Zardoz NOTWax is a slippery pure liquid Teflon base lubricant from DuPont. Just wipe it on your ski or snowboard base and go, in any snow condition, at any temperature. Each application lasts 1-3 days. NOTWax also contains RUSTblock. A quick coat after snow sliding will help to prevent edge rust!.
A great product, do believe the hype! Adds an instant kick to your bases, but where we feel it comes into its own is in slushy conditions (Spring conditions) where it is outstanding at preventing that 'sticking' feeling, and also for preventing rust; even just the flight home seems to be enough for rust to appear, but this really does prevent it!
Material: DuPont Teflon Liquid
Notes: Comes in a handy puck. Simply add 1/3 of the bottle of Teflon to the pad, and this will last you several applications. There is storage for the bottle in the base, and the screw lid keeps the application pad clean.
Is This For Me?
Whether you are too busy to wax your skis or snowboard, or want that extra performance, especially in variable snow conditions, this is a product ANY winter sports enthusiast will love. And ideal gift.
This is a 3 puck pack ideal for longer holidays or trips with friends and family.
Here is a great alternative use for Zardoz NotWax. Some shops charge for this, here is the secret for free:
The Felix Process
Submitted by Felix Rabanal
Felix Rabanal, from Albuquerque, was the very first pro snowboarder to start using NOTwax regularly. He was also the first to tell us about his method of using NOTwax with traditional wax. Felix organizes snowboarding demos virtually every weekend in New Mexico and frequently has to deal with user-unfriendly snow conditions. He found that by using NOTwax with wax he could obtain a base treatment that outperformed everything else on the market. Since then we have received many reports of similar NOTwax-wax applications. Here's a general description of how it is done.
1. Clean the base thoroughly with wax remover, perhaps several times. Make sure the base is clean and dry before doing the next step. For best results, have the base freshly stone ground with a very smooth finish. The process will last much longer on a sintered base but will have equally good short-term performance on an extruded base. It is extremely effective with graphite bases.
2. Apply NOTwax liberally and let it soak in overnight in a warm place (with the base facing up). Reapply NOTwax the next day so that the base surface looks wet but is not dripping.
3. Apply a hard race wax that you are familiar with over the NOTwax surface. Iron in the wax until small puddles of NOTwax appear on the surface of the wax. Iron in small circular patterns over the whole base. Scrape, buff, and cork the wax to a fine finish. DO NOT brush or structure the wax, especially if the snow is wet. The goal is to create the smoothest possible finish.
4. If the snow temperature is below 10º F, use as is without applying a NOTwax topcoat. For warmer temperatures apply NOTwax as a topcoat before using.
5. Apply NOTwax to the waxed surface twice a day or as needed. You now have a very hard, smooth waxed surface that is also totally hydrophobic. The NOTwax primer will come up through the wax to internally lubricate it, and the surface NOTwax will refresh the primer and protect the wax from wear. This treatment will be much more slippery and greatly outlast any conventional hard hot-wax, fluoro or otherwise. Even more impressive, various versions of the Felix Process have been reported to be effective from -20° F (yes, that's 20 below zero) to 32° F snow temperature!
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