Wax TestFebruary 15th. No Idaho. Air temp 33-35 and snow 27-28 4-7 in. of new snow, pretty wet but not settled. Good skiing
GEAR. K2 Apache Outlaw 174 (my off piste powder skis)
APPLICATION. They had the remnants of a decent hot wax job. Added spray Univeral and corked into base.
RESULTS. Good, no problems in powder, no stickiness at all, rate slide as an 8 or scale of 1-10. Skied on them until about 1:30
OPINION. The night beforeI was pressed for time to tried the fast and easy way, spray on cork and go to bed. Worked fine. Had a good morning off piste and no complaints about wax.
#2 Fischer Race SC 170. These skis were brand new and had never been skied, had factory wax on them. Checked skis structure-ok, b ase level-flat and wiped clean the bases.
APPLICATION. Since they were new ski's I checked for loose hairs and there was none. Hot waxed with the universal. Spent a little extra time ironing wax in. Also took skis out of room temp. Hot waxed in garage and then immediately took back into house to cool slowly at room temp not garage temp. 2 hours later took back to garage. Scraped was and left a little more on base than I would for racing or 1 performance day. Brushed 15 times with horsehair brush (slidewright purchase-of course). Applied Universal spray on wax and corked. Polished with special cloth I have.
RESULT. About 1;30put them to work on a groomer with about 2" of fresh (fell in AM) on the run. In most cases in my past experience there would be some hesitancy on the ski's adapting to this type of snow. The skis were immediately great. I passed on a glide the other 3 people I was skiing with and state "wax" as I went bye. Rate skis 9.9 on a scale of 1-10.
OPINION. Excellent results. I only skied for about 2 hours on these and they were great. Will be interesting to see how this was job lasts. Will report how many days I get by waxing virtually twice.
ALPINORD/Question???? When I apply the spray on and then immediately cork I end up pushing a little of the liquid down the ski and it builds up on cork and wastes the wax. Any suggestions, I tried pressing more softly but that didn't necessarily work either.