Wednesday, December 30, 2009
How do you remove the pesky kick wax that's built up on your skis? Are you as cheap as me and want to save money on wax remover? (plus its kind of a nasty chemical that i want to limit my usage of). Here's my trick.
1. Get 2-3 pieces of paper towel and cut or rip in half.
2. Pat down over kick wax on skis.
3. Lightly iron over top of paper towel so wax melts into it.
4. Use an old scraper to scrape wax/towel mixture off.
5. Clean off remaining kick wax with ski wax remover as usual.
this method cuts my chemical wax remover usage in half, if not more.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
been a good week of skiing and snow conditions. perfect blue extra skiing mid week right here in town (Gaylord) and even a day of skiing with the kids on friday after school (see pics) One great thing about skiing vs running is the diversity. with running its legs legs legs. Go hard and long one day with running and you have dead legs the next. Today i classic skied and did like 90% of it double poling, great upper body workout. I went pretty hard too - good stuff. Tomorrow i'll skate the hilly terrain of hanson hills for a leg workout - on FRESH legs. Two good hard workouts in a row, working different parts of the body. This is why skiing beats running. (watch for my july post about why runnig beats skiing).
Pics of me and kids.