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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: 3/9/2017 | Views: 4208
Junior Nationals Classic Distance

BNS Wax Recommendation

Junior Nationals Distance Classic
3/10/2017

Event Information-

 

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

 

Weather-

Thursday Night - A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. West wind 11 to 16 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.

Friday - Snow showers likely, mainly after noon. The snow could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. West wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Recommendation:

Base Layer: Ski*Go LF Graphite

Race Paraffin: Ski*Go HFP16/Ski*Go LF Graphite mix 50/50

Fluoro Powder: Ski*Go C105 Powder

Topcoat: Ski*Go C44/7 Liquid – should also test C44/7 Block

Structure: Our C2.2 grind will run well

Kick – start with a thin layer of Guru Extreme 39 Hard ironed – cover with hardwax – some to test are Guru Extreme Hallgier or Violet, Rex TK1814, Ski*Go HF Violet, Swix V45

Test Discussion- We tested paraffins and powders this afternoon on course from 10:30 to 12:30pm.  Our best powder was Ski*Go C105 powder – this will be a very safe call for the forecasted conditions tomorrow.  Holmenkol Race Powder Mid and Ski*Go C44/7 also tested well. For paraffin we liked a mix of Ski*Go HFP16 and Ski*Go LF Graphite.  This is a combination that the Ski*Go boys in Sweden have recommended to us for man-made and man-made mixed snow - it was very good today in our testing.       

 

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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