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[*] posted on 1-4-2015 at 04:43 PM

How do you guys treat your bases before stashing your skis away for the summer? I hear the term "storage wax" often and wonder what this is referring to.

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[*] posted on 1-4-2015 at 06:00 PM

Storage wax can be good wax or cheap wax. Essentially you're using it to protect the bases from oxidation and the edges from corrosion. If you apply a storage wax that is the right temp for the early season then all you have to do at the beginning of the season is scrape, brush and ride. If you use a basic cleaning wax you would remove that wax and then wax with the appropriate temp.

Another thing about waxing, one issue we see a lot of, especially in really hard snow or ice conditions is loss of base material at the edges. To combat this we use and an extreme cold wax to harden the base. Extreme cold wax is very hard and when the wax gets absorbed into the carbon sint of the base and cools it reinforces the base material. Apply the wax, hot box it, scrape off the excess and apply the flavor of the day on top of it. (this is also a handy trick we used to use to avoid core shots when skiing back country.)

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