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Wax Rec: Tower Ridge 2/3/2018

BNS Wax Recommendation

Tower Ridge


Event Information


Race day registration and bib pickup: 9:30-10: 15 AM

Mass start: 10:30 AM


Thursday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 5. Wind chill values as low as -20. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -11. Wind chill values as low as -19. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -20. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 5. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Saturday: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.


Saturday Recommendation

Base Layer: SkiGo LF Graphite.

Race Paraffin: Holmenkol Speedbase cold or SkiGo HF green.

Fluoro Powder: SkiGo C110 or Holmenkol Syntec Cold.

Topcoat: SkiGo C110, Holmenkol Speedblock Cold.

Kick: Assuming there is no new snow: Waxes to try SkiGo XC green, Rode Special green, Guru green, Start Terva Black. Rode Multigrade Blue or SkiGo HF Violet for more kick

Structure: Skate S0.3, Classic C1.2.


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.