Do you wax classic cross-country skis?
Only waxable classic cross-country skis should be waxed at the grip zone (underneath your foot). Fishscale or skin skis don’t need any grip wax. Grip wax on classic cross-country skis is all about a compromise between grip and glide. Applying this kind of wax is quite technical and needs to be done properly.
What kind of wax do you use for cross-country skis?
There are two types of ski waxes, and they fulfill similar, but slightly different functions, for both classic and skating cross-country skis. Glide wax is the wax you will encounter more frequently. All cross-country skis require glide wax. Glide wax is applied to the entire base of skate style skis.
How often wax classic cross-country skis?
every 4-5 times
If you ever see the bases of your skis looking slightly white the base has oxidised, and no amount of waxing can return it. To prevent that, make sure you wax your skis at least every 4-5 times you ski.
What kick wax should I use?
As a general rule, lower snow temperature requires harder kick wax, warmer snow temperature requires softer kick waxes. If you find that your skis are starting to lose traction with the kick stride, try applying a softer wax (one that is designed for the next higher temperature range).
How hard is it to wax cross-country skis?
A properly waxed classic ski will be faster and more effective than a waxless one. However, a ski that is not waxed properly can be difficult to kick on, or very draggy and slow. The most effective wax varies on by the day, and depends on temperature and snow conditions.
How hard is it to wax cross country skis?
Does ski wax go bad?
Should still be good, there is nothing perishable inside wax and the chemicals are quite stable.
Should I wax waxless cross country skis?
If you’re a beginner or a recreational skier, I recommend buying waxless skis. They are less of a hassle and they make the learning curve a bit easier to navigate. It removes the kick wax application step so you have more time on the trails!
When should you wax cross country skis?
If professionals wax their cross-country skis every day, does that mean that you have to invest time in ski care before every single tour as well? No, don’t worry. Normally it is enough to take care of the wax layer every 2-3 days. This should be enough to ensure a constant gliding effect.
Can you wax no wax cross country skis?
Toko Grip & Glide Wax, Swix Easy Glide, or the venerable Maxiglide are products specifically designed for use with waxless skis. The procedure for hot waxing tips and tails of waxless skis is the same as waxing skate or classical skis. After skiing, take a few minutes to clean your bases.