Types of Snow Wax
Usually, we divide snow wax into raw wax and hot wax according to the way of waxing Snowboard
The convenient and labor-saving but poor lasting effect
As the name suggests, raw wax can be applied directly to the bottom of the ski without heating, and the heat of this type of wax penetrates the bottom of the board through the heat generated by friction. Waxing does not exceed 5 minutes at a time, and waxing can be performed even after the time is tight, even after arriving at the ski resort. But the disadvantage is also obvious, the duration is short, and the effect is usually only maintained for half a day after waxing.
Paste wax. Use a sponge to take an appropriate amount of wax, apply it to the bottom of the ski, and spread it with cork. This type of paste wax is the same as liquid wax. Although the lasting effect is not long, it is lighter than spray wax, easy to carry, and convenient for multiple uses in a day.
Spray wax. This wax can be sprayed directly on the bottom of the ski and then rubbed with a cork block until absorbed. It is also called Simple Snow Wax because of its simple operation. However, the lasting effect is short, and it is usually consumed in one trip. It is recommended to play it before every skiing or every time you rest.
Don't be afraid to work hard for long-lasting results
Hot wax is a type of snow wax that needs to be used with an iron. Melt the candle-like solid wax with an iron before applying it to the bottom of the ski. Although the hot waxing process is many and time-consuming, it is also because of this that its lubricating effect and duration are better than that of raw wax. While this duration will also vary depending on the time period and conditions, it is usually fine to last more than a day.
Bottom wax. This is a wax that primes the sliding surface of a snowboard. Not only does it remove dirt from the bottom of the ski, but it also has the effect of improving the lasting performance of the glide wax.
Glide wax. This wax contains fluorine, which improves water repellency and enhances gliding properties. Generally, the higher the price, the higher the amount of fluorine contained in the gliding wax. Many professional athletes choose professional competitive waxes with high fluorine content.
Cleaning wax. This is a very soft and easy-to-melt wax that can make stubborn stains on the bottom of the skis surface and can be used with a scraper to achieve a good bottom cleaning effect.