NewsHave Fast Skis In Any Conditions From The First Day On Snow

FasterSkierOctober 30, 2004

This wax guideline was posted last fall and we received some nice emails in the category “Great idea to simplify waxing a little bit” and “Good to know that I can have fast skis without spending a fortune”. It’s provided by sponsors SOLDA Glide wax and TorbjornSport. It’s intended to help simplify waxing for people without lots of racing and waxing experience.  

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The following guideline is meant to help you simplify waxing and
have fast training skis from the first days on snow.
Some wax companies are recommending numerous applications of “this
and that” before you add a high number of layers of the next
wax before moving to the next one…
We have tried this (10-20 layers of wax) in our own racing as well
as in World Cup and Olympic competitions. It’s in most cases
a big waste of time, energy and money. It’s limited how much
wax a base can absorb – so “why add water to a bucket when
it’s already full”?
Our goal is to have the fastest skis without spending “all
night” in the garage or wax room trying to accomplishing this.
Join us if you agree and like this approach:

Training Waxes

Three waxes that will give you great training skis in most conditions.
We recommend that you start using three waxes for you training needs
in most all snow and temperature conditions. Learn to use these
waxes, and then add 1-2 waxes for typical or extreme conditions
in your area. These three waxes are also a great start for your
race-wax kit:

Racing waxes

SOLDA has a number of great and unique race waxes for a lot lower
cost than any competing brands. We race and wax skis every weekend
and is convinced that SOLDA is as fast as and often faster than
the competition. It makes sense to have the fastest skis at the
lowest cost. In addition to the waxes we mention above, we would
also ask you to read about the following waxes on
to see if they work in conditions you would be racing in. This is
what you should look up:
HPO5 in Powder or Spray

A unique and great Fluorocarbon. We never go to a race without this

Warm Fluoro Powder
100% Fluorocarbon makes this wax superb in warm temperatures
and high humidity (over 60%).

PowerJet 2 and 4
Fluorocarbons especially formulated for colder (PowerJet 2) or dryer
(PowerJet 4) conditions

A must for very cold snow conditions
Dirty or dry bases
If your ski bases are dirty, clean them first with wax remover and
then apply one layer of basic “cleaning wax or travel wax”,
for example SOLDA HC.1.  Scrape while the wax is still warm
and then brush. Add one more layer of HC.1 if your bases appear
dry. Spend a little more time (2-4 minutes per ski) ironing in this
second layer. Move the iron slowly from tip to tail. Let the ski
cool before scraping and brushing. Then apply one layer of today’s
training wax.
Dry bases can also be treated and waxed with SOLDA HC 28 Hydrocarbon
or HC27 Fluor Carbon. We typically prepare them with HC28 when we
expect to be skiing on cold and dry snow.  We prepare the bases
with HC27 if we expect moist or humid conditions.
 For more information:

While you’re online, check out our best waxing tool of all:
The interactive WAX MAESTRO! 
You give the Meastro the
snow conditions; he gives you the fastest wax combination. Simple! 
You’ll have the fastest skis at the lowest price!

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