Waxing Supplies Basics:
1. Iron - to heat the wax into the skis
2. support - to hold the skis, there are some homemade options available if you dont want the vice
3. wax - system 3 red and yellow are good and are for different temperature ranges
4. plexiblade - to scrape off the wax
5. grove pin - to remove wax from edges and grove
6. nylon brush - to remove wax and polish base
7. wax remover - to clean skis
1. kick wax - club has these for kids but if you want to ski on your own you should have some, 2 or 3 will be used the most (viola, red and yellow would cover 25 to 32 degrees) and green for a base kick wax
2. plasto cork - to rub in the kick wax
Sample Waxing Supplies Using Toko:
Waxing Education Materials:
Swix Race Waxing for Young Skiers
Written by Bill Broderick
Response from a Swix Representative when asked about Race Waxing for Bill Koch aged skiers with a limited budget.
Thanks so much for the interest in Swix, you will not be dissappointed with Swix waxes as thru my many years waxing in NY and at the Junior Olympics(now the Junior Nationals) I have found them to be the fastest by far and not always with the top flouros in use. For the length of the races our juniors do at the Bill Koch level Swix has a few great products that will help and not break the bank. The ease of application will also help new parents. Also a fresh wax job for a short race will work wonders for the kids even if it is not high flouro wax being used, as the time for the wax to pick up dirt (something flouros repel) is minimal. You just wouldn't want them to ski on them on a sloppy day for an hour and then expect them to perform without having put on a few layers of flouros. Think of it this way, the cleaner the snow the more you can ski on skis with less flouros before the start of a race.
My picks for a family with a limited budget in NY would be.....
temp range 15 degrees or less CH 4
temp range 15-20 CH 6
temp range 20-25 LF7
temp range 25-32 LF8
temp range 32+ LF10
For a speed overlay that will last the season and stay on for 1-2km(depending on the abrasiveness of the snow) I would recommend FC8A Rocket spray.....it would go over the LF waxes as they hold it on better.
Another option would be a good riller like the Swix structure tool T0403 as alittle structure can increase ski speed more than a flouro in alot of cases.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 16 November 2010 10:39)