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Epic Skiers Experience with Easy Wax

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Interested in reviews on those that use or have some experience with quick type waxes.  Those pastes you run on etc.  going on long road trip and interested in waxing skis without hot waxing.  Saw Toko, DaKine, Zardoz and another brand in store today but have no knowledge if one is better than other etc.  Put question here and not on tuning site/forum because just want some feedback on use.

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There have been a number of threads on Hertel. I'm a fan.

 

Used to use Zardoz. Though it was good for warm temps. But the Hertel seems to cover a really wide range well. So that's all I use these days. 

post #3 of 6

i think you're better off grabbing a block of hertel or your favorite wax and rubbing it on every day,   

Key is you need to build up some finger strength and really crayon it in, otherwise you're just making wax dust that isn't sticking onto your skis.
 

If you want to spluge $6 for a ski wax cork that will help polish up your work too, or use a scotchbrite.  

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I forgot to mention: rub on, cork in..... done.... almost as fast as the Zardoz was  to apply (and Toko). Hertel also used to make these a spray-able wax and some wipe on things (maybe still do), But I found that no faster than the corking gig.

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I forgot to mention: rub on, cork in..... done.... almost as fast as the Zardoz was  to apply (and Toko). Hertel also used to make these a spray-able wax and some wipe on things (maybe still do), But I found that no faster than the corking gig.

Thanks,  used to have a special cloth but will use my cork.

post #6 of 6

First, artificial cork works better than natural cork - better spreading and more pores and more heat generated.

Zardoz works by itself in warm temps - but it can be a good adjunct to regular waxes in cold temps, even corked ones.     The trick to Zardoz is to allow maximum time for soak-in.    As in: do the bases the night before and leave them facing up overnight, without wiping them down.

Swix F4 paste works OK but you really need to polish or brush it in in aggressive snow, or it will feel like sandpaper.   Dominator Hyper Zoom paste is, IMO, faster than Swix F4 - same type of application.   I've skied on One ball Jay and Maxiglide but have never applied either (onto alpine gear).

The Toko and Briko/Maplus liquids work pretty well but the problem with them is that you have to spread them *fast* before they start drying, otherwise you wind up with plenty in one spot and not much elsewhere.    Sprays  like Toko Irox are far better for this (yes I know Irox has to be ironed in or corked in- just polishing won't do it.).  

Kaeps Sports' Winkwax works pretty much just like car wax.  It smells nice and cleans your bases - but isn't very fast except on hero snow.



 

 

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