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by swervy jervy
Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Butane Torches ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4607

FWIW, there seems to be a reduction in performance of the Solder-It butane torches relative to elevation to the point where they may not light with their piezio ignition systems. YMMV So it's the lighter that's the problem at altitude? Like nine to ten thousand feet is outside their usable range pe...
by swervy jervy
Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Butane Torches ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4607

Swix universal or Toko Orange. I've never used a flouro klister. Does it add anything noticeable?
by swervy jervy
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Butane Torches ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4607

All right, thanks. Think I'll give it a try.
by swervy jervy
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Butane Torches ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4607

Butane Torches ?

I have kind of an off the wall question. For those of you who use klister. I skied after work and a warm day had turned the classic tracks a little icy. Called for klister. In the past, I've relied on someone else having a torch handy to warm the tube a before applying. It always seems to be one of ...
by swervy jervy
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: XCSkiForum
Topic: New changes for xcskiform
Replies: 2
Views: 6352

That penguin big brother thing is creeping me out a little.
by swervy jervy
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Graphite and Moly
Replies: 8
Views: 4654

Don't try and out-think the room. Listen to Swix and Toko.
by swervy jervy
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Noquemanon
Replies: 12
Views: 3459

Tough start? I did the half Noque skate two years ago. Started in the second wave as it was my first time in that race. We were delayed in the start while they got a guy off the course who was knocked unconscious from the starting scrum in the first wave. No one noticed the lycra suited lump in the ...
by swervy jervy
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: race day waxing
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

I bet the guys at Finn Sisu could help you wonders - if you can get into the city. You could learn from the father of a woman on the US ski team. Give them a call and explain your situation including race type, length, and location. Those all impact waxing. Building a relationship with a local (or n...
by swervy jervy
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: race day waxing
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

I see. Where do you ski?
by swervy jervy
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: race day waxing
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

Do you have a coach? Wouldn't HS Conference wax advice be his or her responsibility?
by swervy jervy
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DUDES - here is all the World Cup action on the cheep
Replies: 8
Views: 3676

DUDES - here is all the World Cup action on the cheep

$4.95 a month, cancel anytime. Nordic? You bet. Cyclocross your thing? No problem. FIS? Oh, yeah. Ski jumping? Yes, sir. Tour de Ski? Nordic combined? In spades. Narrated by a Canuck in English with impressive Eastern European name pronunciation. All the heats, quarterfinal and up. This is beyootifu...
by swervy jervy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Base Binder Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3808

No, it's just green for being green. There is no temp range listed on the label because it's not really meant to use alone. It's a little harder than a real warm, say yellow, kick wax. But it's tacky like chilled honey would be.
by swervy jervy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Base Binder Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3808

I've often wondered why it matters what the temp of the iron is when heating in kick wax. Are you concerned about sealing the base? Dave For sure, because you have such a thin layer of binder and you can contact bare base while you heat it. I only heat it enough to quickly smooth it while hot with ...
by swervy jervy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Base Binder Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3808

Toko Green binder is very nice. Be sure to use it very thin. And keep the iron at 100 degrees and moving. Heat and cork and you're ready for wax 'o de day.
by swervy jervy
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Cold Powder ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5038

I still think, straight up, Start Green is harder than Toko Blue or TB LF. The Green scrapes harder and the other day I dripped a little of both on the bench and scraping with my fingernail the Green felt harder. It popped right off the bench, That being said, Toko LF Blue with Toko Cold Powder is e...

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