Are you a racer? If yes, you are probably looking for a high performance gliding wax? Go for HF wax!
Due to its high volume of fluorine, the HF wax is often used in competitions. Every brand offers a large selection of waxes covering temperatures ranges. Browse through Simon Fourcade Nørdic products and find the one you need.
To be competitive during events, a good glide is primordial: you will conserve your strength if you don't have to push your skis all-race long. The HF wax is a first category racing wax.
If you still have doubts on which wax choosing, the Simon Fourcade Nørdic experts have prepared a tutorial on the different glide wax, you will find it in our "Tutorial" column.
When should I use HF wax?
With its high-fluorine content, the HF wax is mostly used for competition. Fluorine is super effective due to its hydrophobic characteristics that limit friction effect, however it can prove harmful to your sole if you overuse it. The HF wax is classified as a racing wax, it is applied on the base before using Cera as the final layer when you are preparing for an event but can also be applied on a LF base.
When used as a base, it prepares the sole to host the final layer in order to optimize acceleration.
Each brand proposes wax of different colors corresponding to the various operating temperature ranges. For a good waxing, always use a wax with a temperature range in accordance with the snow temperature. To get it right, always keep a thermometer nearby.
How to apply HF wax on cross-country skis
Being a glide wax, the HF wax is applied on the entirety of the sole on skating skis and on each side of the wax chamber on classic skis. It must be applied hot which means you need to melt it with a waxing iron. Once the paraffin is cold, scrape the grooves with a specific scraper and the sole with a plastic scraper. Finally, use brushes to get rid of the last residues still present on the sole. For a spotless finish, we also advise you to use Fiberlene.
Highly-fluorinated waxing requires a few precautions. Always use a protective mask to avoid inhaling fluorine fumes. You should also protect your hands with waxing gloves.
After an event, always clean up your sole with fluorclean. Simply soak a piece of cloth or fiberlene and rub it against the sole to eliminate the fluorine in order to preserve your sole and avoid the risk of burns.
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