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BNS Wax Recommendations

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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: 672
Pepsi Challenge

BNS Wax Recommendation

Pepsi Challenge
3/4/2017

Event Information-

Event information can be found here: http://www.pepsichallengeskirace.com/

 

 

Weather-
Thursday - Sunny, with a high near 17. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Thursday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around -8. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light west after midnight.

Friday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Saturday - Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.


Recommendation:

Base Layer:Ski*Go LF Graphite  

Race Paraffin:Ski*Go HF Orange, Holmenkol Racing Mix Mid

Fluoro Powder: Ski*Go OR Powder, Holmenkol Syntec Mid

Topcoat
: Ski*Go OR Block

Structure: Universal stonegrinds such as our S2.2 and C2.2, the Holmenkol Cross Structure Tool with one roller can be tested

Kick:  Start with a thin layer of Guru Extreme 39 Hard ironed, kick waxes to try are Guru Red, Ski*Go HF Red, Rode VO and VPS.

Discussion - Ski*Go OR powder and block are new offerings from Ski*Go this year - testing on the Giant's Ridge Trail a few weeks ago in similar conditions these waxes were very fast. 

 

 



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