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  1. #31
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    Thumbs up HRRW Update

    Have to agree the HRRW is the way to go for me! I knew it worked well in Pennsylvania conditions (posted above) but recently had the oppertunity to try it in Colorado, powda.
    Fast, (too fast for me) and lasts like crazy in those conditions .
    Don't tell me, "Show Me"
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    Thumbs up Fast and Long Lasting!

    JP1,
    Thanks! Your right, HRRW, is fast and last a long time. Arnie has won two (2) NASTAR titles on HRRW. Using the Wax Wizard adds to the value since you polish the base and don't scrape the wax into the garbage can! 50gm should last an entire season.

  3. #33
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    tried it on another board...

    and did an experiment on my G-Force171 by ironing in a thin layer of hard/cold wax and the rubbing hotrod in while it was still warm.Then ironed that in and lightly scraped and brushed.Fastest this board has ever glided in wet snow in this temp range.Noticable low friction feel to the glide in varied conditions including wind blown pow,wet and set (not Cascade wet but pretty wet) and even some light crust caused by a few minutes of freezing rain.All in the same day.The board slid over all of it extremely well.
    This wax seems like it has a pretty specific temp range not too cold/not too warm,but within the range it performs extremely well.

    ps,in a previous post I over estimated how much hotrod it took to wax my 210,saying that it took about half a 30 gram bar.It was really less than a third.
    Last edited by Steve Prokopiw; January 7th, 2011 at 12:05 AM.

  4. #34
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    Thumbs up Hot Rod Temp Range

    Steve,
    Thanks for the feed back. HRRW actually has a fairly large range due to the Teflon. The Teflon particulate is acctual very temperature dynamic. We have seen a decrease in performance in 3 limited conditions:

    1. Super wet spring conditions when the base wax material is way out of range and out side the warm side of the glide temp range. This is caused by the wax and wet conditions. We call this Water Skiing!
    2. Super cold fresh blowing snow at the very bottom of our range. Typically, nothing is gliding when it is that cold, -12F or less. Teflon has glide limitations well lower to less than -50F. We are currently working on a totally new product designed for World Cup Racing which should still glide in that super cold, super hard, super sharp snow conditions. If sucessful it will be the only product in the world to have this capibility.
    3. Investigaing the last very unique issue and this only effects less than 1% of applications ie users / customers. Were looking into it...

    If you find that HRRW is not up to snuff it is probably from 2 conditions. Either over heating / smoking the wax which destroys it, or old material. HRRW like all waxs have a shelf life. Please see our website for the latest Tip and Tricks. We now recommend using the Wax Wizard as a final step to polish the base. FAST and no waste!

    www.HOTRODRACEWAX.com

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    Slicker Than Snot on a Brass Door Knob

    Thanks for the over-pour of the Super Wet Base Wax. I used it with the HRRW and the Wax Wizard in accordance with your instructions. Very fast! I've used it on powder, ice, and groomed piste between 18 and 32 degrees. My home mountain is icy right now and wax jobs don't last too long on that stuff. I think I have 4 days on this wax and I applied it very thin. I'll give it a warm rub before I go up tomorrow evening for some twilight riding.
    "Better shred than dead."--Dick Dale

  6. #36
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    Not shillin'

    I just finished waxing 2 sticks using the wax wizard kit/method, nice Idea JD, and way to go Tony for combining the Hot Rod and the Wax Wizard in one kit.
    For those of you concerned about waste, there is none using this method, and you actually use very little of the product with the new method. Cannot wait to see how the polishing method works for glide tomorrow. I will update as to wear and glide in the next few days.
    mario
    Last edited by big mario; February 1st, 2011 at 03:33 PM.
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    Did a USASA race series this past weekend and used the same method as Big Mario. I'm pretty sure I have an all temp wax which seems to work better than the dominator wax I've used the last 10 years.
    I've been using the wax-wizard method for 7+ years and Tony's Hot Rod wax seems to last longer than the other waxes I've been using.

  8. #38
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    Thumbs up Super Wet

    Used the Wax Wizard to test the ROD Super Wet base wax alone. The stuff was flying on a beautiful day, about 22*F with sun shining. The Wax Wizard was way easy to apply the wax and absolutely no wasted wax. Next test will be Super Wet underneath and Hot Rod on top for two days at SES.

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    im all out, need more please !
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  10. #40
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    I was waiting to get 2 days on the same board and after 2 weeks it finally happened. As far as glide goes, scary fast in temps ranging in the low single digets to low 30's. I know that is not a quantifiable term, but I was out for fun and not running gates so you will have to take my word for it. I rode the following boards: 186 f2 speedster, 185 virus spartan evo, and a 184 Donek gs. None of the boards showed a need for a rewax after one day, nor did the donek or the f2 after 2, I still have only one day on the virus since the last waxing. The Virus and the Donek where both ridden on firmish colorado hero groom, and the f2 was ridden on firm groom with 6" fresh on top, and on a soft groom the following day. Hot Rod still wears well even when using significantly less material when using the wax wizard.
    mario
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    HRRW cold weather testing

    During the last cold spell several weeks ago (before SES) I had the opportunity to test the HRRW on two different boards. The temperature varied from -4F at the bottom to an estimated -10F at the top of Loveland Basin (10,800 to 12,000 feet elevation). Both boards were prepared the same, a warm rub on with a wax wizzard rub in. The first board tested was a prototype Donek 183 with the new super glide base, which is designed to reduce static build up. This board ran very well on the groomed snow at these temperatures. There was some sticking on the soft wind blown snow. The second board tested was my F2 Speedster 186. This board was slightly slower on the groomed snow, and did not want to break loose on the soft wind blown snow at all.

    To summarize, HRRW works in cold temps to about -10F and the super glide base is noticably faster in these condtions.

    Thanks Tony for the chance to test these products. Keep up the good work.

    Life is short, ride hard.

  12. #42
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    Plum 32F to 18F Race Wax from Red Oak

    Plum is the latest release from Red Oak. Arnie had requested a warmer version of HotRodRaceWax, so here it is. Like original Hot Rod it is a "Hyper Optimized Teflon", product. Race glides start at 32F and run down to 18F. Like HRRW we recommend using the Wax Wizard with Plum. Plum should be ideal for West Coast, and early / late Rockies / East Coast.

    fyi... To everyone out there... If your in a rush and can not fire up the hot iron, try warm rubbing a thin layer and polishing with the Wax Wizard. I did and the glide was great. I was on Plum, last week 10/19 with Arnie at Loveland.
    Last edited by t.stoughton; October 26th, 2011 at 03:26 PM. Reason: spelling

  13. #43
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    Ordered it

    From all the reviews it looks like worth to try it. I just ordered 50g which cost me $104 shipped to Canada and will try it out. Although it may look expensive, but if it lasts so long and can be used in a variety of conditions it may be worth on the long run. I have 5 boards where only 2 really count and intend to use this supoer wax on only those two boards. My season can not start before mid January, so may review may not come too soon.
    Andrew

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    Plum HHRW

    I tested the Plum wax at Loveland last week. I was glad that my new boots have good treads because you need it to slow down in the lift maze and when getting off the lift. This wax was very fast across the flats. Using the mytracks on my phone, I hit 49.3 mph on Home Run near the bottom.

    The temperature started at 14F and warmed to 23F. At these temps the regular HHRW would run fine, but so did this warmer plum wax. I hope to test the upper range of the wax tomorrow. Thanks Tony for the chance to test another great wax.

    Life is short, ride hard.

  15. #45
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    Hot Rod Plum...

    Got a chance to try the new warmer temp Plum from the Hot Rod laboratory last weekend at the Copper USASA. Super fast... Cody went Gold/Gold on Slalom and GS! Really easy to apply with the Wax Wizard....Thanks, Tony.
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