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DPS Phantom Install

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The Phantom Installation, when done carefully and correctly, will penetrate the entire depth of your bases, evenly from tip to tail, creating a permanently bonded union between your beloved skis or snowboard and this sweet, sweet elixir from the snow Gods. Permanently bonded is no joke either. Once installed, it is there for the life of your base! Tune after tune, grind after grind, it will always be there. One and done.

So, how does the installation work?

To create the best treatment conditions we strip a brand new ski or snowboard of any and all factory wax. For used gear, if possible, we ask that you have your bases stone ground to remove all dirt, oil, wax, or carpet fibers left over from your mid-summer “daydream skiing” in your living room with the AC cranked up and POV footage of Portillo playing on YouTube.

Once the bases are prepped we apply a measured amount of the Phantom goo and allow it to seep into the base material for a set amount of time. We then nestle your soon to be improved beauties into our pre-warmed DPS Phantom Cure Station for a nice long nap. The DPS Phantom Cure Station is where the real magic happens. After countless hours of development, DPS has focused on a very specific wavelength of UV light necessary for the curing and honed in on the perfect intensity, distance from the surface, and temperature to achieve the absolute best cure. A very cool little red hot box. Once out of the Cure Station, we give a final “hand tune” to the base This knocks down any fine hairs on your base that would have normally been coated with wax and ensures that they do not give you any issues when navigating around at slower speeds.

Yes, you can also do this at home, however, a few things to keep in mind: the quality and intensity of the direct sunlight as well as the ambient temperature can have a direct effect on the quality of your application. In addition, the further north you are, especially outside of summer months, it can be hard to get enough of the correct wavelengths of UV light needed for a complete cure. If you were to equate differing qualities of a Phantom treatment installation to that of the quality of a snow storm, then a poorly applied Phantom treatment would be like dust-on-crust where a treatment applied with experience and care would be a 3 foot dump of Champagne Pow.

Note: If you are looking for the Phantom treatment for at-home installation, go here.

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Questions & Reviews

CDB (downright abused product)
I put this on all my skis and the convenience is worthwhile for me. I occasionally use liquid wax but never hot wax anymore. Having this applied when buying new skis is very convenient and the turnaround time with an online order was very fast.
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Question from Eric
I received the phantom 1-part formula. There are no instructions included. Where do I find them?
Answer from Brett S
Hey Eric, please click here for DIY instructions.
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Question from Molly
How does phantom work with climbing skins? I’ve heard mixed reviews about whether it’s purely for alpine skis or if it works for backcountry skis/ skin glue. Love the idea! I’d really like to not wax my skis again! Thanks
Answer from Brett S
Thanks for reaching out, Molly. So long as the phantom is applied correctly, there is no issue with climbing skins/glue. A number of us use this on our skis, and have been quite happy!
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Question from Eric S
Can you clarify what more is done, if we select "glide treatment" included?
Answer from jbo
Hi Eric, that means you are buying the Phantom material from us. If you had your own Phantom retail box, then you would not need it included. Sorry for the confusing wording.
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Question from Jeramy
How do different grades of p-Tex effect its ability to cure? My split uses a very hard high grade p-Tex for instance.
Answer from Cole P
Hey Jeramy, different grades of p-Tex will not affect Phantom's ability to cure.
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Question from Travis Anderson
What is the overall consensus from your customers and team members? Is there anyone who has used this for a few seasons... durability? What difference between 1.0 and 2.0.


Answer from Patrick C

Thanks for your questions! The Phantom treatment is certainly on a few shop member's skis and the consensus so far is that it's a good addition. This is not a wax replacement, but it will help if you do not wax your skis often (or ever!). There is no durability issue as it bonds with the base material and therefore acts very differently than traditional wax. The difference between the 1.0 and 2.0 have to do with ease and cure time with the newer version involving fewer steps and faster cure times. If you have further questions you can always get in touch with us at Hope this helps!
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Question from Hiroki I
For the Phantom One Part Formula, what is the recommended time for natural sunlight UV cure? Also what is the minimal temperature for curing?
Answer from Zak M
Hey Hiroki, as long as you have strong sunlight the overall cure time for part one should be an hour. DPS also states you need a minimum temperature of 32ºF for the application to properly cure.
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