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post #1 of 6
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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

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 6

Waxing gets really heavy.  It is a science that can take years to get down.  Main thing is don't use a ski iron too hot.  Best to learn at around 180 F.  Then once you get that down you can move on to 200-210 F.  My videos are really long, but if you really want to get into it, watch and LISTEN to them in their entirety.   If you skip any part you may miss something very important.

 

Here you go.  For most Dominator Zoom series of waxes will be best to not worry about temperature specific waxes.  Also the first wax you should use is a super soft wax like Dominator Base Renew waxes.  Good luck to you.

 

Edit:  Go to the Dominator site and read the Wax Science Demystified article. 

 

post #3 of 6

I hat e to say it, but it's so icy right now that I've been just leaving Swix LF4 or Holmenkol Ultramix on through the rain/freeze cycles.

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I hat e to say it, but it's so icy right now that I've been just leaving Swix LF4 or Holmenkol Ultramix on through the rain/freeze cycles.


Noting to hate there.  Sounds smart to avoid that ice burn! :)

post #5 of 6

Okay here is another one for you.  Not as long. Just a one part!

post #6 of 6

Okay, now you are ready to apply some Butter!   This is not for fresh falling wet snow.  It is for slushy wet snow.  For fresh fallen wet snow you need a hard fluoridated wax.

 

Here we go.

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