|XC Ski Wax & Tools|
There are 3 principal varieties of XC wax:|
1. Base preparation wax gets a brand-new ski ready for its first time on snow.
2. Glide wax is used on skating skis, and on the tip and tail areas of classic skis.
Glide wax is either Hydrocarbon (fast) or Fluorinated (faster!).
3. Kick wax is used only on the 'kick zone' (under the boot/binding) of a classic ski.
Glide wax and 'base prep' wax are applied hot using a ski waxing iron.
Excess wax is then scraped off, leaving a smooth and slippery surface.
(Warning: Do not apply base prep or glide wax to the kick zone of a classic ski.)
Kick wax is applied cold and then smoothed out with a waxing cork.
Each wax formulation works best within a specific temperature range.
We sell SWIX and START waxes, waxing irons, brushes and scrapers - and
the solid hardwood, fully-adjustable Waxamajig waxing profile made in Maine.
SWIX T75 waxing iron (below left) $49. Swix T74 Sport waxing iron (below right) $69.
WAX-A-MA-JIG ski waxing profile $99.
SWIX BP99 hydrocarbon base prep: 180 grams (6.4 oz) $19. Save $16: 900 grams (2 lbs.) for $79.|
START BWLF fluorinated base prep: 125 grams (4.4 oz) $29. Save $25: 750 grams (26.4 oz.) for $149.
SWIX CH4, CH6, CH7, CH8, CH10 hydrocarbon glide wax: 180 grams $19. Save $16: 900 grams $79.
START SG2, SG4, SG6, SG8 hydrocarbon glide wax: 90 grams $12. 180 grams $19.
START LF04, LF06, LF07, LF08 fluorinated glide wax: 60 grams $19. 125 grams $29.
SWIX Tour Pack (3 kick waxes, brush and scraper) in zippered pouch for classic touring: $16.
SWIX Plexi Scraper free with any order of 3 or more waxing items.
Above: Swix BP-series and CH-series hydrocarbon glide waxes:
Swix BP99 base preparation wax, Swix CH4 Green: -32ºC to -10ºC (-25ºF to 14ºF)
Swix CH6 Blue: -12ºC to -6ºC (10ºF to 21ºF), Swix CH7 Purple: -8ºC to -2ºC (18ºF to 28ºF)
Swix CH8 red: -4C to +1ºC (25ºF to 34ºF), Swix CH10 Yellow: 0ºC to +10ºC (32ºF to 50ºF)
Below: Start SG-series hydrocarbon waxes and LF-series fluorinated glide waxes:
Start BWLF low-fluoro base wax,
Start SG2 White: -1ºC to 10ºC (30ºF to 50ºF), Start SG4 Violet: -7ºC to -1ºC (19ºF to 30ºF)
Start SG6 Blue: -12ºC to -7ºC (10ºF to 19ºF), Start SG8 Green: -30ºC to -10ºC (-22ºF to 14ºF)
Start LF04 Red: -3ºC to 0ºC (27ºF to 32ºF), Start LF06 Violet: -8ºC to -3ºC (18ºF to 27ºF)
Start LF07 Blue: -12ºC to -7ºC (10ºF to 19ºF), Start LF08 Green: -30ºC to -8ºC (-22ºF to 18ºF)
SWIX rectangular nylon brushes only $19...
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