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Artificial slope waxes

Dry slope racing introduces a new set of practical issues when it comes to base preparation. These are created by the high friction and potentially massive heat build up created by long slopes and accumulated friction. This exothermic reaction is in danger of producing potentially base melting temperatures.

The Polar range was specifically designed with these challenging conditions in mind whilst still providing speed and most importantly protection to the base. The Polar range’s main benefit is the way the wax penetrates the base to give lasting and accumulative protection. This means that waxing before every dry slope session is not a requirement. Polar waxes have a very high melting point, therefore when used properly will actually increase the melting point of the base plastics.

The Polar range includes:

  • Polar X

The original Polar wax, fluorinated adding speed and glide while providing the protection your bases need for the challenges of dry slope racing.

  • Polar GX

Providing all the great benefits of Polar X, but with the addition of Graphite for extra speed and glide.

Dry slope skiing and boarding often needs an extra little something either for freestylers on their way into the park features, racers in the start gate or recreational skiers and boarders looking for some extra speed.

DataWax has two products perfect for all dry slope users. Both waxes are easy to slip into a pocket and will give you all the speed and glide you need. These are:

  • SuperSlip Wax Cream
  • Soft ‘n’ Slippy Wax Polish

For best glide for racing on Dendix and other artificial ski slopes you need to consider two things.

Firstly the slope is very abrasive and can melt the base of you ski. Even if the base does not melt it gets slower as it gets hotter and soft. Spraying water onto the slope helps but does not completely solve the problem, particularly if you are going fast and carving well.

Polar X and Polar GX if ironed into the base (particularly if it is done regularly) helps make the base tougher and more heat resistant. Polar X and Polar GX is also an excellent wax and gives good glide due to its constituents including the “fluoro”. So you definitely need this wax.

Hydrazorb acts as a great lubricant it is fantastic if the slope is damp or wet but still very fast even if the slope is dry, I would always use this on damp or wet slopes. If the weather is very dry and there is no sprinkler system then Hydrazorb will work but I would also consider Soft ‘n’ Slippy