How often you need to wax your circuit Longboard depends on many factors. Different bases require different amounts of maintenance. But the best way to tell if you need wax is that you'll notice it slows down the hills and feels sticky. You can also look for dry spots on the base where the base looks whiter than usual.
Step 1 - Remove Bonding: Remove or unclip the bonded hardware. This is very important to avoid damaging your board, but many waxing videos skip this step. If you don't loosen the binding, the tension mixed with temperature changes can cause the base to warp and dent. Use a screwdriver to remove the bindings from the board. You can write your positions on a piece of paper so you can put them back in the same way. This is the better approach if you plan on doing a lot of tweaking and foundation fixes. You can also loosen the fixtures and leave them on the board, as long as there is no tension on the screws pulling the base.
Step 2 - Foundation Work and Edges: This is where you want to do any required foundation repairs and edge work.
STEP 3 - CLEAN THE BASE: This is very important as it removes all the dirt and excess wax from the pores on the board, allowing you to get a really high quality wax job. There are two ways to clean the base of a ski.
Step 4 - Know Your Bases: There are two types of snowboard bases. Extrusion and sintering. You need to know what kind of base your board is to know how often you need to wax it and how much of an impact the waxing job will make.
Step 5 - Learn About Waxes: This is where you choose the way you want. There are many different waxes on the market to choose from.
Step 6 - Apply the Wax: Now it's time to apply the wax to the base. Grab your wax of choice and your iron. Preheat the iron for a few minutes,
Drop a generous amount of wax onto the bottom of the plank, dripping every few inches. It depends on how dry your base is. Pay special attention to the base near the edge, as it is used more and will dry out first. After dripping the wax onto the base, use the iron to spread the wax evenly around, this will also open up the pores in the board to absorb the wax (sintering the base). After applying the wax around, check carefully for any areas you missed or where all the wax was absorbed and still looks dry. Sometimes you have to add more where it absorbs a lot of wax. After everything looks good, let the board sit as long as possible so the wax can absorb. Allow the base to sit and fully cool and harden before scraping.
Step 7 - Scrape off the base: Take a base scraper and scrape off the base with an edge scraper. The key here is to scrape off any excess wax from the top of the base, but don't scrape the wax off the base.
Step 8 - Strengthen Your Base: Now you can strengthen your base. It's just polishing and smoothing the base to make it as fast as possible. If you have a nylon or horsehair brush, that's best, but if not, you can use paper towels or a brush pad (for cleaning dishes). You want to brush the base from end to end, this will allow the water to run down the base as you ride and make your base as fast as possible.
Step 9 - Replace Bindings: Reattach the bindings or tighten the bindings. This is a good time to check that everything on the binding is working correctly.