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 0C (32F).
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.
Swix VR-40 kick wax is for for normal, subfreezing temperatures.
- New fallen snow -2 C to -8 C (28 F to 18 F)
- Transformed fine grained snow -4 C to -12 C (25 F to 10 F)