Waxless ski wax

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Waxless ski wax

Post by MikeK » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:22 pm

What's your fav?

I've been using the purple stuff... Maxiglide I guess it's called.

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Seems to scrape off too quick and the skis will still ice mid-tour if it's warm.

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Re: Waxless ski wax

Post by Johnny » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:08 pm

I use Swix Easyglide when I'm too lazy to hot wax... (Most of the time)
Just because it's the easiest one to get here... They make a spray version but a bit too expensive for me...

But I usually hot wax them with (whatever brand I can find locally) yellow wax a few times a year...

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Re: Waxless ski wax

Post by MikeK » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:59 pm

Yeah, hot wax is best but I still put the other 'waxless' wax on my scales.

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Re: Waxless ski wax

Post by Raventele » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:53 pm

Hot wax waxless, just not on the scales -- turns into a mess getting it out and it can mess up the climb grip..
also NEVER grip wax the scales!
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Re: Waxless ski wax

Post by CIMA » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:15 am

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I hot wax both kick and glide areas.
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Re: Waxless ski wax

Post by Teleman » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:04 am

Have you noticed how the fishbones kinda stick around 32 to 35 degrees...After that what stick?....And as you said it doesn't last long but wow does it ever work on clumpy days...TM

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Re: Waxless ski wax

Post by MikeK » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:35 am

Damn! Ron sidetracked me on cars but I wanted to respond to this. :P

I feel like the scales are less sticky going forward when you wax them. I don't put hot wax on them, just that purple shit. They also lose a bit of their grip for climbing and kicking, but it isn't much.

I dunno though. They still seem to clump up if the snow is just right (or wrong if you think of it that way). Might be the purple shit just wears off. I'm going to carry in my bag from now on and see if a second coat helps when they get sticky.

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Re: Waxless ski wax

Post by Johnny » Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:38 pm

I always wax the scales. I can't stand the clumping...

Use liquid wax and wipe back the scales with a towel. Or hot wax them, then rub the scale with a towel or a fine brush to remove the wax stuck between the scales. Finish the job with soft Swix Fibertex pads.

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Re: Waxless ski wax

Post by CIMA » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:18 am

I put wax on the scales to protect the glue of the climbing skins from taint.
However, I don't see a big difference in climbing performance between waxed and non-waxed scales.
Yes, waxing the scales is a good prevention of clumping.
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Re: Waxless ski wax

Post by Raventele » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:13 am

If you use climbing wax on the front and backs (tips and tails) but still keep it off the scales, you WILL see a huge diff in where you can climb and under what conditions.
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