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BNS Wax Recommendation: Rabbit Ears Marathon

Categories: Announcements, Wax Reports | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 3/31/2016 | Views: 8223
April 3, 2016

Event Information

Sunday, April 3, 2016 10 AM Start on Rabbit Ears Pass. 5K or 17K loop in high altitude splendor.

1 or 2 laps - 5K or 10K on a 5K loop. 17K or 34K on a 17 K loop.
Race Web Site


Thursday Afternoon
Snow showers, mainly before 5pm. Widespread fog, mainly before 3pm. High near 32. North northwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. North wind 5 to 10 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Partly sunny, with a high near 33. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. West northwest wind around 5 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 43. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 24.
Sunny, with a high near 46.


This is a forecast-based recommendation. No testing on site.

Base Layer: SkiGo LF Graphite. Iron 140C, cool, scrape, brush with Holmenkol Steel Microfinish brush or SkiGo Fine Steel.

Race Paraffin: SkiGo Yellow/Violet (Ultima) 1:1 or Holmenkol Race Mix Mid (Matrix Red) or Swix HF8

Fluoro Powder: Skigo C22 Powder or Holmenkol Speedpowder Wet or Swix FC8x

Topcoat: Skigo C22 Solid or Holmenkol Speedblock Wet, hand cork, let cool, brush with horsehair, then nylon

Structure: Holmenkol Cross Structure Tool with two rollers. Finite Finish V10/V05 could be great as well, but it will depend on how quickly the snow warms up.


Fresh Snow this week along with relatively cold temps should make this race a blast. Conditions look ideal and it will probably be lightly transformed, newer snow that stays pretty cold throughout most of the race. BNS will not have anyone at the race, unfortunately. Good luck and have fun.

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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