How To Properly Wax A Snowboard


Wax Your Snowboard

Some statistics show that just 30 percent of people properly maintain their snowboarding gear. When it comes to a snowboarding one of the most important things is waxing a snowboard. So now we are going to explain to you how to properly wax a snowboard.


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First of all, you need to choose a proper wax. Best waxes for snowboards are temperature-specific and Fluorocarbons waxes. Temperature-specific waxes are made to work on different outdoor temperature range which is listed on packing. They are applied with an iron ( we recommend waxing iron). On the other hand, Fluorocarbons waxes are used by professional racers, because they tend to glide faster. This type of wax is more expensive and not commonly used by recreational snowboarders. We are going to show you step by step how to properly wax a snowboard with temperature-specific wax.


Step 1. Go to a place where you can have fresh air and where spilling wax won’t make any damage.

Step 2. Put the snowboard on two chairs or on the table, and make sure that the surface is stable.

Step 3. Grab a clean rag and put a little alcohol or lemon based liquid to clean out the board, then allow it to dry for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 4. With plastic or plexiglass scraper ( don’t use metal in any circumstances) scrape the whole surface of the snowboard to remove leftovers of wax and dirt.

Step 5. Heat up and adjust the temperature to the recommended temperature for wax that you use ( read packing on the wax). Then slowly start melting wax over the surface of the board.

Step 6. Use an iron to spread wax equally to the whole surface of the board. Trail of how wax should stay 2 seconds until you spread it with iron.

Step 7. Don’t hold the iron in the one place for too long, because that cloud cause base to blister, and also that can damage the snowboard.

Step 8. You have to be careful that the board doesn’t get too hot because of potential damage. You can check by touching the upper side of the board to see if it too hot if it is let it cool a little.

Step 9. Add wax little by little until board stops absorbing it.

Step 10. Turn off the iron and leave the board to cool and dry for about one hour. Keep it in a dry place.

Step 11. When the hour pass, use plastic or plexiglass scraper to remove all wax excess.

Step 12. Toss the excess of wax, and if it seems that you scrape too much wax, don’t worry wax will remain in the pores of the base.

Step 13. Use a new clean rag to clean the surface with circle moves.

Step 14. Use a nylon brush to brush out the texture and structure of the base which will increase your speed.


This is all you need to know about how to properly wax a snowboard. Maintaining gear is very important as for your safety and gear lifespan as for enjoyment and full experience of snowboarding.

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