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post #1 of 8
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Hi

I am planning a trip to Whistler to test my new snowblades (99 cm with race plate) and I am concerned that normal waxes won't be cut for the spring slush. I have been experimenting with different types of wax but now my friends told me it is possible to use Nair hair removal cream for warm conditions (not the spray, of course). I don't want to split hairs here but I think I noticed a small performance improvement in my test.

Did anyone ever tried something like that?
post #2 of 8

I prefer KY Jelly to the Nair cream. Less friction, super fast. 

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Hi

I am planning a trip to Whistler to test my new snowblades (99 cm with race plate) and I am concerned that normal waxes won't be cut for the spring slush. I have been experimenting with different types of wax but now my friends told me it is possible to use Nair hair removal cream for warm conditions (not the spray, of course). I don't want to split hairs here but I think I noticed a small performance improvement in my test.

Did anyone ever tried something like that?


It only works if you dare to ski in your short shorts not on your short shorts.

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Hi

I am planning a trip to Whistler to test my new snowblades (99 cm with race plate) and I am concerned that normal waxes won't be cut for the spring slush. I have been experimenting with different types of wax but now my friends told me it is possible to use Nair hair removal cream for warm conditions (not the spray, of course). I don't want to split hairs here but I think I noticed a small performance improvement in my test.

Did anyone ever tried something like that?

 

Well, now that Vermont has made snowblades illegal







you may as well keep them for use out West and get a purely Western structure on them.    Horseshoe grinds should be pretty good.
 

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Well, I'm neutral on snowblades, I mean the guy could be skiing with two baby seals attached to his ski boots for all that I care. Of course, this requires a special binding interface that I heard is actually quite popular in Canada.

 

But I do have to say that I would appreciate if ski bikes populated the only place that they surely belong: the imagination of the inventors of the ski bike, instead of, you know, the mountains.

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Well, I'm neutral on snowblades,

 


Hmmm.  Not sure about you...the last thing any snowblade owner is is neutral :D



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Well, I'm neutral on snowblades, I mean the guy could be skiing with two baby seals attached to his ski boots for all that I care. Of course, this requires a special binding interface that I heard is actually quite popular in Canada.

 

 

Of course, you have to be a club member. 

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Aye, I heard it's quite a HIT!
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Well, I'm neutral on snowblades, I mean the guy could be skiing with two baby seals attached to his ski boots for all that I care. Of course, this requires a special binding interface that I heard is actually quite popular in Canada.

But I do have to say that I would appreciate if ski bikes populated the only place that they surely belong: the imagination of the inventors of the ski bike, instead of, you know, the mountains.

No joke - there's a guy who I see all the time on a ski bike on the double black bumps off the Breck E chair. He's really good.
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