Large guide: Fluorine-free ski wax from Swix
Swix has stopped making and selling ski wax containing fluorine. What you need to know about the different fluoro free ski waxes.
“There’s no reason why anyone should have to use fluoro products on their skis any more. This is a thing of the past,” says Swix Product Development Manager Christian Gløgård."
Also see: Popular fluorine-free products from Swix
Your waxing case now includes fluoro free glide waxes with names such as Swix VP, Swix HS, Swix TS and Swix Marathon. Here you will find an introduction to the different fluoro free products from Swix.
Pro by Swix: A complete range of fluoro free glide waxes for all skiers.
Swix PS – Performance Speed
The low price makes Swix PS a popular choice when it comes to saturating and storing skis.For normal ski-touring, it is sufficient to use PS to improve the glide characteristics of the skis.
Further reading: Learn more about Pro by Swix. PS replaces what was previously known as CH. This wax has always been fluoro free.
You can learn how to heat the glide wax here.
Swix HS – High Speed
Swix HS is, as you can see in the picture above, ranked above PS on the scale of glide properties. HS is a popular choice for cross-country enthusiasts, recreational skiers and top skiers in training. For the normal Birkebeiner, it is sufficient to prepare the skis with Swix High Speed.
The HS range is available in both a liquid and solid glide waxes. Liquid wax is the easiest way to ensure better glide.
You can read more about applying liquid glide wax here.
HS replaces the prior LF.
Swix TS – Top Speed
Swix TS comes in three different forms:
TSB, a solid glide wax that melts into the ski base, gives the best result for what we call "transformed snow", also known as "old snow". It is usually found at the end of a skiing season.
Swix TSL – liquid glide wax
TSL, a liquid glide wax, is easy to use but still gives good results. TS Liquid has already been used in the World Cup, where it has beaten old fluorine-containing products in testing.
For best results, use Swix TSL together with Roto Fleece. You can find a video of how this works on this page.
TSP, a powder, has also been used on skis iat the highest level of competition. TSP works excellently on new and fine snow.
Here is a video of how to heat powder.
Swix TS replaces the prior HF.
Marathon has long been a popular choice for long ski trips. The black and white glide wax has become fluorine-free and comes as a powder.
Application with Roro Wool is a new trend in ski prepping, together with the use of Marathon in solid form.
You can find a video on how to use Roto Wool on this page.
Further reading: Find the right cross-country skiing outfit
Marathon is a fairly hard glide wax that requires high heat on the waxing iron to get it well into the ski base. That’s why we have launched the popular glide wax in powdered form. It simply makes it easier for you to heat into your skis.
Fluoro free grip wax and klister
Most likely, as a hiker or recreational skier, you have always had fluorine-free grip under your skis. The popular V-series, which includes Blue Extra, has never contained fluorine. Even so, World Cup ski races have been won using it!
The V-series from Swix is one of the most commonly used ski waxes in the world. Here you’ll find grip wax for all skiers! As mentioned, the Swix V-series has never contained fluorine.
Swix VP is a new line of fluoro free grip wax for racing. This grip wax has quickly become a hit, and World Cup has already been held on the new grip wax with its characteristic black tin.
You can read more about VP in this article
VP replaces the prior VR.
Fluoro free klister
Swix has never made any klister with fluorine. Today’s products are therefore the same as they have always been, but some new klisters have been added to the line.
Further reading: Klister is this easy to use
Swix Nero comprises two new klisters for racing and training. KN33 Nero covers temperatures between +1 and -7 ℃, while KN44 Nero is used between -3 to +4 ℃. These are two klisters that can withstand drier conditions than traditional klister, which reduces the risk of ice and clumping while skiing.
Products for skin skis
Skin skis are not wax-free skis. The skins need cleaning and impregnation and the glide zone requires glide wax as on regular waxing skis.
Further reading: Three steps to get more out of your skin skis
Swix has what you need to maintain your skin skis. All products in this range are fluorine-free.
Swix F4: Fluoro free glide wax for alpine skiing, snowboarding and ski touring.
The Swix F4 product range is designed for those who like speed and excitement! These products make it easy to get a better glide when you’re on an alpine slope or snowboarding, whether it’s in an alpine ski resort or in the mountains.
Further reading: Choose the right gear for your cross-country outing
All Swix F4 gliders are fluorine free.
Click here to see an overview of fluorine-free products in the Swixsport.com online shop.
We at Swix wish you all the best of luck with your ski preparations. Thank you for choosing fluoro free ski wax!