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Wax on, never wax off: This Utah company thinks it’s changed ski tuning forever

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John F. Russell

SALT LAKE CITY — From tree sap and whale blubber to chemically enhanced concoctions of silicon and fluorinated carbon, skiers have long tinkered with treatments to make sticks glide on snow.

Stephan Drake thinks it’s time to end the dabbling and the centuries-old history of ski waxing. The founder of Utah’s DPS Skis has come up with an environmentally friendly, one-time treatment for ski and snowboard bases that will forever eliminate the need for noxious waxing.

“We are sticking our necks out and we are going against the entrenched paradigm,” Drake says of the proprietary, permanent base glide treatment he’s calling Phantom. “We are kind of starting a new business here.”


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