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Wax Rec: Alley Loop 2/3/2018

BNS Wax Recommendation

Alley Loop


Race Information



Friday Night: Scattered snow showers, mainly after 11 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: Scattered snow showers, mainly before 10 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. West northwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Base Layer: SkiGo LF Graphite

Race Paraffin: Ski Go HF Universal, HF Violet

Fluoro Powder: SkiGo N21/SkiGo C105/SkiGo C22

Topcoat: (1) SkiGo N21 solid, (2) SkiGo C22 (3) C105 solid

StructureS1.3, S2.2, C2.2, Holmenkol cross structure double cross

Kick: If Hardwax: Vauhti Super base binder, cover with SkiGo HF Blue, SkiGo HF Red or Guru Red.

Test Discussion

Parrafins were tested at 9:30 am under sunny skies, old transformed snow. Waxes tested: SkiGo LF Universal, SkiGo HF Universal, Holmenkol Racing Mix Cold, Holmenkol Racing Mix Mid, Ski Go HF Violet, SkiGo Mix HFUniversal and HF Blue.

Powders Tested: Holmenkol Race Powder Mid, SkiGo N21, SkiGo OR, SkiGo C44/7, SkiGo C105, SkiGo C22.

Solids tested: SkiGo N21, SkiGo C22, SkiGo C105, SkiGo C44/7

Test Results

Parrafin was won by HF universal followed closely by LF Universal and HF Violet.

Powder test won by N21 followed by C22, Race Powder Mid, C105, C44/7, and OR.

Topcoat was won by SkiGo N21 solid followed closely by C22 and C105. Looking at the forecast and the possibility of new snow and possible colder temperatures C105 may be the best choice for the morning.

The snow was old and transformed packing at the end of the test and getting pretty wet. It will freeze and get icy and abrasive tonight prior to possible snow.

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.