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by hamlet_cat
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Help on choosing the right type of gear
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Help on choosing the right type of gear

Hi, I am both a downhill skier and a xc skier, and I live at the base of a downhill ski area. However, to go cross country skiing where I live I have to get to the top of the mountain. The resort will not let me take xc skis on the lift because they do not have metal edges. I already have downhill s...
by hamlet_cat
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Right wax vs. right ski
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: Right wax vs. right ski

XC skiing in my area has such a small field of competitive athletes that basically when you go to the races, as a masters racer. You are basically competing for the #1 spot. This is because only the best show up to race. It isn't a large field like what you might get in a road race or a triathlon, w...
by hamlet_cat
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Right wax vs. right ski
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: Right wax vs. right ski

Thankyou very much. I am not convinced that I am always getting the best advice, and your post really helps. Unfortunately I am in the situation where if I go into the shop, I have to know what ski I need for what situation. I can't rely on the shop owners in my area to fit me properly. For racing, ...
by hamlet_cat
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Right wax vs. right ski
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Right wax vs. right ski

Last week I was in my local ski shop asking questions about wax and the owner told me that only 10% of your success comes from choosing the right wax. He said what I should be thinking about is more like buying the right ski (ie. flex for the conditions). He showed me an example of a ski that when y...
by hamlet_cat
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: A wax box that makes sense?
Replies: 6
Views: 2695

Re: A wax box that makes sense?

Generally I found my swix and rode kick waxes useless in normal winter conditions (not enough grip), so I figure that one of those will probably work for cold conditions. Thanks for the opinions on the waxes, I'll have a lot of experimenting to do next season, so I just wanted a basic wax box to sta...
by hamlet_cat
Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: A wax box that makes sense?
Replies: 6
Views: 2695

Re: A wax box that makes sense?

I own swix special red, special violet and extra blue and rode violet. I also have the skigo xc orange and violet as well as the vauhti fluor and a swix base (hard grip wax) I plan on ordering the skigo xc yellow and HF yellow, plus a start oslo. (hard grip wax) For klisters I already own. Swix gree...
by hamlet_cat
Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: A wax box that makes sense?
Replies: 6
Views: 2695

Re: A wax box that makes sense?

I also have a vauhti kickwax but I don't know where it goes yet. It is a Fluor 0 to +2, but I haven't had a chance to try it yet.
by hamlet_cat
Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: A wax box that makes sense?
Replies: 6
Views: 2695

A wax box that makes sense?

I have been classifying my wax box according to what I have and what I think I need. My local shop is going to order some waxes in for me but I would just like a bit of feedback before I give him my order. Here is what I have so far, any feedback would be really appreciated. Kick waxes: New and day ...
by hamlet_cat
Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Question about abrasive snow and choosing glide wax
Replies: 12
Views: 3697

Re: Question about abrasive snow and choosing glide wax

Thanks for posting this articles links Raubie, on the other thread too, I've already read those and found them interesting.
by hamlet_cat
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Using klisters and hardwax?
Replies: 6
Views: 2092

Re: Using klisters and hardwax?

thanks guys. I was really frusterated when I first bought my skis because I didn't have any grip. then I started using klister, and this really soft hardwax, and everything changed, suddenly I loved my waxable skis. I just had a couple of frustrating days where the klister iced because of some new s...
by hamlet_cat
Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Using klisters and hardwax?
Replies: 6
Views: 2092

Re: Using klisters and hardwax?

Thanks. Is there not something you can just spray on your klister to reduce icing? I like using it, I just find that it sometimes can be difficult to kick the snow off.
by hamlet_cat
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Glide wax advice.
Replies: 57
Views: 11257

Re: Glide wax advice.

Thank Jay, that helps a lot. I think I am pretty much on my own, when it comes to figured out what equipment works and why. They can tell me basics such as how soft or stiff the skis are and wax my general pocket zone, but beyond that I have know the specifics myself, so your description is really u...
by hamlet_cat
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Using klisters and hardwax?
Replies: 6
Views: 2092

Using klisters and hardwax?

The other day I was out skiing in spring conditions and I put violet klister on my skis. What I didn't know was that there was a brief dusting of fresh snow sitting in the tracks that had fallen over night. The chalet is in a open field where as the trails are all in the woods so I didn't know about...
by hamlet_cat
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Glide wax advice.
Replies: 57
Views: 11257

Re: Glide wax advice.

I don't know if this helps, but my reason for starting this thread is that I am a new skier, but generally have adequate fitness and the motivation to do well. I also do some racing. And what is happening with me is that some days I go out and skate and it feels like my skis are sticking to the snow...
by hamlet_cat
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Glide wax advice.
Replies: 57
Views: 11257

Re: Glide wax advice.

Pretty much everything in this thread has been helpful, because its all new information. and it is much more detailed that what I am getting around my area, which is so useful. One thing I don't understand though, which would help me follow this thread better. Low fluoro waxes are for cold, dry cond...

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