PHANTOM Glide, Now You See It, Now You Don't

PHANTOM Glide, Now You See It, Now You Don't

Maybe you’ve heard whispers or rumors of the permanent “wax”, maybe your cousin uses it or your kids' teacher but you’re still skeptical about the process and legitimacy of the product. PHANTOM has probably piqued your interest at one time or another over the years if you are a skier or boarder, but the question has been, does it actually work? 


The answer is a resounding, YES! The science is right, the stoke is here and we’ve all been running this on our skis and boards for the last couple of years. The product has only improved over time to work in an extended temperature range and provide more ease of application. Want to learn more about how this magic little liquid works? Let’s check it out. 


What is PHANTOM Glide™ Base Treatment?


PHANTOM Glide is a permanent, high-performance base treatment for skis and snowboards that increases hydrophobicity and improves glide performance across a variety of snow conditions. PHANTOM Glide is not wax. PHANTOM Glide differs from traditional wax because wax is not permanent. Wax is a temporary glide solution that functions only by coating the top layer of your base. After just a few runs, traditional wax wears off and glide performance diminishes. Whereas, PHANTOM is forever. 


How does it work?


With its patent-pending polymer technology, PHANTOM Glide uses microscopic short chain compounds to penetrate and diffuse into the unstructured sections of your ski or snowboard base. Think of it as water filling a jar of marbles, just on a molecular level. Traditional wax is not capable of doing this because wax molecules are too large to move through the base material. After PHANTOM Glide has been absorbed into the base, UV light is used to activate the curing process, permanently bonding PHANTOM Glide to the base material. This can be accomplished using a PHANTOM Glide Cure Station or natural, outdoor sunlight. After a single finishing pass with a roto brush or PHANTOM Glide Polishing Pad, your base(s) are fully treated and ready to glide.


Why do I need it?


But the question is, why do I need this $150 treatment?? Simply put, PHANTOM Glide makes skiing and snowboarding more fun. Beyond that, there are three key benefits of PHANTOM Glide: Permanence: Waxing skis and snowboards is time-consuming and for optimal results, it needs to be done frequently. With just one application of PHANTOM Glide, your bases are effectively treated, and will provide you with increased glide for the life of your ski or board. Continuously buying and dripping wax onto your bases gets expensive, especially if you’re getting it done by a shop a few times a season. PHANTOM Glide is a one-time investment that pays for itself each time you go skiing or snowboarding. Performance: Increased glide allows for better control and predictability on snow, creating an overall better experience on the mountain. It’s a game changer for both skiers and snowboarders. Environment: PHANTOM Glide possesses no environmental harm, and it doesn’t wear off in the snow and end up downstream. DPS prides themselves on being an industry leader with our eco-conscious base treatment.