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BNS Wax Recommendation

Categories: Wax Reports | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 3/10/2016 | Views: 7256
Junior Nationals Skate Sprint

BNS Wax Recommendation

Junior Nationals Skate Sprint

3/11/2016

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-

Friday Night - Patchy fog after 8pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 26. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Friday - Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Recommendation:

Base Layer: Ski*Go LF Graphite 

Race Paraffin:  see below

Fluoro Powder: Ski*Go CM10 Block
Topcoat: Gallium SuperWet Liquid.  We have been applying a layer of liquid and CM10 block together and heating with a hot iron.

Structure: Warm grinds such as our S3.2 and S4.3. The Holmenkol Cross Structure tool should be tested, as well as the Finite V03 and V05.

Test Discussion-

Below are our test results from earlier in the week, as well as a topcoat test from this morning.  The snow is transformed, wet and quite dirty.  For these conditions we have been recommending a fluoro clean of the skis and going directly to fluoro powder application and topcoat, skipping the HF layer.  This application method works well for short races in dirty and wet conditions.  Structure will be important tomorrow, an aggressive stone grind such as our S3.2 or S4.3 is recommended, as well as testing hand structures such as the Holmenkol Cross Structure Tool, and the Finite V03 and V05.
Topcoats -
1. Gallium SuperWet Liquid/Ski*Go CM10 Block mix
2. Ski*Go C22L/CM10 Block mix
3. Gallium Gigaspeed Liquid/Ski*Go CM10 block mix
4. Ski*Go C44 (old) Liquid
5. Ski*Go CM10L
stop by the trailer for complete list of waxes tested

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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