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Collection: Green Snow Conditions (Cold, Squeaky Snow, -12°C to -30°C)

Green conditions are the coldest conditions. This snow will squeak when compressed. It can be new, old or manmade snow. Usually very dry. The harder the wax, the better it will be in these conditions. HF waxes have trouble working in the low humidity usually found at these temperatures. These waxes are coloured green by all the brands I can think of.

Friction Characteristics: Green conditions have two types of friction: kinetic and electrostatic. Kinetic friction is the result of snow crystals being frozen so hard they have no trouble biting into your ski's base. Using the hardest wax possible is key in green conditions. Synthetic hardeners straight or mixed in with your hardest wax may be even better. Since snow this cold holds virtually no liquid water, electrostatic friction becomes an issue where electrons are ripped away as your ski tries to glide. Graphite or gallium can help with reducing electrostatic friction. Because humidity is so low, fluoro compounds are usually unhelpful and can sometimes get in the way of good glide. LF or hydrocarbon waxes may out-test high-fluoro waxes if it’s dry enough.

Kick Waxing: Pretty much anything will give you grip in these conditions, but the main question is 'how much grip is too much grip?’ Green grip waxes are very hard, but some of them are also tacky or sometimes have tar additives. The tacky ones are essentially base binders. Often just a base binder is the best grip vs. glide combo in these conditions. Green waxes that aren’t tacky need to have a base binder to keep them on the ski since green conditions are abrasive. Keeping layers of hardwax thin and the number of layers minimal is very important in these conditions.

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    mountainFLOW eco-wax Anti-Stick Spray
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  • Rode Green GL-10 Non-Fluoro Paraffin | 60g (-10C/-20C)
    Green GL-10 Non-Fluoro Paraffin
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  • Vauhti GS Green Hardwax | 45g (-10C/-30C)
    Synthetic Hardwax for cold temperatures
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  • Vauhti GS Base AT Base Binder | 45g (20C/-30C)
    A base binder for new to fine-grained snow
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  • Vauhti GS Base Super Base Binder | 45g (20C/-30C)
    A base binder for old, abrasive snow
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  • Vauhti GT Green Hardwax | 45g (-6C/-20C)
    A tar based hardwax for cold snow
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  • Swix V05 Polar Kick Wax -15°C/-30°C | 45g
    V05 Polar Kick Wax -15°C/-30°C Angle 1
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  • Swix V20 Green Kick Wax -10°C/-18°C | 45g
    V20 Green Kick Wax -10°C/-18°C Angle 1
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    V30 Blue Kick Wax -5°C/-15°C Angle 1
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  • Swix V40 Blue Extra Kick Wax -3°C/-10°C | 45g
    V40 Blue Extra Kick Wax -3°C/-10°C Angle 1
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  • Ski*Go XC Green Hardwax | 45g (-7C/-20C)
    XC Green Hardwax
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  • Rode Low Fluor Green GLF-10 Paraffin (-10C/-20C)
    Low Fluor Green GLF-10 Paraffin
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  • Toko Bionic Performance Universal (10C/-30C)
    Bionic Performance Universal Angle 1
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    Express Rub-on Angle 1
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  • Toko Nordic Base Grip Wax Green | 27g
    Nordic Base Grip Wax Green Angle 1
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    Nordic GripWax Blue Angle 1
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    Nordic Grip Wax X-Cold Angle 1
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  • Rode Green Hardwax P20 | 45g (-4C/-15C)
    Green Hardwax P20
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    Green Special Hardwax P15
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  • Rode Black Base Hardwax P70 | 45g (All Temperatures)
    Black Base Hardwax P70
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  • Rode Artic Powder GL-00 | 50g (-8C/-20C)
    Artic Powder GL-00
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  • Swix PS5 Turquoise, Melt Glider -10°C/-18°C
    PS5 Turquoise, Melt Glider -10°C/-18°C Angle 1
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    PS Polar, Melt Glider -14°C/-32°C Angle 1
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  • Ski*Go XC Green Paraffin (-7C/-20C)
    Ski*Go XC Green Paraffin (-7C/-20C)
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  • Vauhti GW POLAR Paraffin (-8C/-25C)
    A fluoro-free paraffin for very cold temperatures.
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    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 2 (-5C/-20C)
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    LF 3 Paraffin
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    LF 4 Paraffin
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  • Optiwax LF Base Paraffin | 60g (10C/-20C)
    LF Base Paraffin
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    NF 3 Paraffin
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    NF 4 Paraffin
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  • Vauhti GW POLAR LIQUID GLIDE (NF) | 80mL (-2C/-20C)
    A non-fluorinated liquid glide wax for very cold snow.
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  • Vauhti LF RACE POLAR Paraffin (-1C/-25C)
    A mid-range paraffin for very cold temperatures.
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    A universal mid-range low fluoro paraffin.
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  • Vauhti GW UNIVERSAL - PARAFFIN (-2C/-15C)
    A universal cold paraffin. Replaces the GW paraffins.
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    GW UNIVERSAL - LIQUID 80mL
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