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Collection: Pink Snow Conditions (Saturated, New Snow, +20°C to 0°C)

Pink conditions occur when fresh snow becomes thoroughly saturated with water. This happens at temperatures at and well above zero Celsius or in rare circumstances when the ground radiates heat up through the snowpack. The fresh snow is actively melting, turning into slush and hanging on to almost all it's moisture as it melts. The snow is very heavy and it sticks to trees. Pink conditions are the slowest conditions. It takes a lot of energy to force a ski through the high levels of suction friction.

Friction Characteristics: In pink conditions, the layer of fresh snow acts as a seal to keep all the water on the surface. This means the only type of friction to worry about in pink conditions is suction friction. The best ways to counteract suction friction is to get some aggressive structure into your ski base with a rill tool or an aggressive stone grind. Highly hydrophobic waxes like the softest paraffins or fluorinated waxes help a lot as well. Using a stiffer ski will also counteract suction friction by propping up most of the ski - giving space for water to vacate itself from the bottom of the ski.

Kick Waxing: Unfortunately, finding a kick wax in pink conditions is going to require klister. The softest, goopiest klister to be precise. It's very hard to find a substance that will get a grip on what is essentially liquid water, so what will generally be the best option in these conditions are hairys or zeros. The hairs and burrs on skis set up this way are actually able to penetrate below the film of water on top of the snowpack and dig into the more frozen layer beneath. Skin skis are also fantastic in these conditions for the same reason.

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  • Rode Black Base Hardwax P70 | 45g (All Temperatures)
    Black Base Hardwax P70
    45 in stock!
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    $15.95
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  • Rode Multigrade Klister K76 | 60g (6C/-6C)
    Multigrade Klister K76
    189 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Silver Klister K50 | 60g (5C/1C)
    Silver Klister K50
    33 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Black Klister K80 | 60g (5C/-2C)
    Black Klister K80
    19 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Rossa Klister K40 | 60g (4C/-2C)
    Rossa Klister K40
    187 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Silver Extra Klister K52 | 60g (4C/0C)
    Silver Extra Klister K52
    102 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Yellow Klister K60 | 60g (2C/0C)
    Yellow Klister K60
    26 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Universal Klister K70 | 60g (0C/0C)
    Universal Klister K70
    38 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Chola K90 | 60g (All Temperatures)
    Chola K90
    54 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Ski*Go XC Orange Klister 60g (+10C/+3C)
    XC Orange Klister
    38 in stock!
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    $19.99
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  • Ski*Go XC Silver Klister 60g (+5C/-1C)
    XC Silver Klister
    6 in stock!
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    $19.99
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  • Vauhti KS Red Klister | 60g (10C/2C)
    A general wet snow klister
    2 in stock!
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    $22.00
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    $22.00
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  • STAR TARGET S2 - Yellow Hardwax | 45g (4C/0)
    TARGET S2 - Yellow Hardwax
    6 in stock!
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    $23.95
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  • Vauhti GS BASE SUPER LIQUID GRIP (NF) | 80mL (All Temps)
    A liquid base binder.
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    $24.00
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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.
    5 in stock!
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    $24.00
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  • Optiwax Klister Red Kikkan 55g (10C/0C)
    Klister Red Kikkan
    2 in stock!
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    $25.00
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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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  • Rode Fast Red Extra FP52 Hardwax | 45g (2C/0C)
    Fast Red Extra FP52 Hardwax
    3 in stock!
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    $26.00
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    $26.00
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  • Rode Base Klister Spray | 100mL (0C/-20C)
    Base Klister Spray
    121 in stock!
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    $28.95
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  • STAR TARGET K4 - Multiplus Klister | 60g (6C/0)
    TARGET K4 - Multiplus Klister
    5 in stock!
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    $35.95
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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
    24 in stock!
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    $36.00
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  • Vauhti KF Base Klister | 60g (10C/-20C)
    A racing base binder klister to anchor the wax of the day.
    2 in stock!
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    $38.00
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  • Vauhti KF Universal Klister | 60g (10C/-7C)
    A universal racing klister for all klister conditions.
    7 in stock!
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    $38.00
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE RACE LDR NF KLISTER | 60g (5C/-10C)
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    $39.00
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE RACE RED NF KLISTER | 60g (10C/-1C)
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    $39.00
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  • Guru Yellow (Silver) Kick Wax 45g (+1C/-2C)
    Yellow (Silver) Hardwax
    8 in stock!
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    $39.95
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  • Guru Silver (Red) Klister 55g (+5C/+15C)
    Silver (Red) Klister
    10 in stock!
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    $42.49
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  • Guru Red Klister 55g (+5C/+15C)
    Red Klister
    10 in stock!
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    $42.49
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  • Ski*Go HF Yellow Klister 60g (+20C/+3C)
    HF Yellow Klister
    14 in stock!
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    $45.00
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  • Ski*Go HF Universal Klister 60g (+10C/-5C)
    HF Universal Klister
    37 in stock!
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    $45.00
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  • Vauhti GRIP POWDER | 20g (5C/-20C)
    A glide powder used to speed up grip wax
    2 in stock!
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    $169.00
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  • Optiwax Grip Powder 25g (All temperatures)
    Grip Powder
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