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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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  • Toko Nordic Base Grip Wax Green | 27g
    Nordic Base Grip Wax Green Angle 1
    2 in stock!
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  • Toko Nordic GripWax Yellow | 25g
    Nordic GripWax Yellow Angle 1
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  • Rode Black Base Hardwax P70 | 45g (All Temperatures)
    Black Base Hardwax P70
    471 in stock!
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  • Rode Fast Red Extra FP52 Hardwax | 45g (2C/0C)
    Fast Red Extra FP52 Hardwax
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  • Rode Multigrade Klister K76 | 60g (6C/-6C)
    Multigrade Klister K76
    77 in stock!
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  • Rode Silver Klister K50 | 60g (5C/1C)
    Silver Klister K50
    39 in stock!
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  • Rode Black Klister K80 | 60g (5C/-2C)
    Black Klister K80
    65 in stock!
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  • Rode Rossa Klister K40 | 60g (4C/-2C)
    Rossa Klister K40
    148 in stock!
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  • Rode Silver Extra Klister K52 | 60g (4C/0C)
    Silver Extra Klister K52
    83 in stock!
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  • Rode Yellow Klister K60 | 60g (2C/0C)
    Yellow Klister K60
    69 in stock!
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  • Rode Universal Klister K70 | 60g (0C/0C)
    Universal Klister K70
    62 in stock!
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  • Rode Chola K90 | 60g (All Temperatures)
    Chola K90
    66 in stock!
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  • Ski*Go XC Orange Klister | 60g (10C/3C)
    XC Orange Klister
    10 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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  • Vauhti KS Red Klister | 60g (10C/2C)
    A general wet snow klister
    11 in stock!
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    $22.00
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  • Toko Nordic Klister Spray Universal | 70ml
    Nordic Klister Spray Universal Angle 1
    2 in stock!
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    $22.00
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  • Swix Red Extra Wet Klister +2°C/+15°C | 55g
    Red Extra Wet Klister +2°C/+15°C Angle 1
    2 in stock!
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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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    $22.95
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  • Swix Green Base Klister Spray | 70ml
    Green Base Klister Spray Angle 1
    1 in stock!
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    $22.95
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  • Toko Nordic Base Klister Green | 55g
    Nordic Base Klister Green Angle 1
    2 in stock!
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    $23.00
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  • Toko Nordic Klister Yellow | 55g
    Nordic Klister Yellow Angle 1
    2 in stock!
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    $23.00
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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 S2 - Yellow Hardwax | 45g (4C/0)
    TARGET S2 - Yellow Hardwax
    5 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.
    7 in stock!
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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.
    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 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
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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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  • Vauhti KF Universal Klister | 60g (10C/-7C)
    A universal racing klister for all klister conditions.
    3 in stock!
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    $38.00
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  • Swix VP70 Yellow Kick Wax 2°C/-1°C | 45g
    Swix VP70 Yellow Kick Wax 2°C/-1°C
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  • Swix Universal Liquid Quick Kliser -5°C/+10°C | 150ml
    Universal Liquid Quick Kliser -5°C/+10°C Angle 1
    2 in stock!
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  • Swix Red Liquid Quick klister 0°C/+15°C | 150ml
    Red Liquid Quick klister 0°C/+15°C Angle 1
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  • STAR TARGET K4 - Multiplus Klister | 60g (6C/0)
    TARGET K4 - Multiplus Klister
    5 in stock!
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  • Ski*Go HF Yellow Klister | 60g (20C/3C)
    HF Yellow Klister
    9 in stock!
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    $45.00
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  • Ski*Go HF Universal Klister | 60g (10C/-5C)
    HF Universal Klister
    27 in stock!
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    $45.00
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE RACE LDR NF KLISTER | 60g (5C/-10C)
    PURE-LINE RACE LDR NF KLISTER
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