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Waxing for Cold Temps and Abrasive Conditions

Toko Tech Tip

Thu, Oct  25, 2007 - By Ian Harvey

I know everybody wants numbers as to temps and humidities regarding fluorocarbons, but I'd prefer not to do that. I used HF Blue with JetStream Moly over it at the Birkie (2 years ago) for myself and many of the top finishers when race start time air temps were -2F and we had absolutely awesome skis. The wind was blowing like crazy which dried the snow out, but it was still not the kind of snow where you simply had to harden your base as much as possible and call it good.

Other times, where the snow is simply super abrasive, I would go with multiple layers of LF Blue followed with a final layer of LF Blue/XCold mix. The snow/air temps and humidity could be identical to the Birkie day, but the snow might be different.

Basically, when the snow is abrasive and cold creating big dry friction problems, go with the multiple layers of LF Blue followed with a final layer of LF Blue/Xcold. (By the way, LF Blue is harder than System 3 Blue). When it is not like that, go with the HF Blue covered by the rotocorked JetStream Moly.

Thanks,
Ian