The Swix VR-waxes are fluorinated and made for top racing, but have also proved interesting for Recreational and Sport skiers because of excellent properties, particularly around 0 C (32 F). These hardwaxes are characterized by a high degree of flexibility, good kick and a minimum of glide friction. Each VR-wax has two specified temperature ranges, one for falling and new fallen snow, characterized by sharp snow crystals with relatively strong penetration capacity, and one range for older snow, when the crystals are rounded off and have less penetration power. The swix VR-50 kick wax is designed for moist to dry snow around freezing 0 C (32 F). When used below freezing, high humidity is required.
• Ideal for new fallen snow from +1°C to -2°C (34°F to 28°F) and for old, fine-grained snow from 0°C to -5°C (32°F to 23°F)
• Fresh snow is characterized by sharp crystals with relatively strong penetration capacity
• Older snow is characterized by crystals that are rounded off and have less penetration power