I am new to touring and been out 3 times now and starting to notice a slight sticky residue from the skins on my board. Board felt like a slug when I was out this weekend
Will residue reduce as skins get used?
Should I be using a cleaner of some sort to strip any residue after every tour? Is there a specific wax product to use? or does a standard snowboard wax work? hot wax or cold wax? will waxing effect sticking performance of my skins?
I don't think that snow buildup on the skins is what he's talking about.
What type of skins are they? Geckos will deposited goo on your bases and there is no cure. If you have conventional glue skins (Black Diamond, G3, et) then yes by all means hot wax your board's base! The skin's glue will release from the board more easily and won't leave residue. The glue will also become less tacky over time.
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