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Swix Hot Sleeve

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Has anyone got an experience or comment on the Swix "Hot Sleeve" http://www.the-raceplace.com/Swix-Hot-Sleeve-p/3083.htm  as an alternative to Hot Box.

 

Cheers

post #2 of 15

Why do you need one? 99% of the skiing community doesn't have a need for their own hotbox...

post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by Rise To The Top View Post

Why do you need one? 99% of the skiing community doesn't have a need for their own hotbox...

99% of the skiing community doesn't have a need for a year round geek out discussion board either.
post #4 of 15

Prolly 99% of epicskiers would like to have it though biggrin.gif

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Prolly 99% of epicskiers would like to have it though biggrin.gif

 

actually that's prolly only 94% - you're forgetting about the 5% who are perfectly poised, utility scissors in hand, to hack a $80 heated mattress pad into fitting around their skis.

post #6 of 15

Seriously? A cork and a chunk of Hertel wax is my alternative to a hotbox wink.gif

 

I suspect that for anyone but world class elite skiers, going overboard on hot waxing is a waste of time. Let alone hot boxing, etc. For the cost of this gizmo, you could add a very, very nice pair of skis to the quiver.

 

If waxing is a hobby unto itself, more power to you. Like with any other hobby - if it is fun, it is fun. But for my .02, stuff like this leaves me scratching my head. Doubly so in summer. Triply so if I'm stuck hanging around rehabbing my knee... smile.gif

post #7 of 15
I'd pay $50 for it...
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by spindrift View Post

For the cost of this gizmo, you could add a very, very nice pair of skis to the quiver.

 

 

The way I buy skis (cheap), that's 3 pairs of skis and the inserts to transfer 1 set of bindings among them.

post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by near nyquist View Post

Prolly 99% of epicskiers would like to have it though biggrin.gif

 

actually that's prolly only 94% - you're forgetting about the 5% who are perfectly poised, utility scissors in hand, to hack a $80 heated mattress pad into fitting around their skis.

 

I don't think that mattress pad is gonna hit 55c without some electrical tweaking cool.gif

post #10 of 15

I wonder if you could use "barrel heaters" for the same effect. $150, with thermostat, http://www.briskheat.com/p-306-econo-drum-heater-and-pail-heater.aspx

post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the questions and comments. 

 

Why did I ask about this product? 

Because I am one of the 1% skiing community who wants a "hot box". I took my skis in for a hot box treatment couple of years ago, I was very impressed with the result.  

I wish I could build a proper hot box, but I have 2 problems - 1/. I cannot get the parts (in where I live) to build one and 2/. I do not have the space to keep a hot box.  

So, this Swix Sleeve appeared to be a good alternative, it is compact, and I can get it for about $300. With a step-down transformer, I can use this in US, Europe and Asia. Very handy.

post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by near nyquist View Post

Prolly 99% of epicskiers would like to have it though biggrin.gif

 

actually that's prolly only 94% - you're forgetting about the 5% who are perfectly poised, utility scissors in hand, to hack a $80 heated mattress pad into fitting around their skis.

 

I don't think that mattress pad is gonna hit 55c without some electrical tweaking cool.gif

 

No, probably not, but it would have completely missed the bathos I was shooting for had I pointed that out - and once that's done it would speed both urethane and epoxy cures in addition to being a wax tool. 

post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

 

No, probably not, but it would have completely missed the bathos I was shooting for had I pointed that out - and once that's done it would speed both urethane and epoxy cures in addition to being a wax tool. 

 

 

 

I never thought of using it as an autoclave for to speed up carbon fiber-epoxy curing. Hmmmm.....

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by ZeroGravity View Post

I wonder if you could use "barrel heaters" for the same effect. $150, with thermostat, http://www.briskheat.com/p-306-econo-drum-heater-and-pail-heater.aspx

 


How long is that thing?     Purely guessing from the pic, using ~8 inches spring length and 23 inch drum diameter,  I reckon about  5'4"/64inches/163cm?   

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How long is that thing?     Purely guessing from the pic, using ~8 inches spring length and 23 inch drum diameter,  I reckon about  5'4"/64inches/163cm?   

 

 

If I read the spec table correctly, the 55 gal version it is 3.6" x 70", which makes it suitable for <175cm (70" = 177.8 cm)

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