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P16 Powder

Ski*Go P16 Powdered Hardener 60g (-4C/-25C)

P16 is an incredible synthetic glide powder that works well in man-made, aggressive, mixed, and grainy snow. Exceptionally hard powder yet easily irons into the ski.


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$84.00
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$75.00
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Features
  1. For all snow types. P16 can be used as stand-alone layer or mixed with other waxes to harden them up.
  2. It has proven to extend durability and increase speed in harsh conditions, cold to extreme cold conditions, and in man made snow.
  3. P16 is always worth ironing in as a base or first layer when race waxing in all conditions as it really helps harden the base and keep the skis clean.
  4. The best thing is that P16 irons into the ski very easily, despite being for some of the most aggressive conditions out there.
  5. Ski*Go HF Universal Glide wax contains P16.
  6. Don't forget to Pink Paper just before hitting the trails!

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

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60g
25
$3.00 CAD
$ $ $ $ $
Man-Made, Aggressive, Mixed, and Grainy Snow between -4.0°C and -25.0°C
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Recommended for these snow types:
  • Transforming
  • Transformed
  • Old
  • Icy
  • Man-Made
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About this series: Ski*Go's top-class synthetic hardeners. The synthetic hardening compound in these powders works to relieve static friction between the base of the ski and abrasive snow conditions such as icy snow, really cold snow, or freshly fallen snow with a sharp crystal structure. It also helps with durability in long-distance races.
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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 Powdered Glide Waxes

    Instructional video in Swedish, but it gives you the idea. English instructions below:

    Falsely condisered an advanced waxing technique, applying glide powders is acutally very easy. Most powders require an iron temperature of 180C or more so make sure you have a high-quality iron that will reach 180C.
    1. Begin by making sure your skis are clean. Scrape then brush gently with a steel or brass brush and treated with a base cleaner if required. Powders can be applied to a completely bare base in warm conditions, or over a base paraffin - generally in colder conditions.
    2. Pre-heat your iron to the temperature recommended by the wax company for the particular powder you will be using. Iron temperatures for powders are usually between 160C and 180C.
    3. Tap a line of powder up and down the ski on both sides of the groove.
    4. Using the iron, stamp down the powder to quickly melt it into the base. Because the iron is so hot, be careful not to let it rest in one place for too long.
    5. Give the powder one more quick pass with the iron. Don't worry about melting all the powder into the base at this point. Our main concern is not to burn the ski base.
    6. Let the ski cool. 5 minutes.
    7. Using a nylon brush dedicated for pure fluoro use only, loosen the powder. You can now iron, cork, or roto cork the powder in one more time for better durability and speed.
    8. Let the ski cool one more time.
    9. Using a horsehair hand brush or roto brush, vigorously brush away the excess left-over wax. 8-10 passes with a hand brush should be enough or a few passes with the roto-brush.
    10. For colder powders, give the ski a few passes with a steel or brass brush. Start at the tip and move to the tail using a very light pressure.
    11. To polish, use a nylon hand brush or nylon roto-brush. 10-15 passes with a hand brush or 3-4 with a roto brush should be plenty. Your ski base should now be very shiny.
    12. Consider topping off your ski by adding a quick layer of liquid wax or puck, 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. Your skis are now race ready!

    Tools for the Job

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      $6.00
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      $6.00
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      $6.00
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      $7.00
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      $7.00
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      $8.00
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      $8.00
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      $12.00
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      $12.00
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      $9.00
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      $9.00
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      $11.00
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      $9.25
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      Fiberlene
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      $21.00
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      $21.00
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      $12.00
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      $12.00
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    • Vauhti Polishing Cloth | 10 meters|20 meters
      Polishing cloth for general waxing use.
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      $15.00
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      $15.00
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      Fiber Paper
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      $15.00
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      $15.00
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      Teflon Cloth that can be used as a buffer between a hot iron and the ski base.
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      $16.00
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      $16.00
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      Glider Cleaner Spray
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      $18.00
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      $19.95
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      $19.95
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    • Vauhti CLEAN & GLIDE BOTTLES 80mL|500mL
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      $22.00
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      $22.00
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      $23.00
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      $26.00
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      $26.00
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      $30.00
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      $30.00
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      $30.00
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      $32.00
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      $32.00
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      $35.00
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      $35.00
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      $46.00
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      $46.00
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      $46.00
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      $46.00
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      $46.00
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      $49.00
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      $52.00
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      $52.00
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      $52.00
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      $52.00
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      $52.00
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      $61.00
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      $61.00
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Additives
  • Synthetic Hardener