 degree brush in each direction, and then one clean swipe from tip to tail.  I heard that helps break up moisture and channel it away from the board more quickly, but who the hell knows, it all works for me.


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[quote quote=7175]Is there a general rule on number of base grinds a board can go through? [/quote]

The least amount the better. There must be an absolute need to get one.


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[quote quote=7935]I’ve always waxed in whatever space I’m in. in my travel trailer, just did it on the floor and scraped outside, collected shavings, and trashed. when I was working at the boardshop, I used to take it with me sometimes and do it there, because there was usually a lot of free time. as far as what I do for waxing… most of the time I use Hertel’s hot sauce and run a drip of ice/cold wax along each edge, since that’s where you burn most of your wax at a resort. sometimes I add OBJ black magic or black magic slush (only difference is slush has fluoro added). I let it cool a bit, scrape, and then use a brass brush… 45 degree brush in each direction, and then one clean swipe from tip to tail. I heard that helps break up moisture and channel it away from the board more quickly, but who the hell knows, it all works for me. [/quote]

When you say in each direction, do you mean pushing out towards one edge then going through a second time pushing out towards the other edge creating an X pattern?


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[quote quote=7935]... 45 degree brush in each direction, and then one clean swipe from tip to tail. I heard that helps break up moisture and channel it away from the board more quickly, but who the hell knows, it all works for me. [/quote]

As long as you "clean" the structure -meaning not leave a ton of wax on the base- you are fine no matter how you brush AFAI understand.


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[quote quote=7963]

… 45 degree brush in each direction, and then one clean swipe from tip to tail. I heard that helps break up moisture and channel it away from the board more quickly, but who the hell knows, it all works for me.

As long as you “clean” the structure -meaning not leave a ton of wax on the base- you are fine no matter how you brush AFAI understand. [/quote]

That would be accurate. Structure in the base channels water out from under the board, clearing the structure is the most important. That said a brush can put a small amount of structure into the little bit of wax layer left on the base, especially considering most boards don't have much structure ground into the base...In theory that makes a difference but I'm not bode miller so personally I've always gone tip to tail with a brass brush until its looks shiny and called dit a day.


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[quote quote=7935]... most of the time I use Hertel’s hot sauce and run a drip of ice/cold wax along each edge, since that’s where you burn most of your wax at a resort. sometimes I add OBJ black magic or black magic slush (only difference is slush has fluoro added) [/quote]

I read that a lot of the alpine guys do the same thing with hertel hot sauce for most of the board with a hard cold temp wax along the edge. I tried it a couple weeks ago with hertel and toko cold temp, it works great. You can go longer between waxing.

 


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[quote quote=7965]

… most of the time I use Hertel’s hot sauce and run a drip of ice/cold wax along each edge, since that’s where you burn most of your wax at a resort. sometimes I add OBJ black magic or black magic slush (only difference is slush has fluoro added)

I read that a lot of the alpine guys do the same thing with hertel hot sauce for most of the board with a hard cold temp wax along the edge. I tried it a couple weeks ago with hertel and toko cold temp, it works great. You can go longer between waxing. [/quote]

I do the same thing. OBJ cold along the edges and Hertel Hot Sauce down the middle.


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[quote quote=7964] I’ve always gone tip to tail with a brass brush until its looks shiny and called dit a day. [/quote]

I use a brass brush only for cleaning old wax or after hot scraping. I usually Scrape > Nylon > Horsehair > Wipe with a microfiber cloth.


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Muskrat
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I’ve always gone tip to tail with a brass brush until its looks shiny and called dit a day.

I use a brass brush only for cleaning old wax or after hot scraping. I usually Scrape > Nylon > Horsehair > Wipe with a microfiber cloth. [/quote]

The way I learned it, stiffer brush clears most of the wax and the softer ones polish/buff the remaining layer...I started just buying one brush and never felt the need to get others. Your system is probably better technically speaking. I found the biggest difference for me was either a hot-box or a bunch of waxes at the start of the season to get the base really impregnated.


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I also use a brass brush before waxing, but I use a scotchbrite and then a nylon brush after waxing to finish the job. I need to do the cold wax along the edges thing.

I am trying overlay paste wax this season. I have the Wend stuff. It is super simple. After finishing a regular hot wax (including scraping and brushing), I rub some of this on, wait about five minutes to let it dry, and then buff it off with a dry cloth and re-brush with my nylon brush. It seems to add a little bit of extra glide in the flats, and I can re-apply it before each day's riding. It seems to prolong the amount of time between hot waxing, too.

I originally bought paste wax last year to use while I was travelling and unable to bring my hot waxing stuff. I was using the Dakine afterburner stuff, and it seemed to last about a half day. Perfect to keep me gliding on some of the low-angle stuff that we rode in Japan. This year I wanted to see if I could find something that was a little higher-end, and wanted to try simple overlays. It's probably just my perception, but it does seem to be working.


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[quote quote=7972]I also use a brass brush before waxing, but I use a scotchbrite and then a nylon brush after waxing to finish the job. I need to do the cold wax along the edges thing. I am trying overlay paste wax this season. I have the Wend stuff. It is super simple. After finishing a regular hot wax (including scraping and brushing), I rub some of this on, wait about five minutes to let it dry, and then buff it off with a dry cloth and re-brush with my nylon brush. It seems to add a little bit of extra glide in the flats, and I can re-apply it before each day’s riding. It seems to prolong the amount of time between hot waxing, too. I originally bought paste wax last year to use while I was travelling and unable to bring my hot waxing stuff. I was using the Dakine afterburner stuff, and it seemed to last about a half day. Perfect to keep me gliding on some of the low-angle stuff that we rode in Japan. This year I wanted to see if I could find something that was a little higher-end, and wanted to try simple overlays. It’s probably just my perception, but it does seem to be working. [/quote]

That's interesting. I've never tried the paste wax, but now I want to try it.


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