When you buy a new snowboard it is initially waxed. But when time comes your snowboard needs waxing. Some signs that your board needs waxing is it gets slow in snow. The board looks dried out and worn out. If you was it again, the board will get faster and will have a better grip. What you want to do it look at the bottom of you snowboard and look at the base. Wax your snowboard or bring it to a shop for waxing.