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I wondering what to get for base prep for a new pair of skis. I am a recreational skier, not a racer.

Both the CH10 and BP99 seem very similar with a recommend 110 C iron temp.

They are both a similar price too.

It seems any soft wax with a low temp will do.

What is the difference between these 2 waxes?

Will the CH10 be more versatile and a better option?

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Originally Posted by dmcrane View Post

I wondering what to get for base prep for a new pair of skis. I am a recreational skier, not a racer.

Both the CH10 and BP99 seem very similar with a recommend 110 C iron temp.

They are both a similar price too.

It seems any soft wax with a low temp will do.

What is the difference between these 2 waxes?

Will the CH10 be more versatile and a better option?


Well one is yellow CH10 and one is pinkish BP99. Just kidding, both are soft waxes and should work well to prep your bases.

 

BP99 may have some additional additives in it over the CH10 but just go for it.  Wax, scrape, and brush to your hearts content.

 

I think you will find CH10 is too warm for anything but wet spring skiing anyway and generally I think its better to go to a colder wax if you are not sure.

 

JMHO

 

Doug

post #3 of 5

Hey what do you know, when was the last time you skied, Doug. :) Well I see you at the morning meeting ?

 

For years I have been using Dominator Hyperzoom on all my skis. I have tried other wax's for spring time, but I still like the Hyperzoom. If it's real cold I will add some of the Dominator cold powder that I have left over from when my son raced.

 

Just get a good all temp wax and you'll be fine. Wax every 3-4 ski day's as needed. Make sure the bases are flat before you shapen the edges. Pick up something like the skivisions base flattener. I just had one of the machinest at work make me 1/2" X 1 1/4" sharp bar stock to use as a base flattener.

 

I'll drag a big flat file down the base too to help flaten.

 

When you wax, don't let the wax smoke, that to hot.

 

 

 

post #4 of 5

I like the SVST Race Service SBC base conditioner wax for hot scrapes. I had a block of Dominator base prep wax but it was a little grey toned and I had a harder time telling when the scrape was clean (important in spring conditions when the man made snow melts). The SBC has a nice soft feel. It is the only one of their waxes I like. I think it is a bit softer than ch 10.

post #5 of 5

Hi Max,

 

Well, waxed a pair or two in my day and it has been too long off the skis. Now a major dump is happening.   hissyfit.gif  My Luck

 

Not on the schedule for this weekend.

 

Back to the OP, 

 

Make sure the bases are perfectly flat, if not stone grind and then wax, scrape, brush repeat ..............

 

Doing this with a quality softer wax numerous times will prepare your skis well, then pick the wax of the day when skiing, apply as noted and enjoy.

 

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