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Wax Rec: Home Ranch Roundup

BNS Wax Recommendation

Home Ranch Roundup

Saturday, Mar 3, 2018

40km/20km/7km

Event Information

https://www.homeranch.com/the-home-ranch-round-up/


Race Wax Service

BNS will offer a race wax service for the Home Ranch Roundup. Please drop skis off at the Boulder store by noon on Friday, March 2nd for pickup at the race start Saturday morning.


Weather

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Thursday Afternoon
Scattered snow showers after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday night
Scattered snow showers, mainly before 9pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 22. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 43. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 44. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wax Recommendation

This is the final recommendation based on the forecast.

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Base Layer: Ski*Go LF Graphite. This is a vital step for durability and dirt resistance. Iron 140C, let cool, brush with Holmenkol Steel Brush then Holmenkol Steel Microfinish (Fine Steel) or SkiGo Fine Steel.

Race Paraffin: Skigo HF Universal, SkiGo HF Orange or Holmenkol Racing Mix Mid OR Holmenkol Speedbase Mid.

Fluoro Powder: Skigo C22 Powder OR SkiGo N21 Powder or Holmenkol Syntec Wet.

Topcoat:  SkiGo C22 solid OR Holmenkol Speedblock Wet. SkiGo C22 Liquid may be amazing, depending on how much snow falls on Thursday/Friday.

Structure: S3.2(skate) or C4.2 (classic) stone grind – hand structure Holmenkol Cross Structure Tool with two rollers.

Kick Wax: Iron in a thin layer of green klister. Put one thin layer of Guru Extreme 39 klister. Let cool, cover with thin layer of hard wax, depending on the temperature race morning.

Skin Wax: Holmenkol Skin Spray Racing or SkiGo Skin Wax Fluor or Holmenkol Ski Tour Skin Spray


Test Results

No testing on-site

CONCLUSIONARY NOTES

The sunny weather and high overnight temps should make this a typical, fast Colorado Spring race. Expect rapidly warming snow to tranform to wet snow around 10AM, one hour into the race. As always in Colorado in March, it is wise to prepare a pair of colder skis in case the forecast is incorrect and the temps drop lower than forecast.

 

*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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