Hot boxing is still a thing in nordic. If you keep the temperatures low, you're fine. Some national team athletes carry 60 pairs of skis, I don't know how a wax tech would prep them all pre-season without a hot box. I'm fortunate that the guys I send them to are most diligent. So far I've been fortunate using the iron.
The days I use fluoro powder, it's one pass with a hot iron and then hand corking.
I'll check out the skied web site. Meanwhile what's your take on using fluorocarbon / fluorinated waxes. The EPA is apparently cracking down on these things and how they're manufactured.
There is some new rules coming banning HF at the u14 and below level
Not sure about LF
Probably will not ever hit FIS level
With ski md pro glide system you don’t iron wax so you use way less wax so using LF for everyday training is not a big deal
My son is using LF mostly except for red and yellow temps
No flouro powders
He does use turbo overlay for SG
Usually I buy Vola over Swix as it’s much lower cost and I feel it’s easier to work with
We mask up and use a respirator when aerosolizing the wax and ventilate well
You have to wash your hand like 5 times after you even touch HF as it is designed to Shed water
SL skis you can race with CH wax means nothing, GS is LF, SG is Wax critical and use overlays
if You French Fry when you should Pizza you are going to have a bad time
Yeah New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) is implementing new rules about fluoro use in junior racing.
90% of the time I'm on hydrocarbon wax; if it's spring conditions and dirty I'll train on LF. I save the HF and pure fluoro for races.
I reached out to the company regarding the pro glide. Big question: will this device work when your event lasts 1 - 4 hours.