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BNS Wax Recommendation

Categories: Wax Reports | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 1/5/2017 | Views: 2340
Wasatch Citizen Series

BNS Wax Recommendation
Wasatch Citizen Series #2

Event Information-

Wasatch Citizen Series 15K Freestyle race. White Pine Touring, Park City, Utah. Race start at 10AM for kids, approx. 10:20AM for others.


Weather-NOAA forecast


Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -15. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable.


Sunny, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -19. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -11. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.


Partly sunny, with a high near 28. South wind around 10 mph.




Base Layer: Ski*Go LF Graphite

Race Paraffin: Holmenkol Racing Mix Cold + Ski*Go C380 powder

Fluoro Powder: Ski*Go C110 Powder or none
Topcoat: Ski*Go C110 fluid or block or none

Structure: Finite L02

Kick: NA


Test Discussion-

Expect extremely cold temps initially, but warming slightly under clear skies. The snow should be a mostly new natural snow and will run colder than the air temps by a few hours. I found the Holmenkol Racing Mix Cold mixed with Ski*Go C380 powder to work well in these conditions. Sometimes the C380 powder is faster on its own, and just the Mix Cold will probably work well. Other options might be the old standby Start Green or Innovax Beta (the Innovax Beta can be a very fast choice, although not many people have it). If the temps are warmer, Holmenkol Racing Mix Mid might be a good choice.


For Fluoro powder – Ski*Go C110 is specially designed for colder temps – although with the dryness of normal Utah snow – especially with the wind sucking all the moisture out of the snow – it might not be necessary to use any Fluoro at all. Holmenkol Mid 08 works extremely well with new snow in slightly warmer conditions, so it might be a good option if waxing a slightly warmer pair of skis.


For topcoats, again, with the cold temps it will really depend on whether the snow is older or dirty – if so, the C110 liquid might work. It is probably best to try some things race day if you have the time.


If there is a lot of new snow or it is soft – a softer flexing ski might work best, else a firm ski with a fine linear structure will probably work best.


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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