Usually I wax after two or three days of skiing, but today, after only one day of skiing, my bases have already turned significantly white. I skied 33km/20 miles on loose granular snow. The wax I use is Swix CH 8, and today's temperature started around 10F and slowly went up to 30F.
Here's how I wax my skis:
-brush a few times with copper and horsehair to clean and open the structure (but I often forget this step)
-crayon some wax on to the entire length (tapping it on the iron to help)
-work the wax in with the iron. I passed through the middle of the ski, then the sides. I do this two maybe three times.
-let the ski cooldown for an hour (although last time was only 30 minutes)
-warm up the wax again
-use fiberlene paper to remove extra wax, once again down the middle and the sides. I do this twice, with a fresh piece of fiberlene in between.
-done! Excess wax is removed and a couple runs.
The reason I do it this way is to avoid the mess of scraping and brushing. I live in an apartment, so I don't have anywhere to make a big mess. I know doing it this way doesn't make them as fast at first, but I'm not racing, so I don't care about that.
The step of letting the ski cooldown is something I added recently, with the assumption that it will absorb better. I used to soak up the extra wax right after working it into the ski.
I probably should be using a harder wax, but when I bought it, I wasn't expecting to have this wonderfully cold winter. Is there anyway doing multiple waxings would be possible using my fiberlene method?