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    Getting good at these stupid qustions but you are all such a helpful bunch....

    What is the wax of a board for? To improve performance, protect the board or both?
    How often should you re wax your board? How do you do this? Should I email Paul O directly on this one?

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    It protects your base and helps you slide better. Different waxes for different conditions. There are universal ones around and unless you know what you're doing, it's best to get your board (or skis) waxed by a pro.

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    Both - performace first and protection second, you don't want the base drying out. Depends how often you ride and what the conditions are like, but I generally re-wax every 3 or 4 days riding. It's super easy to do - get a friend to show you or ask the guys at the shop you bought your board from to give you a demo. I just use a universal wax, but this year will be investing in some warmer temps wax.

    [size="1"][ 14. May 2009, 01:57 PM: Message edited by: Princess ][/size]
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    What they said ^^^^^

    This may also be helpful.

    http://www.paulski.com.au/winter_range_tuning.php

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    Thanks guys - i think I'll pay someone to do it lol..... Always good to know though.... In the snow for 2 weeks so I'll get them to do it every 4 days or so.
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    yeah dont go using surfboard wax like someone I heard of tried one time!

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    This is the most indepth guide to waxing I've seen. Pretty much covers everything.

    http://www.tognar.com/waxing_tips_ski_snowboard.html

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    Ski Shop Owner & Equipment Specialist - Voted Best Boot fitter in Australia (SIA Australia Awards 2013) Paul Oberin's Avatar
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    Originally posted by mic2229:
    This is the most indepth guide to waxing I've seen. Pretty much covers everything.

    http://www.tognar.com/waxing_tips_ski_snowboard.html
    Last time I looked at that it had too many things being done the wrong way, and ruined good skis, maybe it has changed now, are they still using a stone held by hand to debur edges. ?


    I just went into that site as I was curious, it looks good doesn't it, certainly a good site for ski racers.

    My opinion on waxing for the general recreational skier and board rider is forget Fluoro waxes, yes they do give you 1% more speed, but don't last very long, cost a lot more and are a health hazard if you breathe the fumes.

    [size="1"][ 14. May 2009, 05:39 PM: Message edited by: Paul Oberin ][/size]

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    Originally posted by Paul Oberin:


    My opinion on waxing for the general recreational skier and board rider is forget Fluoro waxes, yes they do give you 1% more speed, but don't last very long, cost a lot more and are a health hazard if you breathe the fumes.
    I used some fluoro's on the kids skis & boards for interschools and Nationals last year, have to make sure your gear is at the right temp & the iron, not to mention breathing gear.
    Lots messing round for small gains.
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    No fluoro - Check

    Seeing as I am usually hurtling totally out of control on a blue run I don't need fluoro wax.....
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    Ski Shop Owner & Equipment Specialist - Voted Best Boot fitter in Australia (SIA Australia Awards 2013) Paul Oberin's Avatar
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    I answered Stupid question number 199, and this is number 1001, what were all the questions in between, maybe we could help you with them also.

    [size="1"][ 14. May 2009, 07:24 PM: Message edited by: Paul Oberin ][/size]

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    Well discovered. Been a long few weeks mate, between 199 and 1001 those questions come out pretty quick with one stressed +1.

    Why do you have the ****s? Are you ok? etc....

    I could go on and on and on and on with this one he hehe
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