Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:55 pm Posts: 44 Location: Squaw Valley
Has anybody found that different types of top sheets stick less? I have a mat finish top, seems it doesn't stick anymore than a glossy one to me, but I am not too sure.
Today at the resort I noticed the only place that the snow was sticking to my topsheet was where it was black. I was very defined and obvious that the black surface was able to collect/transfer enough heat to create an icy spot for snow to collect. Long story short, black top sheet=more snow sticking.
Joined: Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:59 pm Posts: 35 Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Anyone ever tried RainX? Was thinking of giving that a go on both the top sheet & Sparks.
I RainX'd half of my Hovercraft split a few months ago (and left the other half untreated)... Did not notice any difference at all, the snow seemed to stick equally (in large amounts) on both sides.
Disclaimer: I only used a very minimal amount of RainX on the above mentioned first try. I plan to try it again with lots of RainX and see if it helps at all. (infact, maybe I will do that now, since I am going touring tomorrow).
I also read that Pledge, or any sort of wood treatment/dust remover can help... was thinking to try that next.
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Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:05 am Posts: 1328 Location: Colorado
Noting that snow almost never sticks to the base of my board, I think that Chimera's ptex topsheets may be a great approach. Just hot wax the topsheet, perhaps with high silicone content spring snow wax, scrape and buff it out, and I believe there would be much less snow sticking. I also have it on good authority that the ptex topsheet offers very good durability, and additional damping vs traditional topsheet materials. I do not have a Chimera (yet) to test this theorizing on, anyone with a Chimera care to comment?