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BNS Wax Recommendation

Categories: Wax Reports | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 3/5/2016 | Views: 7574
Junior Nationals Classic Distance

BNS Wax Recommendation

Junior Nationals Classic 5/10k

3/7/2016

Event Information-

Event information can be found at the following website - http://xcjuniornationals2016.com/schedule.html. The BNS service team of Roger Knight and David Chamberlain will be onsite all week with the BNS Mobile.  We are parked in the lower parking lot with a full stock of wax and tools.  Stop by for our latest testing results and recommendations.

Weather-
Saturday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Breezy, with a south wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Monday - A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

Recommendation:

Base Layer: Ski*Go LF Graphite 

Race Paraffin: Ski*Go HF Yellow

Fluoro Powder: Ski*Go C22 Powder
Topcoat: Ski*Go CM10 Liquid, Gallium SuperWet Liquid

Structure: Warm grinds such as our C4.2. Holmenkol Cross Structure tool should be tested, also finite V04 on the tails of the ski is worth testing.

Kick: Start with a thin layer of base klister, some race layers to try are Ski*Go HF Universal/HF Yellow mix, Rex OU/Universal mix, Rode KM3/Holmenkol Black SpeZial mix.

 

 

Test Discussion-

Sunday Update - We tested paraffins, powders, and topcoats this late morning and afternoon.  Paraffin testing didn't change much, Ski*Go HF Yellow was our best and will be a good choice for the rest of the week.  Ski*Go C22 Powder and Gallium Wet Powder were a dead heat as our best powders.  We are very confident in C22 powder in these conditions.  We don't know as much about how Gallium Wet Powder will respond to the forecast, but could be worth testing in the days ahead.  For topcoats Gallium SuperWet, Gallium Gigaspeed and Ski*Go CM10 liquid were all quite good this afternoon.  Structure will be important going forward, the Holmenkol Cross Structure Tool as well as the Finite V04 are hand structures we have had good luck with in these conditions.

Saturday update - We tested paraffin waxes and powders on course today on our matched test fleets.  Below are our results, the good news is that our warm waxes are already running, these waxes will only get better as the temperature rises and the snow transforms.  Ski*Go C22 powder and Ski*Go CM10 are excellent choices for the forecasted conditions.  We will be retesting in the morning and afternoon tomorrow, as well as testing a full lineup of topcoats.  Stop by the trailer for the latest results.
Testing from Sunday:
Topcoats -
1. Gallium SuperWet
2. Ski*Go CM10/Gallium Gigaspeed mix
3. Gallium Gigaspeed
4. Ski*Go CM10
Powders:
1. Gallium Wet Powder
1. Ski*Go C22 Powder
3. Gallium Gigaspeed
4. Holmenkol Speedpowder Wet
5. Ski*Go CM10
Paraffins:
1. Ski*Go HF Yellow
2. Toko HF Yellow
3. Ski*Go HF Orange
4. Ski*Go HFP16
Check with us for a complete list of waxes that we tested
Testing from Saturday:

Paraffins –

1.  Ski*Go HF Yellow

2.  Toko HF Yellow

3.  Ski*Go HFP16

4.  Swix HF8

Stop by the trailer for a complete list of waxes tested

Powders –

1.  Ski*Go C22 Powder

2.  Ski*Go CM10

3.  Swix FC10X

4.  Gallium Wet Powder

Stop by for a complete list of waxes tested

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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