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Wax Rec: The Obligatory Classic Race 1/21/2018

 BNS Wax Recommendation

The Obligatory Classic Race


Event Information

15K and 7.5 K Classic Event – Mass start

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 10:00am Race Start

Bogus Basin Nordic Trails


Weather- NOAA Forecast:

Friday: Snow showers likely before noon with a high near 29.  70% chance of snow with 2-4 inches possible.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy with a low around 19. 

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 26. 

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy with a low around 18.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 28.


Base Layer: Ski*Go LF Graphite!

Race Paraffin:

  • Juniors: Holmenkol Beta Mix Red.
  • Others: Holmenkol Matrix Black/Red.

Fluoro Powder: Probably not applicable but if you really want to go there Holmenkol Syntec Race MID would be our choice.  

Top Coat: Ski*Go C22 Solid

StructureJoe Jensen will be on site to answer any questions :)

Kick: If the course has new snow try Ski*Go XC Blue ironed as a base – cool and cork smooth then apply 1-2 layers of HF Red with one layer of HF violet as a cover.  If no new snow, try Ski*Go Violet XC Klister as a base with Ski*Go HF Blue as a cover – alternative to blue would be Violet HF Klister. 

CONCLUSIONARY NOTES: Forecast-based recommendation

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.