What To Put in Your XC Ski Wax Kit

So, you're new to the awesomely fun sport of cross-country skiing. You've purchased a pair of skis, boots, bindings, and poles. You've checked our our tutorials on kick and glide waxing skis and the next step is to figure out just what you need to get started waxing skis. While each skier has different opinions over what needs to be in a wax kit, below is what we recommend. We like to keep things simple! For glide wax: [caption id="attachment_3648" align="aligncenter" width="584"] The basic glide wax kit. It doesn't have to be fancy, or expensive![/caption] An iron A ski bench…

How to Glide Wax Cross-Country Skis

[caption id="attachment_3581" align="alignleft" width="286"] Just like kick wax, glide wax is selected based off of snow temperature, weather conditions and humidity...yes, I store my cheaper glide waxes all together in a ziploc bag. No judging from the wax tech's out there![/caption] We recommend a good waxless touring ski for beginning skiers but even if you invest in a waxless ski, the tips and the tails of that ski need regular maintenance. With regular maintenance and waxing ski's become better and faster. On Monday we talked about applying kick wax to grip the snow and allow us to get a good kick. Today's…