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Wax Recommendation: Snow Mountain Classic Race 2018

BNS Wax Recommendation

Snow Mountain Ranch Classic

Saturday, Feb 17, 2018

7.5km & 15km

Event Information

Snow Mountain Ranch Classic Event Info

Race Wax Service

BNS will not be on site for the SMR Classic, but we do offer Race Wax Service out of the Boulder shop. Contact us for more information.

Weather

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Friday Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. West wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.
 Friday night
A slight chance of snow showers between 8pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a west wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. West wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.
Tonight
A slight chance of snow showers between 8pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a west wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Wax Recommendation

This recommendation is forecast-based.

Base Layer: Ski*Go LF Graphite.

Race Paraffin: Holmenkol Race Mix Cold or Holmenkol Speedbase Cold OR SkiGo HF Universal OR SkiGo HF Blue

Fluoro Powder: SkiGo C105 OR Holmenkol Race Powder Mid

Topcoat: SkiGo C105 Solid, SkiGO C22 Solid or Holmenkol Speedblock Mid 08

Kick: Iron in a base Layer of SkiGo XC Green or Holmenkol Base Wax. 3-4 thin layers of SkiGo HF Violet. Cover with a very thin layer of XC Green or XC Blue if needed to speed things up. For Holmenkol, 3-4 layers of Holmenkol Blue Extra. Swix VR40 or Blue Extra is also a great option.

Structure: S1.3 (skate) or C1.2 (classic) stone grind – hand structure Holmenkol Cross Structure Tool with one roller.


Test Results 

No testing was performed on-site

CONCLUSIONARY NOTES

The weather forecast makes this pretty straightforward. With some newish snow on the ground and a sunny forecast, expect the snow to be cold overnight with warming around race time. The snow will lag behind the air temp, though, and remain cold throughout the race. The products we selected for this recommendation work in a broad range and we think all of them will work well, even if it warms faster than expected. Holmenkol Race Powder Mid is a great option for cold snow warming quickly and could be an outstanding choice.


*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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