Snowboards

We're Moving! Best Snow & Skate Deals of the year start February 1st!

Long's Board Shop is coming up on 5 years, and we're able to celebrate because you have embraced and supported us. You choose to buy local, you've told friends and family about us - all of this has helped us grow...

We are moving to a bigger space, under a mile from our current location, and we get to open our doors just before we get ready to celebrate 5 years this spring. Help us move by coming on by these next three weeks and grabbing some great deals - the more you grab at an amazing price, the less we have to move!

We will be closing at our current location at 7PM February 21st and will be opening at our new location Thursday March 9th. You can bet our 5 year anniversary event will be one for the books this year!

Tom, Sarah & the LBS Team

 

How often should you wax your snowboard?

i regularly get asked around the shop: How often should I get my board waxed? People don't realize just what kind of deep philosophical question they have asked. IMAG1015

There are many factors and i could literally wax intellectually here at great depth about it... but i won't. i'll keep it simple. Most board manufacturers recommend a tune-up about every 5 days of riding.  Anecdotally, most New England riders seem to average about once a season (either at the beginning or the end of the season before putting their boards away for warmer weather: which is awful because with all the ice and hardpack here our boards get really thirsty really quick - much faster than out west). Our shop has a few team riders that wax after every day out.

So, somewhere between every time and once a season. If you ride boxes and rails you're going to be scrapping wax off quickly.  If you ride 3 times a season and speed is not your friend, you might get away with 1 and done.

Without getting too much more into it, you should really be checking your set-up over every time you are going to go out - bolts, bindings, straps, base, and edges. If there are white areas on your base - your board is thirsting for some wax. To test your edges - run the top of your fingernail long a section.  If it leaves a good line in your nail - you're good.  If not - sharpen.  If your board's been feeling a bit sluggish on the slope and your friends are all leaving you in the dust, it's probably a good time to get her tuned.

Get your board to us before Thursday and we'll have you ready for that weekend. All work done by hand.  Wax, sharpen, and minor repairs: $30.