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Collection: Orange Snow Conditions (New, Glazing Snow, +5°C to -5°C)

Orange conditions occur when freshly falling snow or new snow is humid enough to be packing snow. This type of snow is perfect for making a snowman or a snowball fight! The natural snow crystal structure is still present - you can still pick up snow from the ground and still find relatively unbroken snowflakes. However, when this type of snow is skied over, its high-humidity causes it to pack and glaze. This is a very tricky condition for waxing. On one hand, snow crystals can still be sharp if there hasn’t been heavy traffic on the trails presenting you with a level of kinetic friction. But as the tracks get skied in they tend to glaze, meaning kinetic friction is less of an issue. High humidity causes a suction component (wet friction) to always be a consideration in orange conditions.

Friction Characteristics: Because orange conditions usually occur when the snow is actively evolving from fresh, powdery blue conditions to wet, slushy yellow conditions, orange conditions occur at a crossroads of friction types. Kinetic friction is an issue when the trails have not been skied in much. But since the snowflakes are not too cold, they tend to melt when skied over rather than cut into your ski base making it a lower priority. Generally, orange waxes are quite soft for this reason. Fluorinated waxes are fantastic in snow like this because the HF or LF compounds help repel water. Glazing that occurs will act to seal water on top of the snowpack where it interacts with your ski. Aggressive rills are often needed in snow like this.

Kick Waxing: Usually, the advice for getting kick in this type of snow is to resort to rub skis, skins, or fish scales. But when that’s not possible and you need to use wax, you have a few options. Depending on the level of glazing in the tracks, klister or hardwax can work, but usually, a klister-cover is the way to go. If there is very little glazing, use a hardwax. It will be faster and won’t ice up as quickly. If there is glazing happening, use klister since it will stick to the icy sheen. More often than not, there is a variety of glazed sections and powdery sections on the trails. This means taking advantage of both hardwaxes and klisters will give your grip wax good kick and glide on any part of the course. Klister-cover is where you start with a thin layer of klister and cover it was a hard hardwax (usually a hardwax that’s a step colder than the temperature). The klister gives you grip, and the hardwax prevents icing.

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  • Ski*Go XC Red Klister | 60g (5C/1C)
    XC Red Klister
    7 in stock!
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  • Vauhti KS Violet Klister | 60g (1C/-10C)
    A general klister for coarse, wet snow
    9 in stock!
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    $22.00
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  • Vauhti KS Blue Klister | 60g (0C/-15C)
    A general klister for icy snow
    10 in stock!
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  • Vauhti KS Universal Klister | 60g (4C/-7C)
    A general universal klister
    8 in stock!
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  • Toko Nordic Klister Spray Universal | 70ml
    Nordic Klister Spray Universal Angle 1
    2 in stock!
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  • Swix Green Base Binder Kick Wax | 45g
    Green Base Binder Kick Wax Angle 1
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  • Swix Base Binder Spray | 70ml
    Base Binder Spray Angle 1
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  • Swix Blue Base Kick Wax | 45g
    Blue Base Kick Wax Angle 1
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  • Swix Ice Klister Blue 0°C/-12°C | 55g
    Ice Klister Blue 0°C/-12°C Angle 1
    1 in stock!
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  • Swix Red Klister +1°C/+5°C | 55g
    Red Klister +1°C/+5°C Angle 1
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  • Swix Violet Silver Klister +2°C/-4°C | 55g
    Violet Silver Klister +2°C/-4°C Angle 1
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  • Swix Violet Klister -2°C/+4°C | 55g
    Violet Klister -2°C/+4°C Angle 1
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  • Swix Green Base Klister Spray | 70ml
    Green Base Klister Spray Angle 1
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  • Swix Red Extra Wet Klister +2°C/+15°C | 55g
    Red Extra Wet Klister +2°C/+15°C Angle 1
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  • Swix Universal Klister +10°C/-3°C | 55g
    Universal Klister +10°C/-3°C Angle 1
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  • Swix Silver Universal Klister +3°C/-5°C | 55g
    Silver Universal Klister +3°C/-5°C Angle 1
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  • Toko Nordic Klister Red | 55g
    Nordic Klister Red Angle 1
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    $23.00
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  • Toko Nordic Base Klister Green | 55g
    Nordic Base Klister Green Angle 1
    2 in stock!
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  • Toko Nordic Klister Yellow | 55g
    Nordic Klister Yellow Angle 1
    2 in stock!
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  • Toko Nordic Klister Spray Base Green | 70ml
    Nordic Klister Spray Base Green Angle 1
    2 in stock!
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  • STAR TARGET S4 - Violet Hardwax | 45g (-2C/-6)
    TARGET S4 - Violet Hardwax
    10 in stock!
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  • STAR TARGET S3 - Red Hardwax | 45g (2C/-2)
    TARGET S3 - Red Hardwax
    12 in stock!
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  • STAR TARGET S2 - Yellow Hardwax | 45g (4C/0)
    TARGET S2 - Yellow Hardwax
    5 in stock!
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  • Vauhti GS BASE SUPER LIQUID GRIP (NF) | 80mL (All Temps)
    A liquid base binder.
    7 in stock!
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    $24.00
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  • Vauhti GS VIOLET LIQUID GRIP (NF) | 80mL (-1C/-7C)
    A liquid grip wax for fresh and fine natural snow in warmer conditions.
    6 in stock!
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    $24.00
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  • Vauhti GS CARROT LIQUID GRIP (NF) | 80mL (-2C/-20C)
    A liquid grip wax for cold temperatures, especially old/man-made snow.
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  • Vauhti KS BASE LIQUID KLISTER (NF) | 80mL (All Temps)
    A liquid klister base binder.
    4 in stock!
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    $24.00
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  • Vauhti KS UNIVERSAL LIQUID KLISTER (NF) | 80mL (10C/-1C)
    A liquid universal klister for damp to wet snow.
    8 in stock!
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    $24.00
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  • Rode Fast Silver FK50 Klister | 60g (5C/0C)
    Fast Silver FK50 Klister
    19 in stock!
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    $36.00
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  • Rode Fast Multigrade FK76 Klister | 60g (6C/-6C)
    Fast Multigrade FK76 Klister
    23 in stock!
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    $36.00
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  • Optiwax Klister Universal Kikkan | 55g (5C/-20C)
    Klister Universal Kikkan
    1 in stock!
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    $25.00
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  • Vauhti GF Red Hardwax | 45g (2C/-1C)
    High Fluoro Hardwax for temperatures around zero degrees
    10 in stock!
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    $32.00
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    $25.60
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  • Vauhti GF Silver Hardwax | 45g (1C/-4C)
    High Fluoro Hardwax for temperatures around and just below zero degrees
    1 in stock!
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    $32.00
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  • Vauhti GF Pink Hardwax | 45g (0C/-5C)
    High Fluoro Hardwax for new snow at temperatures below zero degrees
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  • Optiwax Base Binder | 45g
    Base Binder
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    $27.00
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  • Optiwax Grip Wax 0 | 45g (2C/-2C)
    Grip Wax 0
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  • Optiwax Grip Wax 1 | 45g (0C/-3C)
    Grip Wax 1
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  • Optiwax Grip Wax 2 | 45g (-1C/-6C)
    Grip Wax 2
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  • Optiwax Grip Wax 3 | 45g (-2C/-10C)
    Grip Wax 3
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  • Rode Base Klister Spray | 100mL (0C/-20C)
    Base Klister Spray
    102 in stock!
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    $28.95
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