First off, I'm no racer or purist. I just want to protect my skis a little more and get through the flats a little easier.
I have never waxed skis before. My current skis have 13 days on them since the last waxing (hot wax applied by Snowbasin repair shop). I want to know the easiest, simplest way to wax my skis.
Is an iron required for my purposes? There was a Snowbasin worker the other day standing outside the lift line waxing skis for $3 on the spot. He rubbed a red candle looking stick of wax on the bases, and ran it over a machine that had 2 spinning rolls of brushes. He was done in about 45 seconds. Could I get some cheap decent all weather wax and just rub it in with a brush/cloth/etc?
If that isn't reasonable, then I will get a $3 goodwill iron but youtube tells me I still need a scraper, brush, and wax(obviously). I think a sharpened ruler would work decent as a scraper or maybe even an old ski pass. What would be a good value all weather wax (emphasis on value)? Would paraffin work for my purposes?