Early ski wax?

Early ski wax?

Post by gr » Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:06:46


When did grip style ski wax first come into use?

Seems like the first grip was one ski with some kind of animal skin.
Then maybe wooden skis with full length  grip wax (is that right?).

So;
when did wax that can grip and also glide come into use?

 
 
 

Early ski wax?

Post by Pavel31 » Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:28:16

Quote:

> When did grip style ski wax first come into use?

> Seems like the first grip was one ski with some kind of animal skin.

> Then maybe wooden skis with full length  grip wax (is that right?).

> So;

> when did wax that can grip and also glide come into use?

There's a lot of information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski_wax#History

 
 
 

Early ski wax?

Post by Neil » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:58:51

I think they used tar on wooden skis. Must have been fun.


Quote:

> When did grip style ski wax first come into use?

> Seems like the first grip was one ski with some kind of animal skin.

> Then maybe wooden skis with full length  grip wax (is that right?).

> So;

> when did wax that can grip and also glide come into use?

There's a lot of information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski_wax#History

 
 
 

Early ski wax?

Post by gr » Mon, 04 Feb 2013 02:50:09

Very cool!  I am going to have to try Super Hot Sauce glide wax!  Would
be nice not to have to re-wax with temperature change. Anybody here try it?


Quote:

>> When did grip style ski wax first come into use?

>> Seems like the first grip was one ski with some kind of animal skin.

>> Then maybe wooden skis with full length  grip wax (is that right?).

>> So;

>> when did wax that can grip and also glide come into use?

> There's a lot of information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski_wax#History