Nothing quite beats the feeling of a newly waxed snowboard under your feet, that is unless there is a few feet of powder under there as well. Our guide on how to wax a snowboard begins below:
Iron: While any iron will get the job done, getting a ski and snowboard specific iron will make the whole process a lot easier for you. These irons get hot enough to melt the wax, but not so hot that it will burn the base of your board. If you do choose to use a conventional iron, make sure to take the iron off the board anytime you see smoke.
Scraper: Start with a plastic scraper for your first few waxes, you're less likely to damage the board than with a steel scraper.
Brush: We recommended getting a few brushes with varying levels of stiffness. Most wax kits come with 2-3 brushes.
Towel and rubbing alcohol
Choose the Right Wax
Wax can be broken into two categories: all temperature and temperature specific. If the temperature and weather varies at your home mountain, we recommend going with an all temperature wax. Otherwise, go with a. temperature specific wax as these waxes will almost always perform better than all temperature waxes (assuming you are using them in their defined temperature range).
Your board absolutely needs to be clean before you start the wax process. Ideally the board is also tuned, but this isn't 100% necessary. Use the rubbing alcohol to wipe the board down, and then wait for the board to completely dry before you continue. If your bases seem clean, err on the side of not cleaning them, as rubbing and wiping can remove any and all residual wax on the snowboard.
Get after it
You are ready to go! We recommend watching this video from REI for an in depth explanation and visualization of how to wax a snowboard: