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Spring wax mix with silicone formula

post #1 of 6
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I am running out of a "glacier wax" that had a lot of silicone and graphite or moly (it was black) that was excellent for spring skiing when there is a lot of dirty man made snow melting.

 

I have some silicone additives from Holmenkol that I have used in combination with Alpha or CH 7, 8 or 10 and sometimes a graphite/moly additive that has worked pretty well in giving good glide in the wettest spring condition but I have been combining the ingredients in a somewhat random way. Does anyone have a "formula" of the best ratios of wax to silicone to graphite/moly? Also given how abrasive the snow can be what is the best wax to use in the mix?

post #2 of 6

Try this.

 

Saturate your bases with Holmenkol Alpha.  Brush and cork it a few times.

 

Rub some Holmenkol GW25 onto the bases.  With Fiberlene between the base and the iron, drag the iron across the base.  The Fiberlene will soak up excess GW25.  Brush and cork the GW25 into the base.

 

This is what I used as my spring race wax setup here in the Sierra.  It worked well for me, as well, as others.

 

Dennis

post #3 of 6

I normally use the Holmenkol silicon additive in ~ a 1:3 mix with Alpha.  I am not that scientific but basically one full heavy line of Alpha then a sparing line of silicone.

 

Actually not had to go that warm this year.  Gone through a lot of Ultra but only used alpha a couple of times and never touched the silicone

 

post #4 of 6

I have had good results using Hertel Spring Solution.

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Originally Posted by ScotsSkier View Post

I normally use the Holmenkol silicon additive in ~ a 1:3 mix with Alpha.  I am not that scientific but basically one full heavy line of Alpha then a sparing line of silicone.

 

Actually not had to go that warm this year.  Gone through a lot of Ultra but only used alpha a couple of times and never touched the silicone

 



That is something like I've used. I have added a light (quick melt line) dose of the graphite/moly additive. This is for east coast where it is mostly man made melt with lots of pollen and dirt mixed in.

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Originally Posted by Denny1969 View Post

Try this.

 

Saturate your bases with Holmenkol Alpha.  Brush and cork it a few times.

 

Rub some Holmenkol GW25 onto the bases.  With Fiberlene between the base and the iron, drag the iron across the base.  The Fiberlene will soak up excess GW25.  Brush and cork the GW25 into the base.

 

This is what I used as my spring race wax setup here in the Sierra.  It worked well for me, as well, as others.

 

Dennis


I do something similar for warm race but I put the gw25 down at the same time as the alpha (or hybrid if I am really shooting for speed) about 1 to 1. But here I was looking for a cheap non-race mix good for super wet conditions.

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