Old 11-10-08, 01:44 AM   #1
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Help - Waxing skis without spending big $$

I just purchased a used pair of skiis and need to wax them I wan't to wax them but not spend a lot of money what do I do?
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Old 13-10-08, 10:13 AM   #2
 
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Buy some self applicatiion wax? might take a bit of practice but its not too hard. make sure u get glide wax for skiis. its like $10 for some.
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Old 13-10-08, 08:11 PM   #3
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joshua is this just a rub on wax or is this a drip on wax?
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Old 14-10-08, 04:53 AM   #4
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I'd get them waxed properly - not the rub on wax.

If you don't want to spend much money up front then ...

1. Find a friend with a waxing iron and some wax and buy them a beer
2. Pay a local ski shop to wax them for you. They may have specials on before the season starts.
3. Buy the waxing kit yourself and offset the cost using a cunning plan ... http://www.snowwheretogo.com/blog/20...skis-for-free/

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Old 14-10-08, 11:22 AM   #5
 
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a waxing iron will set you back about $80.00, which is a good investment. i tend to wax mine with rub on wax and then take them into a ski shop on resort every month or so. it depends how much your skiing and how vigorously really. During the season you should get to know the people in ur local ski shop well
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Old 14-10-08, 11:01 PM   #6
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what brand do you usually use for your rub on wax joshua?
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Old 15-10-08, 12:23 AM   #7
 
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theres a good 'Toko' Wax applicator, its pretty cheap and just applys a nice lair on ur board/skis then its got a bit at the bottom to buffer with.

if you cant find one by toko heres a link to what it looks like. im sure theres a few similar ones.

http://www.snowandrock.com/SearchRes...ax+TOK0004.htm
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Old 23-10-08, 08:21 PM   #8
 
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get a $30 waxing iron from ebay and check hertelskiwax.com for good prices.
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Old 26-10-08, 03:20 PM   #9
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Old 30-10-08, 06:41 AM   #10
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depends how often you are going to ski, once a year - get a ski shop to do it, they only charge a few bucks.
If you are going to ski a few times, especially when there is a bit of time between days, then invest in the iron and learn to do it yourself. just go to local pawn shop or 'seconds' place whatever you call it and buy the cheapest iron you can.
I prefer to buy the expensive wax, because it does go faster !! but the cheap stuff will do.
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