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It is cold and what wax options and brushing...

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It is cold and what wax options and brushing options work best . I have mixed feelings about steel brushing, , than bronz brushing and when one does this or if any ,, I am a skate skier.. What is symmiliar to START GREEN and START BLUE// or can I get this wax here??

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CH6 is the coldest wax. I suggest checking the recommended wax on the swix wax wizard, If you mus error, error on the colder rather than warmer.
http://www.swixschool.com/web/wizard.html?langInput=lang2&menuInput=subM2
Then apply a few layers of the wax, using an appropriately warm iron to crayon or dribble the wax on first, then run the iron along the base of the ski, melting the wax being careful not to let the iron rest in one place (you could burn your bases) Then, after the bases have cooled scrape with a plastic scraper until little to no wax can be scraped off. Then brush 5-6 ski lengths with a bronze/mixed brush, followed by another 5-6 ski lengths using a nylon/horsehair brush. This should yield a sufficiently quick ski for most conditions.

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Sam, i think you may have made a typo, or were misinformed... CH4 is actually the coldest wax in the swix CH line up. they do not have the correct picture of it on the website, but it is one of the ordering options. it is essentially the same at START Green. CH6 should be similare to START Blue. if it is really cold out use CH4, then scrape and brush with a bronze brush two to three times, and that should be fine. if you are really concerned about top speed as soon as you start skiing, you can brush with a nylon to top it off.

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Andrew it correct. CH4 is the coldest. But while he said "if you are really concerned about top speed as soon as you start skiing, you can brush with a nylon to top it off" the way to really get the fastest skis would generally be to put some sort of graphite on before hand or at least brush with a black and then blue fine brush.