When it comes time to go snowboarding or skiing in Japan, you’ll want to make sure your gear is in the best possible shape. One way to guarantee you glide through the powder and stay ahead of the pack is by waxing for the conditions. Here are the best options available from Rhythm Tunes Workshop!
1. Try the New Phantom Permanent Base Glide Treatment.
Rhythm Tunes Workshop is proud to introduce our customers to this revolutionary permanent waxless base treatment, exclusive to us in Japan. The system has been developed by DPS Skis primarily to decrease the impact that traditional ski and snowboard wax has on humans and the environment. Traditional wax includes perfluorochemicals (PFCs) which cause harm when inhaled and can also leach into the environment. Phantom promises to reduce the dangers associated with PFCs while still delivering the performance of traditional wax and providing mountains of glide, permanently.
Phantom enters the ski or board base in liquid form and then bonds with the base under a UV light, hardening the plastic to increase gliding capabilities. This means it changes the chemical composition of your base while staying stable and non-reactive in the environment.
At Rhythm Tunes we’ll structure your base first to make sure it’s primed and ready for treatment. After applying the Phantom Glide we’ll pass it through our UV Station where it will be cured and then handed back to you in just a couple of hours. Phantom has been proven to work in a variety of different conditions, including those prevalent here in Niseko – deep, dry, cold powder snow. Find our Phantom machines at Rhythm Base, Rhythm Main and Rhythm Hakuba!
COST: Phantom CSF – ¥13,200 Curing of CSF – ¥ 5,000 Structure base prep – ¥3,000 Total ¥21,200 (includes base structure and prep, Phantom treatment and curing.)
2. Get More Out of Your Gear With a Performance Wax.
After a consultation with one of our technicians, your skis or board will be prepped with a base wax and left to soak. After this your bases are layered with our very own, house-made wax blend which is specifically designed to suit the current snow conditions. We use our infra-red Future Machine to permeate the wax into the base, then create a seal with an iron to maximize the longevity and quality of the wax. The individualised nature of this treatment allows us to cater specifically to each customer, so you know you’ll be getting the best out of your bases. COST: ¥3,000
3. Future Wax. Best if You Just Need the Basics.
For this treatment we use an all-temperature wax blend from Italy and hand iron it into your bases. Then we use our infra-red Future Machine to create a seal. This service will suit most conditions and is recommended for beginner to intermediate skiers and snowboarders. COST: ¥2,000
4. Rent From our Premium Range, Perfect for Skiing in Japan.
Want to avoid the need to wax and care for your bases entirely? Rent from our premium range of skis and snowboards! All our equipment in this range is tuned and waxed every time it gets returned to the store using wax suitable for the prevailing conditions. If for some reason you’re not satisfied with your glide, just come and see us and we’ll make sure your equipment is up to scratch at no extra charge!