Looking for advice on how to wax and opinions on wax type.
I'm heading to Stowe Thursday. Valley forecasts call for a high of 31 on Friday, 43 on Saturday and Sunday. Sat/Sun may see rain, or at least wet snow. So, how to wax?
I've generally hot wax with F4 or equivalent. Will that be good enough, or am I better off (will I notice?) if I went to a temperature-specific wax (a-la LF10) for the wet day(s)?
Second, Is it true that a paste wax is only good for a couple of runs? If so, what do you think of hot waxing at home, then supplementing it was a paste wax when I'm there?
Or am I over-thinking this? My biggest concern is getting to the lower part of the mountain and finding the "brakes go on", from the wet conditions.
If it helps, I am a recreational skier who skis most any type of terrain, so I can be rather demanding of my skis, but not much knowledgeable about the waxes themselves. Yes, I've poured through the Tognar site. I also copiously read through the other relevant post here, http://www.epicski.com/t/66772/cold-temp-wax-in-rain