CARLSBAD, CA – Daron Rahlves has signed a 3 year agreement with the Wend World Ski Team, and will use their ski/snow waxes. One of the most decorated American Downhill and Super G skiers in history, Rahlves has won 12 World Cup races, 28 World Cup podiums and 7 US National Titles. He was the 2001 World Champion in Super G, won the Silver medal at the 2005 Worlds in Downhill and Bronze medal in GS. In 2008, Daron took the win in Skier X at Winter X Games 12 and finished 3rd overall on the Jeep Skiing/48 Straight Tour. His free ski credits include the 2010 Powder Video Award for “Best Line”. Daron films with ski production companies TGR and Warren Miller Entertainment and in 2011 created the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour.
Rahlves explains; “I used WEND wax last season and it works. In New Zealand with the Atomic Team shooting ’12-’13 product I gave samples to Dana Flahr, Sage Catabriga-Alosa and Chris Benchetler. They too noticed the benefits of faster skis. WEND’s race paste that’s coming out this season is awesome. Bust out the tin and rub it on in the parking lot, at the park, on top of the mountain after a hike, at the start of races like NASTAR, USSA, FIS, Banzai, pipe, slope style, big mountain comps or half way through the day to keep the boards flying. Benefits for all serious and recreational skiers.”
“It’s great to have Daron riding Wend wax. He’s Mr. Banzai, whether it’s big mountain, surfing or moto, Daron’s all-in,” reflected John Dahl, President; ” I admire his passion for the sport and his efforts for giving back to the ski community.”
WEND is a brand of snow waxes and accessories manufactured by Wax Research. Wax Researchhas continuously produced snow waxes since 1972 and over the years has manufactured for many well-known international snow brands. The WENDsnow wax line was launched in 2003 by Wax Research and has evolved over the last 8 years to incorporate natural components and modifiers such palm, plant and mineral waxes. A new super slick oil from flower seed that acts as a natural silicone has been added to the formula after extensive testing in the U.S., Peru and New Zealand. WEND continues to offer a sophisticated line of racing waxes, overlays, and a full range of shop waxes, retail bars and pastes. The strength of WENDcomes from the backing of Wax Research, a leader in action sport waxes and accessories. www.wendusa.com
About Wax Research
Wax Research is recognized by the international surfing community as one of the original action sport accessory companies. It was founded in 1972 by John Dahl with the purpose of manufacturing surf and ski waxes and accessories. Wax Research brands include Sticky Bumps, Ransom and WEND, and are sold by reps and distributors worldwide. Its headquarters are located in Carlsbad, California, USA. www.waxresearch.com