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Volant chubb topsheet snow sticking treatment

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My V2 Chubb pow skis have problems with snow sticking on the stainless steel topsheets, where they can get loaded up with huge piles of pow adding massively to swingweight. It seems to be more of a problem when the pow temps are closer to 32, and less of an issue when colder. Happens alot out here in the PacNW where we get lots of warmer pow. I'm considering spraying the tops with silicon spray. Anybody else have this problem with volants and what was your solution?
post #2 of 8
I have the same problem, I have thought of silicon but have not had the chance to try it. I also was considering a good coat of car wax or maybe wd 40 ?
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Wah e-vah oooh oo ont ick em. :
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Wah e-vah oooh oo ont ick em. :
: That helps alot ... I think. Perhaps my garish yellow flexon comps are part of the problem, as they act as a snow magnet, which then gets trapped against the steel surface. Or perhaps you are just norwegian ... we have lots of your countrymen out here!

I forgot to mention another theory ... out here there can be major temp differences between top and bottom ... so take a ski made cold on the upper mtn down 2500 feet to warmer wetter snow and it sticks.
post #5 of 8

Just up Volant's alley.

Heated top sheets.
post #6 of 8
I use stainless steel cleaner from Home Depot. It doesn't work 100% to stop snow from sticking, but it's never been a problem either. Of course it could just be that the weather conditions in Colorado don't create major snow sticking issues for the metal topsheets.
post #7 of 8
Car wax.
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test results...

Tried silicon spray which bonded to the snow, and eventually wore off. Pow, lots of it ... 1-2 feet new, was colder so didn't have as much of a problem with massive accumulations like on warmer pow days.

This wknd will test again with car wax. I liked the heated ski suggestion, provided it didn't add to the weight! Perhaps they could put some spent uranium in the core to act as permanent heaters. Always though there was an application for this stuff when I lived back east for ski-boot heater applications.
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