Swix's CH Glide Wax lets you sail through the snow season without going broke.
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This wax is AWESOME!! I picked up the green good from -25F to 14F. It works great for those bitter cold days when your skis or board just snap and pop on the snow but won't seem to let you slide at low speeds. Keep in mind those ratings are for SNOW temp not ambient temperatures. Having that said, this wax is much more dense than loads of other wax brands I've tried (Oneballjay, magicalgogo, dakine to name a few) so it lasts longer. I have been blending it a bit with a Bluebird all temperature wax on those days that are just a bit too cold for all temp. One thing I noticed is that my cheap iron didn't have as much heat as I would prefer but worked ok. You'll have the best luck with an iron that has a temperature setting up to 150 F.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Swix wax is great! I wax my skis with it for practice and most races. However, if you ski lots, its worth buying in larger bulk.
If you dont mind waxing often to keep you skis in the right temp wax then this is for you. When you are on temp then you are golden and super fast. Plus when it gets real cold and you have used the green then you will be blowing the doors off you buddies and what could be more fun than that?
Top option for cheap versatile quality wax. the most bang for your buck, without a doubt. works great, only need something more expensive if you are serious about racing.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHICH WAX YOU NEED FOR CONDITIONS, LOOK AT THE SIZING CHART
Swix has it down. CH is great for recreational use or for race training.
i really like this wax. yah, the LF's are better but this wax does preform well if you wax for the right temperature plus its super cheap. I would recommend this wax to people looking for an everyday wax for training or having fun. I wouldn't suggest using this for racing but it is fast enough for everything else.
My ski's were so slow the other day . I am a skate skier and man it was work.,. Do I need to brush more or less or what .. The temp was about 15 F .JB
It is cold and what wax options and brushing options work best . I have mixed feelings about steel brushing, , than bronz brushing and when one does this or if any ,, I am a skate skier.. What is symmiliar to START GREEN and START BLUE// or can I get this wax here??
CH6 is the coldest wax. I suggest checking the recommended wax on the swix wax wizard, If you mus error, error on the colder rather than warmer.
Then apply a few layers of the wax, using an appropriately warm iron to crayon or dribble the wax on first, then run the iron along the base of the ski, melting the wax being careful not to let the iron rest in one place (you could burn your bases) Then, after the bases have cooled scrape with a plastic scraper until little to no wax can be scraped off. Then brush 5-6 ski lengths with a bronze/mixed brush, followed by another 5-6 ski lengths using a nylon/horsehair brush. This should yield a sufficiently quick ski for most conditions.
Sam, i think you may have made a typo, or were misinformed... CH4 is actually the coldest wax in the swix CH line up. they do not have the correct picture of it on the website, but it is one of the ordering options. it is essentially the same at START Green. CH6 should be similare to START Blue. if it is really cold out use CH4, then scrape and brush with a bronze brush two to three times, and that should be fine. if you are really concerned about top speed as soon as you start skiing, you can brush with a nylon to top it off.
Andrew it correct. CH4 is the coldest. But while he said "if you are really concerned about top speed as soon as you start skiing, you can brush with a nylon to top it off" the way to really get the fastest skis would generally be to put some sort of graphite on before hand or at least brush with a black and then blue fine brush.
The CH10 is max wax of choice for cleaning the bases of my skis, and also for getting the bases good and saturated. If you don´t really wanna pay a bit more for the LF waxes, this would be my choice for everyday wax too.
Only wax I ever use. These are the only temperatures you are really going to ever need unless you ski in consistently below 0 temperatures, or are a ski racer. Use for all ski days except races.
This is good stuff for cruising around Ohio in the slush with. I've noticed that Swix stuff tends to be pretty sensitive to wax application temps so just give your board plenty of time to warm up. I found out the hard way.
How much of this should i use per ski? My skis are 176 cm long.
If you are hot waxing (the original way) just spread out drops of it evenly along the whole ski. Should end up using not too much, barely 1/3 of one little brick of the block. The "new" way of waxing is to tap the edge of the wax to your iron and rub it on then over with an iron/fiberline*. That way uses much less wax. I prefer to use the old way and one little brick of the block can last me 4/5 waxes on my 175cm race skis.
As much as it takes to cover your whole base from snow contact at the tail to the point at the shovel, without excessive dripping onto your work bench. If you notice you are dripping every inch or so, you put too much on. If you still see uncovered base behind the hot iron, you used too little. There is no "proper amount" that you have to use, its a feel kinda thing.
But at about $1.50 per wax (+/- 25 cents) using more does not matter all that much, its decently cheap with CH. If you use LF/HF/HFBD you need to pay more attention though.
But if you really want a number, in my experience these 60-gram blocks give me about 5-8 waxes on 191cm race boards (I prefer the drop method of waxing my skis).
Swix wax is the best out there. Toko is a close second. CH wax isn't as good as LF. There is a noticeable difference. However, if you are on a budget, you can't go wrong with the CH, but if you see the LF (or HF) on sale, Grab It!
Will this work for snowboard? What's the difference between pink wax and yellow wax?
O ya, this will be fine for snowboarding. The difference in the colors is for what temperature you plan to be riding in. Click on the sizing chart and it tells you what temps are for what wax.
Yellow will work better for warmer conditions. If it is above 25 F then this will be perfect!
If $11 bucks seems like too much to pay for wax then I'd take a second look at what Swix has to offer. They are a great company and have a number of top of the line products.
Your board needs wax just like a car needs oil. No wax means your board drys out and the base will become damaged over time. Not to mention you won't be able to fly by your buddies anymore!
Get this stuff, the size chart above tells exactly what wax to use for what temperature, and the case the wax comes in even shows what temperature to set your iron. You can easily get 3 waxings out of one block, and 4 if you apply it efficiently.
Also, I'm a snowboarder, so just because the description talks about skiing, it's obviously made for both.
If you're not sure how to wax your board, check out youtube, they have plenty of how to clips. Heres one.