Waxing New Skis

Waxing New Skis

Post by Random4 » Sun, 13 Jan 2013 08:23:29


I have a pair of skis that I waxed one time before a race this week.  I
lost all my glide after about 5Km and was wondering if there are any
good ways to get the base saturated so that the wax will last longer
besides just waxing it over and over which I don't have the time or the
materials for.

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Random45

 
 
 

Waxing New Skis

Post by dardrub » Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:38:11


Quote:
> I have a pair of skis that I waxed one time before a race this week.  I
> lost all my glide after about 5Km and was wondering if there are any
> good ways to get the base saturated so that the wax will last longer
> besides just waxing it over and over which I don't have the time or the
> materials for.

Please explain your prepping procedure and how you choose the 'wax for
today'.

 
 
 

Waxing New Skis

Post by g.. » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 02:36:12

On Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:38:11 +0000

Quote:


> > I have a pair of skis that I waxed one time before a race this
> > week.  I lost all my glide after about 5Km and was wondering if
> > there are any good ways to get the base saturated so that the wax
> > will last longer besides just waxing it over and over which I don't
> > have the time or the materials for.

> Please explain your prepping procedure and how you choose the 'wax
> for today'.

And describe what the race conditions were (temp, snow, humidity, trail,
where the race was).

Gene

 
 
 

Waxing New Skis

Post by gr » Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:53:25


Quote:
> I have a pair of skis that I waxed one time before a race this week.  I
> lost all my glide after about 5Km and was wondering if there are any
> good ways to get the base saturated so that the wax will last longer
> besides just waxing it over and over which I don't have the time or the
> materials for.

5K isn't much! You sure the snow didn't change to the slow kind?
Hot box soaking is probably the least labor intensive way to fully get
wax into skis, but repeated scrapes are good for removing micro-hairs.
 
 
 

Waxing New Skis

Post by lo... » Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:49:43

Hi,

There is no such thing as a saturated base. According to base manufacturer data, something like 1.6g can dissolve into the entire base and this will not solve you problem.

Forget about hotboxing. According to Swix data, this is useless.

http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=3&u=16789624

If you base show greyish areas after a few km, this is simply hairs resulting from the stonegrind.

You have two way to shave the base :

- Repetitive waxing/scrapping/brushing with a hard wax (very labor intensive IMHO)
- Use a "razor". Available either from PrimateriaSport.se or Kuzmin.se (5mn work.)