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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!
  

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BNS Wax Recommendation

Categories: Wax Reports | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 3/2/2017 | Views: 2716
West Yellowstone Rendezvous

BNS Wax Recommendation

2017 The Yellowstone Rendezvous Race

Saturday, March 04

50km & 25km Skate

25km Classic

10km, 5km, 2km shorter courses

Event Information- http://rendezvousrace.com/

§  Weather- NOAA Forecast
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 16. South southwest wind around 9 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible

§  Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. South southwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

§  Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. South southwest wind around 11 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

§  Saturday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Recommendation: We will update Friday afternoon following on site testing Friday morning.  At this time this is a forecast Based Recommendation.

Base Layer: Ski*Go LF Graphite

Race Paraffin:  Holmenkol Race Mix Mid (Matrix Red)or Ski*Go HF Blue

Fluoro Powder: Ski*Go C105 Powder or Holmenkol Race Powder or Syntec MID.
Topcoat: Ski*Go C105 block, Holmenkol MID Block is also an option.

Structure: Will update later in the week.

Kick: Ski*Go Blue XC ironed as a base.  Kick options: Ski*Go HF Violet, Guru Blue, Rode Weiss

Test Discussion- N/A

CONCLUSIONARY NOTES

This is a forecast based recommendation, waxes will be tested on site Friday morning if conditions look to be comparable to Saturdays forecast and will update as we get closer to the event.

 

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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