The Gear West Race Ready hot box starts off with the standard three hour saturation with very soft hot box specific wax. The skis are then scraped and brushed before being put back into the hot box for three additional hours with a LF Blue to harden the bases using slow heat base saturation. This process, which we use to minimize base movement, means we start at a relatively low 30°C hot box temperature and gradually ramp to a maximum of 52°C. World Cup service techs routinely use extended periods of Hot Box time to fully saturate ski bases for optimal race speeds.
Since the base is pre hardened after a Race Ready Hot Box, the only service that is required after completion is the application of one or more layers of the "wax of the day".