Can you wax your skis with car wax?

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Yes. Ski wax isn't magic, it's just wax and you can use pretty much any wax, though it it may not work as well. I've used turtle wax on by snowboard many times. I'll generally rub some turtle wax on my board before I snowboard and it works well. I have a snowboard that hasn't been waxed in ten years and I waxed it with turtle wax and it worked great.Before I tutrle waxed it it was totally unridable, ice and snow immediately clung to the board but6 after the turtle was I was able to ride for the rest of the day without trouble. It doesn't work as well as specially formulated wax, but it helps to protect the wax on your board and extend the life of the wax job.

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No, but you need to use special ski wax, available from many ski shops. Alternatively, you can take them to a shop to be serviced

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What effect does ski wax do on skis and what force does it reduce?

Ski wax lets the skis glide over snow.

Do you wax water skis?

No, you should not wax scaled cross-country skis. This style of ski is scaled for the purpose of not having to wax at all. However, if you want to improve your speed on scaled skis, you could glide wax the bottoms of your skis outside of the scaled area. Glide wax is a type of hard wax applied by melting, ironing, and scraping the ski. It is different from kick wax, which is a sticky wax that would be applied in place of scales.

Can you use downhill wax on crosscountry skis?


I have a pair of antique skis and the wood looks dryed out Do you need to wax old skis?

No need to thing to do is preserve with linseed oil.

Does waxing also smoothen the wax on the top and sides of the skis?

There is never wax on the edges or the top, so no.

Does wax increase or decrease FRICTION?

Wax generally decreases friction as it acts as a lubricant between surfaces. When applied to surfaces like skis or snowboards, wax reduces friction between the equipment and the snow, allowing for smoother and faster movement.

Can you use a candle to wax your skis?

i just waxed my skis with a candle that i melted with an iron onto the skis scraped and smoothened the surface..tested the skis on slopes.seems like my skis made a squeeking sound on the snow..but all in all it worked well

Can you mix a regular wax and fluoro wax when waxing your skis?

Yes, but why would you? If a low fluoro wax is needed ... then use a low fuoro ... which is less expensive than mixing a non-fluoro one with a high fluoro one. I use the super expensive one's when racing, keep my race skis "prepped" with a high quality non-fluoro wax and only use the fluoro for a race. For my recreational skis they just have a quality non-fluoro wax on them.

Why skier use wax on their skies?

Waxing skis make your skis faster. You also want to have smooth bottoms on your skis. Smooth bottoms of your ski - It is CRITCIAL to avoid skiing over rocks, dirt, or anything that is not ice and snow. This can cause scratches, nicks, and divots in the bottom of your ski. You want the bottoms to be as smooth and scratch free if possible. The smoother they are, the more surface area touches the snow which allows you to ski faster. "Burrs" are what they call nicks on your edges and the bottom of your ski. Waxing your skis - This is usually done the night before a ski race. You melt wax over your skis with and then iron the wax over the skis. Ski wax comes in a variety of colors which are associated with different temperature ranges. The purpose of different wax for different temperatures is because the consistency of the snow changes with the temperature. The day of the race you scrape the wax off your skis. There will be some wax that still remains on the bottom and will quickly wear off. Consult a local ski shop for proper technique. Waxing also protects your skis. If you don't wax them, the bases can become oxidized.

When hot waxing downhill skis can you apply a warmer temperature wax over a colder temperature wax?

Yes. You can also use a warm wax to remove other waxes or even dirt. Simply wax a warm wax on your skis and scrap the wax off while it is still molten. This is called hot scraping. So you can either hot scrap the colder wax out and then apply the warm wax, let it cool and scrap/brush, or you can just wax the warmer wax in.

What is done to reduce friction in ski jumping?

apply wax to the bottom of your skis

What is the best way to store downhill skis?

When you store downhill skis over a long period you should put a storage wax on. This is a special wax designed to keep the bases from drying out and cracking. A good place to store your skis would be a place that is cool and has a medium humidity. Too dry will dry out your skis. Dark is also good as bright sunlight can damage the graphics and will make the temperature rise and fall which will also damage your skis.