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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: 3/17/2017 | Views: 4021
Gold Rush

BNS Wax Recommendation

Gold Rush Festival

Event Information-

3/18. 10 AM 5/10 km Classic Race

3/19. 10 AM 15/30/45 km Mass Start Gold Rush.

Race Wax Service-

Tech Rep Martin Benes will be on site on Sunday morning with latest glide and structure recommendations.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. West southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. South southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.


Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Southwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.


A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 47.



Base Layer: SkiGo LF Graphite

Race Paraffin: SkiGo HF Universal (HFP16)

Fluoro Powder: SkiGo C22 Powder/Liquid Slurry Application

Topcoat: C22 Liquid. Light application, brush out well. Gallium Gigaspeed would also be a great choice.

Structure: Warm grind/stiff ski should run well. Aggressive linear hand structure on the tail of the ski will help increase speed. For the classic race, the Finite 2 mm linear structure will run well. For the Gold Rush, a V10 + 2 mm linear from the binding back

Kick: Guru Extreme 39 + Guru Red Klister Underfoot



Test Discussion-

The recommendation is based on forecast. These waxes all win testing in similar/identical conditions. Stop by the table with any questions for us!


CONCLUSIONARY NOTES – BNS will have a table set up and will be testing top coats, kick,  and hand structure at the venue.  Come by to get our latest test results and recommendations.

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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