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East coast ski wax vs West

post #1 of 4
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I had my skies tuned in Vermont, but I have been skiing utah, and I feel like they are sticking. Is there that much difference in the snow, that a different wax should be used or is it in my head?

post #2 of 4

Nope.   You need a colder wax.   

 

Brush your current wax out (just this step will marginally improve things).

 

Then shift to a blue wax like Swix CH6, Toko NF blue, Purl blue.   Make sure you scrape and brush that as well.

post #3 of 4

I think there are 2 problems here

 

1) As mentioned by cantunamunch, check what the conditions are and you may need a specific wax.  If the temps are the same as vermont

then wax choice won't be remarkably different.  They don't make UTAH wax or VERMONT wax.

 

2) wax doesn't last a whole season.  Even if you stayed in vermont, the wax may only last a few days.  

Do you know what wax they used in vermont, and exactly how they applied it?   If it wasn't a race tune, likely you got a bulk all-temp general wax which is not too special in any dimension.

 

Then you need to know how they applied it.  

If it is just a machine brush wax, it may last less than a day.  

If it's a machine hot wax, maybe a couple of days

If it is hand iron, maybe up to 5days.  

post #4 of 4

New grind can feel a little grabby too. After a few wax, scrape, brushes, it will get faster.

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