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Choice of wax for INW?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
The heatgun thread got me thinking, Sibhusky, do you use CH4 because it lasts longer or does it reall help glide in our conditions in the INW? I mostly ski Mt Spokane with my kids but I occasionally get to 49 and Schwietzer with my wife and I have been using Purl wax that I bought at the Sports Creel because they had big bricks of it for cheap, and I get 2 weekends out of a wax job for myself, 3 for the kids, and I'm happy with it, but are you and others using CH4 and really cold waxes for our average conditions or just recently since it's been so cold?

I have 3 temps of the purl, I use the warm Wx for the hot wax and I blend in the all temp and a little of their cold if conditions are expected to get and stay cold. Usually I just use the all temp.
post #2 of 11
Hertel Super Hot Sauce, all temperature. http://www.hertelskiwax.com/Hertel-Bulk-Ski-and-Snowboard-Wax-s/135.htm

The stuff is unbelievable. I've been using it for 35 years and never had issues. If it's real warm, I'll blend in some red but usually just use the Super Hot Sauce.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the Hot Sauce reccomendation, I use Hot Sauce on my boat as well after every trip on the water:

http://boatbling.net/products/boat-blings-product/hot-sauce/
post #4 of 11
The main reason I put on CH4 is long term base protection. For all I know it would interfere with glide in warmer conditions, but by the time that is all issue, it's had a season of use. I also just crayon it along the outer edges of the base, which, given its hardness means almost none actually gets onto the ski.

However, I do normally use Race Wax green hydro in January and February. Almost never resort to universal wax, only if conditions are varying widely all over the map.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks Sibhusky, so just to clarify you only use CH4 for pre-season treatment and then use Racewax Green mid season?

I used to be all about waxing before every trip to the mountain and I would mix different temp waxes based on the wx forecasts and it works (usually Toko Hydro waxes), but it's a little more work. When my kids get better and bigger I'll probably go back to mixing special temps for each weekend but right now I'll keep it more simple. I'll be teaching the kids how to wax when they get older too! Iwndr how many skiers can't wait for their kids to get old enougn to wax their own sticks such as waiting for them to get old enough to cut the grass.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
BTW Sib, I can see your feedback too.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Ewok View Post

Thanks Sibhusky, so just to clarify you only use CH4 for pre-season treatment and then use Racewax Green mid season?

Correct.
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Iwndr how many skiers can't wait for their kids to get old enougn to wax their own sticks such as waiting for them to get old enough to cut the grass.

I only started doing my own because the racer left for college... and took all the equipment with her!!
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
I don't see your feedback anymore Sibhusky
post #9 of 11
Someone fixed something.

I use mobile so I wouldn't have known except for that other thread.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by GoldMember View Post

Hertel Super Hot Sauce, all temperature. http://www.hertelskiwax.com/Hertel-Bulk-Ski-and-Snowboard-Wax-s/135.htm

The stuff is unbelievable. I've been using it for 35 years and never had issues. If it's real warm, I'll blend in some red but usually just use the Super Hot Sauce.

 

Spring Solution is great for late season skiing around here (or anywhere). Does well when the pollens drop.

post #11 of 11

Use Slidewrights Maplus wax on my ski's and love it.  Use the Universal Yellow for 85% of the days here and the Red for really cold days (like last week).  You can buy a large block for a very reasonable price and last all year plus.  

 

Am an ex-racer and have used some pretty complex/exotic combinations over the years.  Slidewrights wax is great and lasts and is fast.  Highly recommend.  Have Toko and hertel and have used but really prefer the Slidewright product.

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