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Waxing your Snowboard For Summer Snow

Waxing your Snowboard For Summer Snow
2 July 2018 No comments

If your appetite for the white stuff can't wait till next winter, we have some great pointers to keep you powering along in the warm summer snow conditions. Whether you're heading to the Alpine glaciers or the indoor domes, having your snowboard serviced correctly for warm temperatures can make a huge difference.

Before you head off on holiday this summer apply a high temperature wax which will let your board glide through that slush and stop you pushing on those flats. The hydrophobic additives in the wax really make a difference.

  • Wax remover is applied to thoroughly clean the base
  • We coat the snowboard with a high-temperature wax
  • Melting the wax into the pores of the base ensures a deep and long lasting finish
  • The excess wax is scraped off to leave a smooth base

Having a nice wax job is all well and good but if you feel that you're slowing down as the day goes on there is nothing better than giving yourself a little boost to keep that speed up. Zardoz is pure liquid Teflon that comes in an easy application puck (small enough to store in your jacket pocket) that you rub along the bottom of your board. The Teflon creates a thin hydrophobic film that gives you a feel-good glide.

Your new favourite friend for slashing the slush!

TSA staff - Danny (Castlefield Store) – "I always carry some Zardoz when riding indoors. The extra speed helps me to get enough speed to hit any rails and make it to the landing off kickers. It is a great little cheat and goes on in seconds." 

Stone grinding the base provides a pattern, channeling moisture movement for extra speed.

All technicians at TSA use Wintersteiger servicing machinery - these machines are used all over the world to provide riders with the extra performance to win a boarder-cross race or help backcountry pros make those 65 degree steep mountain lines. For your summer holiday we can provide you with pro quality servicing that will simply make it a whole lot more fun and bring you a wide smile. Our workshops will grind away any small scratches, fill gouges and place a stone ground pattern on your base (this channels water along said pattern for extra speed) and finish with a Zardoz polish. This will all help you to rip that corduroy in the morning and then cut and slash your way through those slushy afternoons.

Nothing beats having a freshly of serviced snowboard - we know it, you know it, who doesn't know it? Your mates as you fly past them all week long!

To start waxing and servicing your own snowboard, view our full range of servicing tools and equipment, or for easy convenience head over to our workshop page!