posts tagged "Environment"

Green Wax – Shred Lightly

Words: Erme Catino

The smell of ski wax is always a welcoming scent in the winter, waxing up the boards for the next storm cycle triggers one of those Pavlovian responses…pow is coming!

Though while skiing and being in the outdoors is a natural experience, in reality ski wax is quite the opposite.  Enter Green Wax, a 100% petroleum and PFC free ski wax that is sustainable, made in the USA, and actually offers top level performance.

Green Wax is all natural and differs from other waxes since most waxes contain PFC’s (perflurocarbons), which when released into the natural world tend to hang out for 50,000 years.  In addition PFC’s produce derivatives called PFOA (perflurooctanic acid…say that 5 times) which have been scientifically linked to low birth weight in humans and animals, liver damage, and cancer…a startling fact!  Want more info – check out this study in Chemical & Engineering News.

Green Wax is produced in small batches to ensure quality and consistency, and their blend of non-toxic & biodegradable mix ensures maximum glide and adhesion. It is applied just like normal hot iron wax, and since Green Wax uses a TRUE Universal Formula you won’t be changing waxes with varying temperatures.

Here at Skiershop we have converted to using only Green Wax and you should too.

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South American Sustainability Projects From the guys at SASS

This vid is not exactly a high stoke value for getting out to the mountains so much as helping out the mountains. There are so many incredible organizations in on this project, they will all get a full mention later. Right now, these guys are doing some great sustainability work in South America helping locals and the planet as well. Check out the vid then check out all of those involved.

Beyond the enviro work, SASS is holding a giveaway for customers wanting badly to get out of the summer heat and into nipple-deep powder that includes goods from Dakine, Smith, Marker, and others so what better thing to do while we pine over movie trailers and stare longingly at the southern hemisphere than actually go there?

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