Heat Box Menu 2015/16

Regular Heat Box Treatment — (included in the cost of the grind)

To start the process, the bases of the skis are waxed using a waxing roller with a high quality hotbox wax that has been designed specifically for use in a heat box. After the skis have been waxed, they are then placed in the heat box at a temperature of 57 °C. While in the heat box, the wax stays tacky, doesn’t become molten and is slowly absorbed into the base of the ski. The purpose of this step is to saturate the bases of the skis with a soft wax.

After the skis have been in the heat box for at least 8 hours, the skis are removed from the heat box, allowed to cool, then scraped. The skis are then waxed with Star Green Uniblock wax and put in the heat box at a temperature of 62 °C. This wax is green in colour but otherwise the name ‘green’ is misleading in that it does not correspond to a hard, cold temperature wax. After a minimum time of 1 hour, the skis are removed from the heatbox and allowed to cool. The skis are shipped out with the wax left on the base of the ski. Due to the fact that the Star Green wax is harder than the regular hotbox wax, it makes for a very good shipping/storage wax.

Regular Heat Box and Hardening of the Base — (additional $15)

To start the process, the bases of the skis are waxed using a waxing roller with a high quality hotbox wax that has been designed specifically for use in a heat box. After the skis have been waxed, they are then placed in the heat box at a temperature of 57 °C. While in the heat box, the wax stays tacky, doesn’t become molten and is slowly absorbed into the base of the ski. The purpose of this step is to saturate the bases of the skis with a soft wax.

After the skis have been in the heat box for at least 8 hours, the skis are removed from the heat box, allowed to cool then scraped. The skis are then waxed with Star Green Uniblock wax and put in the heat box at a temperature of 62 °C. This wax is green in colour but otherwise the name ‘green’ is misleading in that it does not correspond to a hard, cold temperature wax.

After a minimum time of 1 hour, the skis with the Star Green wax are removed from the heatbox and are allowed to cool. The skis are then scraped, polished and waxed with a hard green wax (Swix CH4 or Start Green). Using a temperature of 155°C, the iron is passed over the base of the ski, using one pass only. After the base of the ski has been allowed to cool, the iron is passed over the base of the ski once again. After the skis have been allowed to cool, the skis are shipped out with the wax left on to protect the base of the ski.

The purpose of ironing in a very hard green wax on the base of the skis to harden the base of the ski. For skis to be fast, the bases of the skis need to be hardened after the skis have been stone ground.

Created by Steffan Lloyd