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BNS Wax Recommendations

As racers, coaches and service technicians, we've worked at every level of the sport from local high school races to Olympics and World Championships.  When we launched BNS, one of the first things we did was start publishing wax reports that included multiple brands.  We figured that the while typical wax reports from each company were useful, most racers want to know what wax is fastest - period - not just what is running best from each brand.

These wax reports are our best effort at providing objective, useful information for racers. We import several wax brands including Holmenkol, SkiGo, Guru, Magnar and Gallium, and we sell Swix, Toko, Rex, Rode and Start, among others. We try our best to test as many waxes as possible, but it is just not possible to test everything, and no test is infallible.  With this in mind, we seek full transparency in every one of our recommendations by discussing how we test, what the results are and what we recommend, so you can trust our work and decide for yourself how valuable our recommendations are.  We hope that these reports will be useful to you and help you make fast skis!

Wax Recommendations


BNS Wax Recommendation

Categories: Wax Reports | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 2/20/2017 | Views: 2072
Presidents Cup

BNS Wax Recommendation

President’s Cup Freestyle

Event Information-

10 AM Start. 5/10 km Mass Start Skate Races. Athletes competing for Junior Nationals are not allowed to use pure fluoros.

Race Wax Service-

Tech Rep Martin Benes will be on site testing latest hand structure and top coats.


Clinic Information here

This Afternoon

Snow. High near 35. South southwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.


Snow before 10pm, then rain and snow. Temperature rising to around 38 by 4am. South wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Washington's Birthday

Rain and snow. The rain and snow could be heavy at times. Temperature falling to around 28 by 4pm. South southwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.


Base Layer: SkiGo LF Graphite

Race Paraffin: SkiGo HF Universal

Fluoro Powder: SkiGo C22 Powder
Topcoat: C22 Block Rotofleeced

Structure: Warm grind skis should run well. Finite V10 and CP17 will be in the mix.

Kick: N/A


Test Discussion-

If the precipitation comes in as rain, C22 Powder/Liquid slurry will be a great combination. Check in with Martin to find out how to do this. Alternatively, C22 Liquid would beat out C22 Block with rain coming as well.

Test Results

Paraffin: (by feel)


Powders: (by feel)




CONCLUSIONARY NOTES – BNS will have a table set up and will be testing top coats, kick,  and hand structure at the venue.  Come by to get our latest test results and recommendations.

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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