Fast Wax Slick Pro Speed Paste combines the simplicity of paste wax with the performance of fluorinated temperature-specific hot wax. A great training wax for the days when there's no time to hot wax, and a paste wax you can race on.
- By Lars Karlof and Leif Torgersen Axell
Many times at Swix we are asked what our BW waxes are, and when to use them. The following article adapted from a paper written by the two top Swix Chemists in Norway should help to answer some of those questions.
The most sought after waxes by the coaches and high level racers are the Fluoro Powders, HP04, HP05 and HP06. The HP05 is a fluroro powder that stretches to a wide range far beyond the temperatures listed on the label.
Zero skis have a rubber inlay in the wax pocket zone that needs to be prepared before skiing. Rubbing the base of the ski makes the hairs, which lie in the base material, stand up. These standing hairs provide the grip needed for wet/zero snow conditions.