BNS Wax Recommendation
The Great Ski Race
9 AM Mass Start. 30 km Point-to-Point freestyle race. Tahoe XC to Truckee (Cottonwood Restaurant)
Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
A 30 percent chance of snow after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Snow. Low around 27. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
Snow. High near 28. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
Base Layer: SkiGo LF Blue with P16 Powder
Race Paraffin: SkiGo Green/SkiGo Orange Mix 1:1
Fluoro Powder: SkiGo C105 Powder
Topcoat: C22 Block/C105 Block. Rotofleece together, then brush out
Structure: Medium-stiff ski with good residual camber. Finite V075 handstructure. Do two passes, pressuring alternate sides of the ski.
Kick: Rode Multigrade or V0 covered with Rode World Cup Service -1 -7.
Recommendation is based on forecast. The Great Ski Race is historically tough to wax for in new snow conditions, given the variance in elevation, weather, etc. These layers are all proven winners in similar new snow conditions. This recommendation will give you great skis from beginning to end.
note: BNS imports Holmenkol and SkiGo waxes, and also sells waxes from Swix, Toko, Rode, Solda, Rex, Guru, Innovax, Magnar and others. We search for the fastest waxes for our customers and our testing is professional, objective and transparent. We make our best effort to test what we think is the best from each brand. However, given that we are testing more options from Holmenkol and SkiGo, there is a bias toward those brands. With this full disclosure, you can assess the legitimacy of our testing yourself. Visit Swix and Toko for their official recommendations. If you have any questions please contact us.