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Kaeps Wink Wax Reviews

cantunamunch

A Maxiglide alternative that can clean and polish your topsheets too. Great for fishscale bases.

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Pros: Cleans better than paste waxes. Adheres better than most wipe-ons. Leaves no cleaner residue. Leaves no hardened wax chunks. Polishes topsheets.

Cons: Elbow grease required to get deep cleaning effects.

XCD skis, particularly XCD skis with fishscale bases,  particularly urban XCD skis with fishscale bases,  get a lot of abuse.     These are the skis that you pull out when there's too much snow, as in too much to even think about shoveling let alone driving anywhere.     So you go and you ski out your front door, over curbs, across snowplow berms, over salt, over road grit, over sand.     These are also the skis that you pull out when there's too little snow, either because you're trying to ski on the quarter-inch of white that's on your October grass, or because the only unmelted snow left is half mixed with pine needles, tree sap,...
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tanuihu

A Decent Ski Base Cleaner/Conditioner Best for Skiers Who Don't Rip All Wax Off Boards

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Pros: Did a decent cleaning job; did take away dirt; the base did not dry out and looked like being conditioned very well

Cons: Did not dissolve all old wax

I don't remove all the wax away my skis. What I do is merely cleaning the dirt and then do hot waxing. Taking all the wax off the skis/board and out of the pores by ski wax cleaner is not necessary. The traditional cleaners would dry out and damage the base. The wax buildup in the pores over time is actually good for riding performance. Thus, we will need to repeatedly re-application of wax after removing all wax. This wax cleaner worked more like a conditioner; did remove surface dirt/old wax gently and effectively on my boards, while maintained the basic level of...
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