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|03-17-2016 09:51 PM|
Originally Posted by bksdds View Post
|03-17-2016 08:32 PM|
Reading this thread made me think about the oil forums I used to read to kill time.
All temp vs All temp Lo Fluoro vs no wax. Discuss!
|03-13-2016 04:05 PM|
The experiment isn't meant to say: this is always make you glide faster in any conditions! But rather to present evidence based conclusions about the sort of things that will make ski/snowboards faster and more durable with the hope that manufacturers will pick up on the data presented and alter board designs. Also experts may find the conclusions of interest and introduce new base preparation procedures.
Its something worth exploring I'd think, assuming this guy is even pursuing it anymore.
|03-13-2016 11:07 AM|
|Wiredsport||That article has some mighty funny reasoning.|
|03-13-2016 09:12 AM|
Originally Posted by shitty shredder View Post
Also, dude's thesis relies on lab tests but not on actual skis to the snow tests. I wonder why not? To be fair, there's a whole mess of variables out there on the real slopes that would be hard to control for. I can see where science dudes might rather not do real life tests. But still. My interest is not in pure science but rather in gliding better.
Here's a test I did in Montana a few years back. (OK, it wasn't really a test because I didn't intend to do anything more than ride.) I went out in -10 F weather. There was fresh snow that had fallen the night before. We got maybe 10 inches. Then the temp started dropping. It dropped from 20 F well into the negatives by morning. I was one of the first people to get to the mountain. I had a board that was poorly waxed with whatever all temp stuff I had on hand maybe 4 or 5 riding days before this one. When I pointed it downhill it felt like I was glued to the mountain! The snow felt like rubber. My board chirped and squeaked as it moved over the snow. It was very difficult to acquire speed. I could barely make it down one run. When I got to the base, at the suggestion of a friend, I went to the shop and had them wax my board with a cold temp wax. 30 minutes later I was sliding right.
|03-12-2016 09:10 PM|
|03-12-2016 08:39 PM|
|Fielding||Frankly, the conclusion of the paper doesn't jive with my experience. But it's still interesting as a motherfucker, right? Some folks have put a lot of thought into wax. It might be voodoo magic, but I'm a believer. I like the way it smells when I'm waxing.|
|03-12-2016 08:37 PM|
Originally Posted by DaftDeft View Post
Easier to digest summary:
|03-12-2016 08:01 PM|
Freshly waxed board this morning. Seemed pretty quick. Too bad I made a bonehead mistake on a badly groomed run and hit the deck at 58. Separated my collar bone. Guess I shouldn't have waxed.
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|03-12-2016 08:00 PM|
Originally Posted by poopresearch View Post
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