Applying Sandboard Wax | Tips & Advice | Sand Conditions
Why use Wax?
Sandboard Wax helps to break friction between the sand and the boards' laminated base, which increases your speed as you ride. Remember that you should apply wax on every run that you do. It might seem like a chore, but waxing the board each time you climb back up the dune really takes no time at all!
Waxing the Board
Before each ride, apply a light coat of board wax to the base of the sandboard - this is the glossy white laminate that makes the board slide on the sand. Depending on sand and weather conditions, you may use a specific blend of wax for cold, warm or hot sand temperatures.
'Symmetrical' sandboard designs such as the Jumpboard and Free-Series models, requires wax application to the entire flat area of the base and half way up the nose and tail kicks.
'Directional' sandboard designs such as the Terrain & Raceboard models with flat base or continous curve rocker requires wax to 3/4 of the boards' base starting from the tail end.
NOTE: There is no need to wax parts of the board that do not make contact with the sand. By doing so you will create a build up of wax and sand which will eventually need to be scraped off.
Waxing the Rail Edges
By rubbing a small amount of wax to the rails edges as well as the base will increase your turning speed and help reduce drag from the boards side-cut. This will also help preserve the timber edges from wearing too quickly.
For an indepth look at Sandboard Wax, visit Dr Dune's page at Sandboard Magazine
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