Star Beta S20 -10/-1
High tolerance wax for glazing new snow and tricky conditions. Warm fresh snow is the trickiest set of conditions to wax for, and no product can claim to have “solved” it. This Yellow wax is not a “maximum kick” product with incredibly high tackiness crossing over into the klister range. It is intended to maintain crystal tolerance and develop race-appropriate kick with optimal release, so you don’t carry bedded crystals in the wax and end up with clumped up high heels. Like any warm wax, it’s possible to make this stuff ice-up. But it’s safer than most.
The Star Beta S-series kick waxes are the result of an ongoing collaboration between Star and Caldwell Sport. The S-series waxes have been developed to provide very rapid kick engagement and release, and outstanding speed, in new and natural snow conditions.
These waxes build on the success of the M-series klister mix waxes, which have become staples in race waxing because of their “snappy” and secure kick engagement and speed in older snow conditions. The new S-series waxes build upon the lessons learned in the development of the M waxes, but without the use of klister material.
The S-series waxes provide notably wide-range performance, and tend to “hang in there”, providing kick surprisingly deep into a warming range of conditions. As always, the best wax selections are made from testing wax. But don’t be afraid to try these waxes at the ends of the published temperature range.