Wet Snow

Wet Snow

Post by gr » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:03:13



Quote:



>>> I would tend to agree with you, fish scales or noisy and slow. and I
>>> have had the experience of them balling up in wet soft snow. However,
>>> I'm sure you always get the wax right but I don't but I tend to ski with
>>> companions who use fish scales. It is difficult to ask them to stop all
>>> the time while you fiddle with your waxes. By the way what are rock skis?

>> Swix liquid F4 goes a long way to stopping the fish scales  from
>> gathering clumps. I solved the "getting the grip wax right" problem by
>> using Start Grip Tape (self adjusting to temperature -4F to ~30F (and
>> maybe higher)).

> Do you know if the grip tape be put over warn out fish scales?

> Ben

Don't know, might work ok, but not smooth.......... hmmmm........ if you
sanded most or all the fishscale off, it would work rather nice I think.
 
 
 

Wet Snow

Post by Neil » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 20:18:03

Scotland - need I say more


<SNIP>

Quote:
>By the way what are rock skis?

Wow, you must come from a place where the snow is really good!  :-)

(I saw gene already answer you question, so I can kid around).

Ben

 
 
 

Wet Snow

Post by Neil » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 20:22:22

I have been out a couple of times in the last week on melting snow,
temperature +3C. I used Blue extra and it worked very well much to my
surprise. I have used Rex Klister tape and it can ball up on soft sow. On
icy corn snow that tape it can work well and last 2-4 days,


Quote:
> On Sat, 02 Feb 2013 12:55:22 -0500, gr



>>> I would tend to agree with you, fish scales or noisy and slow. and I
>>> have had the experience of them balling up in wet soft snow. However,
>>> I'm sure you always get the wax right but I don't but I tend to ski with
>>> companions who use fish scales. It is difficult to ask them to stop all
>>> the time while you fiddle with your waxes. By the way what are rock
>>> skis?

>> Swix liquid F4 goes a long way to stopping the fish scales  from
>> gathering clumps. I solved the "getting the grip wax right" problem by
>> using Start Grip Tape (self adjusting to temperature -4F to ~30F (and
>> maybe higher)).

> Do you know if the grip tape be put over warn out fish scales?

> Ben

Don't know, might work ok, but not smooth.......... hmmmm........ if you
sanded most or all the fishscale off, it would work rather nice I think.

 
 
 

Wet Snow

Post by Ben Kaufma » Sun, 10 Feb 2013 07:29:49

Quote:

>I have been out a couple of times in the last week on melting snow,
>temperature +3C. I used Blue extra and it worked very well much to my
>surprise. I have used Rex Klister tape and it can ball up on soft sow. On
>icy corn snow that tape it can work well and last 2-4 days,



>> On Sat, 02 Feb 2013 12:55:22 -0500, gr



>>>> I would tend to agree with you, fish scales or noisy and slow. and I
>>>> have had the experience of them balling up in wet soft snow. However,
>>>> I'm sure you always get the wax right but I don't but I tend to ski with
>>>> companions who use fish scales. It is difficult to ask them to stop all
>>>> the time while you fiddle with your waxes. By the way what are rock
>>>> skis?

>>> Swix liquid F4 goes a long way to stopping the fish scales  from
>>> gathering clumps. I solved the "getting the grip wax right" problem by
>>> using Start Grip Tape (self adjusting to temperature -4F to ~30F (and
>>> maybe higher)).

>> Do you know if the grip tape be put over warn out fish scales?

>> Ben

>Don't know, might work ok, but not smooth.......... hmmmm........ if you
>sanded most or all the fishscale off, it would work rather nice I think.

Thanks.
 
 
 

Wet Snow

Post by Ben Kaufma » Sun, 10 Feb 2013 07:30:12

Quote:

>I have been out a couple of times in the last week on melting snow,
>temperature +3C. I used Blue extra and it worked very well much to my
>surprise. I have used Rex Klister tape and it can ball up on soft sow. On
>icy corn snow that tape it can work well and last 2-4 days,



>> On Sat, 02 Feb 2013 12:55:22 -0500, gr



>>>> I would tend to agree with you, fish scales or noisy and slow. and I
>>>> have had the experience of them balling up in wet soft snow. However,
>>>> I'm sure you always get the wax right but I don't but I tend to ski with
>>>> companions who use fish scales. It is difficult to ask them to stop all
>>>> the time while you fiddle with your waxes. By the way what are rock
>>>> skis?

>>> Swix liquid F4 goes a long way to stopping the fish scales  from
>>> gathering clumps. I solved the "getting the grip wax right" problem by
>>> using Start Grip Tape (self adjusting to temperature -4F to ~30F (and
>>> maybe higher)).

>> Do you know if the grip tape be put over warn out fish scales?

>> Ben

>Don't know, might work ok, but not smooth.......... hmmmm........ if you
>sanded most or all the fishscale off, it would work rather nice I think.

Thanks.