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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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  • mountainFLOW eco-wax Anti-Stick Spray
    mountainFLOW eco-wax Anti-Stick Spray
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  • mountainFLOW eco-wax Skin Wax
    mountainFLOW eco-wax Skin Wax
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  • mountainFLOW eco-wax Glide Paste
    mountainFLOW eco-wax Glide Paste
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  • Rode Yellow GL-50 Non-Fluoro Paraffin | 60g (20C/0)
    Yellow GL-50 Non-Fluoro Paraffin
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  • Rode Black Base Hardwax P70 - 45g (All temperatures)
    Black Base Hardwax P70
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  • Ski*Go XC Yellow Glide Wax 60g or 200g (+20C/-1C)
    Ski*Go XC Yellow Glide Wax 60g or 200g (+20C/-1C)
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  • Vauhti GW WET Paraffin | 90g|180g|540g (10C/-1C)
    A fluoro-free paraffin for wet snow.

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  • Vauhti GW ALL TEMP Paraffin | 90g|180g|540g (10C/-20C)
    A universal fluoro-free paraffin.

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  • Optiwax NF 2 Paraffin - 60g (2C/-10C)
    NF 2 Paraffin
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  • Vauhti GW WET LIQUID GLIDE (NF) | 80mL (10C/-1C)
    A non-fluorinated liquid glide wax for wet snow.
    5 in stock!
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  • Rode Multigrade Klister K76 - 60g (6C/-6C)
    Multigrade Klister K76
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  • Rode Silver Klister K50 - 60g (5C/1C)
    Silver Klister K50
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  • Rode Black Klister K80 - 60g (5C/-2C)
    Black Klister K80
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  • Rode Rossa Klister K40 - 60g (4C/-2C)
    Rossa Klister K40
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  • Rode Silver Extra Klister K52 - 60g (4C/0C)
    Silver Extra Klister K52
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  • Rode Yellow Klister K60 - 60g (2C/0C)
    Yellow Klister K60
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  • Rode Universal Klister K70 - 60g (0C/0C)
    Universal Klister K70
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  • Rode Chola K90 - 60g (All Temperatures)
    Chola K90
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  • Rode Skin Cleaner Spray | 100mL (20C/-30)
    Skin Cleaner Spray

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  • Rode R50 Non-Fluoro Racing Paraffin | (10C/-1)
    R50 Non-Fluoro Paraffin
    34 in stock!
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    $19.99
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  • Gallium PINK Paraffin Glide Wax 100g 200g 500g (+10C/0C)
    Gallium PINK Paraffin Glide Wax 100g 200g 500g (+10C/0C)
    1 in stock!
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    $20.00
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  • Ski*Go Easy Glide XC Universal 100mL (+10C/-10C)
    Easy Glide XC Universal Liquid
    11 in stock!
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  • Ski*Go Easy Glide XC Plus 100mL (+10C/0C)
    Easy Glide XC Plus Liquid
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  • Ski*Go XC Orange Klister 60g (+10C/+3C)
    XC Orange Klister
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  • Ski*Go XC Silver Klister 60g (+5C/-1C)
    XC Silver Klister
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  • Ski*Go Base Prep or Cleaning Paraffin Glide Wax 120g (+20C/+10C)
    Base Preparation Paraffin

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  • Vauhti LF WET Paraffin | 60g (10C/-1C)
    A mid-range paraffin for wet snow.

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  • Vauhti LF ALL TEMP Paraffin | 60g (10C/-20C)
    A universal mid-range low fluoro paraffin.

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  • Vauhti CLEAN and GLIDE FOR CROWN and ZERO SKIS | 80mL (10C/-1C)
    Cleaning and maintenance agent for crown & zero skis. Use when the snow is dirty or wet.

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  • Vauhti ANTI-ICE FOR CROWN and ZERO SKIS (NF) | 80mL (2C/-5C)
    Anti-ice agent for crown & zero skis. Use on new snow close to zero degrees to prevent icing.

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  • Vauhti KS Red Klister | 60g (10C/2C)
    A general wet snow klister

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  • Vauhti GS BASE SUPER LIQUID GRIP (NF) | 80mL (All Temps)
    A liquid base binder.

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  • Vauhti KS BASE LIQUID KLISTER (NF) | 80mL (All Temps)
    A liquid klister base binder.
    3 in stock!
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  • Vauhti KS UNIVERSAL LIQUID KLISTER (NF) | 80mL (10C/-1C)
    A liquid universal klister for damp to wet snow.
    1 in stock!
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  • Vauhti LF RACE WET Paraffin | 45g|90g|180g|540g (10C/-1C)
    A mid-range paraffin for wet snow.
    2 in stock!
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    $24.00
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  • Vauhti LF RACE ALL TEMP Paraffin | 45g|90g|180g|540g (10C/-20C)
    A universal mid-range low fluoro paraffin.

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  • Vauhti LF WET LIQUID GLIDE | 80mL (10C/-1C)
    A mid-tier liquid glide wax for wet snow.
    7 in stock!
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    $24.00
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  • Vauhti GW BASE LIQUID GLIDE (NF) | 80mL (All Temps)
    A non-fluoro liquid base wax.
    7 in stock!
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  • Rode Fluoro-Free Liquid Glider Multigrade | 80mL|1000mL (10C/-20)
    Fluoro-Free Liquid Glider Multigrade

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  • Rode Fluoro-Free RL (Racing Liquid) Warm | 80mL (0C/-3)
    Fluoro-Free Racing Liquid Warm
    2 in stock!
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