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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: 3/5/2017 | Views: 4125
Junior Nationals Distance Skate

BNS Wax Recommendation

Junior Nationals Distance Skate

Event Information-


Event information can be found here: http://www.whiteface.com/events/xc-junior-national-championships



Sunday Night - Partly cloudy, with a low around -13. Calm wind.

Monday - Partly sunny, with a high near 37. Wind chill values as low as -12. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning.


Base Layer: Ski*Go LF Graphite

Race Paraffin: Ski*Go HF Universal (HFP16)

Fluoro Powder: Ski*Go C44/7 powder, Holmenkol Syntec Mid

: We will be testing topcoats in the morning, topcoats to try are Ski*Go C44/7 Block, Ski*Go C22 Block, Holmenkol Mid08 Block

Structure: Our S1.3 and S2.2 grinds will run well


Test Discussion- We tested paraffins and powders this afternoon on course from 2-3pm.  We will retest in the morning along with a topcoat test.     

Test Results-


1. Ski*Go HFP16

2. Rex HF 21

3. Ski*Go HF Orange/Green

4. Ski*Go HF Violet

Also tested Holmenkol Racing Mix Mid, Holmenkol Speedbase Mid, Wet, Ski*Go HF Orange, Ski*Go LF Graphite/HFP16 mix, Ski*Go HF Yellow


1. Ski*Go C44/7 Powder

2. Holmenkol Syntex Mid

3. Ski*Go OR Powder

4. Ski*Go CM10

Also tested Holmenkol Race Powder Mid, Holmenkol Syntec Wet, Ski*Go C105, Ski*Go C22, Ski*Go C105/C22 mix


CONCLUSIONARY NOTES –  Roger and David are in wax trailer #9.  We have a full inventory of wax and tools – stop by to say hello or get our latest test results.  To get on our text list for testing results send a text message to Roger at 207 749 1945.   


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