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Collection: Yellow Snow Conditions (Wet, Slushy Snow, +20°C to 0°C)

Yellow conditions occur when old snow is thoroughly saturated with water. It's slushy, it's wet and it's warm, it's old and usually coarse-grained and dirty. The temperature range for these conditions is 0C to... the warmest it can be with snow on the ground! "Yellow" snow is heavily transformed. It has been through a melt/freeze cycle or two and has become corny or coarse-grained. Because the snow transformed, it tends to drain better than "Pink" snow since space between the individual ice crystals allows water to drain away. You’re still dealing with a lot of water either way so your main waxing consideration will be to get rid of water from the ski base! The big difference between pink and yellow conditions is the amount of dirt deposited on top of the snowpack. Choosing a wax with compounds to limit the effects of dirt is also key when waxing for yellow conditions.

Friction Characteristics: Physically, the wet snow crystal structure has the most rounded edges. This means kinetic friction is very low so physically harder waxes are not necessary. The main source of friction in this snow type is suction friction from the vast amounts of liquid water between the ski base and the snowpack. The top priority for glide waxing for these conditions is getting rid of water from the bottom of the ski base. Waxes for this temperature range are physically softer (soft waxes are more hydrophobic than harder ones). Fluoro compounds are massively hydrophobic so anything with fluorination will likely be an excellent choice. Adding aggressive structure to your ski base with a rill tool will have the biggest benefit to glide as the grooves and channels will give water an escape route. Often waxes with dirt-repellent compounds have a leg up on others since dirt builds upon the surface of the snow as it melts. Waxes with molybdenum or graphite tent to stay fast in yellow conditions over long distances.

Kick Waxing: Snow crystals in yellow conditions have melted into round, wet, blobs. This makes finding a grip wax that is able to stick to snow crystals very tricky. The water surrounding the snow crystals acts as a lubricant, which is the equivalent of having oil on your brake pads. This means in order to find a kick wax that gets grip in this kind of snow, you'll have to get something as soft and sticky as possible: hence, klister! Hard wax is a no-go when the snow gets this wet, but rub skis (hairys or zeros), skin skis, fish scales tend to work quite well if klister isn't your thing. Again, a klister with Fluoros or other dirt and water-repelling compounds will help your grip wax glide.

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  • Ski*Go XC Yellow Kick Wax 45g (+5C/-1C)
    XC Yellow Hardwax
    32 in stock!
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    $13.99
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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 Silver Klister 60g (+5C/-1C)
    XC Silver Klister
    6 in stock!
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    $19.99
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  • Ski*Go XC Universal Klister 60g (+3C/-1C)
    XC Universal Klister
    9 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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  • Vauhti KS Violet Klister | 60g (1C/-10C)
    A general klister for coarse, wet snow
    3 in stock!
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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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    $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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    $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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    $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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    $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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    $25.00
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  • Optiwax Klister Violet Kikkan 55g (5C/-10C)
    Klister Violet Kikkan
    3 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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    $28.95
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  • Ski*Go Universal Spray Klister 75mL (+3C/-1C)
    Universal Spray Klister
    Regular price
    $29.00
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    $29.00
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  • STAR TARGET K5 - Spring Klister | 60g (0C/10)
    TARGET K5 - Spring Klister
    6 in stock!
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    $35.95
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    $35.95
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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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    $35.95
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  • Rode Fast Red FK40 Klister | 60g (4C/-2C)
    Fast Red FK40 Klister
    13 in stock!
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    $36.00
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    $36.00
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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
    24 in stock!
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    $36.00
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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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    $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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    $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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    $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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    $39.00
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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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    $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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    $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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    $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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    $45.00
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  • Rode Top Line Klister K3 | 60g (3C/0C)
    Top Line Klister K3
    78 in stock!
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    $47.95
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    $47.95
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  • Guru Extreme 39 Klister 55g (+7C/-2C)
    Extreme 39 Klister
    32 in stock!
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    $49.95
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    $49.95
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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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