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Thoughts on a good bulk spring skiing wax.

post #1 of 8
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I have been using Hertel Super Hot Sauce Universal Wax I get at Tognar and really like it, but it strips off on the first run on spring skiing days. I looked online, but most spring skiing wax I found refers to temps around 30-45 deg (Fahrenheit), I am looking for ~40-60 or higher. Is there a wax that doesn't strip off right away on those days?

 

Thanks


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post #2 of 8

My thinking is: forget air temperatures - use a durable ("cold temp") wax with lubricant and fluoro content, then put a high fluoro overlay like Dom Butter on top  later in the day.

post #3 of 8

I'm anxious to give this stuff a try.  Can be had at Home Depot for $19

 

post #4 of 8
A fresh structure at minimum. A more "open" structure if you want to devote a whole pair to spring conditions. However, I'd stay away from a large linear structure, and get something else with cross cuts. Different structures may be hard to get in your area, so at a minimum get just a normal fresh grind. They don't need to actually take the base down, just establish an unworn texture. This helps prevent a vacuum forming and suddenly showing you down. Also, oddly, wide skis help for some reason that makes no sense to me, but I've experienced the results. You can go crazy adjusting your wax, when all that has changed is the snow.
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Originally Posted by Master Gater View Post
 

I'm anxious to give this stuff a try.  Can be had at Home Depot for $19

 

Although I am not sure how that applies to this thread, I agree. It really looks cool!

post #6 of 8
He wants put it on his skis. That's why he mentioned it for this thread about wax for wet conditions.
post #7 of 8
I use the hertel spring solution

Works well for me
post #8 of 8

The hydrophobic sprays are going to give you similar results as the rain-x but now it works many more types of surfaces.

I read an an article about them in pop sci.   They will work fine against water; but it's not going to have enough durability to put on something that is under pressure or being rubbed against another surface.  So it'll wear off.  They mentioned it'll work on like the boot uppers, but it's not going to make your boot waterproof on the sole, or a workglove treated with it will wear off.

 

For skis, I'd imagine like the rain-x results; it'll work for 1 run then it has been worn off.

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