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Nano-technology wax

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this came out in 2003 and is kind of interesting.......


Nanowax Poetic

Cerax Nanowax from Holmenkol Sport-Technologies, a joint venture between German chemicals concern LOBA and Nanogate Technologies.

The high-performance, long-lasting ski wax. is a composite nanocoating, made mostly of alcohol and sand. It's called a “self-organizing structure” because it contains both adhesive and anti-adhesive properties that organize themselves within the material. The adhesive particles naturally move toward the surface on which the coating must stick, while the anti-adhesive nanoparticles move toward the air – preventing dirt and grease from attaching themselves to the ultra-thin protective film.

Nanoparticles with binding qualities keep the outside and inside layers of film together, much like the white part of an Oreo keeps the cookie together. The end result creates a surface that is both hydrophobic and oleophobic – meaning that water and oil slide off, just like water slides off the feathers of a duck.
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Has anyone used it? I've heard second hand it was really really slow, and hard to get off.
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Yes and it works pretty well. The cold and mid especially. I have generally had better luck with traditional overlays but these have a place in the kit and are definitely not slow. Testing is pretty essential to say a wax is slow or fast and Holmenkol has shown me some data which indicates that the nano products are not slow and skis I've juiced with it have done well in split times at DH's and SG's.
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