MountainFLOW founder, Peter Arlein, on How Ski Wax Works; its Environmental Impact; Ceramic Nano Technology; & More (Ep.175)

On GEAR:30, we discuss the environmental impacts of ski wax (and how ski wax actually works); Peter’s appearance on Shark Tank; the upcoming ban on fluorocarbon waxes at the highest levels of ski racing; and Peter unveils mountainFLOW’s brand-new product.
mountainFLOW athlete, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (photo by NTB)

MountainFLOW is disrupting the ski and snowboard industries by producing high-performing products that are also biodegradable and more sustainable than conventional products in their categories. And if you’re skeptical about all of this, then you definitely ought to listen to this conversation with mountainFLOW founder, Peter Arlein.

We talk about the environmental impacts of ski wax (and how ski wax actually works); Peter’s appearance on Shark Tank; the upcoming ban on fluorocarbon waxes at the highest levels of ski racing; and Peter unveils mountainFLOW’s brand-new product, which we think is going to have another significant impact on the ski industry.

TOPICS & TIMES:

  • Background of mountainFLOW (3:39)
  • Wax & its environmental consequences (10:13)
  • Going on Shark Tank (14:43)
  • Ski wax misconceptions (19:56)
  • ‘Deck of cards’ analogy (21:53)
  • More interest from backcountry or resort riders? (23:57)
  • Ban on fluorocarbons (25:42)
  • Ceramic Nano Technology (27:15)
  • New Product Reveal (30:47)
  • MountainFLOW bike chain lube (36:15)
  • What We’re Celebrating (38:42)

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On GEAR:30, we discuss the environmental impacts of ski wax (and how ski wax actually works); Peter’s appearance on Shark Tank; the upcoming ban on fluorocarbon waxes at the highest levels of ski racing; and Peter unveils mountainFLOW’s brand-new product.
mountainFLOW founder, Peter Arlein, in Blister HQ (Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado)

3 comments on “MountainFLOW founder, Peter Arlein, on How Ski Wax Works; its Environmental Impact; Ceramic Nano Technology; & More (Ep.175)”

  1. JE !!! i also raise my glass to “being stoopid enough…” ! as a tele skier, i can say , stoopidity is a key ingredient to success. hope y’all had great fun and nothing other than someone’s pride was injured{ i also hope you trimmed yer toenails beforehand…) !

    and thanks for another great Gear 30

  2. When you reference your wax layer as a deck of cards how thick of a layer are you actually talking about?
    A recreation scrape and go vs. a race finish that’s been brushed to the enth degree? Must be talking microns here either way. Thanks for the heads up on the environment!

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