The Ski Test Guys

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Comprehensive test data like this on the gliding properties of ski waxes is unavailable anywhere else.  Once the coefficient of friction of the various waxes is known, an accurate estimates of race time performance differences can be calculated as in the link below.


The data from over 1000 runs down the test track in a wide range of temperature and snow conditions was used to create these charts.  These charts show the coefficient of friction vs temperature for some common waxes.

The fastest wax for a given temperature would be the line that is lowest on the chart at that temperature.

These charts show data in "normal" humidity conditions between 40% and 80% RH. 

Ski Wax Reference Guide