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wax fax e-book

post #1 of 12
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I just saw hertels wax fax and it seems to have some great info,
just thought id say it outloud.
post #2 of 12
where is this?
post #3 of 12
I got it a few weeks ago, it is on the Hertel's Wax site. You have to order it ($0) and check-out then they send you to the link to get it via the internet download.

http://www.hertelskiwax.com/skiwax.html
post #4 of 12
nickitynac sounds like a big fan of Hertel.
post #5 of 12
So basically you have to give them your email address in order to get the link?
post #6 of 12
Yep. Honestly, I don't see anything new in there, except for the crying up of surfactants.

Whether the 'wetting out' refers to the wax in the ski or the water over the waxed ski isn't stated.

5114482 is much better written. No email addy needed. And it appears to be in the public domain.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by comprex

5114482 is much better written. No email addy needed. And it appears to be in the public domain.
Good grief, give me KISS. Heavy going. Must need to read this after my AM coffee.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by comprex
5114482 is much better written.
That's a little more complete than the US patent, which I looked at earlier. For one thing, it seems to disclose that the surfactant of choice is Texapon K-12 96, which is a product made with sodium lauryl sulfate, a detergent found in a lot of shampoos.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by sibhusky
Good grief, give me KISS. .
1. Paraffin: waxy and cheap.

2. Stuff to make paraffin harder (Paraflint)

3. Disk drive lubricant

4. Stuff to make disk drive lubricant blend with paraffin

5. Stuff to make water smear instead of beading (surfactant) because beaded water sticks down too far from the base.
post #10 of 12
So the Hertel book ISN'T a tuning guide, it's a guide to wax? I somehow thought this 5114482 was supposed to be analogous to the Hertel guide, but the numbered list above implies it is more an exploration of wax as wax. I admit I skimmed it a bit and gave up.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by comprex
Yep. Honestly, I don't see anything new in there, except for the crying up of surfactants.

Whether the 'wetting out' refers to the wax in the ski or the water over the waxed ski isn't stated.

5114482 is much better written. No email addy needed. And it appears to be in the public domain.
I looked at the status of the patent application on that site, funny.

Legal status (INPADOC) of US5114482


USF 48742490 A(Patent of invention) PRS Date : 1996/07/30 PRS Code : FP Code Expl.: -


EXPIRED DUE TO FAILURE TO PAY MAINTENANCE FEE EFFECTIVE DATE: 19960522
post #12 of 12
Yep. Most IP, much like most skiing, is a pay to play proposition.
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