|Originally posted by Alaska Mike:
I've used Zardoz for wet snow, which it works great for. I use it ON TOP of new wax, not instead of wax. The new formula says it helps prevent edge rust as well.
It tends to have the gliding characteristics of sandpaper below 15F. It seems to me that it won't lubricate the base as well, and it doesn't last as long as properly applied wax.
Stick with a quality wax as your base prep, and then apply whatever topcoat strikes your fancy. There are tricks to maintaining skis, but there are no real shortcuts.
I used it this past season, and I'll echo Mike's sentiments, except for the below 15 F part. I found that it still glided well in the cold, and on most snow types. But it does wear off pretty quick.
It's nice to have on hand for between real tune ups, and it's much faster/easier/cleaner to apply than hot wax. At about 3 ounces for the whole kit, it's easy to carry in your pack and use whenever you think of it.
Give it a go, what's it like 10 bucks?