Snowboarding has become a popular sport across the world. This winter Olympics sport involves descending a snow-covered slope using a snowboard. Those who love to snowboard understand that proper maintenance is second nature. Keeping the snowboard in good working order is a green activity. In environmentalism, green activities involve recycling, reducing, reusing, and repairing. Repairing a snowboard saves you money. Here are important tips that you can use rather than purchasing a new one.
It is important to wax the snowboard properly after purchasing it properly. Snowboards usually come with the factory wax. Factory wax refers to the was that was applied when the snowboard was manufactured. Although you can still ride the board with this wax, experienced snowboarders recommend that you wax it again before you go out.
Waxing your snowboard is essential. It helps you move faster and prevent damages. Waxing also prevents the board from drying. Waxing your board requires a scrapper, an iron, and some wax. There are specialized irons that are used for waxing. Different types of wax can also be used, but each is suited for different conditions.
Other than waxing your board, you may also need to detune the tail ends and the nose of your snowboard. Some snowboards have sharp edges at the end. It is wise that you buff them outwardly to prevent touching an edge. To detune, you will need a gummy stone, a diamond stone, and a file. Most shops that sell snowboards can detune your snowboard for you.
Jagged surfaces and exposed rocks can damage your board. If it is your first time riding, you should ride with the utmost care. You should avoid riding in marginal conditions and always pay attention to signs that warn you about questionable conditions. If you suspect that the base of your board has been scratched, you should apply some hot wax on it. The snowboard can get scratched when you unexpectedly run-in with a hard surface.
You should always wipe off any snow from your snowboard after coming from the mountains. The excess moisture can cause the metal parts to rust. After the winter season, you should give your snowboard a good wipe, and dry it off. You should store your snowboard in a cool, dry place.