Question about snowboard wax/tuning
September 24, 2005
I just bought a new Arbor Mystic (itching like crazy to ride it and was thinking that it needs a good wax and all that good stuff.
The question is where. I thought you all would have some good suggestions on where in the NOVA area would be the best place to take it.
Thanx in advance for any insite....
To be honest it doesn't need waxing yet. All boards come prewaxed from the factory. If you want to add something for a little more speed I've always used the quickie Swix squeegee on stuff, board is as quick as you want after it. I usually apply, let dry and then use an old shirt to polish it to a nice shine.
OK.. Thanx for the info. I thought that might be the case was just not sure.
Actually not all boards come with a factory wax. My new Option doesn't have any at all. Plus a lot of factory waxes are quick machine jobs. A wax job costs around $20 at most ski/snowboard shops. I say get it done anyway.
This one does have a "factory wax". I am thinking it could not hurt to take it in and have one done... So back to my original question. Where in town is a good place to take it?
Drop it off at East Coast Board Co in Fairfax. They sell Arbor boards and they will hook you up. I've been riding the Arbor Mystic for 3 winters and it perfoms quite well in the WV hills.
Why not get a wax iron and some wax and a scraper and do it yourself?