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Wax Rec: Mt Ashwabay 2/3/2018

BNS Wax Recommendation

Mt Ashwabay


Event Information


8:15 AM – Registration and bib pick-up at Mt. Ashwabay, until 30 minutes before race start.

9:30 AM – 3.5k Middle School Freestyle

10:15 AM – 7k High School Freestyle

11:00 AM – 10k/11k Adult Pursuit; 10k Adult Classic; 11k Adult Skate

12:00 PM – 0.5K Kids Fun Race start


Thursday: A slight chance of snow showers before 1pm, then a chance of flurries after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 6. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night: A chance of flurries before 5am, then a slight chance of snow showers after 5am. Partly cloudy, with a low around -5. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 8. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Friday Night: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 10.


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: Waxes to try SkiGo XC green, Rode Special green, Guru green, Start Terva Black. Rode Multigrade Blue 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.