Young_pattyDon't use wax just throw some down dish soap and water on the turf and you'll be fine.
teflon66What type of wax should I use on my skis when skiing turf?
ParryWithAnAI made a wax formula just for summer setups. People say it works really well.
Swandog7Listen to this guy
qyleberryI do wax my skis every like month after on a summer setup because it is very bad for your ski bases to dry up, if it continues to become dry the bases will no longer hold wax and that is not good.
^look at my most recent picture... left side bases were very dry... hot waxed them and they are as good as new.
teflon66I've heard that hox waxing isn't optimal for summer setups, and that a cold wax should be used. That true?
qyleberryWhen I say "Hot waxing" I mean applying the wax to the ski and scraping it off while the wax is still hot; instead of waiting an hour to scrape it off. I used the wrong term; I should have said "hot scrape". I have no idea whether or not to use hot or cold temp wax, but I just use SWIX CH8 wax because that's all I have.
Hot scraping helps with base burn; when skis turn white on bottom and can not hold wax. That is why I do it.
qyleberryYea, I am not an expert, but I am telling you based off experience from this summer and I have done a ton of reading.
teflon66Sweet, do you notice that the hot scrape gives you extra speed on your summer setup?
qyleberryI hot scraped my friends skis one time and he said that he was going a lot faster than normal... I hot scraped my skis a couple of days ago and I felt like I was going faster too. So I'd say yea, but that could be like me just thinking it so idk.
Don't forget that soap on the rail will make you slide smoother and faster. Soap and water on the turf will make you faster too.
teflon66I put a lot of soap and water, but I still feel like I'm going super slow. My bases are burnt, so that could be why.
One last thing, how often should I hot wax/ hot scrape?
qyleberryYour still going slow? Post a pic of your drop in... I ski basically every day on my setup and I hot scrape every like month just because I don't have a lot of wax. I'd say every seven days you ski, or until you notice the bases of your skis turning white...
teflon66Btw, I'm just gonna use a clothes iron and DS 7020 Orange wax by Demon. Hopefully that'll be good.
qyleberryAlright cool, I'm curious on y you are going slow so do let me know, and yea that should work fine.
teflon66With fresh wax on my skis and lattice on my drop in, I'm getting so much more speed than I was before.
john18061806how does m-wax work on regular turf? I will have some soon but I don't have any m-snow.