Snowboard wax kits can often stay below board (pun intended) when it comes to thinking of what snowboard equipment you’re going to need for your trip or a session out on the slopes, especially if you’re a beginner.
More experienced riders know that a well-waxed snowboard is not only going to make your ride more enjoyable but will help prolong the life of your board, so always make sure their board is properly waxed and often will carry wax with them.
If you’ve never been snowboarding before, you may not even realize that snowboard wax is a thing. Surely the snow and ice are slippery enough for the snowboard to move over without the need for wax?
And sure enough, the board will go on most tracks without any wax beneath it, but this makes a self-feeding loop. Even if the board is polished, you will have friction, that will make you go slower, the slower you go, the more you push down on the snow, creating even more friction. Slow and rough movement is the opposite of what you are looking for when boarding.
Using wax changes that significantly. Read More