Originally Posted by Nogs
Excuse me for butting in with a question here - but is the general concensus that the TOKO all purpose wax is not much good? It is the only wax I have ever used, so I wouldn't know the difference.
I'm sure it's fine. We all have our ideas, and there are differences, but to a certain degree wax is wax. It will protect your bases and if used regularly you'll be a world better off than people who don't wax except once or twice a season.
In certain conditions wax choice for a recreational skier makes a noticable difference, wet snow, long catwalks where the more glide you have the less pushing you need to do.
Otherwise my understanding is that hitting the wax "just right" isn't that big a deal unless you're racing.
For me a universal is fine, in the Spring I'll use warm weather wax, to keep them running, and if it's bitter cold I may use some cold weather wax, which stays on the ski longer, but a universal does the job just fine for most conditions. Toko vs. Dominator? Who knows? I'm sure there are a multitude of subtle reasons one is better than the other - but................