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post #31 of 34

Well, this is all great, but what are these pictures telling me?  Do I want lots of stalactities or do I want it all flat (first set of pics)?

post #32 of 34

What that pic is telling -me- is that the liquid spray will be faster on cold snow IF it is durable enough, but that it would be easier to make it durable because it is less strongly mechanicaly interfering with the snow.

post #33 of 34

Anyone here have a grasp on the kinds of costs that would be involved in doing a study of numerous thin layers removed from ski bases prepared with different products and methods?  I've seen some results of such published by wax companies, but what kind of costs would be involved in doing this commercially?  Is this the kind of thing any materials firm could do, or would you really need to track down a specialist?


I suspect you'd want to do some microscopy as well as some mass measurement of your thin slices.  It would be wonderful if this data could be compared with performance data of the sample skis on a representative snow condition, but I have tried to "DIY" that kind of thing before and I know it isn't easy or cheap.

post #34 of 34

There are a few times I do more than 1 waxing at a time (other than to prep new skis or old skis that are appearing dry). First is of course the cleaning/hot scrape cycle(s) which does help), then followed by the wax (or waxes mixed) of the day. But if the wax is really cold and hard, it can be easier to start with a softer wax and then do the final with the cold wax.


Also if you do any type of powder or overlay, and want it to last then wax with the standard  selection and  do a second round with the overlay heating and scraping.

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