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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: 3/3/2017 | Views: 4120
The Great Race

BNS Wax Recommendation

The Great Ski Race

Event Information-

9 AM Mass Start. 30 km Point-to-Point freestyle race. Tahoe XC to Truckee (Cottonwood Restaurant)


Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Southwest wind around 5 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


A 30 percent chance of snow after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday Night

Snow. Low around 27. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.


Snow. High near 28. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.



Base Layer: SkiGo LF Blue with P16 Powder

Race Paraffin: SkiGo Green/SkiGo Orange Mix 1:1

Fluoro Powder: SkiGo C105 Powder

Topcoat: C22 Block/C105 Block. Rotofleece together, then brush out

Structure: Medium-stiff ski with good residual camber. Finite V075 handstructure. Do two passes, pressuring alternate sides of the ski.

Kick: Rode Multigrade or V0 covered with Rode World Cup Service -1 -7.



Test Discussion-

Recommendation is based on forecast. The Great Ski Race is historically tough to wax for in new snow conditions, given the variance in elevation, weather, etc. These layers are all proven winners in similar new snow conditions. This recommendation will give you great skis from beginning to end.

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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