Anyhow, when I started waxing my own skis last fall I loved brushing and watching the ski bases reach that nice silky end state, but by the end of the season brushing had lost its novelty. It doesn't take long and isn't that hard; I simply lose momentum in the hours or day I let them sit between waxing and scraping/brushing, and too many times I grab my skis and realize they're still covered with wax and then do a half-assed job to make them skiable.
I haven't considered roto brushes before because the cost and technology seemed like overkill, especially considering that I only have my own skis to wax. But tonight I shopped oval brushes, which would be an improvement over my cheap three-brush set of rectangular brushes, and after finding some sales* I realized that roto brushes aren't really that expensive, especially with a little discount. And maybe being able to pull the drill out and have at it quickly would eliminate those hurried bleary jobs I do before I have my coffee. My frugal side whines that I don't need another power tool attachment and that brushing doesn't take long and isn't hard, but at the moment I'm willing to ignore the whining and consider the options. I haven't firmly decided to go roto, but I'm leaning that way, and might go there so long as I don't need to buy the most expensive and rarely discounted gear on the market.
Thing is, I don't know anything about the equipment. I don't need fancy specialized stuff, and I don't need super-heavy-duty gear that I can pass down to my heirs just to do my own skis, but I do want it to work. Usually I'd spend hours or days reading all about the different options, but this time I think I'll cheat and ask those of you who use roto brushes for advice.
So I'd like advice on roto brush gear. It looks like SVST, Kuu, and Swix are the main roto brush brands, and Race Werks carries Red Creek brushes, which I haven't seen elsewhere. Which brands have you used and what have you liked or disliked about them? Any other tips on switching to roto brushing?
Thanks in advance!
* 20% off & free shipping at Reliable Racing, 15% off & free shipping at Race Werks if you sign up for their newsletter and use the code in their email, and 10% off at RaceWax, free shipping for orders over $30). Just don't run them out of the stuff I want!