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BNS Wax Recommendation

Categories: Wax Reports | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 12/8/2016 | Views: 2430
TUNA Relays

 

BNS Wax Recommendation

TUNA Relays

12/10/16

Event Information-

White Pine/TUNA relay - 3x5K. White Pine Touring, Park City, Utah. Race start at 10AM.

 

Weather-NOAA forecast

Thursday

Snow likely after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -1. South wind 8 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Thursday Night

Snow. Temperature rising to around 30 by 5am. South southwest wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Friday

Snow. High near 35. South wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Friday Night

Snow. Low around 29. South southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Saturday

Snow. High near 35. West wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.


 


Recommendation:

Base Layer: Ski*Go LF Graphite

Race Paraffin: Ski*Go HF Orange

Fluoro Powder: Ski*Go C105 Powder
Topcoat: Ski*Go C22 block

Structure: Finite V03

Kick: see below

 

Test Discussion-

It looks like it could be a very wet snowy day. It should still be new snow – so a slightly harder wax like a typical red – or in the case of Ski*Go, orange, will probably work best – unless it is really wet – then go for the highest fluoro warm wax you have (Ski*Go yellow HF is a very fast wet snow wax). Due to the humidity I am recommending the Ski*Go orange over the Holmenkol red. For fluoro powder, it looks like Ski*Go C105 might work best, although if really wet, Ski*Go C22 might work also. The new Holmenkol Syntec race Mid might also be a good choice. Structure will depend on how wet things are, and how much fresh snow is present – if it is really wet then go with as much structure as possible, else go with a little less sturcture – too much structure will slow you down in fresh dry snow. Top coats are probably best to check day of.

 

For kick – depends again on how wet the snow is. This might be a day for “zeroes”. If things are at all wet, then kick wax will be very tricky (unless it is saturated wet -then a red klister might work, although any new/cold snow will result in immediate icing). If it is not too warm and saturated, the Ski*Go Violet HF or Red HF might work well.



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