basically diluting the sb wax with canning wax/parafin. A bar of sb wax...maybe an 1/8 of lb with 1/4 lb of canning wax. Mentioned earlier 80-90 percent is parafin...canning wax...grocery store $4.50/lb = 8 bars of sb wax... got it? I also use the crayon method of waxing vs the drip method...crayon uses less wax, less scraping and less mess...like I noted a very cheap sob. I wax every other day out...get about 25-30 days/year and have 6 boards and 2 sets of skis to maintain.