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Wax - the smelly kind?

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I just want share a story about a recent attempt to save a few bucks on wax: there is a sporting goods consignment shop near me that stocks an odd selection of new ski equipment in the winter - they are pretty much the only Alpina boot dealer anywhere close to me, and usually they have some odds and ends of stuff they get a good deal at the vendor trade shows. Some years they will have a crate full of stomp pads, some years they'll have a bin full of new Scott gloves - it's hit or miss. This year they had these gallon size zip-lock baggies with four ~80 g size blue wax bricks for $20. I commented that I was surprised to find them selling ski wax, and the owner says how it was a bad idea, they're not selling, and he offers it to me at half price. I notice there is no imprint on the wax, and the sticker on the bag just says "ski/board wax" with no temp. specification... but I bought it anyway.

Well, it was a little bit of a surprise yesterday when I melted some onto my skis that I noticed a very faint lavender/sea breeze type smell in my workshop. Not that I can smell much with the mask on when I'm waxing. But sure enough I think the guy sold me some kind of soap maker or candle maker wax!

Guess that serves me right for trying to get a deal...
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I took tuning equipment on my last trip so forgot the wax! So after sharpening my edges I looked around for the wax. Oops. And now it's about 8 pm. Most of the ski stores were closed or didn't sell wax.

I found one that did. All they had was Dakine branded pale green wax.
It seemed to work okay, but it had a strong coconut smell, like old fashioned suntan oil. I guess that is appropriate since Dakine started as a Hawaiian surf brand.
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You will smell good as you zoom down the hill!  

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One Ball Jay is scented also.

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Originally Posted by orionxprss View Post
 

One Ball Jay is scented also.


At least "One Ball" will smell good!

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Meh, a bunch of snow waxes have been scented in the past; coconut used to be somewhat popular ~10 years ago.     

The only thing to be really concerned with is whether the wax you got is a) scrapable and not a hot sticky mess and b) full of dyes. 

I assume it didn't leave a blue stain on your skis or you'd be screaming murder.   Use it for hot scraping.    *Don't* use it for storage wax.

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Well, it was a little bit of a surprise yesterday when I melted some onto my skis that I noticed a very faint lavender/sea breeze type smell in my workshop. Not that I can smell much with the mask on when I'm waxing. But sure enough I think the guy sold me some kind of soap maker or candle maker wax!
 
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