Hi, I know this is an old post. I have the real data for racing and using zardoz notwax and the new fluoro +.www.skidome.org/zardoz
So lets get to the skinny of real life.
A pro racer have techs and pre runners so having a nice set of skis/boards is great and the chances of picking the right wax well is way better then a semi pro or just for fun racer who has at most 2 pair.
that being said. My team tries to wax to temp/humidity. We check the predicted weather near the course and shoot from there.
The nice thing about Notwax is that it blends well with other waxes. then at the course if the snow is above 25f and check the humidity. you can add more right on the slope. Most of our races are above 25f. being East coast (PA,MD,WV)
It is easy to carry a puk.
1-dryness no that is wear on the base fibers, you still need hot wax.
2-slow in cold.
Snow with no humidity or water is dry dry powder under 10 degrees f is slow because there is no water for lubrication.
hence the squeaking sound. When you use Notwax in colder dryer weather buff with a cloth.
3- you still have to clean and wax once and a while (we wax every week)
4- depending on race type and setup how much are you flat on skis or board,
most turns use the outer edge of base. So you will be faster in a race then just skating or playing.
5-most recreational racers use the same gear before racing and after, Nice to have a puk just in case.
again we hot wax with Fluoro + and add Notwax as needed. I wax night before weekend racing and then race/ski sat / sunday
then training wed, then re wax.
the data we have-
used 10f to 60f
humidity 20%to 90%
the new fluoro + hot wax can be rubbed on or melted.
thx ed skiracerxray