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Swix Base Prep Wax


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    • Red/Base Prep, 180g
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    8 Reviews


    Wax on, wax off, but first wax correctly with Swix Base Prep Cold Wax.

    Before you even begin to apply your wax prepare your ski or snowboard base with the Swix Base Prep Wax.
    • BP77 wax is used for all conditions and gives the skis a nice looking finish
    • BP88 wax is an all-around base wax used for normal winter conditions. Specifically used for new skis and as a travel wax
    • BP99 wax is recommended as the first wax on all new skis to get the ski bases accustomed to hot irons. Also recommended for skis or boards in the “Hot Box” and temperatures should never be higher than 130-degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Item #SWI0412

    Tech Specs

    Wax Type
    base prep
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Best Do-It-All Wax

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been a Swix guy wax wise for a long time and I've also been using the Swix Base Prep Wax for almost the same amount of time. Since the temperature range is so accompanying to most snow conditions I find myself using this to either prep my groom running skis with some initial wax layers or use it as my primary wax for my all mountain-big mountain basher skis. It melts/scrapes easy enough and provides a great initial running glide over the snow surface. The only folks I wouldn't recommend this for are

    -using it to hot scrape, a cheaper warmer wax works better for this as I feel this could be a bit wasteful
    -SUPER wet conditions, this wax has no flourocarbons so it is a good start for a wet snow environment but it shouldn't be your only layer

    Versatile - My Go To Ski Wax

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I use this specific wax either for storage during the summertime (The last thing you want is your bases drying out) and every time I get a new set of boards I apply a good coating and will let the skis sit for 48 - 72 hours to apply the properties to absorb into the bases of my skis!

    Also, the BP88 is good for normal winter conditions, 0°C to -10°C which makes it a very versatile ski wax for use throughout your winter season!

    Great storage wax

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have this on all of my skis for summer storage in order to keep the bases from drying out. It's good for that purpose - one of the cheaper options available and sold in large bricks for a whole quiver waxing session. Melts easily and scrapes well. As makes for a good prep/cleaning wax if your skis need a little extra love part way through the season

    No dry bases!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I use a lot of this base prep to keep my skis gliding fast. This base prep sits on my skis all summer and soaks into my bases and makes for a great first layer for waxing. This is basically a super warm condition wax and can also be used to hot scrape and clean bases too. I have used just this base prep wax in the warm slushy spring snow and it worked great. This is my first layer of wax that I use when waxing for colder conditions as this wax allows the colder, harder waxes to stick to it and the base much better.

    Great prep wax for doing hot scrapes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    great prep wax for doing hot scrapes and getting your base ready for a hard wax. I like how you get a lot of it (180g) so you can go nuts and not worry about running out too fast.

    Great prep wax for  doing hot scrapes


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    After a competitive nordic ski career of obsessing over waxing, this is all I use for ski touring and skimo racing. Easy to scrape and clean and lasts well. Use a liquid rub on wax in addition once and a while to keep bases from drying out and you are set!

    My Go To Ski Wax

      I've been on both sides of the spectrum of ski tuning as I gate bashed/race tuned my skis for the first half of my life and the second half has been spent skiing in Utah where you rarely need to tune at all. One thing has remained constant though and that is using the Swix Base Prep Wax for at least the first few coats of wax for a season if not the whole season. The all conditions version does well for a lot of conditions for prep waxing and the 14-32 is the bees knees as it works well for both drier snow and all season use. The only conditions that it falters slightly in is the super saturated snow where speed additives are borderline necessary. If you wax your own, go with the Base Prep and be faster on the traverse.

      Good wax

        Pretty straight forward, red base prep to get your bases ready for mid range temps, yellow for warmer, and purple for colder temps throughout the year, then just add some LF or HF on top on the days you need it. Good hard wax to make sure anything you lay over it will penetrate the base well and last you more than just a few runs.