Do you think this is good (similar to racers hotboxing) for getting more wax absorption?
Do you think this is bad for any reason?
|Do you think this is good (similar to racers hotboxing) for getting more wax absorption?|
Originally Posted by comprex
Not too much or they'll get fat.
Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
My concern with "Hot boxes" is what does it do to the binding and the greased mechanisms in them? That lube is designed for cold temps and at 140 deg or so, won't that lube melt and come out of the binding leaving them dry?
Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD
Sometimes if it's a really nice warm sunny day I will lay them out, base up, by the pool. They like that.
Willi Wiltz is Swix and has different wax formulations and different recs. I have used the Kuus recommended cold dure shock with their Mach II LF waxes and have had excellent speed, slide and durability. The Mach II blue is the fastest wax I ever skied until today. It is also the most difficult to apply. It is very brittle!
I had the fastest wax job of my life today using first some Racewax.com Molybdenum Flouromax, crayoned on, followed by a nother crayoned on coat of the Mach II red. both applications were corked in, hot waxed at around 120C, then cold shock cured. Man was this combo FAST!
Brian from Canmore
It's not going to hurt anything. Really, for a soft wax like Dominator Base Renew, 120 F would work fine.
If you could get reliable 140 to 150 F over the entire ski, then you would be golden.
Also wax does not need to become totally liquid for it to work. It's more a matter of time than heat. Pre-season I cook all my skis for many many hours. Then iron when needed again. Makes a huge difference.
I would not like to see the skis in the hot sun. It will melt a super soft wax on a black base, but the UV light is not good for it. A super hot attic space is awesome for off season wax absorption. If it gets to 150 F you can do some hard waxes too.
Does anyone in this thread have a rocket mass heater or a stove with an exhaust bell?