To apply kick wax is a relatively easy process, the selection of your proper waxes can be another story though.
You will only need 3 products here although a 4th is optional if you feel like getting a little more into it.
You will begin to create a collection of these waxes as there are different formulas for different temperatures and waxes for new snow and waxes for old snow. If you are just starting out there are universal waxes available although they do not perform as well as the specific temperature range waxes do. These waxes typically come in metal or plastic cylinders and cost approximately $7.99.
This is a plastic scraper (as metal scrapers can damage your base), the same that you would use if you were doing a hot wax. This is needed because there is a simple rule for combining waxes. You can put a warm wax over a cold wax, but not the other way around. If you had a warm wax on previously and you wish to apply a cold wax you will have to scrape and clean off (using a skis wax cleaner remover gets the job done the best but takes more time) the wax in your "kick pocket" and then apply the fresh coat of new wax.
These are offered in both natural and synthetic. This mainly comes down to personal preference. A natural cork is said to last longer while a synthetic will tend to heat up the wax faster.
Waxes are formulated to go by snow temperature not air temperature. So if you are looking at getting that extra edge a thermometer will help you out at just over $10 for a basic one.
Now that we have the products necessary to wax our skis we can get on with it.
Just remembering a few basic rules and tips
If you are applying a colder wax than on your skis scrape off the old wax (and also use a specific Skis wax remover solvent for best results but this step will take longer).
Come by the shop and our trained professionals will be able to help you find the wax and other products that will best suit your needs.
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