Toko Wax is known for their simple and practical approach toward waxing and ski prep. Here, Ian Harvey, Toko US Brand Manager, reviews a universal fluoro application technique for Toko Jetstream Bloc based on extensive, on-snow testing.
Most importantly, Ian uses a fiber buffer (aka “Fiberlene”) to protect the skis from overheating. While the use of buffers is not necessarily new, it has not been widely embraced by skiers. A quick chat with our stone grinding technicians reveals than many, if not most race skis have some degree of heat-related damage from fluoro application. Our lead grind tech, Jeff Schmid, says most of his grinding time is spent removing overheated base material in order to apply a final base structure to a ski. He adds “While some overheating is unavoidable with fluoro and cold-weather waxing, racers would do well to be far more gentle with the wax iron whenever possible.”
Have a look and try out Ian’s method next time you prep race skis. Call New Moon’s ski and wax techs with your waxing questions! 800-754-8685