Family-owned and produced at a small factory in Asiago Italy, Rode offers the best green to yellow classic skiing solutions. At BNS if we had to pick one kick or klister line to use it would be Rode or Guru hands down. All of these Rode kick and klisters are fluoro free, which means that you don’t have to learn a new wax line just continue to use the best kick line that has ever been invented. There is a reason they have had the same formulations in a lot of their waxes for years; they work! The Top line kick and klister and WC New for this year
Rode Kick Alaska- -15C to -30C 5F to -22F. It’s back! We were able to convince Roberta from Rode to make us a one-time small production run of this cold weather wax. Anyone who has waxed with Roger knows this is his favorite cold weather kicker and cover wax of all time! Do not be scared to use a thin shell cover of Alaska in conditions up until the violet range for increased speed on snow. This one is a winner, and when it is gone it is gone for good this time we think.
Rode Kick Green Special- -10C to -30C 14F to -22F. Truly the cold side of a green kick wax. This is a time tested favorite as a stand-alone when it is cold and abrasive, non-transformed snow.
Rode Kick Green- -4C to -10C 25F to 14F Performs well in all cold kickwax uses. Good speed, firm grip. BNS uses it as a cover wax to speed up most blue and green kick waxes.
Rode Kick Blue II- -2C to -8C 29F to 18F For the cold side of the blue range. Tends to have a firm grip but can lack a bit of speed.
Rode Kick Blue I- -2C to -6C 29F to 21F The traditional Rode Blue kicker. Works best when snow is tending towards wet.
Rode Kick Blue Multigrade- -3C to -7C 27F to 19F Extends well below listed range to as low as -12C or 10F. Amazing feel on the snow and adjusts well to changing conditions. If the temperature is in the teens this wax is where you start all tests and often times where the testing ends. A must have in every box.
Rode Kick Weiss- -1C to -4C 30F to 25F There is a reason this was originally called Super Weiss and was a World Cup only wax. An amazing cover or to be used alone at the crossover between the Violet and the Blue range, especially when the tracks haven’t transformed to full glaze.
Rode Kick Blue Super- -1C to -3C 30F to 27F A great wax in high humidity across all snow types. Often used as a cover wax just before the cross into Zero conditions in wet snow because it rarely ices. Ignore the temperature range listed on this wax and try it in any green or blue kick wax situation. It is a really fast wax with great grip.
Rode Kick Viola Multigrade- 0C to -2C 32F to 28F A favorite of coaches and Masters Racers alike. Works well outside of the listed range down to -5C. Adapts well to varying conditions and always provides great grip. We tend to cover this with Blue Multigrade or even Green for speed on race day.
Rode Kick Blue Super Extra- -1C to -5C 30F to 23F for new fresh snow and high humidity. This wax is really good in new falling or freshly fallen snow. If the snow is starting to glaze significantly mix Super Extra 1:1 with Super Blue, you will thank us later.
Rode Kick Violet- 0C/32F Made for at freezing conditions. It is the first wax to try at 0C, period. Small range but this wax has saved us many times in the tricky range around freezing. Often used as a cover wax or in mixes with colder waxes.
Rode Kick Viola Extra- 0C to +1C 32F to 34F The plus side of the Violet range. Very specific but can be good when the conditions are correct. Tends to be a bit slow and therefore often needs a cover.
Rode Red Extra- 0C to +2C 32F to 36F For conditions rapidly warming just above or below freezing.
Rode Rossa- 0C to +3C 32F to 37F Tends to work best in wet new snow or just before klister conditions.
Rode Yellow- +1 to +4C 33F to 39F Gialla! For new fresh snow above freezing and as a precursor to klister.