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BNS Wax Recommendation

Categories: Wax Reports | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 1/26/2017 | Views: 2016
Wasatch Citizen Series #3

BNS Wax Recommendation
Wasatch Citizen Series #3

Event Information-

Wasatch Citizen Series 10K Classic race. Mountain Dell, Utah. Race start at 10AM for kids, approx. 10:20AM for others.


Weather-NOAA forecast

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -6. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -7. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. South southwest wind around 6 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 28.



Base Layer: Ski*Go LF Graphite

Race Paraffin: Holmenkohl Racing Mix Cold

Fluoro Powder: Holmenkol Race Powder Mid
Topcoat: Holmenkol Mid08 Block

Kick: Ski*Go Violet HF with a cover

Structure: Finite L02


Test Discussion-

The snow should be mostly untransformed natural snow – starting out cold and rapidly warming, if sunny. Holmenkol waxes work well in these conditions. The question is what the humidity of the snow will be – it fell as fairly wet snow, but 2 days of cold dry air could remove most of the moisture – on the other hand, if the inversion/fog rolls in, the humidity could be much greater. If it is more humid than expected, the Ski*Go waxes (such as Green HF or a mix of Green and Blue HF) might work better. A mix of red and blue waxes might work if the temps are higher than expected.


For fluoro powder – the Holmenkol Mid08 powders work really well in newer/dry snow conditions (Race Powder Mid is the new name for Mid08 powder). Ski*Go C105  powder might work as well – especially if the snow is wetter.


For topcoats – again Holmenkol Mid08 block is best in newer snow. If the snow is wetter, Ski*Go C22 or C105 block might run well. It is always best to try topcoats out the day of the race.


The snow has been pretty soft – so a softer flexing ski might be preferred. As for structure, a fine grind will probably work best.


For kick – Ski*Go Violet HF with a cover of Ski*Go Green XC would probably be a good choice. A lot of other kick waxes will probably work well also – this should not be a tricky day for kick – preventing drag will probably be the more important consideration.


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