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Attic Hot Box

post #1 of 6
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For years I've stored my skis downstairs becuase my attic gets up to 120 degrees mid day. I thought that HOT was bad for skis so I moved them down stairs.
Now I read about "hot boxes" being a good thing and that I could wax the skis and it would soak in more than a hot wax if they were in a hot box.
Should I just spread some wax on my skis and move them to the attic or leave them in the closet?
post #2 of 6
My ski tuning area is the utility room which gets darn hot in the winter even though I keep adding insulation to one thing after another. I'll be down there in my bra (and believe me this is NOT A SIGHT ANYONE WANTS TO SEE) doing my ski tuning because of the heat.

I tell myself it helps the wax to sink in if I leave them overnight with the door closed before scraping. It's my version of a hot box. (no fresh remarks, guys, please)
post #3 of 6
Wow, I didn't think of this. My attic is deadly hot too. I don't know the critical temperature for weakening lamination, but I don't think the attic is THAT hot.
post #4 of 6
But does the attic get that hot in late-December/early January?
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
Wow, I didn't think of this. My attic is deadly hot too. I don't know the critical temperature for weakening lamination, but I don't think the attic is THAT hot.
Probably depends on the ski's construction and bonding compounds . Long ago I left two pair of old skis up in the attic over the summer. They were all placed across the rafters with binding-side (Look N17s - kinda heavy) down. I draped a sheet and plastic over the bases to keep dust and grit from getting imbedded into the wax.

When I took them down, one pair (Dynamic VR17s) had about 5-6" of camber. The other pair - Hart Freestyles or Express' (not sure which) were fine. Never skied either pair again, so don't knonw if there were other structural changes.

After that experience, I personally wouldn't put a good pair in the attic I'd be concerned about expansion/contraction as well with superheated air during the day and cool nightitme temps.
post #6 of 6
Overnight storage in the attic "hot box" might be OK. I'd be concerned about the binding lubrication if left there for the summer.
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