“I prefer paraffin wax because it tends to go on thicker and lasts longer between wax jobs. I also like the feel under my skis, it’s fast but not over slippery.” – June Flaborg
“I like the paraffin/carnauba combo because it lasts longer. Wax that is not correctly applied makes the ramp rough and slow versus using one motion top to bottom, which allows the water to flow nicely and the wax to stay fast.” – Freddy Krueger
How to wax the big red:
1. Clean the surface of all other wax and dirt by scraping or washing with a stiff brush and soapy water.
2. Melt the wax in a metal bucket big enough for the 9-inch paint roller.
3. Heat the wax to 270 degrees (320 degrees in colder temperatures).
4. Take the wax to the ramp covered to preserve the hear and prevent spilling.
5. Put the ramp at 5-1/2 feet (gravity will help you wax the ramp).
6. Have the low end and your 22-foot, 4 inch mark out of the water. Either float the low end or have some extra guys stand on the high end of the ramp.
7. Dip your roller in the wax, covering the entire roller with wax.
8. Start on the upper right side of the ramp and gently roll down.
9. Roll down and never back up your same path to ensure a smooth surface.
10. Once you are at the bottom, pick up your roller and start over with a new line.
11. When you done you can scrape the lumps off the ramp.
1. Metal bucket at least 9 inches wide for paint roller
2. Burner for melting wax
3. Temperature gauge
4. Four paint rollers (extras for mistakes)
5. A pole screw in the of the paint roller
6. Metal wax scraper
7. Stiff brush for cleaning