FIS Snowboarding waxer gives professional waxing tips in this behind the scenes video

There are some who know how to tune their board but even more how don’t. This is why we asked Andy Buckley, wax tech of U.S. Snowboarding for the snowboard cross team, if he would take some time to give a few background information about the dos and don’ts.

Lucky us, he had some time during the day off at the 10th FIS Snowboard World Championships in Stoneham and Quebec, Canada.

Buckley explains in five steps what you should do to make your board go faster on the snow.

We hope you like this behind the scenes clip and feel free to leave us a comment.

Snowboard is one of the six Olympic disciplines administered by FIS – The International Ski Federation. The Event consists of five different disciplines big air, half pipe, slope style, snowboard cross, and parallel slalom. Snowboarding is a young snow sport which began in the 1960’s. The 1960’s were a time of evolution, as young people looked for different forms of expression in winter sports. Snowboarding began to be organized in that decade when the advancements in modern snowboard equipment and freedom of expression led to new and exciting snowboard techniques. Snowboarding’s growing popularity is reflected in its recognition as an official sport: in 1985, with the first World Cup was held in Zürs, Austria.

For further information about the event as well as the FIS Snowboard World Cup visit:



FIS explanation:
As the governing body of international skiing and snowboarding, FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 116 member nations, more than 6’500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.


Fred Mccue says:

Do you not clean the base first? I use a base prep wax and hot scrape it first. Am I wasting my time?

Ryan says:

and i want your job

stew360 says:

this dude use way to much wax for no reason , Ptex is a porous material and absorb wax inside the base when it under heat … putting to much wax will simply result in wax waste because you will scrape all the exess wax who was not absorbed by the base … so yeah

Phu Dao says:

Vital information, thank you.

is that a fact says:

What’s the spray your using

Ryan says:

Thanks for the info. I like your wax dripping technique

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