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Wax Rec: American Birkebeiner 2019

BNS Wax Recommendation

American Birkebeiner


Event Information-



Thursday Night
Patchy fog between 4am and 5am. Areas of freezing fog after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy early, then becoming cloudy, with a low around 10. Calm wind.
Patchy fog between 8am and 9am. Areas of freezing fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning.
Friday Night
A slight chance of flurries before 8pm, then snow likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 23. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
A chance of snow and freezing rain before noon, then a chance of drizzle between noon and 4pm, then a chance of drizzle and snow after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wax recommendation as of 2/21/19:

*Important note: Certain Holmenkol and Skigo fluorocarbons are currently under regulatory review and cannot be sold, tested or recommended until the review process has concluded.  This only applies to specific products in the lines.

We understand and appreciate the trust that the ski community has put in BNS's wax recommendations over the years, and in an effort to maintain transparency, we may exclude certain wax categories in which we are unable to provide the best guidance. 
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Have a great race!


 recommendation is subject to changes in forecast and ongoing wax testing.
Base Layer: SkiGo LF Graphite
Race Paraffin: Skigo HF Universal, Holmenkol Syntec Mid, Holmenkol Racing Mix Mid
Topcoat: Holmenkol Speedblock Mid
Kick: Skigo HF Violet, Holmenkol Red

Kick waxes to try: Rode Super Blue, Rode Blue Extra, Rode VO, Guru Red

Structure: Pending additional testing

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.