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Making your own wax

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I was just interested to see if any Bears out there have played around with making their own wax. I don't mean out of bees wax or candle wax I mean the real stuff. Weather it be melting old waxes together or actually getting the secret formula from a company itself. I just finished my second batch yesterday and am going to try it tonight. The first batch was incredibly fast but had a very narrow temp range. I'm hoping this wax will have a bit more range to it. Making your own wax isn't nessessary by any means, what with all the great waxes out there now. But it just adds to the science of the whole thing we call skiing. I think it's fun. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]tongue.gif[/img]

post #2 of 7
Not into making my own wax but more akin to using diferent temps at the same time. I will lay down cold wax along the edges under the boot where that extra pressure and heat is created during carving.
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You are taking this entirely too seriously. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] But I must admit I have been carried away by the whole techincal ski tuning thing myself. So, as Jamesdeluxe once said, "pot meet kettle." [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]

Let me know when you start making your own files and diamond stones! [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]

Oh, and did you make your own vice tuning table or did you buy one. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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CERA, do you work for swix


(don't mind maddog to much)
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actually maddog, I've made my own ski table with non scuffing vises, nad while I cant quite claim i made something betten I could buy, I sure made it for a whole lot less
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Me too, Karsten, me too.

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Just to continue the thread. No, CERAF doesn,t work for SWIX or any other ski manufacturer. But he REALLY get's into ski tuning! [img]tongue.gif[/img] He's got a fairly complete ski tuning shop in his cellar and can create some FINE turning skies. He's a ski coach so teaches his kids how to tune their own skies. Folks and racers in the know at our local mountain go to CERAF if they want a really good tune up!

I think it's a Zen like experience for him or maybe he's inhaled to much ski wax over the years. :
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