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What Wax? Bogus, Alta, Brundage
I'm going to be skiing bogus, alta, and brundage next season, what wax should i get?
Also, if i buy skis in june do they need to be waxed for storage? i live in southern california so rust isn't an issue
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If cost is a factor just get an all temp wax that covers the average temp you will be skiing in probably 0 to -10ish. It's what I do and you can only notice a lack of glide on super cold days and in warm spring days.
The other route of getting the most speed is a bit more expensive and quite a bit more time consuming as you have to gauge the temp you will be skiing and do more base prep work. There will be an improvement, but unless you are needing more speed for jumps or racing there really isn't much of a point.
In terms of a protective coat, you don't really have to, but I like to. The reason I do it is so when ski season comes all you have to do is scrape and you have a waxed ski. It saves that extra bit of time and it is an easier fix at the hill over someone who completely forgot to wax. It's also nice to know that I won't have to worry about a bunch of dust collecting on my bases for 6 months.
I usually have a block of all temp and a block of warm in my toolbox. Having all temp on a cold day is a lot less noticeable than having all temp on a warm day. Plus, warm wax is a lot easier to work with than a cold wax. Sometimes if I know it will be a really cold day I might crayon-on a coating of cold wax before dripping on all temp, but that probably doesn't even do that much.
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