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    Hot boxing to saturate the bases with wax is old technology.
    State of the art is infrared wax infusing machines.
    They remelt the wax by using an infrared globar that traverses the length of the ski continuously.
    Supposedly, one session in these things saturates the bases as well as 60 hot wax/scrape sessions.
    Doesn't remove ragged PTex though.
    This technology doesn't heat the whole ski and can create a pretty big wax puddle.
    Boyne Country Sports in Petoskey has one.
    If you are taking the time to do this you should probably saturate with HF wax too.
    What's another $20 when you are chasing that last 1% of performance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Kine View Post
    Hot boxing to saturate the bases with wax is old technology.
    State of the art is infrared wax infusing machines.
    They remelt the wax by using an infrared globar that traverses the length of the ski continuously.
    Supposedly, one session in these things saturates the bases as well as 60 hot wax/scrape sessions.
    Doesn't remove ragged PTex though.
    This technology doesn't heat the whole ski and can create a pretty big wax puddle.
    Boyne Country Sports in Petoskey has one.
    If you are taking the time to do this you should probably saturate with HF wax too.
    What's another $20 when you are chasing that last 1% of performance?
    Ah, that is how they wax the skis at pierce - Montana Wax Future and the tuning is done with a Montana challenge. I'll be taking a trip over today to drop off the Heads

    http://www.pierceskateandski.com/?q=...tana-challenge

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    Here's the technology DaKine is speaking of:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RATAj...eature=related
    GOOD LUCK, HAVE FUN, GO FAST !!

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    It's kind of like a toaster in a sandwich shop but it this case the toaster moves instead of the sandwich. Melt wax or melt cheese it's about the same. The globar appears to be about the same color temperature as a toaster element. You could probably make your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny V.` View Post
    Great post Rick! This should be a sticky in the nationals section!
    Good call Johnny & Matt. You caught me napping...

    As always, tremendous insights, inputs and commentaries Rick.

    A big THANK YOU from us all!!
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    That globar is the coolest. When is Artech going to start selling a consumer model. I want one. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTBear View Post
    Good call Johnny & Matt. You caught me napping...

    As always, tremendous insights, inputs and commentaries Rick.

    A big THANK YOU from us all!!
    You're most welcome, Bear. And thanks for stickying it. I'm feel honored by that.
    GOOD LUCK, HAVE FUN, GO FAST !!

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