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Skiwax Europe is the official distributor of Gallium ski waxes
Did you know that Skiwax Europe is the official distributor of Gallium ski waxes in the baltics, Finland and Sweden?
Check out our Gallium products here.
Controversial introduction of Gallium
So what makes Gallium ski waxes so special?
Well, to begin with, they are made in Japan. But the story of Gallium ski waxes started controversially because Gallium at the beginning, was a well kept secret.
When the Japanese cross-country skiers and Nordic combined skiers had exceptional glide during the 2009 World Championships in Liberec, Norway’s wax coach Knut Nystad, who was then watching the relay from the stadium, said he saw the Japanese put Gallium under their skis between the heats.
By 2010 head coach already said that Gallium’s liquid wax products Gallium DR, FCG, Maxfluor and Gallium Giga Speed are as close to a wax revolution as you can get.
Gallium is in fact a metal, and one of the ingredients in Gallium ski waxes, which has proven successful in humid and difficult snow.
The Gallium difference - So if wax techs are willing to take each other to court over Gallium, what makes it so special?
The unique thing about the Gallium products Doctor FCG Maxfluor, Gigaspeed, and Gigaspeed Maxfluor Moist, is that they contain gallium and fluoro carbons. The recipe delivers extreme durability – the wax easily lasts through the entire Vasaloppet, and provides excellent glide in humid to wet snow conditions down to minus six or seven degrees Celsius if the humidity is over 70 percent.
Read the full story here.
Original article written by Inge Scheve in 2011.
Have a better look into Gallium ski waxes world in this video, where former Nordic skiing competitor and ski wax maker Taniyuki Yuki introduces and talks a bit about Gallium.
Video is originally made in 2014.
See the full Gallium catalogue of 2020/2021 products here.