The most sought after waxes by the coaches and high level racers are the Fluoro Powders, HP04, HP05 and HP06. The HP05 is a fluroro powder that stretches to a wide range far beyond the temperatures listed on the label.
Zero skis have a rubber inlay in the wax pocket zone that needs to be prepared before skiing. Rubbing the base of the ski makes the hairs, which lie in the base material, stand up. These standing hairs provide the grip needed for wet/zero snow conditions.
We had anticipated warmer temperatures and more moisture in the snow. The MTU trails in Houghton glaze up really easy normally, but today seemed out of the ordinary. The snow was colder then I had expected and also did not glaze like I figured it would.,