For over 80 years, Holmenkol has been dedicated to the production of the finest ski waxes available. Today, they lead the way, with the introduction of nano technology, combining sport with ground breaking science to produce a comprehensive line of waxes and tools, proven in World Cup use, and suitable for all types of winter sports enthusiasts.
One bar each of Betamix Red and Ultramix Blue. For all types of snow. For snow temperatures from -4o to -20oC.
Material: World Cup Mix Hydrocarbon Wax
Packaging: Comes complete with plastic storage box
Weight: 2 x 35 g pieces for easy application
Notes: Iron temperature 120°C-140°C
Another easy to apply wax from Holmenkol with versatility too.
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For those wanting to fine tune their wax choices.
Edge & Wax offer a range of shipping options for UK and international customers. Our post & packaging charges are based on order value for UK orders, and on weight for International orders. Here are our estimated lead times and shipping prices
Live Stock Estimated Lead Times – Updated February 13th
UK ORDERS – For In Stock items (Not Including Skis)
STANDARD (+£3.50 / FREE OVER £50) SHIPPING – 4-6 Working Days
PRIORITY SHIPPING (+£5) – 1 Working Day (Order by 12:30pm)
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS – For In Stock items (Not Including Skis)
STANDARD SHIPPING – 10-14 Working Days (Boots 5-10 Days)
TRACKED/PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING (+£5) – 5-7 Working Days
PLEASE NOTE: Items in stock at an external warehouse will indicate a lead time next to the "add to basket" button.
Example: “In Stock At Hestra, Ships in 10-14 Days” means this will be requested from Hestra, Sweden, and we will then ship it in 10-14 days
SKIS ORDERS – For In Stock Skis (Once setup data is received by email)
UK STANDARD SHIPPING – 7 Working Days
UK PRIORITY SHIPPING (+£5) – 4 Working Days
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD SHIPPING – 7-14 Working Days
TRACKED/PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING (+£5) – 6-8 Working Days
SKIS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT DELIVERY TIMES
We do not offer a next day service on skis, because we manually wax the skis fully by hand and set the bindings up prior to shipping. An email is automatically sent to the email address you enter when ordering, we cannot set skis up until we receive your reply to this email. You CAN add priority shipping to a ski order, this will move you into a priority position in the workshop for waxing and setup (Once we have your data) but is not a next day service.
PLEASE NOTE: Free Shipping on orders over £50 is available for the Mainland UK only, and therefore does not include the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
This is due to increased charges applied for courier shipments to these locations. VAT is deducted automatically for those ordering and delivering to the Channel Islands.
UK SHIPPING PRICES
Up to £50.00
£50.01 And Over
(Next working day service APART from skis*)
UK Mainland – England, Scotland & Wales
Additional £5.00 **
Other UK Areas (Jersey/Guernsey See Below)
|Up to 500G || |
Up to 2KG
Isle Of Man/Isle Of Wight
|FREE ||£6.00 ||£25.00 |
|£3.50 ||£6.00 ||£25.00 |
Please note we have an international shipping page with additional information. If you are not in the EU, then tax will be deducted at the checkout, but you will be liable for local taxes and administration charges. They are not calculated by ourselves, and will be requested locally.
We cannot ship items with the prices adjusted to reduce your tax liability so please do not request this or be offended when we do not!
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OPTIONS
(normally 7-10 days depending on location)
Shipping up to 2KG is NOT insured. To add insured shipping
please select the “priority shipping” option
|Up to 500G ||Up to 2KG ||Over 2KG |
|Albania (AL) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Algeria (DZ) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Andorra (AD) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Argentina (AR) ||£8.00 ||£28.00 ||£55.00 |
|Armenia (AM) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Australia (AU) ||£8.00 ||£35.00 ||£65.00 |
|Austria (AT) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Belgium (BE) ||£6.00 ||£15.00 ||£35.00 |
|B.F.P.O ||£2.50 ||£3.50 ||CALL |
|Bolivia (BO) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Bosnia-Herzegovina (BA) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Brazil (BR) ||£8.00 ||£28.00 ||£55.00 |
|Bulgaria (BG) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£40.00 |
|Canada (CA) ||£8.00 ||£28.00 ||£55.00 |
|Chile (CL) ||£8.00 ||£28.00 ||£55.00 |
|China R.O.C (CN) ||£8.00 ||£28.00 ||£55.00 |
|Croatia (HR) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Cyprus (CY) ||£6.00 ||£15.00 ||£55.00 |
|Czech Republic (CZ) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Denmark (DK) ||£6.00 ||£15.00 ||£35.00 |
|Egypt (EG) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£40.00 |
|Estonia (EE) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Falkland Islands (FK) ||£8.00 ||£28.00 ||£55.00 |
|Finland (FI) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|France (FR) ||£6.00 ||£15.00 ||£35.00 |
|Georgia (Republic Of) (GE) ||£6.00 ||£15.00 ||£35.00 |
|Germany (DE) ||£6.00 ||£15.00 ||£35.00 |
|Gibraltar (GI) ||£6.00 ||£15.00 ||£55.00 |
|Greece (GR) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£40.00 |
|Greenland (GL) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Guernsey (GU) ||£5.00 ||£12.00 ||£25.00 |
|Hong Kong (HK) ||£8.00 ||£35.00 ||£65.00 |
|Hungary (HU) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£40.00 |
|Iceland (IS) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Ireland (IE) ||£5.00 ||£12.00 ||£25.00 |
|Italy (IT) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£40.00 |
|Japan (JP) ||£8.00 ||£35.00 ||£65.00 |
|Jersey (JE) ||£5.00 ||£12.00 ||£25.00 |
|Latvia (LV) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Liechtenstein (LI) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Lithuania (LT) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£40.00 |
|Luxembourg (LU) ||£6.00 ||£15.00 ||£35.00 |
|Macedonia (Republic Of) (MK) ||£6.00 ||£15.00 ||£35.00 |
|Malta (MT) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£40.00 |
|Monaco (France) (MC) ||£6.00 ||£15.00 ||£35.00 |
|Netherlands (NL) ||£6.00 ||£15.00 ||£35.00 |
|New Zealand (NZ) ||£8.00 ||£35.00 ||£65.00 |
|Niue (New Zealand) (NU) ||£8.00 ||£35.00 ||£65.00 |
|Norway (NO) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Paraguay (PY) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£40.00 |
|Poland (PL) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£40.00 |
|Portugal (PT) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Romania (RO) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Russia (RU) – We DO NOT Ship To Russia ||N/A ||N/A ||N/A |
|Saudi Arabia (SA) ||£6.00 ||£15.00 ||£55.00 |
|Serbia-Montenegro (YU) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Slovakia (SK) ||£6.00 ||£15.00 ||£55.00 |
|Slovenia (SI) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|South Africa (ZA) ||£8.00 ||£28.00 ||£55.00 |
|Spain (ES) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£40.00 |
|Sweden (SE) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Switzerland (CH) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Taiwan (TW) ||£8.00 ||£35.00 ||£65.00 |
|Turkey (TR) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|Ukraine (UA) ||£6.00 ||£15.00 ||£55.00 |
|United Arab Emirates U.A.E (AE) ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
|United States of America (US) ||£8.00 ||£28.00 ||£55.00 |
|Uruguay ||£6.00 ||£20.00 ||£45.00 |
We cannot guarantee that we will accept any orders from countries outside of the UK and those countries mentioned above.
* Skis are sent to our workshop prior to shipping for correct set-up, waxing and packing, therefore we cannot offer a next day service on skis. Priority shipping does however move your order to the front of the workshop queue for priority set-up.
** Not Available to Scottish Highlands & Islands
Please Note: Priority shipping orders need to be received by 12:30pm Monday-Thursday for a next working day delivery on in stock items. Orders placed on Saturday or Sunday using priority shipping will be shipped on the following Monday. Our couriers and Royal Mail do NOT collect from us on Saturday or Sunday. For a Saturday delivery please contact us.
Snowpulse bags, due to the nature of the gas canister in this system, we cannot ship internationally at our standard pricing, as a dangerous goods agent is required to prepare the shipment. In these cases we will contact you with a revised cost before proceeding with the order.
This is the Edge & Wax guide to buying wax to wax a snowboard or for waxing skis. It is provided as a handy reference, not as a definitive answer! But we hope this helps...
Why are there different waxes, it's all a gimmick right?
We must admit when we first started doing ski and snowboard servicing, we thought that all the different waxes available would make little true difference the leisure skier. However, after spending time out on the slopes loaded with various waxes, irons and scrapers to test for ourselves, we can 100% confirm that wax choice makes a BIG difference, whether you are a 1 week skier/boarder or a pro.
Waxing is a CRITICAL part of maintaining the life of your equipment; It protects the bases from abrasions, as well as improving the glide as you move along the snow.
Factors such as temperature, humidity and the type of snow are all going to have an affect, and racing ski techs spend hours with their thermometers in the snow, and testing different formulas, but this guide should give you an overview on which wax is right for you.
Remember, you can choose the perfect wax, but if you slap it on your bases without a care in the world, even the most expensive waxes will not perform, so choosing the correct wax is just one important link in the chain!
Hot? Cold? Rub-on? Spray-on? HELP!!
There are different versions of wax that can be applied to skis and snowboards in different ways. Here is a breakdown of the common types:
Hot Wax (or Iron-On Wax)
This is a type of wax applied with heat from a waxing iron. It is by far the most effective way of getting a good application of wax on the base of the ski or snowboard. The heat allows the melting wax to penetrate the fibres of the base, to a very small depth, being drawn into the base by the heat as it passes through the core of the board/ski. Hot waxing when done correctly is pretty efficient, so you will get several waxes out of a block of hot wax.
Hot waxes come in many flavours, to suit different conditions, which we will go into below.
Selecting a Hot Wax
For those wanting minimal fuss, and skiing in favourable conditions, then a universal hot wax is a must. We apply this to the majority of skis and snowboards in our workshop. There are good and bad universal waxes, we have spent 4 years finding what we feel is the best universal wax out there. Holmenkol's World cup Universal XXL Wax is simply the best out there. Anyone using this will vouch for its longevity, and it really does apply smooth-as-butter, without wastage.
Universal waxes can be used to hot scrape too. This is where you apply the wax, but rather than waiting for it to be absorbed and to cool, you scrape straight away, pulling impurities out of the base in a way that a wax cleaner cannot match.
For those skiing in colder or warmer conditions, it is time to consider the next tier of waxes. For Holmenkol, this means there World cup wax range. Using the same hydrocarbon (techno speak for not-nasty) formula as their universal wax, we have the following types available depending on snow conditions. Remember the temperature is the snow temperature, not the temperature you are feeling with wind chill affecting it:
ALPHA MIX (yellow) For 0°C to -4°C (32-25 °F), wetter and newer snow
BETA MIX (red) For -4°C to -14°C (7-25°F), mid to dry snow, and older snow. Great as a 1st layer
ULTRA MIX (Blue) For -14°C to -20°C+ (-4 - -7°F) For the coldest Canadian conditions, and dry slopes
If you want to have all three versions handy to cover all conditions, then there is World cup MIX pack available, containing a stick of each wax.
The next step up from The Holmenkol World cup waxes is a Fluorocarbon (Teflon) based wax. These offer superior glide, especially in softer snow conditions, so the amount of fluorocarbon varies depending on the wax colour. You can also add additional Fluorocarbon 'GW25 Additive' to the wax for even more improved glide, or a Graphite additive when the snow is coarse, dry or dirty. Holmenkol produce a table to help you choose the right combination, for the ultimate performance:
Rub-On (or Cold) Waxes
These waxes do not require an iron. In our opinion, there are great ones and very bad ones. We are personally not fans of the blocks of wax that can be ironed or rubbed on; you just don't get a good application into the fibres of the base, so all the effort results in wax that doesn't last very long.
We do like the dedicated rub-on wax kits. These are generally a liquid based wax, with a sponge applicator. You apply the wax to the base in liquid form. Then pop off for a brew and wait a few minutes. The good quality kits then have a synthetic cork in the base, so that you can then rub the wax into the bases. This generates some heat, ensuring better application into the bases.
These kits are ideal to take with you on holiday, to give your board or skis a wax touch-up in the middle of your holiday or every couple of days, depending on conditions.
These come in an aerosol or pump spray applicator and are sprayed onto the bases, and then left to dry before rubbing out with a cloth or cork.
We have tried these, and have found the universal spray waxes don't seem to have the longevity of a rub in wax kit. These are very easy to apply, but found them a little wasteful if the aim was off! We are still looking for a good quality version of a spray wax. Sprays do have their place, for finishing of skis with performance additives (See below)
We are big fans of this product. As it's name implies it is not a wax, but is actually liquid Teflon, applied to the base of your skis or snowboard.
As it is Teflon based, it resists water (snow) so you get a much improved glide from your bases. It is inert, it doesn't soak into the base, but remains on the surface slowly being rubbed off. A good application will last a full day on the mountain easily enough, and it is incredibly easy to apply, just wiping on with the applicator puck. One puck of Zardoz NOTWax easily lasts a week, and once your friends see how good it is they will be begging to borrow it.
Great in any conditions, but put this on in wet, slushy snow (Such as Spring conditions) and it will amaze you.
Racing/Glide Dressings and Additives
We are into pro territory now, but us enthusiasts can still benefit from additives and dressings. Using the latest technologies to minimise friction and increase water resistance, dressings and additives are added either to the wax, or as a final dressing via a rubbing compound or spray, to give the ultimate glide performance. We tested a Holmenkol TOP SPEED paste recently in Andorra, an expensive little jar that would last for years, and the results were stunning, even just cruising blues and reds.
If you want the edge over your mates, this is it!