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Do you bring your tuning/waxing stuff when you go on a trip?

post #1 of 17
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I'm leaving tomorrow, debating on whether or not to bring it.
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by sir jman
I'm leaving tomorrow, debating on whether or not to bring it.
If I am driving, yes. Flying, no. I might drop the skis off at lunch of the 3rd day for a quick wax.
post #3 of 17
I always bring a few different waxes to a race, but I do all my edge work at home beforehand.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
If I am driving, yes. Flying, no. I might drop the skis off at lunch of the 3rd day for a quick wax.
All my stuff fits in a very small 14"x6"x6" toolbox, so I may throw it in my gearbag. how does waxing in the hotel room work out?
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by sir jman
All my stuff fits in a very small 14"x6"x6" toolbox, so I may throw it in my gearbag. how does waxing in the hotel room work out?
Toughest obstical I found was a place to mount the vises. Also, put newspaper down to collect the wax aster you scrape.
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Toughest obstical I found was a place to mount the vises. Also, put newspaper down to collect the wax aster you scrape.
Yeah, i'll get some enwspaper. I don't really see a need to bring vices. I can just roll up a couple towels and stick the skis on top.
post #7 of 17
I bring my stuff and a vise, however i don't hot wax in the condo, I use the Wax Whizard.
post #8 of 17
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what is a wax whizard?
post #9 of 17
I always bring my stuff with me on a trip over 2 days. I am a wax freak and I usually wax everyother time I hit the slopes or sooner if conditions warrant. I am fortunate enough to get my supplies for free through work. When I go on a trip I bring 2 or 3 different temp waxes, a scraper, file, brush, 3m pads, some rubber bands, cork, and some p-tex. I usually bring my iron too but on the last trip (JH) we stayed at a place that provided the irons.
post #10 of 17
With me on every day trip: gummi stone, fine diamond stone and medium diamond stone (all fit easily in a pocket), and sometimes some Swix F1 rub-on wax.

With me on multi-day trips: all of the above, plus small file and file guide, portable vises, waxing iron and a few bars of wax (Swix and Toko, various types), p-tex candles, a piece of base patch and some two-part epoxy - and a bundle of old newspapers to spread around the working area. This bigger kit (save for the papers) fits in a smallish tool box.
post #11 of 17
Minimum for me is a medium diamond stone to kiss the side edges should I get any major burrs. I usually take a stone everytime I ski, and keep it in my gear bag / car.
post #12 of 17
I take my own when I'm driving. It takes up verry little space and mounts to just about anything (dining room table, kitchen counter, deck railing, etc). All I need to take is this any my tool box which has all my tools and tuning stuff in it, as well as small quick clamps to mount this vice. http://forums.epicski.com/showpost.p...9&postcount=17
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by sir jman
how does waxing in the hotel room work out?
The better ski hotels have a ski tuning work bench. Also for those expensive ski out places best to leave your skis outside in the morning to cool down just a tad before placing them in the snow and have the snow melt and refreeze on the base of your skis. BTW coffee cups work great to take off those burrs.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz
I bring my stuff and a vise, however i don't hot wax in the condo, I use the Wax Whizard.
I never wax my skis in the condo either, I like doing it outside on the porch when it's 20 degrees.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by sir jman
what is a wax whizard?
http://www.alpineskituning.com/raysway.waxwhiz.htm

I bring my stones, wax and wax whizard.
post #16 of 17
huh, it seems this wax whizard is fairly popular. It must be your results are positive?
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by atomic_ski_bum
huh, it seems this wax whizard is fairly popular. It must be your results are positive?
there's a fair amount of info in the archives, but the upshot is this: it's better than corking, but not necessarily a full-time substitute for hot waxing (though I personally rarely hot wax these days).
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