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I took a couple year hiatus from waxing my skis myself - but I decided to start doing it again. My question is regarding different wax brands. I used Dominator waxes in the past (the zoom, all temperature ones) but was thinking of trying RaceService1. Does anyone have any experience with the two? Or other brands that you would recommend? I was going to try and get maybe 2 or 3 types to start off with: a reconditioner/prep, something in the "warmer range" for me (20s in F) and something for colder (teens/high single digits). 

I joined a night league - which is why I'm getting back into it. 

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There are many very good choices from several wax makers. My personal two favorites are the Briko-Maplus Race Base Soft and Medium. The soft is great for base conditioning (new skis and after base grinds) and works good in warmer snow conditions. The Race Base Medium Wax is my "go to everyday" choice with great glide at a very wide snow temp. range and very long lasting durability. You can use the forum search to see other Epic skiers recommendations for these Briko-Maplus waxes.

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There are many very good choices from several wax makers. My personal two favorites are the Briko-Maplus Race Base Soft and Medium. The soft is great for base conditioning (new skis and after base grinds) and works good in warmer snow conditions. The Race Base Medium Wax is my "go to everyday" choice with great glide at a very wide snow temp. range and very long lasting durability. You can use the forum search to see other Epic skiers recommendations for these Briko-Maplus waxes.


Funny timing, JMD. We just received, photographed and posted a new option to our base prep and general use performance waxes you may like as well.

 

Introducing:

 

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The World Cup Reserved Soft-Med Base (40% soft, 60% med blend). World Cup technicians requested the blend from Briko-Maplus as a way to harden the base but at the same time still have the workability of Soft Base. Voilà, Soft-Med was introduced and has achieved some great results in top level competition.

 

As you know, the soft is great for saturating the base and the Medium is a little harder to work with than other typical waxes. I imagine this should achieve a happy medium between the two. It reminds me of Dominator Renew which combines soft and hard waxes:

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The ultra-soft waxes penetrate deeply to condition the base, while the ultra-hard waxes stay close to the surface to protect against abrasive snow.

 


Edited by Alpinord - 10/26/11 at 11:07am
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Terry thanks for the heads-up on the new wax blend offerings. Sounds like a great choice for many skiers looking for one simple high quality wax to do it all (for temps -5 to 32 f.). Base saturation along with Harder Wax Base Protection. Should still have great glide and long lasting high durability.


Edited by JMD - 10/14/11 at 6:53am
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