Your stick wax buying guide for cross-country skis:
You were browsing through our selection of stick waxes and cannot tell the difference? These few tips should help you then. You can also check our "Tutorial" section to learn more about the different kinds of grip wax available for the classic technique.
Stick wax... What is it?
Stick wax is a grip wax type that goes under classic waxable skis. It's the most traditional way of preparing your skis for a ride. To apply it, crayon the grip zone beforehand and polish your wax with a cork or a synthetic brush to get a smooth and well-distributed render. For an efficient outcome, repeat this operation 2 or 3 times depending on your technical level, the stiffness of your skis and the snow conditions.
What are the different types of stick wax?
Each stick wax has a different composition based on its color with each color representing an operating temperature range. For classic skis, choose a skick wax in accordance with the snow temperature. To do so, keeping a thermometer in your drink belt or in your waxing drawer might prove very useful. It is crucial not to mess up your stick wax choice: a wax too hot will trap too much snow crystals without releasing them accumulating snow under your waxing zone and preventing you from gliding correctly. A wax too cold will have the opposite effect, the crystals won't be retained by the wax and you won't get the thrust you need.
When should I use stick wax?
This type of grip wax is used when the snow is fresh with a low moisture rate for when the crystals are not transformed yet. Stick wax is particularly good under falling snow and the following days if the conditions are stable.
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