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  • in reply to: Wax Successes and Failures #4304
    Cliff
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    Have you tried this: hard wax on top of klister? Right, peanut butter on top of jelly. It boggles the mind but I have had it worked surprisingly well though not always. I’ve also experienced a major fail. Once just heading out on Chickadee on a warm day the klister broke through the hard wax and stuck solid! There was no getting the ice off except by melting. I used one ski to scrape the other and the residue was still too sticky. I ended up walking back to my car, down the side of the trail and up the road. It’s not like I had a choice. Those skis were not going to slide up or down hill! I was lucky to have left my other skis in the car. I traded in the iced up mess for my no-wax skis and those worked perfectly!

    Tell me where I went wrong and if you have any advice to make this illogical wax combo work reliably.

    in reply to: Wax Successes and Failures #4260
    Cliff
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    On Thursday, Jan. 30, I skied the upper trails and had to re-wax 2 times. I started with blue extra, re-waxed with special violet and still wanting more grip, I stopped again and put on some special red. All three are recommend for around the freezing mark and it was just below freezing. The snow was fine grained re-frozen powder and none of the 3 iced up. The red worked the best and didn’t hinder my glide. I only waxed the wax pocket on my Fischer racing skis and had ironed on something called Maxiglide Sensor Speed Powder to the tips and tails which I bought back in the 1990s. Anyway, I was surprised a red wax, special or otherwise, didn’t ice up my skis when the temperature was definitely below freezing and the snow seems quite dry. Chuck seemed surprised too.

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    in reply to: Skiing Stories #4253
    Cliff
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    This is just to start off our forum from something I wrote on Instagram earlier this winter.

    New Chickadee Trails Sign

    Finally the Chickadee was open! I liked the new signs. Then I skied all of Peregrine, Chickadee, Loon, Waites Loop, Upper Jay, which returns on a final retracing of Peregrine which is where I came to a sign that said “Peregrine (continues)” and I remembered how much more winding around it does. I could hear my legs, which by then felt like lead, pleading “Shortcuuuuttt!” so I bailed and swished down to the touring center in a few seconds. My legs dragged in a few minutes later. 😛

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