Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Snow sticking to topsheet Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 31 total) 1 2 → Author Posts January 4, 2008 at 2:15 am #569478 vtbackcountry 440 Posts Has anyone tried applying Rain-X or something similar to their topsheet to help shed snow easier when temps come up a bit? Does it work? That stuff gets kinda heavy on the ascent… January 4, 2008 at 3:36 am #601488 Otto 98 Posts I have heard of people waxing their top sheets to keep the snow off. I have never tried it, so I dunno if it actually works or not. January 4, 2008 at 3:42 am #601489 Yoda 264 Posts I’ve had some good success with this product – http://www.shopicer.com/ICER/wax_deIcer.htm It’s the same type of de-icer used on aircraft. 😉 January 4, 2008 at 3:59 am #601490 MountainMike 19 Posts pledge works good. haven’t used it for years though, not really needed. January 4, 2008 at 4:06 am #601491 Manmountain Dense 21 Posts I’ve used Pam cooking spray on my regular board. Works okay, and it has a nice buttery aroma. January 4, 2008 at 5:50 am #601492 jack 323 Posts i hose everything down with lots of aerosol silicone spray. January 4, 2008 at 2:52 pm #601493 paulster 130 Posts I have tried RainX, Pam, silicone, glide wax, and car wax, usually on one side at a time so I can compare results. It seems like the results are inconsistent – sometimes all of them work better than a clean surface, sometimes not. My best guess is that they all work in some snow conditions and not in others. If there is a difference, I think it is small. I have mostly given up. January 4, 2008 at 3:22 pm #601494 Tophervw 203 Posts January 4, 2008 at 6:13 pm #601495 renoenvy 105 Posts I’ve noticed I get more build up on my board then my friends get on there skis. What about skin wax? January 5, 2008 at 1:32 am #601496 snoslut 178 Posts I use OBJ All Temp and it works fine for the snow and temps around here. The trick is applying it every morning. Kinda hard to do when you got pow on your mind though. January 5, 2008 at 5:09 am #601497 powderjunkie 1669 Posts Do you RUB it in snoslut? How come Mumbles hasn’t posted a comment in this thread yet? January 5, 2008 at 5:20 am #601498 Mumbles 753 Posts Powderjunkie, you ask, I enter. The reason is because I have tried lots of things and end up with ten pounds of snow on my board no matter what. Ihave tried rain-x, rub on wax, three varieties of cooking spray and none have kept my top sheet clean. i even tried some propylene glycol stuff that was supposed to be a deicer. Stubborn snow. The best result I have had is rubbing on wax, and that has even had limited results. Doesn’t the snow realize that as heavy and slow as I am I don’t need another ten pounds of snow on my gear? I burn enough calories just breathing. What is the answer? Are you saying I talk too much? January 6, 2008 at 7:53 am #601499 BakerShredda 27 Posts ArmorAll. like the stuff you spray on your dash, in your car and then wipe off…. works pretty good for me. January 6, 2008 at 3:40 pm #601500 FLOWTORCH 159 Posts Nah nah nah, all you gotta do is slap the board on the ground as hard as you can, several times while standing in the liftline. That never gets old. 🙄 January 6, 2008 at 5:01 pm #601501 Mumbles 753 Posts I was next to a youngster one time who was slamming his board on the ground to get the excess snow off. He did it repeatedly, and with a force that was very impressive. I asked him if he had ever put anything on his board to keep the snow off. He said no, this works. I said, have you ever delaminated your board beating it on the ground so hard. He said No, that is ridiculous. (You can’t make this crap up, reality is far more funny than fiction) Ridiculous my ass, two slams later and both his tip and tail curled up from his insistent slam flapping of his board. It was somehow satisfying to see him staring at his board now destroyed by his own actions. I would rather keep trying the various products to keep the snow off. January 6, 2008 at 5:22 pm #601502 vtbackcountry 440 Posts ah yes, the old beaver slap… nice mumbles. i think that one made my top ten list for why splitboarders often avoid lifts and crowds — 😉 January 6, 2008 at 5:27 pm #601503 Mumbles 753 Posts For the most part boards are extremely tough. I have reparied many issues, including delams over 20 years, but how often and how hard must someone slap their board down to actually damage it? This guy must have been doing this type of board abuse for a long time. This is merely one contributing factor to why I decided to start splitting this year. More peace and tranquility fewer people and better snow conditions. January 6, 2008 at 9:19 pm #601504 burton 329 Posts all shit …. only a thin base material on top is snow and icey free – when it wax … we call it wax top pogo build her swallow so – and some of my wildschnee boards 2… burton January 6, 2008 at 10:23 pm #601505 Mumbles 753 Posts Burton I’m not sure exactly what you mean by wax top, but I have had some success with rubbing on some wax. Like others have said this generally only works if it is done each outing. I have also had some limited success with rain-x. I have not tried windex yet, but will likely put rain-x on half the board and windex on the other to see how well that works. Can’t beat windex for cost, even if you have to spray and wipe it off each trip. January 7, 2008 at 5:00 am #601506 Manmountain Dense 21 Posts @mumbles wrote: how often and how hard must someone slap their board down to actually damage it? This guy must have been doing this type of board abuse for a long time. I’d wonder how old the board was, and what the construction was. I once cracked an old foam-core Burton Cruiser 165 (89 model year that I bought in 1990) in less than one season from hitting too many flat landings on good ol’ Wisconsin ice. It split lengthwise right down the middle from the nose back to the front binding, and chunks of the foam core started falling out. We sent it back to Burton for warranty because I had only been riding it for like 3 months, and they wouldn’t replace it because they said the “board’s strength was exceeded.” I guess so! In any case, the shop was nice enough to discount a Burton Air for me, so all’s well… Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 31 total) 1 2 → Anti-Stick SpraySnow ShedTopsheet Spray You must be logged in to reply to this topic.