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post #31 of 36

Your paint analogy is good....but thats giving you apply a thin coat of paint.  While hotboxing enough wax should be applied such that actual pools of wax form on the base (for 6 hours no less)....I cannot with any stretch of the imagination, imagine that subsequent hot boxing cycles under such conditions will result in any more wax absorption (if there are nuclear physics involved to back this then thats beyond my current grasp of the situation).  A sponge wont get any less wet if you saturate it in one shot shot as opposed to during several intervals.

post #32 of 36
I wonder if you could even go further and do the same as they do when impregnating resin in glassfibre and composites. ie sealed plastic bag the hot ski and pull the air out, thus compressing the wax into the p-tex under pressure
post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by Muleski View Post

 
And I'm confident that multiple cycles work, and that soft wax works best at first.


This is exactly what I was thinking when I saw the multi cycle progressing with Swix waxes. Start with something soft, say BP88 or CH10, just to open them up a little bit. Then as you progress (down to CH6), you get harder wax in there that can help protect the bases from hard abrasive snow, which is common in DH and SG settings. That said, even though the "progression" sounds gimmicky, it may actually have a purpose.
post #34 of 36
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Originally Posted by madmole View Post

I wonder if you could even go further and do the same as they do when impregnating resin in glassfibre and composites. ie sealed plastic bag the hot ski and pull the air out, thus compressing the wax into the p-tex under pressure

Vacuum thermobaging? Sounds a tad extreme.
post #35 of 36
Heres my 2 cents worth: I don't care if you Hotbox ( we do ) or if you just iron in the wax, but getting a few applications of harder waxes, like CH6 or CH4, will make the ski wax more durable and IMHO, faster.  We work it up, just like the original post suggests.

SkiCrazy
post #36 of 36
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Originally Posted by Rise To The Top View Post




This is exactly what I was thinking when I saw the multi cycle progressing with Swix waxes. Start with something soft, say BP88 or CH10, just to open them up a little bit. Then as you progress (down to CH6), you get harder wax in there that can help protect the bases from hard abrasive snow, which is common in DH and SG settings. That said, even though the "progression" sounds gimmicky, it may actually have a purpose.
 


Rise to the Top has it!
Hot boxing is for base protection.
So yeah, start soft finish hard... 
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