Sustainable Snowboard Wax - 60gm

Snuphwax


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Here's an interesting thought...  

Every spring at every snow resort around the world an entire season worth of chemical-rich wax residue flows with melted snow into rivers, lakes and water systems.  Long after the people have gone home, the environment is reeling from the winter just gone.  

So what can we do?

Enter Snuphwax!

Snuphwax is an Australian made iron-on All-Natural Snowboard Wax using non GMO biodegradable ingredients.  It has been created and tested for both Australian and overseas snow conditions.

Snuph is made up of 100% natural waxes and is hand poured right here in Australia using reusable moulds.  From concept to distribution, the environment has been considered in every aspect of the manufacturing of this amazing product!

Massive high fives to them!

Snuph have set a challenge that by the end of the 2021 ski season they will have donated $2000 to the New Monash Children's Hospital and are currently donating 100% of their profits to the cause!

Support Snuph, support the environment, support the kids and support small business.  Winning!

 

  • All-natural waxes (Biodegradable)
  • No GM wax ingredients
  • Recycled paper boxes
  • Hand poured
  • Hand drawn labelling using Eco-friendly markers  
  • Tested in OZ and overseas conditions
  • Can be used to skate your ramp
  • 100% of their profits are being donated to the New Monash Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.



Snuph is available in 2 blends:

  • ‘COLD’ Tested by our ambassadors from fresh snow to groomer runs Down Under to the waist deep powder runs that the Nothern Hemisphere throws up, this blend has been mixed to give you a quality glide where ever you ride.
  • ‘WARM’ for those ripping sunny days and when the snow starts to warm. Plus also use this wax for a hot wax base clean and summer storage….. and if you’re like us and switch from snow to concrete at the seasons end you can use what you have left over to wax your local skate spot. Win, Win!!

 

Waxing & Application tips (courtesy of Snuphwax)

Waxing: All-Natural Vs Chem Wax

One thing to note if you haven’t used an all natural wax before is the way it scrapes off. Don’t be alarmed if it chunks or strings a little rather than flakes or it tacts to your scraper more than what you are used to. All-natural waxes are very dense when bound together. If it’s chunking a lot we have found our scraper is too blunt or the wax needs more cooling time. Through ongoing testing, we  found the wax needs a decent time to set as all-natural waxes stay warmer for longer due to the density. Through testing we found that 45 minutes of cooling time in a room at 18 degrees was the bare minimum, even then it was only just and required more effort with a softish wax layer left behind after the scrape. Our best scraping results were all over the 1 hour mark. In the end, your all-natural waxing experience may be a little different and need a bit more effort than you are used to but your glide will still be sweet…. and clean.

Crayon application method:

  • Prior to waxing be sure to loosen your binding bolts, brush your base clean with a brass brush or similar and wipe base clean with a cloth.

  • Using wax bar, give the board a going over by crayoning the wax on to the base (cold rub). Some crew give the base a pre heat by running iron over it quickly. What ever works for you.

  • Warm iron to 115c-150c (Depending on wax blend, cold wax hotter, warm wax cooler) and give wax bar a quick rub up and down iron and then crayon the bar onto the base to add more wax. Do this until base is fully waxed.

  • Iron the wax that has been crayoned on into the board using a continuous smooth motion without pausing in any one place. Spread wax out evenly over board making sure base is fully covered in wax.

  • Once done, leave to sit so wax can set hard before scraping the wax off, remembering all-natural waxes take longer to cool, so be sure to give it enough time to set.

  • Scrape off wax, angling scraper toward and angling away for scrapes, brush out any excess wax with a sturdy nylon brush, give another going over with the scraper, brush out again, buff up and you are good to go.

  • Personal tip: I give my scraper a little sharpen with sandpaper before each time I use it.

Drip application method:

  • Set waxing iron to about 115c-150c (Depending on wax blend, cold wax hotter, warm wax cooler). Don’t let the wax smoke off your iron, that’s a sign you have it too hot.

  • Prior to waxing be sure to loosen your binding bolts, brush your base clean with a brass brush or similar and wipe base clean with a cloth.

  • Apply wax to directly to iron and melt droplets along the base of your snowboard, zig-zag pattern is pretty standard.

  • Iron the wax into the board using a continuous smooth motion without pausing in any one place.

  • Once done, leave to set hard before scraping the wax off, remembering all-natural waxes take longer to cool, so be sure to give it a decent time to set.

  • Scrape off wax, angling scraper toward and angling away for scrapes, brush out any excess wax with a sturdy nylon brush, give another going over with the scraper, brush out again, buff up and you are good to go.

  • Personal tip: I give my scraper a little sharpen with sandpaper before each time I use it and I leave the wax overnight to set after doing a drip application.

Re-Waxing:

After gathering feedback from pretty much everyone I know who gets up to the hill for a play, the average re-waxing preference was around every three days of riding. Some liked a fresh wax with every slide day to keep the ride slick and consistent, and others… well let’s just say there may have be a little neglect when it comesto re-waxing. Re-waxing will depend on a few factors such as the quality and construction of your board base (Extruded or Sintered), if you ride rails and boxes, the snow and weather conditions you’ll be shredding in, and of course how long you go out a ride for. There’s no right or wrong, if you like consistency in your ride then wax regularly, if you are more of a ‘go with the flow’ type person then ride until you feel you’re getting too slow and then give your board a wax.

 

Snuphwax

Snuphwax was born from the idea of wanting to make a difference, in particular to the environment and also to families with seriously ill children.

Creator Luke Moodie, began his fundraising involvement with the New Monash Children’s Hospital back in October 2014 when he skateboarded 330km from NSW to the doorstep of the Victorian hospital. This week-long journey was born from his nephew being a frequent visitor to the hospital where he receives ongoing treatment for his illness.

With a love of snowboarding, an environmental conscience and a willingness to continue supporting the New Monash Children’s Hospital, Luke merged the three in the creation of Snuphwax.