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Waxing is an essential step in the preparation and maintenance of your ski equipment . Not only will the wax drain the water under the sole but will also optimize contact on the snow. Discover a wide selection of wax to enjoy good sliding sensations in all circumstances.  Learn more

Why wax your skis ?

The step of waxing is essential before the winter season for the maintenance of the skis. In effect, the wax is a coating specific that not only improves the glide, but also maintains your soles. When one slips on the snow, the pressure of the spatulas and the outdoor temperature are melting the snow, creating a thin layer of water. The wax has the function of evacuating the water in order to guarantee a slip optimum and speed.

Waxing : there are two methods of application

Depending on your needs and your practice, there are two methods of waxing. First of all, the waxing cold. This involves spraying roughly the fart beforehand to choose on the soles and then brushing it by using a polish. This method is recommended for all beginners but also to the skiers in a hurry.

Then, there are the most common, that of the waxing hot. This last is highly recommended for best results and a waxing homogeneous on the tips. For this, you just need to bring an iron on wax allowing for a precise setting of the temperature. The principle lies in the application of the wax drip on the soles. When the wax to be cooled, you can scrape of the spatula to the heel in order to remove the excess wax. Finally, to get a nice finish, brush the soles in order to extract the wax micro-grooves.

The different types of waxes

Throughout the winter season, you meet a lot of different skiing conditions. In order to choose the right wax properly, several criteria are taken into account : the air temperature, the humidity and the granulation of the snow. Each color of wax is a condition of gliding :

  • wax orange : -8°C to 15°C

  • base wax green : -12°C to -32°C

  • fart blue : -6°C to -12°C

  • wax purple : -2°C to -8°c

  • wax red : -4°C to +1°C

  • wax yellow : 0°C to +10°C

Each wax has its own characteristics that are very specific to ensure you have an excellent glide in all circumstances. To prepare and maintain your ski equipment, you can find all of our tools for maintenance of skis on our site. Discover VOLA RACING waxes and SWIX waxes to maintain your equipment like a professional.