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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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  • Vauhti GT Red Hardwax (Old Packaging on clearance) | 45g (1C/-1C)
    A tar based hardwax for temperatures around zero degrees
    9 in stock!
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    $12.00
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    $9.99
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  • Vauhti GS Red Hardwax | 45g (1C/-2C)
    Synthetic Hardwax for temperatures around zero degrees
    19 in stock!
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    $12.00
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  • Vauhti GS Carrot Hardwax | 45g (-1C/-6C)
    Synthetic Hardwax for common conditions
    38 in stock!
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    $12.00
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  • Vauhti GS Base Super Base Binder | 45g (20C/-30C)
    A base binder for old, abrasive snow
    50 in stock!
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    $12.00
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  • Vauhti GT Red Hardwax | 45g (1C/-1C)
    A tar based hardwax for temperatures around zero degrees
    11 in stock!
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    $12.00
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  • Vauhti GT Pink Hardwax | 45g (0C/-4C)
    A tar based hardwax for temperatures just below zero degrees
    9 in stock!
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    $12.00
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  • Vauhti GT Carrot Hardwax | 45g (-1C/-6C)
    A tar based hardwax for common conditions
    20 in stock!
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    $12.00
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  • Swix V45 Violet Special Kick Wax -2°C/-6°C | 45g
    V45 Violet Special Kick Wax -2°C/-6°C Angle 1
    5 in stock!
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    $13.95
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  • Swix V50 Violet Kick Wax -1°C/-3°C | 45g
    V50 Violet Kick Wax -1°C/-3°C Angle 1
    6 in stock!
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    $13.95
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  • Swix V55 Red Special Kick Wax 0°C/-2°C | 45g
    V55 Red Special Kick Wax 0°C/-2°C Angle 1
    9 in stock!
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    $13.95
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  • Swix V60 Red-Silver Kick Wax +1°C/-1°C | 45g
    V60 Red-Silver Kick Wax +1°C/-1°C Angle 1
    8 in stock!
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    $13.95
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  • Ski*Go XC Yellow Hardwax | 45g (5C/-1C)
    XC Yellow Hardwax
    7 in stock!
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    $13.99
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  • Ski*Go XC Orange Hardwax | 45g (3C/-2C)
    XC Orange Hardwax
    12 in stock!
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    $13.99
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  • Ski*Go XC Red Hardwax | 45g (0C/-2C)
    XC Red Hardwax
    8 in stock!
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    $13.99
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  • Toko Nordic Base Grip Wax Green | 27g
    Nordic Base Grip Wax Green Angle 1
    31 in stock!
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    $15.00
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  • Toko Nordic GripWax Red | 25g
    Nordic GripWax Red Angle 1
    19 in stock!
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    $15.00
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  • Toko Nordic GripWax Yellow | 25g
    Nordic GripWax Yellow Angle 1
    12 in stock!
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    $15.00
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  • Rode Yellow Hardwax P60 | 45g (4C/1C)
    Yellow Hardwax P60
    98 in stock!
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    $15.95
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  • Rode Rossa Hardwax P50 | 45g (3C/0C)
    Rossa Hardwax P50
    168 in stock!
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    $15.95
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  • Rode Rot Extra Hardwax P52 | 45g (2C/0C)
    Rot Extra Hardwax P52
    190 in stock!
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    $15.95
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  • Rode Viola Extra Hardwax P42 | 45g (1C/-3C)
    Viola Extra Hardwax P42
    283 in stock!
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    $15.95
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  • Rode Viola Special Multigrade Hardwax P46 | 45g (0C/-5C)
    Viola Special Multigrade Hardwax P46
    119 in stock!
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    $15.95
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  • Rode Viola Hardwax P40 | 45g (0C/-4C)
    Viola Hardwax P40
    90 in stock!
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    $15.95
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  • Rode Blue Super Extra Hardwax P38 | 45g (-1C/-10C)
    Blue Super Extra Hardwax P38
    555 in stock!
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    $15.95
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  • Rode Blue Super Weiss Hardwax P28 | 45g (-1C/-7C)
    Blue Super Weiss Hardwax P28
    235 in stock!
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    $15.95
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  • Rode Blue Super Hardwax P32 | 45g (-1C/-10C)
    Blue Super Hardwax P32
    742 in stock!
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    $15.95
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  • Rode Black Base Hardwax P70 | 45g (All Temperatures)
    Black Base Hardwax P70
    386 in stock!
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    $15.95
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  • Rode Multigrade Klister K76 | 60g (6C/-6C)
    Multigrade Klister K76
    79 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Silver Klister K50 | 60g (5C/1C)
    Silver Klister K50
    80 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Black Klister K80 | 60g (5C/-2C)
    Black Klister K80
    63 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Rossa Klister K40 | 60g (4C/-2C)
    Rossa Klister K40
    205 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Silver Extra Klister K52 | 60g (4C/0C)
    Silver Extra Klister K52
    71 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Rossa Special Klister K46 | 60g (3C/0C)
    Rossa Special Klister K46
    61 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Violet Klister K30 | 60g (1C/-3C)
    Violet Klister K30
    95 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Universal Klister K70 | 60g (0C/0C)
    Universal Klister K70
    26 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Rode Chola K90 | 60g (All Temperatures)
    Chola K90
    52 in stock!
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    $19.95
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  • Ski*Go XC Silver Klister | 60g (5C/-1C)
    XC Silver Klister
    13 in stock!
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    $19.99
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  • Ski*Go XC Violet Klister | 60g (3C/-4C)
    XC Violet Klister
    11 in stock!
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    $19.99
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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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    $22.00
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  • Vauhti KS Blue Klister | 60g (0C/-15C)
    A general klister for icy snow
    9 in stock!
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    $22.00
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