If the gouge is shallow or mid-depth and does not touch the edge, you’ll likely be able to repair it yourself. If the gouge is cavernous and touches the core or the edge, bring your skis or snowboard to a ski shop to be repaired.
When should I base grind my snowboard?
There are several reasons your tech may recommend a base grind for you. If you have lots of scratches from a thin snow pack then a base grind is essential in preparing the base material for Ptex repair. Often skis and boards can become edge or base high and sometimes even brand new equipment isn’t flat.
Why is the bottom of my snowboard white?
Your board will be dry as hell. It will LOOK like there’s a white film on it, but it’s not a film at all, it’s your base without any wax. Then you’re good to go for a fresh wax.
How often should you wax your snowboard?
We suggest waxing your snowboard every three or four times that you go riding, and even more often if you are doing it yourself. There are a few ways to check your snowboard’s base in order to tell if you need a hot wax. A dry base will start on the edges of the bottom of your snowboard.
Do scratches on snowboard matter?
Do scratches affect the performace of the board? scratches will affect your boards performance. big scratches will need to be filled with p-tex, which is plastic (either sticks or granular) which is melted into the deep scratches.
How often should you sharpen your snowboard?
As a general rule, you should look to get it sharpened once a year, unless you are an avid snowboarder (in which case you may want it sharpened more often). Normally new snowboards come pre-sharpened so that shouldn’t be a problem for new buyers – which is one less worry from your mind!
How many times can you base grind a snowboard?
A full base grind is recommended after the first 5-8 days on a newly purchased pair of skis to give it time for the epoxy to settle. This process actually planes a small layer of base off the ski and can therefore only be done up to six times over the life of the ski.
How long does a snowboard tune up take?
Most can do it in about 2-3 minutes on a belt. Hot waxes are done occassionally, but those people do it for a living so even there you could probably have it in 15-20 minutes.
Can you scrape too much wax off a snowboard?
The idea of scraping is to remove all the excess wax left on the base of the snowboard. You might think leaving some wax on the base of the snowboard is going to make you go a bit faster on the hill… but no, you’re WRONG! Leaving excess wax on the base is actually going to dry the base out quicker.
Can you sand the bottom of a snowboard?
Sand the surface with medium grade sandpaper. Once the base of the board is relatively flat, you’re ready to apply a coat of wax to the board.
Does Rei do snowboard waxing?
Our full range of ski and snowboard shop services include: Binding Inspection, Mounting and Binding Function Testing. Ski and Snowboard Tuning: We tune by hand or machine to meet your needs. Waxing: Prepare for the first snowfall or rejuvenate your equipment mid-season.