So last night I had the wax out and hitting all the skis that happened to be warm. I somehow managed to convince my wife to allow me to wax her Asnes (kick ass nordic ski from Norway which she worships). This was my first attempt at waxing nordic skis. Had done skate before....
I started by doing the usual wax removal. There wasn't much glide wax on the skis (hence my desire to wax them) and pretty decent build up of kick wax. I grabbed the kick wax scraper that she uses and set about yanking the stuff off. Total pain in the rear. I also probably ended up pushing some of the old kick wax into the rear glide area. Uh oh...
I tried the whole take a paper towel and put the iron on top of it and move it down the ski to absorb the kick wax remnants - especially the stuff that got pushed down into the rear glide area. Not sure how well that worked... After that, I decided to go ahead and strip the ski with a cheapy red scraped warm. That seemed to do the trick but I was a good 1.5 beers into the project at this point and seemed like there had to be a better way to do this.
After I stripped the red off, I waxed the whole ski with a CH6 blue and called it good.
Total Effort: 1 hour. 2 beers.
Is there a better way to be handling the kick wax?