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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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  • Toko Performance Yellow Paraffin Melt Wax (10C/-4C)
    Performance Yellow Paraffin Melt Wax Angle 1
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  • Toko Base Performance Yellow Paraffin Melt Wax (10C/-4C)
    Base Performance Yellow Paraffin Melt Wax Angle 1
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  • Toko All-in-one Universal Paraffin Melt Wax (10C/-30C)
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE CLEAN & GLIDE LIQUID
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE CLEAN & GLIDE LIQUID A fluoro-free ski base cleaner and glider.
    12 in stock!
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    $30.00
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  • Vauhti ALPINE BASE LIQUID GLIDE | 80mL (All Temps)
    A high-fluoro liquid base wax for alpine skiing and snowboarding.
    3 in stock!
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  • Swix F8L Red Liquid Glide, 0°C/+10°C
    F8L Red Liquid Glide, 0°C/+10°C Angle 1
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  • Ski*Go LF Yellow Paraffin (20C/-1C)
    Ski*Go LF Yellow Paraffin (20C/-1C)
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE ONE LD PARAFFIN (5C/-10C)
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE ONE LD PARAFFIN An entry-level fluoro-free paraffin for changing conditions.
    15 in stock!
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    $34.00
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE ONE LD LIQUID GLIDE | 80mL (5C/-10)
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE ONE LD LIQUID GLIDE An entry-level fluoro-free paraffin for changing conditions.
    6 in stock!
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    $34.00
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE ONE BASE LIQUID GLIDE | 80mL
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE ONE BASE LIQUID GLIDE A fluoro-free liquid base glide wax.
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  • Rode Base Klister Spray | 100mL (0C/-20C)
    Base Klister Spray
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  • Gallium GIGA SPEED Maxfluor Jet Wipes (10C/-5C)
    GIGA SPEED Maxfluor Jet Wipes
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  • Ski*Go Universal Spray Klister | 75mL (3C/-1C)
    Universal Spray Klister
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE CROWN SKI CLEAN and CARE LIQUID | 80mL
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE CROWN SKI CLEAN & CARE LIQUID A fluoro-free waxless ski cleaner.
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  • Vauhti PURE-LINE CROWN SKI ANTI-ICE LIQUID | 80mL (2C/-5)
    From the Vauhti Fluoro-free PURE line. PURE-LINE CROWN SKI ANTI-ICE LIQUID A fluoro-free waxless ski glide wax that prevents snow from sticking, icing or balling on the base.
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  • Rode FAST SPEEDY CREAM (20C/-30C)
    FAST SPEEDY CREAM
    1 in stock!
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    $29.95
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  • Rode Low Fluor Yellow GLF-50 Paraffin (20C/-1C)
    Low Fluor Yellow GLF-50 Paraffin
    32 in stock!
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    $29.95
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  • STAR NF WARM Fluoro-Free Paraffin (0C/-5C)
    NF WARM Fluoro-Free Paraffin
    3 in stock!
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    $29.95
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  • STAR LG20 WARM Liquid Glide Wax Sponge Applicator | 75mL (5C/-5C)
    STAR LG20 WARM Liquid Glide Wax Sponge Applicator
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  • Rode RX50 Racing EXTRA Non-Fluoro Paraffin (10C/-1C)
    Rode RX50 Racing EXTRA Non-Fluoro Paraffin
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  • Rode BASE GLIDER WARM (0C/-6C)
    Rode BASE GLIDER WARM (0C/-6C)
    20 in stock!
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  • Swix F4 Warm Performance Wax | 60g (10C/-4C)
    F4 Warm Performance Wax Angle 1
    2 in stock!
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  • Swix F4 Universal Liquid Wax | 100ml
    F4 Universal Liquid Wax Angle 1
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  • Vauhti KF Universal Klister | 60g (10C/-7C)
    A universal racing klister for all klister conditions.
    3 in stock!
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    $38.00
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  • Vauhti SKIN CARE RED FLUOR-FREE LIQUID | 80mL (10C/-1C)
    SKIN CARE RED FLUOR-FREE LIQUID
    7 in stock!
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  • Ski*Go Easy Grip Pack
    Ski*Go Easy Grip Pack
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  • Optiwax Eco Glide Tape Wide (for alpine skis) (5C/-20C)
    Eco Glide Tape Wide (for alpine skis)
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  • Vauhti HF SKIN SKI CARE RED | 80mL (10C/-5C)
    Skin Ski treatment for wet, dirty snow.
    5 in stock!
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  • Rode Training GLT Non-Fluoro Paraffin (20C/-30C)
    Training GLT Non-Fluoro Paraffin
    5 in stock!
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    Thermo Wax
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  • Swix HS8 Red, Melt Glider -4°C/+4°C
    HS8 Red, Melt Glider -4°C/+4°C Angle 1
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  • Swix HS10 Yellow, Melt Glider 0°C/+10°C
    HS10 Yellow, Melt Glider 0°C/+10°C Angle 1
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  • Swix Base Prep BP88 Melt Wax
    Base Prep BP88 Melt Wax Angle 1
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  • Swix Base Prep Warm BP99 Melt Wax
    Base Prep Warm BP99 Melt Wax Angle 1
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  • Swix F4 Universal Liquid Wax Spray | 150ml
    F4 Universal Liquid Wax Spray Angle 1
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  • STAR TARGET K5 - Spring Klister | 60g (0C/10)
    TARGET K5 - Spring Klister
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    $35.95
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  • STAR TARGET K4 - Multiplus Klister | 60g (6C/0)
    TARGET K4 - Multiplus Klister
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  • Ski*Go HF Yellow Klister | 60g (20C/3C)
    HF Yellow Klister
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    $45.00
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  • Ski*Go HF Universal Klister | 60g (10C/-5C)
    HF Universal Klister
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  • Ski*Go Kick Wax Tour Pack
    Kick Wax Tour Pack
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