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Wild Boar Rotobrush

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At the end of last season on some end of season deal, I bought a wild boar hair rotobrush.  List for $91 :eek but it was 40% off :yahoo:  I wasn't even sure why I wanted it but it seemed like such a good deal I bought it.  I know that sounds silly and impulsive and I don't deny it. It is however frickin' awesome!  

 

I started my process of cycling wax through mine and my daughters skis.  Since they all have fresh stone grinds, I don't want to use any metal on them to include brushes.  I was doing my usually routine of roto and oval horse hair and nylon, when I noticed this little box with a Swix rotobrush in it and saw it was a wild boar hair one.  Forgot I even bought it since it was at the end of the season when I got it.  I knew I bought the oval one but forgot about this one.  This thing is wonderful.  After I scrape it is one "maybe" two passes and I'm done.  It is a very stiff brush and does wonders at removing what the scraper left behind.  Even the slightly harder race waxes.  I'm talking to the point that when you run your finger across the base, there isn't a wax trace or finger prints.

 

You still have to scrape thoroughly because I don't think the brush can/should do the scrapers job but it made child's play of brushing out the skis.

 

Very impressed.  The rest of my brushes may indeed get a season off.

 

Ken

post #2 of 8
Okay, I don't need such a thing, but just put it on the list for the next RaceWax ($85) sale...
post #3 of 8
Like you all, had no idea why I'd want one, but we'll see whether I remember to hit the sales.
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A fresh stone grind NEEDS a good scraping to remove the highs.  It needs much brushing with steel as well to smooth the stone ground structure.

 

Or I guess you could ski them for about 100 times to bring them up to speed.

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I find that certain rotobrushes wear out faster than others - I am always amazed when I crack out a new brush at how effective it is.  If memory serves me, I think the wild boar is rec'd for overlays, but I also find that the manu's have slight difference of opinions on which brush to use and when.  Roto Forever!!  haha

 

A fresh stone grind does not need a good scraping.  Moderate to excessive scraping will remove the structure you have just had imparted, as well as add concavity to your base profile.  Be gentle with your bases, they aren't a piece of meat.  haha

 

<inserts shameless self-promoting vid clip here>

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The structuring tool I just got has you lopping the peaks off the new structure for smoothing reasons. ^^^^^^^^^ Just taking off the tips and making them little plateaus.
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Originally Posted by Jacques View Post
 

A fresh stone grind NEEDS a good scraping to remove the highs.  It needs much brushing with steel as well to smooth the stone ground structure.

 

Or I guess you could ski them for about 100 times to bring them up to speed.

 

Or you could take them to SkiMD for the grind.  I don't know what he does that is different but the skis always go faster than I am willing.  I remember reading somewhere at his site something about this.  

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Originally Posted by Chenzo View Post
 

I find that certain rotobrushes wear out faster than others - I am always amazed when I crack out a new brush at how effective it is.  If memory serves me, I think the wild boar is rec'd for overlays, but I also find that the manu's have slight difference of opinions on which brush to use and when.  Roto Forever!!  haha

 

A fresh stone grind does not need a good scraping.  Moderate to excessive scraping will remove the structure you have just had imparted, as well as add concavity to your base profile.  Be gentle with your bases, they aren't a piece of meat.  haha

 

<inserts shameless self-promoting vid clip here>

 

 

I read the same but that was for the hand brush and not the roto.  In all honesty, I wasn't particularly thrilled with the oval hand wild boar brush I have but it could be because I don't use overlays.

 

Nice video by the way.

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