New fallen snow 0°C to -3°C (32°F to 27°F). Old fine grained snow -2°C to -6°C (28°F to 21°F). A very frequently used wax, both in racing and touring. When Blue Extra becomes somewhat slippery, a thin layer of Violet Special probably is the right wax. The V-Line of hard kick-waxes is made for racing and recreational skiing. Their quality is very high due to fully refined petroleum waxes, synthetic rubbers and pharmaceutical quality oils.