How to take care of your snowboard
Snowboarders need to maintain their boards and other equipment to ensure they're always in mint condition each time they hit the slopes. Regular maintenance can also help prevent accidents, costly repairs or even injury. For beginner snowboarders who are still learning the ropes, it's important to know how much work goes into maintaining your board and what you should look out for when purchasing one. This blog post will go over everything beginner snowboarders need to know about the regular maintenance of their snowboards and other equipment so they can stay safe while enjoying this winter sport!
- Wax Your Snowboard Regularly
The process of waxing your snowboard is crucial for achieving optimal performance and avoiding costly repairs. There are a few different ways to approach this task, but no matter which technique you use, the result will be a smooth glide down the mountain with less effort.
Choose between three methods: 1) using an iron, 2) using boiling water, 3) using a hairdryer to wax your board.
The best method will depend on how much time and effort you want to put into it and what type of wax you have at home. You can read the detailed snowboard waxing process here.
How do you pick the best wax for your board?
Pick your wax: There are so many different types of waxes that it can be hard to know where to start. Fortunately, this handy guide will help you with all your needs.
The two main types of waxes are soft and hard, which determine how fast you'll go on the mountain. Soft waxes are typically used in warmer climates since they're faster but don't last as long as hard ones do. Harder waxes typically come in a variety of textures (e.g., powdery or smooth) and speeds (e.g., fast or slow), making them suitable for any climate.
- Sharpen Your Board as Needed
Sharpening your snowboard is not the best experience. It takes time, careful hand movements, and a lot of patience to get it right. The tools you need are a power grinder, a stone grinding wheel, and a bench grinder with a water coolant system. It would be best if you used eye protection when doing this because dust particles will fly everywhere as you grind away at the edge of your board. There's also plenty of opportunity for injury if you're not cautious.
The idea is to lay the board on a flat surface and run it along the length of the edge at an angle of about 20°. Use very light pressure and let gravity do most of the work for you. When using an electric sharpener, please set it to its lowest setting first, then gradually increase it until you reach the desired level of sharpness.
What are the benefits of sharpening your snowboard?
Sharpening will help keep your board from getting too dull or catching on obstacles, which could cause injury or damage to the equipment that would force you into buying a new board.
- Store Your Snowboard Properly
Your snowboard is your prized possession. So make sure you take care of it properly to ensure that it's in good shape when the slopes call. Here are a few tips on how to store your snowboard so that it stays in good condition all season long.
First, always make sure your board is clean and dry before storing it away. Get all the dirt and sand off of it with a brush, then use a towel to dry it off completely. Next, apply a layer of wax to the surface of the board. This will help keep it protected from moisture and corrosion. Finally, wrap your board in a protective cover or bag and store it in a cool, dry place.
So there you have it. That's how to properly take care of your snowboard so that it lasts for a long time and continues to perform like new. We'll be releasing more blogs about all things snowboarding, but in the meantime stay tuned for our next blog post.