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BNS Wax Recommendation

Categories: Wax Reports | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 3/12/2016 | Views: 8807
Cascade Crest

BNS Wax Recommendation
Cascade Crest
March 12th, 2016

Event Information

Mass Start 10, 25 and 50KM skate race. Team relay is also part of the program in 2016.
Races start at 9:00 AM


Friday - Snow. High near 35. South wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Friday Night - Snow. Low around 26. Southwest wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Saturday - Snow. High near 32. Breezy, with a southwest wind 21 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32
mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.


Base Layer: SkiGo LF Graphite
Race Paraffin: SkiGo HF Orange, or Holmenkol Speedbase Wet
Fluoro Powder: Holmenkol Wet Powder, or SkiGo C105
Topcoat: Holmenkol Wet Block, or SkiGo C22 Block
Structure: Holmenkol Cross Structure Tool

Test Discussion

Forecast based recommendation. Shaping up to be a very normal Cascade Crest with soft, new
snow conditions. SkiGo HF Orange is excellent just below freezing and the Holmenkol Speedbase
Wet also runs very well in this type/temp snow. The flour powder call is straightforward with the snow
temps just below freezing. On Friday at 7:30 AM, snow and air temps were 31F with 87% RH. The
Holmenkol powder has the best range in the 27-32 degree snow temp range and will also run well
later in the race when the snow will be warming. Holmenkol Wet block, or C22 block will be excellent
options for the Top Coat. For structure, the Holmenkol Cross Structure tool with both rollers should
be excellent and really designed to run well in these conditions. Ski wise, choose a ski with a soft flex
and high bridge to float through the new, soft snow.

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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