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 Post subject: Wax recommendations
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:48 am 
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Just wondering what wax brands work best for splitters? Personal experiences are greatly appreciated. :D

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I'll use whatever I get for free. I really haven't seen any differance in any of the waxes I've used. One Ball Jay gives a lot of stuff away around here, I seem to always have a bunch of it around.


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I'm a Toko fan. I like being able to blend for variable temps through out the day. I get better glide than with the All Temp's. or any of the less specific styles.


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In my shop I have a bunch of One Ball Jay in temp specific ranges and general all purpose versions. I use the temp specific types as often as possible and feel the results are best with those. I also have a few Swix options, but I use them a lot less frequently. The Swix does come in nice bars which I tend to carry for rubbing on in my pack. I have used some of it in lieu of skin wax and it worked, and it also rubs on decently to make some noticiable glide improvement. I used some of the burton flouros, but never found them to out perform the less expensive OBJ.

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 Post subject: Re: Wax recommendations
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:34 pm 
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In the words of late Trent Wade (3WP) oo7 wax is the only way to go. Back in high school we used the wax from those little silver container candles :thumpsup: . In hindsight it was probably working really good as a base cleaner. Ive used a lot of of the floro's from B and have found them good. They also make a graphite, but I think thats used primarily for sintered idium bases. All waxes seem to work about the same for extruded bases. As long as your keeping it waxed it stays hydrated. I dont have as much experience waxing splitties but seems like it would apply the same.


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 Post subject: Re: Wax recommendations
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:30 am 
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One word - Bluebird. BB alltemp performs well in all but acrtic cold (Dry bases work best in those conditions). For spring / summer I mix in 50% warm or a small amount of graphite, stay away from the hippie soy based versions, I have had some negative feedback. I tune for beer all winter, I am GLIDE Inc.


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 Post subject: Re: Wax recommendations
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:58 pm 
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refried wrote:
I'll use whatever I get for free. I really haven't seen any differance in any of the waxes I've used. One Ball Jay gives a lot of stuff away around here, I seem to always have a bunch of it around.


+1, unless you're hard bootin' racin' or at least boardercrossing, then its worthless examining the minute differences. It's far more important to actually wax often and keep your board tuned, than the minimal differences in wax compounds.


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 Post subject: Re: Wax recommendations
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:08 am 
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I use an inexpensive hard green(cold) swix wax for a base. Then top/mix with a locals blend mid temp
'podium' (w/graphite layer to adjust the amount of graphite to mix in).

For warm temps and dirty snow one ball jay summer slush graphite or high flouro graphite does a great job at keeping the pine-tar/particulates from sticking to the wax.
:thumpsup: Very, very highly recommended for dirty spring/summer snow in the woods. It's cheap and works better than any warm temp wax I've tried in 27 years of ski bummin' and post season bushwhackin in the cascades and now the selkirks
:banghead: used to carry paper towels and lighter fluid to get the pine-tar off before I discovered graphite :bow:

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 Post subject: Re: Wax recommendations
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:32 pm 
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I like a fast base, in locations around here there are often flat sections, and good glide on exit runouts can save a lot of energy, or get one over a bench to the next drop without unclipping. Keeping the board consistently waxed will also preserve the base, and one will get less damage to the base from rocks as well. I usually wax every couple of days on snow.
I like Swix LF for good glide, with base of HC, in the appropriate temp range for the conditions.

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 Post subject: Re: Wax recommendations
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:58 pm 
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Reviving this with a bump for Kuu.

Cheap with good temp ranges. Also smells pretty.

I mostly hot wax and structure (red scotch brite), rarely hand rub. I think it should be specified what you're doing with the wax for your recommendation.


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 Post subject: Re: Wax recommendations
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:55 pm 
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barrows wrote:
I like a fast base, in locations around here there are often flat sections, and good glide on exit runouts can save a lot of energy, or get one over a bench to the next drop without unclipping. Keeping the board consistently waxed will also preserve the base, and one will get less damage to the base from rocks as well. I usually wax every couple of days on snow.
I like Swix LF for good glide, with base of HC, in the appropriate temp range for the conditions.



Hot wax with a HC base, then an LF wax for speed. Scrape, and brush out. I like to make sure the sidewalls get wax at the same time.

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 Post subject: Re: Wax recommendations
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:52 pm 
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I'll echo the appreciation for One Ball Jay. Matt is a great guy and has always taken care of me so I have a bag full of different waxes. I agree that unless you are against a clock then the only time I've really felt a difference between the right wax and the wrong wax is when the water content is really high and I should have used slush wax. Other than that it's almost always a matter of waxing frequently instead of getting the mix of warm/cold/ice fluro and graphite right. I have been less impressed with the soy based wax but if you feel better about snowboarding when you use it then go for it.

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