What is a PTEX?
Ptex is a texture mapping system developed by Walt Disney Animation Studios for production-quality rendering: Ptex applies a separate texture to each face of a subdivision or polygon mesh. The Ptex file format can efficiently store hundreds of thousands of texture images in a single file.
Are core shots bad for skis?
A gouge becomes officially classified as a “core shot” when it rips through the P-Tex base and exposes the ski’s core. This type of ding is especially detrimental to the ski because it allows moisture to penetrate the core, and in skis with a wooden core, this could potentially lead to rot within the ski.
What is base cleaner for snowboards?
Clean Your Base Use a splash of citrus-based cleaner like One Ball Jay Base Cleaner or Goo Gone, a rag, and some elbow grease to scrub the base clean. Wipe it dry and let it sit for about twenty minutes.
What material is PTEX?
P-tex is the abbreviated name for Polyethylene. There are 10 major classifications of Polyethylene. For snowboards and skis the form used is UHMWPE or Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene. It’s the same material used to make bullet proof jackets as well as hip and knee replacements.
Do you need to wax after PTEX?
Definitely before waxing. As you thought, PTEX candles are made of the same material as the base is made of… so you want the clean the gouge area of any dirt, debris or wax… if you can lightly sand the area to give the new PTEX material some surface to stick on to.
What kind of plastic is PTEX?
P-Tex Candle: P-Tex is ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (in layman’s terms, it’s a kind of plastic). P-Tex is used to make bushings for your car’s suspension, those little things that hold a six pack of cans together, prosthetic joints, and, oh, it’s used in the bases of skis and snowboards.
What is PTEX snowboard?
P-tex is the abbreviated name for Polyethylene. For snowboards and skis the form used is UHMWPE or Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene. It’s the same material used to make bullet proof jackets as well as hip and knee replacements.
Is Base cleaner necessary?
You should only use base cleaner when you need to repair a patch of the base, as Ptex will not stick if there is wax present. In this case use it on the repair area to get all wax out before applying Ptex.
What’s the difference between snowboard base and extruded base?
The two main types of snowboard base that can be found today are the Extruded and the Sintered base. The difference comes in the way they are made. Each has pro’s and con’s depending on your experience, riding style and budget.
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Do you need a sintered base on a snowboard?
The only group of riders that really would need a sintered base would be racers or boarder cross riders. To them speed really does matter. While a sintered base would be nice on every board, if everything else about a stick is perfect for you but it has an extruded base then go ahead and get it.
Which is more expensive sintered base or extruded base?
The process of “sintering” the base is more expensive for manufacturers and that is reflected in the price of the snowboard that has a SB. Con #3: Cost of repair. SBs are more costly and more difficult to repair if damage does occur.