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Wax On

Originally Published: January 27, 2006
By Carrie Sheinberg | EXPN.com

The hottest accessory at the Winter X Games isn't a fur-lined hood or camouflage pants. It's a wax technician. And everybody's getting one.

"It's huge," says 2005 world Snowboard Cross champ Seth Wescott as he rubs one bar of purple Swix wax and one bar of blue on the base of his board under the watchful eye of Swix wax technician Franklin Crowe. "There's no way to win without the advice of a wax tech."

  As little as five years ago, board juicing was a foreign concept for X Games ...

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