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BNS Wax Recommendation

Categories: Wax Reports | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 1/5/2017 | Views: 2492
US Nationals Skate Distance
updated 1/6

BNS Wax Recommendation

US Cross Country Championships

10/15k Freestyle Distance


Event Information-



Thursday Night - Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around -6. North wind 3 to 6 mph.

Friday - Sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -15. Light and variable wind.

Friday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -9. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

Saturday - A 20 percent chance of snow after 11am. Increasing clouds, with a high near 31. Wind chill values as low as -3. South southeast wind around 7 mph.


Base Layer: Ski*Go LF Graphite 

Race Paraffin: Ski*Go HF Green/P16 mix, Innovax Beta Cold

Fluoro Powder: Ski*Go C110 Powder, Holmenkol Syntec Cold

: Ski*Go C105 Block

Structure: Fine stone grinds such as our S0.3, S1.3 – We tested an application of Ski*Go Pink Paper this afternoon and found it to make the ski faster.


Latest Test Results (Friday 11PM)


1. Ski*Go HF Green/P16 mix

2. Innovax Beta Cold

3. Ski*Go HF Green

4. Ski*Go HFP16

5. Ski*Go P16

Also tested – Ski*Go HF Violet, P16, HF Green, Holmenkol Racing Mix Mid, Cold, Speedbase Mid, Cold, Innovax Beta Cold


1. Ski*Go C110 Powder

2.  Holmenkol Syntec Cold

3.  Ski*Go C111 Powder

4. Holmenkol Race Powder Mid

5. Holmenkol Syntec Mid

Also tested – Holmenkol Mid, Ski*Go C22, Ski*Go OR, Syntec Cold, C105, C105/OR mix


1. Ski*Go C105

2. Rode FC1 L

3. Holmenkol Mid08 Block

4. Holmenkol C105L

5. Ski*Go C22 Block

Also tested- Ski*Go C55/99L, C105/22 mix, CM10L, Holmenkol Mid, Cold. Wet  


Discussion- We have had very good luck here in Soldier Hollow with Ski*Go P16 added to paraffin waxes and in our testing this morning HF Green/P16 was very good.  The temperatures are forecasted to be a touch warmer for tomorrow, but based on our experience of the venue, the cold temperatures over the previous 36 hours will keep the snow cold throughout the day tomorrow - this mix will be good all day tomorrow as a paraffin layer.  Innovax Beta Cold was also very good - as well as straight HF Green.
We tested powders at noon - not suprisingly our cold powders were the best.  Ski*Go C110, the new Holmenkol Syntec Cold, the new Ski*Go C111 were very close in testing - it was hard to pull these waxes apart.  We are excited about the new powders we tested today.  The Holmenkol Syntec Cold is part of the new batch of Holmenkol Syntec Powders and the testing we have done with them has been positive.  The new Ski*Go C111 is one of the new powders from Ski*Go this year and has the coldest range of all the powders Ski*Go has.  
For topcoats - Ski*Go C105 block tested well both today and yesterday - this would be a safe choice for tomorrow.  Holmenkol Mid08 block also ran well.  Rode FC1L was good today and yesterday.
For structure we tested our S0.3 and S1.3 today - both of these grinds will work on this course.  No hand structure will be needed, however an application of Ski*Go Pink Paper tested well this afternoon.


CONCLUSIONARY NOTES – Come visit Roger and David in the BNS mobile trailer parked by the wax trailers.  We have a complete stock of wax and tools for purchase.  We are testing daily and will be posting results at the trailer.  To receive our latest results in a text, send a text message to Roger at 207-749-1945 to get on the list.


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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