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Do I need to rewax my beard on an 11 day trip

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hi,

I'm going to Tignes next Saturday for 11 days, will I need to rewax my snowboard during that time? How long should a wax job last, or is it all dependant on the snow conditions?

Thanks
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At this time of year, I would expect the wax to last about a week and would re-wax after 6 or 7 days. If you're starting to slow down on the flats half-way through your trip (this is probably when you will notice it most), put some more wax on to see you through. If you're not finding it to be a problem, you might be ok till you get home.
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How many days use since last wax?
Def. at least 1 wax & i’d be tempted for another at the end of trip so ready for next time.
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I waxed it before the last trip which was 7 days
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You might get away with it by using Zardoz daily on a freshly waxed board and keep a rub on wax block in case you need a top up towards the end.
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I'd give it a wax before you go, and take some Zardoz / wax while you are there if possible.
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Decent wax before you go and you should be ok for a couple of weeks if you do a decent job.
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A decent wax lasts a few weeks?! Shocked

I find my board needs waxing every 3-7 days depending on conditions. I would definitely recommend getting it waxed at least once during an 11 day trip. You will know when it needs to be waxed anyway (can see board drying out around edges and less glide on flats).
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At least once, if alot of slush down lower maybe 2-3 times in 11 days,
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Use the right wax for the conditions. Warm temp wax during cold conditions gives you poor glide on the flats in my experience.

I’ve not tried cold temp wax during warm conditions. Similar effect? I’d be interested to know.
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First rule of waxing is only wax when you get a round tuit.Things generally run fine until then.
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Like mentioned above, you'll need to rewax after around 5 days.
So make sure to bring the equipment or you can also get it waxed for you at the shop, which usually goes for 10-20 euros.
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I’ve not tried cold temp wax during warm conditions. Similar effect? I’d be interested to know.


In my experience cold wax during warm conditions is not too bad, definitely better than warm wax on cold snow. The majority of the time now I just use all purpose wax which for the most part is fine. I'm sure it's not as effective as correct temp specific but the difference is not really enough to notice for me, except at extreme cold temperatures where I will use cold wax.
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boarder2020 wrote:
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I’ve not tried cold temp wax during warm conditions. Similar effect? I’d be interested to know.


In my experience cold wax during warm conditions is not too bad, definitely better than warm wax on cold snow. The majority of the time now I just use all purpose wax which for the most part is fine. I'm sure it's not as effective as correct temp specific but the difference is not really enough to notice for me, except at extreme cold temperatures where I will use cold wax.


I used an all temp wax (data wax?) at -30c in Canada one time, it didn't work out well. a 'local conditions' relax and all went well.

To answer the thread title though, I only use wax in my moustache............ Cool
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Waxing your beard is always a good Idea since it presents buildup of icicles
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 Poster: A snowHead
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Onnem wrote:
Waxing your beard is always a good Idea since it presents buildup of icicles


That’s pretty much what I thought when I read the thread title
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@fredbob, make sure to wash and condition said beard before waxing Very Happy

I'd do a wax before and top up with Notwax mid trip if it starts to feel slow.

Saying that, depending on conditions and your perceptions, you may or may not notice a difference Very Happy
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I'm not sure whether that would provide extra insulation or make your chin even colder.

I'll test it in a couple of weeks in Canazei - if there's anything to actually #!?#!!# ski on!
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It will depend on conditions weather it be ice or slush also the amount of km’s Your putting in on the mountain.

I have had my boards last weeks to showing drying up after only a day or two... it’s all about the conditions
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Is it not up to your beard to get herself waxed as and when she pleases?
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Is it not up to your beard to get herself waxed as and when she pleases?


I don't think you're in any position to be giving out advice on waxing, Grizzly Admins!
Get yourself down to a professional barbershop for a Christmas treat snowHead
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That's a new one so +1 for originality.
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