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Some Accolades. Bought some Universal wax from Slidewright at last years 20 % discount to Supporters. Skied 5 times this year so far and the wax is really great. On a couple trails I absolutely leave my friends behind without trying just gliding.

really good wax give it a try Slidewright/Alpinord here on Epic.
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
Some Accolades. Bought some Universal wax from Slidewright....

Pete, just curious... is that the flat block of green Maplus universal? If so, I bought the same from Slidewright and am anxious to give it my first try.....
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Pete, just curious... is that the flat block of green Maplus universal? If so, I bought the same from Slidewright and am anxious to give it my first try.....
Nope, the green is for very cold snow and I only use that up here when it is really cold. Haven taken snows temp this year but air temp has been running 15-30 depending on time of day. I tried the green / cold last year and it work very well. used at Panorama in BC and air temp was running about 4-7 degrees.
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Good news Pete. Thanks.

Sounds like you are getting good performance at a lower temperature range with the Universal Hot than I'd expect. Is it the LF or paraffin/HC? You know you can always blend the Maplus Universal (green) with the Universal Hot (white), and 'lean the blend' one way or the other to possibly bump up the glide a 'skootch'.
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Good news Pete. Thanks.

Sounds like you are getting good performance at a lower temperature range with the Universal Hot than I'd expect. Is it the LF or paraffin/HC? You know you can always blend the Maplus Universal (green) with the Universal Hot (white), and 'lean the blend' one way or the other to possibly bump up the glide a 'skootch'.
ALWAYS like my Bourbon Straight never blended. But hey I am open to new ideas.. How about my powder skis would that work better maybe on the Gotamas? I am getting pretty good glide from the Universal, don't know which one I bought, just a big block. Good Product. Alpinord, how do you blend the waxes?
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They say adding a splash of water brings out the flavor of good Scotch or Irish Whiskey.... (I think it dilutes.)

I should have checked the records, first....looks like you have Universal Hot (HC) & Universal LF, along with some LF spray.

Interesting that you do like the glide of the warmer wax and colder temps. I've tried the harder Univ & Univ LF (green) into the warmer temps with positive results, not the way you've been using it. I tend to err towards colder than warmer, especially since we often have a broad temperature range (30°F +/-). The LF seems tom help with the colder wax and moist snow. I'd expect on a dry powder day, the Univ would glide better than the Univ Hot, but YMMV.

To blend solid wax, you simply drip both flavors onto the bases and mix them with the iron. You can play around with different percentages depending how you want to 'lean the wax'. More cold wax towards the colder temps, more warm wax towards the warmer temps. This may be more hairsplitting than needed for your purposes, but it does give you some flexibility, especially if you are uncertain of expected conditions.
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