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BNS Wax Recommendation

Categories: Wax Reports | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 3/5/2016 | Views: 7796
The Great Race

BNS Wax Recommendation

The Great Ski Race

Event Information-

30 km point-to-point race. 9 AM wave starts at Tahoe XC. Finish at Cottonwood in Truckee.


Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 48. Windy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Rain before 1am, then snow. Low around 28. Windy, with a southwest wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.


Snow. High near 36. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.



Base Layer: SkiGo LF Graphite         

Race Paraffin: SkiGo HF Violet/Yellow Mix 1:1

Fluoro Powder: SkiGo C105/C22 Mix 1:1

Topcoat: SkiGo C22 Block. Rotofleece.

Structure: Warm or Universal grind skis. V03 and V05

Kick: N/A



Test Discussion-

With very different conditions through the week than on race day, testing was not informative in making a final wax recommendation. This is a similar recommendation for similar conditions at this race in the past. With a big elevation differential throughout the race, it  is best to play it safe, and try to have consistently good skis for the whole course.

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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