N-line Grip Waxes

Racing Grip waxes, rethought

Next level combination of grip and glide with Rex Dual Compound technology: The innovative recipe of our N-line grip waxes consists of both pressure-sensitive and temperature-sensitive raw materials in an optimal ratio, to achieve a perfect balance for the demands of today’s World Cup racing tracks. Taking advantage of Rex N-Kinetic technology increases the glide and dirt repellency of the series. N-series grip waxes can be used as cover waxes, or just on their own. Already World Cup proven with a confirmed win with N-line waxes!

The new fluor-free N-line series replaces our previous Pro Grip series

 

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136
N11 Yellow
+2…-2°C

A versatile soft kick wax for both plus and minus degrees. On dry snow use as a coating for harder underlayer, on wet snow use as coating for klisters.

N11 conditions:

🟡🟡🟡⚪️⚪️ New snow
🟡🟡🟡🟡🟡 Mixed snow
🟡🟡🟡⚪️⚪️ Old snow
🟡🟡🟡🟡🟡 Natural snow
🟡🟡🟡🟡⚪️ Artificial snow

121
N21 Blue
-2…-8°C

Blue wax for mid-frost conditions. N21 has fairly hard consistency, but gives you still good grip thanks to Rex Dual compound materials. Can be used as on it’s own, as mid layer or as a cover wax.

N21 conditions:

🔵🔵🔵⚪️⚪️ New snow
🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵 Mixed snow
🔵🔵🔵⚪️⚪️ Old snow
🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵 Natural snow
🔵🔵🔵🔵⚪️ Artificial snow

143
N21 G Black "new snow"
-1…-12°C

Blue condition kick wax for especially new snow. With the same graphite additive used in our glide waxes for new snow. Anti-static and does not collect snow.

Excellent non-fluorinated alternative for our popular Racing Service Line 30G grip wax.

N21 G conditions:

⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️ New snow
⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚪️ Mixed snow
⚫️⚫️⚫️⚪️⚪️ Old snow
⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️ Natural snow
⚫️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️ Artificial snow

 

111
N31 Green
-8…-20°C

A hard kick wax for cold conditions. Excellent glide properties on aggressive, sharp crystal snow, with still enough kick to be used as alone of as a final layer.

N31 conditions:

🟢🟢🟢🟢⚪️ New snow
🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢 Mixed snow
🟢🟢🟢⚪️⚪️ Old snow
🟢🟢🟢🟢🟢 Natural snow
🟢🟢🟢🟢⚪️ Artificial snow

101
N41 Pink "old snow"
-2…-15°C

A kick wax designed for old, transformed and artificial snow. So called klister/hard wax mixture recipe. The softness and tackiness gives it good grip, and added N-kinetic compounds give world cup level glide for the wax.

Excellent non-fluorinated alternative for our popular Racing Service Line TK-1814 grip wax

N41 conditions:

🟣⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️ New snow
🟣🟣🟣⚪️⚪️ Mixed snow
🟣🟣🟣🟣🟣 Old snow
🟣🟣🟣⚪️⚪️ Natural snow
🟣🟣🟣🟣🟣 Artificial snow


Using Rex kick waxes

 


Grip waxing (Kick waxing) from start to finish:
Base preparation then base wax, and finally the wax of the day

 

  1. Mount masking tape in the both ends of the grip zone
  2. Roughen the ski base with sand paper
  3. Wipe off excess dirt
  4. Crayon a layer of Rex Base Wax. (Alternatively you can use Rex Liquid Base Klister, which is a faster method.)
  5. Heat the wax with a heat gun or waxing iron
  6. Smooth with synthetic cork
  7. Crayon a thin layer of chosen Rex grip wax, suitable for snow type and temperature
  8. Smooth out with cork
  9. Typically 2-4 coats are required, varies depending of ski stiffness vs. skier weight and personal preference
  10. After every application use a cork to smooth out the wax
  11. Remove masking tapes and finish the kick wax

Press Release: Rex N-line grip waxes

Rex develops a new kind of grip wax in collaboration with the worlds' leading cross-country ski team

 

The effectiveness of new additives was noted early in the development

The starting point for the development of the new Rex N-series grip was the 2017 Lahti Ski Games when Rex made customized mixtures of grip waxes based on requests of the world's leading national XC ski team. Several grip waxes from competing ski wax manufacturers were tuned with Rex’s proprietary N-Kinetic additives, which is a technology used as a substitute for fluorinated compounds in Rex glide waxes. The feedback from these custom grip waxes was positive, which eventually led to a collaborative R&D project with the team. The goal of the project was to develop a complete line of fluor-free grip waxes for the FIS world cup, with an unseen combination of glide and grip properties.

 

A ground-up redesign in grip wax chemistry

In a further development, the improvements found via the grip wax tune-ups could be taken one step further, by planning the wax recipe from the ground up, and around the N-Kinetic additives. The combination of better glide properties without sacrificing grip could be achieved with the new Dual Compound recipe, which to put it shortly, means combining both pressure-sensitive and temperature-sensitive compounds and skipping certain traditionally used ingredients altogether. This mixture spiced up with N-Kinetic additives is the secret of the new grip wax series that has been used in taking several World Cup race wins since its development. Previously, Rex grip waxes were criticized by teams for having good grip but only average glide properties. With the advent of the N-series, Rex grip waxes can be found from the wax boxes of all leading national teams.

 

“We appreciate the possibility to work directly with Rex R&D team in developing waxes, and their knowledge and experience have proven to be valuable for us. With their new N-line grip waxes, Rex has really stepped up their game. When we’re planning the grip wax of the day, N-line grip waxes are always a strong contender”  

- S******** S******, Head of Ski Service, ******** National Cross-Country Ski Team

 

A steady line-up, with colors that match Rex glide wax series

The N-series that is named after the development companion team, has five uniform colors with the latest Rex glide wax series. Black is the grip wax for new snow, pink is meant for old, coarse, and artificial snow, while yellow, blue, and green cover the more typical kick wax conditions from mild to cold frost. The pink N41 can is klister-like soft, but still easy to apply. For easier wax selection and comparison, the suitable conditions for each can are listed on the label of each can.

 

Recreational skiers can also take advantage of the improvements

Grip waxes that are meant for racing use are often considered as too slippery, and not having secure enough grip for recreational skiers. But the steepest climbs can be usually found from XC World Cup tracks, and the ability to get up them with “straight skis” saves valuable tenths of a second. And when running up hills Kläbo-style, the grip waxes ability to prevent snow build-up and icing is crucial. For the recreational skier, N-series waxes allow the use of multiple and even too thick layers for achieving secure grip, while still retaining good glide and minimal icing. Another plus is the easy application of these Dual Compound waxes. The whole grip waxing can be done using the single can, or alternatively using traditional Rex Blue or Light Blue as underlayers.