- Item #SWI0224
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I'm new to kick wax skiing-but I've been...
I'm new to kick wax skiing-but I've been waxless classic skiing for several years.I own an iron. I'm in the Sierras (royal gorge etc.) Any suggestions on kick wax-swix vs, toko, likely color range--etc. Also, is this klister as good as tube klister?
Speaking from a racer/coach perspective, Klister is never a good thing. It's messy to apply and messy to clean up. No matter how careful you are it gets everywhere... that said, in the right conditions it will perform well and last longer than traditional hard wax. I would recommend a universal -5/+5 klister. In general, if you have fresh snow klister is not the correct choice- a hard wax will bind to sharp, well formed snow crystals and is easier to use... also, fluffy snow will stick to klister no matter how thin of a layer you put on. I would recommend sticking with one company... either Swix, Star, or Toko... in general, each line performs predictably, but if you start mixing lines their properties get blended and it gets more difficult.