You want to have an amazing time on a snowboard? You want the snowboard to feel great on your face, arms, and back? You want to be able to walk, run, and jump up and down without a fall? You want to have the perfect amount of cushion and not feel like you’re in a snowman? You need butter.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. Butter is one of those things that seems to have a lot of meaning for folks. We often see folks using it in references to their favorite foods, music, and other aspects of life. Butter is a great product for a snowboarder to have on board just as it is for an ice skater. It can help make the snowboard feel great on your face, arms, and back.
The buttering process is actually quite a simple trick. The trick is to make your snowboard feel great, then lay it down on a snowboard wax, which melts the butter in your hands and produces a great looking, soft, smooth surface. The key to making sure you get the best performance possible is to use a small amount of butter. A little bit goes a long way. I usually use between 1 and 2 tablespoons.
This is an issue that I have personally spoken with a lot of beginners about. It’s a great trick to have at your disposal if you’re feeling a little rusty. Also, it’s easier if your board is relatively smooth. If your board is hard, you might get some extra butter-slickness in your hair from the wax.
If youre not keen on wax, there are a couple of other ways to get the same result. You can use shaving cream or a natural wax. But if you’re looking for ease (and since I think waxes can be messy), you could try a butter-and-oil mixture. This is the cheapest way to get the same result, but it doesn’t require any fancy equipment.