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Old 02-19-2009, 03:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, what type of wax do you guys use? Hydrocarbon, Flourocarbon, Flourinated, Graphite?
I bought a bar of hydrocarbon from Racewax, 150g for $12. I notice at other places online, some Flouro or Flourine wax is like 125g for $15 (this is the Dakine Indy Cake Wax), but on Racewax it's like over $26 for 100g. What's up with the hype for Bluebird?

Where do you guys get your wax? online or local shop?

Are there situation where you would use one type of wax over another? I think I remember seeing someone saying that you should use graphite on spring/summer corn snow or something like that?
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use Purl (Purl Racing) because I got hooked on the stuff when I was out in CO. It was a local guy, made and sold right in the county. I think it's a little pricier but I have a few blocks left so I'm not sure.

I tend to use different waxes for different conditions if I know what it's going to be like ahead of time. I can tell the difference when the snow is really wet and I use the right wax, but that's really the only time I'd use a different wax.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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graphite doesnt create static electricity between the warm snow, static is bad, slows you down

I want to use purl, I havent used it yet. I use Hertel super hot sauce. I like it alot
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I use bluebird. I have the cold and medium temp wax. It's cheap, works well, and lasts a decent amount of time on the east coast ice
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Been using Purl for a while, going to switch to some Toko wax off tognar.com when that runs out hopefully.
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I've used the swix ch8 for years now, and it has never let me down. Although it's 34*/25* F, it works in both warm and really cold weather. Amazing glide!
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OBJ 4WD cold and OBJ soybean all temp at the moment.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ive been using Toko All temp Molybendinum it works well I found it for cheap on ebay. I also have one bar of Dakine Hot wax Dakine Cold wax and 2 bars of Burton Floro something or other
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Hertel Super Hot Sauce, bestest wax evar <3, especially for the price.
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I got a few sticks on sale this year, so I've been trying them out. OBJ Viper fluoro, Burton hydrocarbon, Burton fluoro. Also have some older stuff from Hertel and Toko.
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