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21 minutes ago, enjoralas said:

👍🏼 Looking forward to chasing ‘em down the hill this weekend!

I'm interested to see how much faster I ski, but doubt I'll be able to keep up with anyone on here since most PASRs ski like 80 mph

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Did you buy the damn skis yet? This is the dumbest fucking thread on this stupid piece of shit site.  The second problem is that you're buying Volkl's, get a pair of Kastle BMX 115's with a set o

This and the sheer speed by which they came does not annoy me.  

I'll reply on behalf of Salty... "Thanks for all of the help guys. I'll keep you posted on what I ultimately decide. Greatly appreciate all of your help and guidance"

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14 minutes ago, saltyant said:

I'm interested to see how much faster I ski, but doubt I'll be able to keep up with anyone on here since most PASRs ski like 80 mph

Ditch the pole planting and either straight run or make longer radius turns or ski on edge more if you wanna go faster.   I sometimes wish Blue was a little steeper and a little longer. We don’t ski 80mph at Blue although I got clocked at 64 and Atomic at 74 in razors.  At Jackson hole 80 is more than attainable under the right conditions, with the right gear and the right skier. 

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The bases of my brand new Ripsticks are dry. Plus they are a tad sluggish on the flats.

Do people generally get the Machine Wax ($10) or the Hot Wax ($30)?

My objectives are to keep the bases in good conditions, and ski faster.

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2 minutes ago, saltyant said:

The bases of my brand new Ripsticks are dry. Plus they are a tad sluggish on the flats.

Do people generally get the Machine Wax ($10) or the Hot Wax ($30)?

My objectives are to keep the bases in good conditions, and ski faster.

Learn to wax them yourself.....

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9 minutes ago, Mixilplix said:

Learn to wax them yourself.....

I will once I figure out what equipment I need (Amazon Prime!), but I'll pay True Blue to do it this weekend

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1 hour ago, saltyant said:

I will once I figure out what equipment I need (Amazon Prime!), but I'll pay True Blue to do it this weekend

I’ve skied 60 days this season and haven’t used any wax.  Unless it’s fresh manmade and it gets warm during the session I don’t feel like wax does much of a difference at least for 90% of the blue snow.   

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2 minutes ago, GrilledSteezeSandwich said:

I’ve skied 60 days this season and haven’t used any wax.  Unless it’s fresh manmade and it gets warm during the session I don’t feel like wax does much of a difference at least for 90% of the blue snow.   

TFTI. I at least want to keep the bases in good shape. Do you wax your's at the end of each season? 

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TFTI. I at least want to keep the bases in good shape. Do you wax your's at the end of each season? 

I’m kind of an equipment freak, so keep that in mind, everything is IMHO. I hot wax every week. You want the wax to adsorb into the sintered ptex base, and not have it merely on the surface where the first couple of runs takes it off. In fact, after waxing you want to scrape and then brush off the wax from the surface so the structure (the pattern on the bases) is exposed and helps to break the suction between the ski and the snow, especially in spring. The stop/go, stop/go in slushy snow is usually due to the suction and not the wax.

I try to stick with non-floro broad range hydrocarbon waxes for cost and exposure safety reasons. I hot wax for 5 or 10 minutes, scrape, and then roto brush them out.

When you really want to wax often is in cold weather icy conditions when you can burn your skis, and get a whitish strip along your edges from high speed runs (I don’t have to worry about that as much any more :-).

You know you have a good wax job when you coast from the quad to Main Street passing everyone when everyone else is pushing or skating

I put a soft warm weather wax on at the end of the season and don’t scrape it off, and rub a thick layer on the edges so they won’t be rusty next winter. I silicone spray the bindings, but don’t back off on the binding springs after that one year I forgot to tighten them back up. Pretty amusing for the people watching.
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5 hours ago, C1erArt said:


I’m kind of an equipment freak, so keep that in mind, everything is IMHO. I hot wax every week. You want the wax to adsorb into the sintered ptex base, and not have it merely on the surface where the first couple of runs takes it off. In fact, after waxing you want to scrape and then brush off the wax from the surface so the structure (the pattern on the bases) is exposed and helps to break the suction between the ski and the snow, especially in spring. The stop/go, stop/go in slushy snow is usually due to the suction and not the wax.

I try to stick with non-floro broad range hydrocarbon waxes for cost and exposure safety reasons. I hot wax for 5 or 10 minutes, scrape, and then roto brush them out.

When you really want to wax often is in cold weather icy conditions when you can burn your skis, and get a whitish strip along your edges from high speed runs (I don’t have to worry about that as much any more :-).

You know you have a good wax job when you coast from the quad to Main Street passing everyone when everyone else is pushing or skating

I put a soft warm weather wax on at the end of the season and don’t scrape it off, and rub a thick layer on the edges so they won’t be rusty next winter. I silicone spray the bindings, but don’t back off on the binding springs after that one year I forgot to tighten them back up. Pretty amusing for the people watching.

QFT!  I do about the exact same process.

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9 hours ago, saltyant said:

The bases of my brand new Ripsticks are dry. Plus they are a tad sluggish on the flats.

Do people generally get the Machine Wax ($10) or the Hot Wax ($30)?

My objectives are to keep the bases in good conditions, and ski faster.

Yeah, probably only had shipping wax on them from the factory, if that.

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Machine wax is all but gone in a day, especially with abrasive spring snow. The machine is great for scraping/burnishing in the wax, but not really for actually applying it. I get varying degrees of nerdy with it depending on the skis, snow, and how many beers I feel like drinking in the process. Everything will be getting a coat of swix CH10 before this weekend. Don’t really have a good wax setup at my house yet so it’ll probably be the quick and dirty crayon method then iron and scrape out in the back yard.


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QFT!  I do about the exact same process.

Actually, after I drip the wax on and iron it in for 5 minutes or so, I use about 4 foot of fiberlene between the iron and the ski to adsorb the excess wax, pulling fresh paper under the iron as I go down the length of the ski. Leaves very little to be scraped and is less messy. Usually I skip scraping and just roto brush it if is not spring skiing.

Thought about building a hotbox, but never got around to it.
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