Nothing like waxing up a fresh board, or even re-waxing a board for that matter. I receive free wax here and there, and im not really worried about the cost. I just hate a dirty board, which i why i believe that the next thing is going to be wax that doesn't get dirty; i just hope they keep the smell. Oh, and by the way, by far the best wax is bubblegum surfwax. Sticky bumps smears and gives me rashes, ms palmers is too flakey, palmers and S a D, and...uh..sex wax is terrible. Oh and who uses base coat? Now thats a waste of $$$$
the last board I bought, the guy in the shop was like "Here you go, you can have a free bar of wax if you'd like"... keep in mind this is after I had just dropped $390 for a board. lol I didn't want to be a jerk but in my head I'm like "gee thanks mister!"
I tried sanding it with 60 grit (saw this on a website). Actually works pretty well. I did this on an old board, as I find it hard to mess up a brand new board. Not too bad on your chest either. Just do a little by little, until it has the desired grip.