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New Solda Waxes for the 2005-2006

Wed, Sep  21, 2005 - By Mike Muha

Solda has released several new waxes for the 2005-2006 season. Here's the hype with a few comments...

Race waxes

New F40 Top Race: For serious racers when speed is important! European ski technicians who tested the new F40 Top Race Hyper-Fluorinated had this to say: This wax is not good, it's fantastic!

[The new F40 Top Race sounds like an interesting wax with a wide temperature range and a relative humidity range suitable for Michigan ski racers. - Mike]

Wax Snow Temp Air Temp Relative Humidity
 F40 Top Race 28 to 20 deg F (-3 to -10 deg C). 33 to 8 deg F (+1 to -14 deg C) 50-100%

HPO5 And S-30 Mix: HPO5 is a fluorocarbon wax (available in powder or spray form) that adapts extremely well to changing conditions, like from cold to warmer snow, cold humid snow or a mix of dry and moist snow. It’s fast, repels dirt and remains fast the entire race. HPO5 was the top layer for the Italian winners and a number of other top performers at the 2005 American Birkie.

SOLDA S-30 is a great synthetic wax for very cold snow. S-30 is often used as a base for HPO5 when the overnight temperature is very low, but it’s expected to warm up by race time and/or the snow’s humidity or water content will increase.

S-30 is sometimes used as a top layer over HPO5 when the majority of the race will be skied in cold, dry snow, but sections of the course might consist of more humid snow than the majority of the course. Example: a small section of the course will be hit by sunshine or one section has lots of man-made snow.

The conclusion: The two waxes always compliment each other and they consistently work well together.

When your next race involves cold and medium cold snow and medium to low humidity (amongst the trickiest conditions to wax for), consider SOLDA HPO5 and S-30 Mix. Your great glide will be the envy of all!

[I've used S-30 with good success, but have never tried HP05 - Mike]

Wax Description
HPO5 and S-30 Mix 70/30 For cold snow that's warming up or cold humid snow.
HPO5 and S30 Mix 50/50 For very cold snow that's warming up.

New Base Prep and Training Waxes

Techno waxes: High quality wide range training and ski prep wax

Wax Snow Temp Air Temp
Techno Red 26 to 14 deg F (-3 to -10 deg C) 34 to 8 deg F (+1 to -14 deg C)
Techno Green 14 to -4 deg F (-10 to -20 deg C) 21 to -8 deg F (-6 to -24 deg C)

Performance World Cup waxes: High quality fluor bulk wax. Ideal for training and as base for SOLDA F-15 and F-31 waxes.

Wax Snow Temp Air Temp Relative Humidity
Performance Red World Cup 26 to 14 deg F (-3 to -10 deg C) 34 to 8 deg F (+1 to -14 deg C) 40 to 80%
Performance Yellow World Cup 34 to 26 deg F (+ 1 to -3 deg C) 50 to 20 deg F (+10 to -7 deg C)  

SKI OIL

No ironing, brushing or scraping! Innovative, long lasting and easy to use training wax. Put a few drops of SKI OIL on the sponge (included) and polish for 30-60 seconds. Let it dry for a few minutes and you are ready to go!

Wax Description Snow Temp Air Temp
Green SKI OIL  Training wax for cold snow 22 to -9 deg F (-5 to -25 deg C) 30 to -12 deg F (-1 to - 30 deg C)
Yellow SKI OIL  Training wax for medium and warm snow 34 to 25 deg F (+ 1 to -4 deg C) 50 to 16 F (+10 to -8 C)