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First time using CHOCOWAX?
Not to worry! Here’s a little guide to help you through the waxing process!
Some will find that Chocowax has a bit of “Gunkey-ness” to it compared to synthetic or oil chemical waxes. This is actually what makes our wax perform at top level…Ironic isn’t it? a sticky wax that doesnt stick to snow! That’s exactly it! We’ve loaded our wax bricks with negatively charged ions which create a opposing lift against the same negatively charged particles(snowflakes)in the snow..Yep, where other wax brands are trying to minimalize friction, chocowax is designed to hover over the snow like those “Hover-Boards” in BAck to the Future…lol ( we’ll not to that extent!)..All kidding aside, if you follow the steps below, you will have a perfectly prepp-ed board/skis in no time!
Step One: Wax On!
Make sure your board/skis are back to room temperature! Clean and Dry your board/skis so that its’ base material is ready to soak up the wax!
Using the Chocowax Iron ( or any other “non-holed” iron at low setting) Melt your chocowax brick so that it creates a continuous snake from edge to edge from the front of the skis/board to the back .
After leaving a trail of wax on the base, your ready to iron from side to side so that the wax melts evenly into the base material. Once you have melted the wax , go over it again at moderate speed so that this time, the wax is pushed into the base more…whatever you do, DONT STOP IN ONE SPOT, or Leave the iron faced down on the base!
Step two: Scrape Well. (use a sharp scraper)
2-5 minutes after hot waxing your board/skis. Grab a scraper… Hold your wax scraper in a 45degree angle and tilt it so that it is cutting the wax off the base(see example 1). Continue scraping off the wax down the board/skis from tip to tail. Chop off any globs of wax that your iron left behind, the better you scrape, the easier it is for you to polish..If you get globs of wax on your scraper , use your ski or boards’ edges to scrape wax off the scraper.
Trouble Shooting: if you start to scrape and the wax is flaking off, or comes completely off leaving the base dry… this means that you have left the wax on the base too long..if you wait to scrape after your hot wax over 10 minutes, or if you storage waxed over the summer, you will have to re-heat the wax into the pores of your base and scrape within 2-5 minutes of waxing… no problems!
Step three: Brushing and/or Scrubby-ing, Polishing.
Now use your hard brush or Kitchen Scrubby (scotchbrite) to polish the wax making little grooves for little water droplets to escape down the board and toward the to the sides.use long strokes going from the tip to the tail. (see example 2) Next, use a softer brush to make cross hatch patterns in 45 degree angle down the base.(see example 3)
Lastly use a waxing cork, polish the wax while firmly pressing down on the surface of the base… once you see a luster, you are finished!!! Finito!
Q. Can you eat Chocowax?
A. No , although Chocowax is Non-toxic and actually food grade. We dont recommend eating Chocowax simply because it is wax! (That being said, You may have seen us eat chocowax at trade shows , product demos and ski tests to show people that it truly is non-toxic but it is tastless and pretty foul going down..lol not gonna lie.)
Q.Why Does Chocowax have a slightly “sticky” (“gunkey”) texture?
A. We use Natural/Organic Waxes that contain bio-esthers and binding agents that are used to adhere the wax to your base. These waxes were chosen because they also emit a Minus-ion charge.
This is actually what makes our wax perform at top level…Ironic isn’t it? a sticky wax that doesnt stick to snow! That’s exactly it! We’ve loaded our wax bricks with negatively charged ions which create a opposing lift against the same negatively charged particles(snowflakes)in the snow..Yep, where other wax brands are trying to minimalize friction, chocowax is designed to hover over the snow like those “Hover-Boards” in BAck to the Future…lol ( we’ll not to that extent!)..All kidding aside, if you follow the steps in the “how-to” section, you will have a perfectly prepp-ed board/skis ready to zoom down the slopes.
Q. We are looking to buy Chocowax in bulk for our Snowboard Club
A. Yes we have a wholesale buy program for University Ski & Snowboard Clubs, Race teams, and for retail stores. We do not sell wholesale to private unsanctioned teams or clubs at this time. Our bulk boxes contain 10/bars each.
please log in using our wholesale portal here.
Q. Is chocowax packaging Eco-friendly too?
A. Yes it is! not only is chocowax packaging eco-friendly by being printed on recycled paper, it is also wrapped using Kosher recycled aluminum wraps! Even our 10pc bulk un-printed boxes are made with recycled cardboard! No plastic! no-containers to throw out!
Q. Do i leave lots of wax on the bases? Do I really need to scrape?
A. You should definitely scrape the wax off the bases, what is actually giving you the fastest ride is not the wax on top of the base . It is the wax that has bonded within the pores of your base that are working to your advantage. If you leave lots of wax on , there will be no way for water droplets to escape, and you may find yourself being “suction-cupped” to the slope…so scrape, scrape, scrape!
Q. Are any of the Chocowax bars Rub-On?
A. Yes, all the wax bars are able to be used as a “rub on” wax. In Fact, they work super good just crayoning it onto your bases… It works the best if you polish it after with a leather glove, scrubby, or cloth!…. Break a brick off and keep it in your Ski/Board Jacket!
Q. How long does 1 Bar of Chocowax Last?
A. 1 Season!…150gms of wax will let you wax a board 10 times easy. It will let you wax a pair of skis 10-15 times. So if you wax once a week, your good to get a 70-80 days/bar.