To ride at their best boards need some looking after. True, you don’t have to wax… but if you ride a lot you’ll soon find yourself running slow and being overtaken. And true, you don’t have to maintain your edges, but sooner or later you’ll notice they just aren’t as grippy anymore. So, what ya gonna do? Here’s all the info to sort it quick!
Waxing will not only improve the handling of your snowboard but can also extend its lifespan too. It takes a bit of time, but gotta be worth it. Here’s a nice vid from the guys at Butta to get you started.
Alternatively the Whitelines guys have created a super set of helpful vids for all your board care needs. Their guide to waxing is also well worthy of a view. We bow down. :-)
Waxing – why you should bother, what you’ll need, and how to do it:
Keeping grip - how to tune and de-tune edges:
Dread minor damage?! Well, have no fear! You can fix it up yourself with just a few bits and some p-tex candles.
If you’ve had a more major bust up with a rock, you might find you’ve got some core damage right down to the fibre glass. Damn! In this case you’re probably gonna need some expert assistance. Head over to our travel and local services to get yourself some help from a nearby shop. Watch this clip to view a base weld repair that shows the kind of help you might be able to find:
If you’re keen to fix it up yourself then the news is, it is doable. Potentially. Just might depend on how perfect you’re wanting it, and how heavy your shred sessions are gonna be?! Here’s a great DIY vid to help you decide if you dare.
Really, it’s better to make some restoration effort than none at all… so just show your board you care, and get that dink repaired.
May your base glide smooth and free for eternity! Or at least last out the season.