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Title: Gook on bases worse this year?
Post by: mikerolfs on 07/08/18, 03:12 PM
I'm having the worst gook build-up this year. Anyone else notice this? I get a sticky film that doesn't slide well across the snow. I've experienced it at Mission Ridge, Mt Daniel, Lemah Mtn, Chiwawa Mountain, Colchuck, and Baker. Maybe I got a bad batch of wax? It is gooey like tar and hard to remove. I've started carrying a proper scraper. At home, I've been using a citrus solvent.

Red algea build-up? - Spider Meadow
[img width=1000 height=750]https://i.imgur.com/Uo71lvl.jpg[/img]

Black gook - Mission Ridge
[img width=600 height=800]https://i.imgur.com/tKYRaT2.jpg[/img]

Black gook - Lemah
[img width=1000 height=749]https://i.imgur.com/vJmaOPa.jpg[/img]



Title: Re: Gook on bases worse this year?
Post by: Blizz Mountain on 07/08/18, 06:27 PM
Yep.  Easiest way to get it off is to hot wax /  hot scrape.  I was hot scraping after every outing earlier this spring.


Title: Re: Gook on bases worse this year?
Post by: peteyboy on 07/25/18, 09:59 PM
I think it's your karmic payback for going to Baker and not calling your westside friends.


Title: Re: Gook on bases worse this year?
Post by: mikerolfs on 07/26/18, 07:45 AM
Quote from: peteyboy on 07/25/18, 09:59 PM
I think it's your karmic payback for going to Baker and not calling your westside friends.


You're probably right. My wife likes to say "God punishes small sins quickly" (only she says it in German).


Title: Re: Gook on bases worse this year?
Post by: ron j on 07/27/18, 08:16 AM
Agreed.
This spring was the worst I've seen it in 20+ yrs of skiing the bc.
I did the same as Blizz to remove it.


Title: Re: Gook on bases worse this year?
Post by: lordhedgie on 08/07/18, 10:44 AM
I've had really good luck with Hertel's Spring Solution. Seems to do a better job of keeping gunk off than anything else I've tried.


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