Home made waxes

Home made waxes

Post by John Wes » Wed, 21 Dec 1994 08:44:14


I'm sure with the commercial availability of a wide range of waxes
most pinheads will think my question is silly.  But, I'm a curious
kind of guy and like to experiment so here goes anyway . . .

Does anyone know how waxes are made harder or softer for various snow
conditions?  Could a guy start with normal paraffin wax and add
something to make it harder or softer?  Any readily available
literature out there?  Thanks.

John West  (Self taught telemarker ... probably with a lot of bad
habits)

 
 
 

Home made waxes

Post by Russ Schwar » Sat, 24 Dec 1994 01:12:40

Quote:
>I'm sure with the commercial availability of a wide range of waxes
>most pinheads will think my question is silly.  But, I'm a curious
>kind of guy and like to experiment so here goes anyway . . .
>Does anyone know how waxes are made harder or softer for various snow
>conditions?  Could a guy start with normal paraffin wax and add
>something to make it harder or softer?  Any readily available
>literature out there?  Thanks.
>John West  (Self taught telemarker ... probably with a lot of bad
>habits)

Real telemarkers make their own skis too! ;-)

 
 
 

Home made waxes

Post by Jon Kaare Hell » Sun, 25 Dec 1994 00:19:31

|> >Does anyone know how waxes are made harder or softer for various snow
|> >conditions?  Could a guy start with normal paraffin wax and add
|> >something to make it harder or softer?  Any readily available
|> >literature out there?  Thanks.
|>
|> >John West  (Self taught telemarker ... probably with a lot of bad
|> >habits)
|>
|> Real telemarkers make their own skis too! ;-)

Sure, it happens. I went on a backcountry trip last winter with a guy
who used homemade wooden skis, homemade sleeping bag and homemade
backpack.

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