How To Wax A Snowboard
There’s nothing quite like hitting the slopes on a freshly waxed snowboard. Not only does it look great, but it also slides better and faster. If you’re new to waxing your own snowboard, don’t worry – it’s not as difficult as it may seem. With a bit of time and patience, you’ll have your board looking and performing its best in no time.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Snowboard wax
- Packing material (newspaper or brown paper bag)
- Fine-grit sandpaper (optional)
**Before you start, make sure your snowboard is clean and dry. Any dirt or grime on the surface will prevent the wax from adhering properly. Once your board is clean, it’s time to start waxing.**
1. Begin by heating your iron – you’ll want it to be nice and hot but not so hot that it will damage the base of your snowboard.
2. Next, hold the iron about an inch or two above the wax and let it melt onto the surface of the board. Be sure to move the iron around so that the wax melts evenly.
3. Now, it’s time to spread the wax around. Using circular motions, evenly distribute the wax over the entire surface of the board. Once you’re satisfied with the coverage, let it cool and harden for a few minutes.
4. After the wax has cooled, it’s time to remove any excess. The best way to do this is to use packing material (newspaper or a brown paper bag) and rub it over the surface of the board. This will help buff out any uneven areas and remove excess wax.
If you’re unhappy with the results, don’t hesitate to give it another go. Just remember to let the wax cool completely before you start scraping or rubbing – otherwise, you risk damaging your snowboard.
Why It’s Important To Give Your Board A Wax
Waxing is essential when it comes to keeping your snowboard in top condition. Not only does it help to keep the board’s base healthy and strong, but it also provides a much-needed layer of protection against the elements.
Without wax, your snowboard would quickly succumb to the harsh conditions it’s exposed to on the slopes. Snow and ice would cause the board to dry out and crack, while dirt and grime would build up, making it difficult to glide across the snow.
Waxing your snowboard regularly will not only extend its life but will also make it perform better. A well-waxed board will glide more easily across the snow, making for a smoother and more enjoyable ride.