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post #61 of 70
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post

I'm so confused. The ski tuning world has gone nuts. What is a RECREATIONAL SKIER to do?

 

My fastest 'slicker than snot' skis have never been stone ground, but have been sanded, rilled, wire brushed and metal scraped. They have many hot solid and liquid wax cycles with scraping, brushing (including metal) and they scream.

 

SkiVisions is now making a new file base flattening tool and advocates no wax. The crazy Swedish nords are not waxing, but metal scraping their bases......the wax companies have zillions of dollars in testing and WC results to back their products and offer 97 flavors of wax to make you scream down a hill...if you scrape and brush....or not and simply rub on or blow it all off and go have fun. Another tuning tech has now achieved God like status at EpicSki.

 

My little brain is about to explode. I think I better go breath some wax fumes and then go skiing.......after a round of golf first. Which club should I use if I'm inside 80 yards to the pin.......the horror....the ball might not go in the hole if I use the wrong club.! 



Very well stated Alpinord!  That's it exactly.  We are not all racers!  We just want a good glide.  As I said, there is more than one way to skin a cat!

A rec. skier should use a "all temp" Graphite wax like Dominator Zoom, or someting to that effect.  Be good!

post #62 of 70
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post

Sorry Jacques "out of line" was bad wording.



No need SMJ.  It's OK to have your opinion here.  I think that's what it's all about.  People are looking for information here, and it's good to have lots of input.  Again, just because I don't go for it...........well it's not personal.   I bet if we all met skiing we would have a good time.

post #63 of 70
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Originally Posted by Jacques View Post


  I bet if we all met skiing we would have a good time.


No doubt about it!

post #64 of 70

It's pretty hilarious how a thread about pros (laziness) and cons (laziness) of just slabbing wax on and skiing as is now a thread about what is the best kind of scraper, who is the best scraper, and even a full blown (overblown)brushing discussion. 

post #65 of 70
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

It's pretty hilarious how a thread about pros (laziness) and cons (laziness) of just slabbing wax on and skiing as is now a thread about what is the best kind of scraper, who is the best scraper, and even a full blown (overblown)brushing discussion. 


Why bother hot waxing if you are not going to scrape? Just take the full on lazy method and forget about waxing entirely or use the liquid spray on stuff.

post #66 of 70
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

It's pretty hilarious how a thread about pros (laziness) and cons (laziness) of just slabbing wax on and skiing as is now a thread about what is the best kind of scraper, who is the best scraper, and even a full blown (overblown)brushing discussion. 



I don't think I'd say that.  What is the title of this thread?   I think it said waxing and not scraping.  That's why I posted my video about the subject.  I don't think anything has been hijacked here.

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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

Why bother hot waxing if you are not going to scrape? Just take the full on lazy method and forget about waxing entirely or use the liquid spray on stuff.

 

 

Spray on!  I have to spray something on too!?!  Does it look like I have time for that? 

post #68 of 70

Spray on and blow dry

post #69 of 70
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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post

 

 

 

Spray on!  I have to spray something on too!?!  Does it look like I have time for that? 

 

I loled.

post #70 of 70
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Originally Posted by Jacques View Post




Wax brush ski, wax brush, ski, etc.  I know you must scrape.  You just left that out.  That works for most real well.  Most don't even do that once a week.  Which is fine for an extruded base. 

Thanks for the chime on the note.
 

 

Scraping is part of waxing. Inseperable.
 

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