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Categories: Wax Reports | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 2/14/2016 | Views: 5359
Heber Creeper

BNS Wax Recommendation

Heber Creeper
2/15/16

Event Information-

Heber Creeper 15K, 30K, 45K Freestyle race. Soldier Hollow, Utah. Race start at approx.10AM.

 

Weather-NOAA forecast

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday

A slight chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 39. West wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday Night

A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Washington's Birthday

A slight chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. West northwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


 


 

Recommendation:

Base Layer: Ski*Go LF Graphite

Race Paraffin: Holmenkohl Speed Base Mid

Fluoro Powder: Ski*Go C22
Topcoat: Ski*Go CM10 Fluid

Structure: Finite V05

 

Test Discussion-

The snow should be a mix of natural and artificial fully transformed snow – starting out cold and rapidly warming under sunny skies. The snow should be very fast initially for just about any wax type. Even though the temps will be high, and the snow warm, the snow should not be saturated – at least initially. Red range waxes should work out well – at least initially. If you are doing the 45K race, the snow may become quite a bit sloppier later in the day – for this reason you might consider a Yellow wax (Ski*Go Yellow HF, or Holmenkol Speed Base Wet). In the Red wax range, both the Holmenkol Racing Mid or better yet Speed Base Mid should work well, especially if you are not going to be out on the course for too long. The Ski*Go Orange HF might also be a good choice – it has a warmer range than most Red waxes.

 

For fluoro powder – the Ski*Go C22 powder is the standard in wet snow, although C105 powder might also run well. Holmenkol Speed Powder Wet can also run well in wet snow that is not fully saturated – like the conditions expected Monday.

 

For topcoats – Ski*Go CM10 liquid can be extremely fast in saturated wet and dirty snow. Ski*Go C22 liquid might also be a good choice. Since the snow should be older, liquid top coats should run faster. Top coats should be tested day of for best results.

 

A warm ski with good structure should be the ticket for these conditions

 

If we actually get new snow (20% chance) it will likely be wet, and the wax recommendations may need to be adjusted slightly – but I think most of the recommendations will still work well, with a trend toward colder waxes (Red) and possibly a block top coat instead of a liquid.

                                                               

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.



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