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ULLA GLIDE WAX - Frequently Asked Questions  

 

Why should I choose ULLA?
Because waxing should be fast in every way:  Fast performance on skis. Fast and easy application. Clean and no waste.


Why did you name it ULLA?
Because we use wool for our cold application method. Wool means ULL in Norwegian and A stands for Application. 


Where is ULLA made?
We have sourced and manufactured all ULLA products locally and/or within Canada.  We are an entirely Canadian company.


Are all ULLA waxes fluorocarbon-free?     
Absolutely, yes!  Our products are 100% free of fluorocarbons and 100% biodegradable.


Is ULLA glide wax durable?
Yes, our wax is very durable.  With the use of our application tools, one layer of wax is good for 20+ kilometres.


Can ULLA perform as well as fluorocarbon products?
Yes, absolutely!  ULLA has been tested for racing since 2017 and has won wax tests around the world.  ULLA can keep up with (or exceed) the performance of most of the high fluorocarbon products.


Can I iron over ULLA wax?    
NO!  Please do not use an iron!  If you iron ULLA wax it will burn the layer of wax and will not serve any purpose.  However, you are able to use the cold application method for any liquid or block-fluorocarbon on top of ULLA wax (if fluorocarbon is permitted).


Can I put ULLA wax over fluorocarbon, HF, and powders?
Yes. Applying ULLA on top has been done many times.  Our testing results have shown that it actually improves the glide performance.


How important is it that I use the ULLA cold application system to achieve the best performance with my skis?
It is very important!  If you read our "Waxing Info" you will understand how to make your skis very fast by applying our wax correctly and using our specific tools.


Can all ULLA waxes be used on top of one another?
Yes. They should be layered to achieve the best durability and glide. If you use the kick wax principles – one base and two top layers – your skis will last over 50 kilometres.


Can I use other application methods aside from the ULLA tools?    
Yes. However, we have developed the ULLA tools specifically to achieve the best possible results.  Tests have shown that our tools are actually improving glide performance.


Can I use any other products with ULLA glide wax?
Yes. Many wax technicians have been using ULLA wax for their racers… as a base for all the best race toppers.


How fast can I prepare a pair of XC skis/alpine skis with ULLA wax?
It takes less than 5 minutes to wax and polish a layer.  Applying three layers of wax for racing a long distance will take (at most) 15 minutes.


Should I clean my skis before waxing with ULLA?
Yes, it is highly recommended that you clean your skis before re-waxing in order to remove all dirt and to recondition the base for the next layers.


Can I re-wax a new layer/colour over the wax I used as a base without cleaning the skis?
Yes, you can re-wax on top of any wax color if you polish (brush) the layer of wax before applying the next layer.


What if I don’t have the same glide even if I used the correct wax for the conditions?
Depending on the snow types and humidity you should always try a colder colour or a warmer wax option for the same air temperatures.


Can I apply ULLA wax on skins?
Yes, you can definitely wax your skin skis with ULLA wax.


Can I use a black ULLA wax on top of a plain-coloured one?  (For example, red on red black.)
Yes. This method is highly recommended; especially if the snow transforms fast and the humidity is very high.


Can the entire ULLA wax system (wax, cleaner, tools) be carried on airplanes?
Yes, you can take our system on an airplane.  It can even go on carry-on, except for the steel handle which must be stored in the checked-luggage section.
Our High Performance Base Cleaner is a safe liquid for airplane travel but please abide by airplane regulations.


Why does ULLA have only one hand brush and how is it different from the competition?
You only need this one specific brush for ULLA waxes. Our hand brush is 100% pure horsehair for the best anti-static effect.


Can I use a Roto-Brush combination?
Yes. Fine nylon & fine horsehair are good, but we still recommend that you polish with our 100% horsehair hand brush for the best performance.


Can ULLA still be improved?
Yes. Like anything else, there is always room for improvement. We value customer feedback!  We are only at the beginning of our journey...


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