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UHF Glide Tape

Optiwax UHF Glide Tape - 10m or 40m (+1C/-20C)

Easy to apply and super long lasting, Optiwax glide tape is a high-performance glide wax for training or racing. UHF Glide Tape is the upper echelon glide tape for all snow types zero and below. Additives that only work with tape make this wax exceptionally durable, but the UHF glide tape is the hardest of them all. Ultra high-fluoro content. Applying takes less than a minute and lasts for several outings. These glide tapes can be used on top of skin skis to improve glide and prevent the skins from becoming wet or icing.

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Inventory Status:
Option
Inventory
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10 meters
3
Ships in 1-2 Days
Regular price
$49.99
Sale price
$49.99
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per 
40 meters
4
Ships in 1-2 Days
Regular price
$175.00
Sale price
$175.00
Unit price
per 
250 meters
Ships in 2-4 Weeks
Regular price
$620.00
Sale price
$620.00
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per 

Features
  1. Comes in rolls 10 meters and 40 meters long
  2. 10 meter roll waxes approximately 2 pairs of skis
  3. 40 meter roll waxes approximately 10 pairs of skis
  4. Glide tape comes in a small box with rolled-up tape
  5. Last for 200 km of skiing per application

Cost Breakdown: How many pairs of skis can be waxed with this product?

Option
Waxes This Many Pairs of Cross Country Skis:
Cost Per Application:
Comparative Price:
10 meters
3
$16.66 CAD
$ $ $ $ $
40 meters
10
$17.50 CAD
$ $ $ $ $
250 meters
62
$10.00 CAD
$ $ $ $ $
All Snow Types between 1.0°C and -20.0°C
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Recommended for these snow types:
  • Fresh Falling
  • New
  • Transforming
  • Transformed
  • Old
  • Icy
  • Man-Made
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About this series: Fruit roll-ups for your skis! A fun way to get glide wax on your skis. Get the right amount of wax spread evenly on your skis. Every time!
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Application Methods

Safety Warning!

In the application process of some ski wax products, you and others can ba exposed to dangerous dust, fumes or residues. With the correct safety protolcols in place, these risks can be mitiagted and waxing can be very safe.

Safe Waxing protolcol:

  1. Always wax in a well-ventilated area. Outside is best. If you have to wax inside make sure there is some sort of air exchanger in place. Range hoods are best. Fans are better than nothing. Be sure to point out any lack of air exchanging equipment to the staff of any waxing facility or the race organizers.
  2. Whenever using any kind of heat in the waxing process (irons, heat guns, torches) always wear a respirator. Respirators that cover your eyes are best and check for a fluorocarbon rating on your respirator. Remember, the most dangerous fumes are not from powders but resins in grip wax and klisters. Wear a mask even when you are using non-fluorinated waxes since fumes from burnt paraffins are not OK to inhale. Respirators are required in the wax room.
  3. When creating any dust in the waxing process (brushing, scraping) always wear a respirator and gloves. Compounds in blocks, liquids, powders, klisters, and other hardwaxes can be absorbed through the skin. Wax companies keep their wax recipes secret so we have no idea what chemical compounds are present in most waxes nor their effects on the body. Always wear gloves while waxing to reduce your risk to negligible levels.
  4. People who are not waxing are not allowed in the wax room.
  5. Be sure to safely dispose of wax shavings and dust. Contained in a plastic garbage bag is adequate.

With the proper level of adult responsibility, any wax can be used perfectly safely and with negligible harm to the environment. Follow the correct safety protocols whenever you enter a wax room and be prepared with the right safety equipment. Remember to enjoy your fast skis to the max!

    How to Apply Glide Tape


    1. Begin by making sure your skis are clean. Scraped, brushed and ready for wax.
    2. Unroll the glide tape covering the entire glide zone. Make sure the side of the tape marked up is facing up.
    3. Using an iron set to 180C (Very hot. Most irons can't achieve this temperture so make sure you have a high-quality iron.) quickly pass the iron over the tape without letting the iron rest in any one place for very long. We want to avoid over-heating the base and damaging your skis.
    4. Remove the tape and immediately pass the iron over the wax again. Move the iron even faster this time and be twice as careful not to let the iron stay in one spot.
    5. Since glide tape waxes are extremely hard, take a hard nylon hand brush or hard nylon roto brush to the base before the wax has a chance to cool and harden.
    6. Set the ski aside to cool. 5 minutes.
    7. Once the ski is cool, vigorously use a horsehair brush or roto brush to remove the excess wax. There is no need to scrape glide tape!
    8. Next, pass a steel or brass hand brush down the ski in the direction of travel (from the tip towards the tail) for 4-5 passes using a light pressure.
    9. Polish the base with a hard nylon hand brush or roto brush. Brush vigourously until the base is very shiny.
    10. Consider finishing your ski by adding structure with a rill tool if there is a lot of moisture in the snow, or if it is very cold or dry, finish the ski with some Ski*Go pink paper.

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Additives
  • Ultra High Fluoros
  • Synthetic Hardener