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What's good for your car is good for your skis?

Thu, Oct 27, 2011 - By Joe Gollinger

I enjoyed that Alternative Waxing article, and I have my own story to tell...

Waxing secrets from the Nordic Fest

What do dish soap, Lemon Pledge, and Rain-X have in common?

Tue, Oct 25, 2011 - By Mike Muha

Glenn Goodman and Robin Luce experimented with non-traditional "waxes" in the days leading up to the Nordic Fest Season Opener Race and made some interesting discoveries...

2012 Toko Tech Manual is out

Wed, Oct 19, 2011 - By Mike Muha

Just in time for your first ski race at the Nordic Fest in Traverse City, Michigan. No excuse for going slow.

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Summer ski storage waxing

Wed, Apr 6, 2011 - By Ian Harvey

Here are Toko's recommendations for storage waxing of skis.

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Summer Ski Prep

Mon, Mar 28, 2011 - By Swix

New summer prep products for Fluor users, plus advice for everyone.

Something different: Boy Scout sled waxing!

Thu, Mar 24, 2011 - By Ian Harvey

I then cautioned them that they no longer had a pulk sled, but rather a rocketship and to be careful because the thing was going to slide a whole lot faster than they thought it would...

Something different: Canoe waxing!

Wed, Mar 23, 2011 - By Eric Fraser

Although ski wax is designed for skiing, there are some who use it for activities that are completely different. An unwaxed canoe can require a bull weight of over 50 pounds compared to a well waxed canoe which can require less than 13 pounds.

Choosing the right ski for the West Yellowstone Rendezvous

Tue, Mar 15, 2011 - By Jason Travis

In cross country ski racing, you can be the most fit, have the most savy, eat the best foods, use the best wax, have all the best equipment and get your butt kicked if you choose the wrong skis.

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Fluorocarbons waxes are a skierís best friend

Tue, Feb 22, 2011 - By Swix

The benefits of pure Fluoros increase as the length of race increases, humidity/water increases or dirt increases. It should be noted that in most every condition any FC Top Coat is better than using no FC Top Coat


Waxing for VASA with Eli

Thu, Feb 10, 2011 - By Eli Brown

Getting tuned in and ready for the big weekend at the Vasa. Just wanted to go over some waxing ideas and methods to get you tuned up for the Vasa.

Information on Fluorinated Waxes

Wed, Feb 9, 2011 - By Ian Harvey

One quirk about Fluorocarbon waxes is that they do not "like" hydrocarbon waxes (think oil and water). Fluorinated hydrocarbons (Dibloc LF and HF) are the link between them. They are a hybrid between the two types (hence the name Toko Dibloc).

Q&A with Eli Brown at Noon TODAY

Wed, Feb 9, 2011 - By Mike Muha

Eli Brown was asked to do a weekly live web chat on waxing with the local NBC affiliate; the third session is at noon today. You can ask him questions online at

Waxing with Solda for cold snow

Thu, Feb 3, 2011 - By Bert Hinkley

In cold snow it is a good idea to harden the bases with F15 Blue. Then go with other wax options based on snow and temp and humidity.

Vauhti ski wax manual

Wed, Feb 2, 2011 - By Rick Weir

Vauhti ski wax manual: Flour powders, Flour liquids, Flour emulsions, LF Flours, kick waxes, etc. and instructions...

Q&A with Eli Brown at Noon Today..OR NOT.

Wed, Feb 2, 2011 - By Mike Muha

UPDATE: Eli and the station got their signals crossed. The chat will be NEXT Tuesday...

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