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Collection: Red Snow Conditions (Coarse, Packing Snow, +5°C to -5°C)

Red conditions occur when old snow or artificial snow enters the transition temperature range around zero Celsius. High humidity differentiates red conditions from violet conditions - if there’s moisture in the snow it’s red, if it’s dry, it’s violet. The track in red conditions tends to be corny, moist, and packs/glazes when skied over.

Friction Characteristics: Hard, rounded snow crystals from repeated freeze-thaw cycles can be quite abrasive even in higher humidifies so red glide waxes can be somewhat hard to combat kinetic friction. Dirt that gathers on the surface of older snow is also an issue. Dirt-repelling additives such as graphite, moly, or gallium can be quite helpful. Red conditions have a high humidity content, so highly hydrophobic waxes like pure fluoros, HF or LF waxes reduce suction between the wet snowpack and the ski base. Rills are often necessary to break up large water droplets and pert them out the back of the ski.

Kick Waxing: Since the snow crystals in older snow have lost their idealized snowflake pattern and are now rounded blobs of humid ice, kick waxes will rarely ice up in red conditions. This means a straight klister may not degrade your glide too much. However, a layer or two of hard wax on top of a thin klister will definitely give the best combination of grip and glide. Sometimes straight hardwax will work but often the humidity and rounded snow crystals mean hardwax can’t find a purchase.

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    mountainFLOW eco-wax Anti-Stick Spray
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    mountainFLOW eco-wax Skin Wax
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    mountainFLOW eco-wax Glide Paste
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  • Ski*Go XC Red Glide Wax 60g or 200g (-1C/-5C)
    Ski*Go XC Red Glide Wax 60g or 200g (-1C/-5C)
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  • Vauhti GW COLD Paraffin (-1C/-10C)
    A fluoro-free paraffin for cold temperatures.
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  • Vauhti GW POLAR Paraffin (-8C/-25C)
    A fluoro-free paraffin for very cold temperatures.
    12 in stock!
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  • Vauhti GW GRAPHITE Paraffin (-1C/-25C)
    A fluoro-free paraffin for dirty snow.
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  • Vauhti GW ALL TEMP Paraffin (10C/-20C)
    A universal fluoro-free paraffin.
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  • Optiwax Glide Tape 1 - 10m or 40m (+10C/-5C)
    Glide Tape 1 10m pack
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  • Optiwax NF 2 Paraffin - 60g (2C/-10C)
    NF 2 Paraffin
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  • Rode R40 Non-Fluoro Paraffin (0C/-5C)
    R40 Non-Fluoro Paraffin
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  • STAR NF10 Solid Glide & Skin Wax w/cork | 50g (5C/-5)
    NF10 Solid Glide & Skin Wax w/cork
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  • Vauhti LF COLD Paraffin | 60g (-1C/-10C)
    A mid-range paraffin for cold temperatures.
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  • Vauhti LF POLAR Paraffin | 60g (-1C/-25C)
    A mid-range paraffin for very cold temperatures.
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  • Vauhti LF GRAPHITE Paraffin | 60g (-1C/-25C)
    A mid-range paraffin for dirty snow.
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  • Vauhti LF ALL TEMP Paraffin | 60g (10C/-20C)
    A universal mid-range low fluoro paraffin.
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  • Optiwax Eco Glide Tape - 10m (5C/-20C)
    Eco Glide Tape
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  • STAR SG20 WARM Solid EZ-Glide Wax | 50g (5C/-5C)
    STAR SG20 WARM Solid EZ-Glide Wax
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  • Vauhti GW UNIVERSAL + PARAFFIN (5C/-2C)
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  • Optiwax Glide Tape 1 Wide (for alpine skis) - 10 meters (10C/-5C)
    Glide Tape 1 Wide (for alpine skis)
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  • Optiwax Glide Tape 1 Extra Wide (for snowboards) - 10 meters (10C/-5C)
    Glide Tape 1 Extra Wide (for snowboards)
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  • Vauhti LF RACE WET Paraffin (10C/-1C)
    A mid-range paraffin for wet snow.
    12 in stock!
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  • Vauhti LF RACE POLAR Paraffin (-1C/-25C)
    A mid-range paraffin for very cold temperatures.
    31 in stock!
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  • Vauhti LF RACE GRAPHITE Paraffin (-1C/-25C)
    A mid-range paraffin for dirty snow.
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  • Vauhti LF RACE ALL TEMP Paraffin (10C/-20C)
    A universal mid-range low fluoro paraffin.
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  • Rode Fluoro-Free LGM Liquid Glider Multigrade (10C/-20C)
    Fluoro-Free Liquid Glider Multigrade
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  • Rode Fluoro-Free RL Racing Liquid Warm | 80mL (0C/-3C)
    Rode Fluoro-Free Racing Liquid Warm 80mL
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  • Rode Skin Ski Wax Spray | 100mL (20C/-30C)
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  • Rode Eco Glide Paraffin (20C/-20C)
    Rode Eco Glide 60g
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  • Rode ENDURANCE Non-fluoro Long Distance Paraffin (10C/-20C)
    Rode ENDURANCE Non-fluoro Long Distance Paraffin 60g block
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  • Optiwax UHF Glide Tape - 10m or 40m (+1C/-20C)
    UHF Glide Tape
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  • Gallium GIGA SPEED Maxfluor Jet Glide Wipes (10C/-5C)
    GIGA SPEED Maxfluor Jet Wipes
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE ONE MID PARAFFIN (2C/-4C)
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE ONE MID PARAFFIN An entry-level fluoro-free paraffin for med conditions.
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE ONE COLD PARAFFIN (-1C/-10C)
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE ONE COLD PARAFFIN An entry-level fluoro-free paraffin for cold conditions.
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE ONE POLAR PARAFFIN (-2C/-25C)
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE ONE POLAR PARAFFIN An entry-level fluoro-free paraffin for very cold conditions.
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE ONE GRAPHITE PARAFFIN (-1C/-25C)
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE ONE GRAPHITE PARAFFIN An entry-level fluoro-free paraffin for dirty snow.
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE ONE MID LIQUID GLIDE | 80mL (2C/-4C)
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE ONE MID LIQUID GLIDE An entry-level fluoro-free paraffin for med conditions.
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