esterday while it was snowing the snow was acting predictably "cold" despite the warm temperatures. Then after it stopped snowing, it got very wet and the warmer waxes were far better.
Personally I prefer to spend some of the cold rainy in-between weather knocking out skis in the Wax Dungeon than when powder-sugar coated trees are shouting my name.
Ian Harvey demonstrates how to use the Toko Structurite tool to put an appropriate structure for conditions on on cross country skis.
Ian Harvey demonstrates proper ironing technique when hot waxing cross country skis
I enjoyed that Alternative Waxing article, and I have my own story to tell...
Glenn Goodman and Robin Luce experimented with non-traditional "waxes" in the days leading up to the Nordic Fest Season Opener Race and made some interesting discoveries...
Just in time for your first ski race at the Nordic Fest in Traverse City, Michigan. No excuse for going slow.
Here are Toko's recommendations for storage waxing of skis.
New summer prep products for Fluor users, plus advice for everyone.
I then cautioned them that they no longer had a pulk sled, but rather a rocketship and to be careful because the thing was going to slide a whole lot faster than they thought it would...
Although ski wax is designed for skiing, there are some who use it for activities that are completely different. An unwaxed canoe can require a bull weight of over 50 pounds compared to a well waxed canoe which can require less than 13 pounds.
In cross country ski racing, you can be the most fit, have the most savy, eat the best foods, use the best wax, have all the best equipment and get your butt kicked if you choose the wrong skis.