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Fast Wax Tip

Applying Fast Wax Slick Pro Speed Paste

Thu, Jan 8, 2009 - By Dan Meyer

Fast Wax Slick Pro Speed Paste combines the simplicity of paste wax with the performance of fluorinated temperature-specific hot wax. A great training wax for the days when there's no time to hot wax, and a paste wax you can race on.

Weekend race wax recommendations

Fri, Dec 26, 2008 - By Mike Muha

Updated Friday 5:11pm: Wax recommendations for the Holiday Classic (a Michigan Cup Race) and maybe the Holiday Sprints. Check back for additional recommendations or updates.

New Toko Tech Manual for 2009

Fri, Dec 26, 2008 - By Ian Harvey

The Toko Tech Manual has been updated for the 2008/9 season and is readily accessible on the website.

The Science Behind Black Wolf Waxes

Wed, Dec 24, 2008 - By Lars Karlof and Leif Torgersen Axell

Many times at Swix we are asked what our BW waxes are, and when to use them. The following article adapted from a paper written by the two top Swix Chemists in Norway should help to answer some of those questions.

SOLDA Bulk Waxes

Sat, Dec 20, 2008 - By Bert Hinkley

Great all around performance waxes for those that wax a LOT of skis!

SOLDA Performance Red & UF7

Fri, Dec 19, 2008 - By Bert Hinkley

Two low fluoro waxes that we have found to be excellent are SOLDA Performance Red & UF7.

SOLDA HC Series Waxes

Thu, Dec 18, 2008 - By Bert Hinkley

These are traditional paraffin waxes made from very clean, high quality paraffin.

SOLDA Fluoro Powders

Wed, Dec 17, 2008 - By Bert Hinkley

The most sought after waxes by the coaches and high level racers are the Fluoro Powders, HP04, HP05 and HP06. The HP05 is a fluroro powder that stretches to a wide range far beyond the temperatures listed on the label.

Weekend race wax recommendations

Fri, Dec 12, 2008 - By Ian Harvey and Pete Edwards

Toko and Swix wax tips for this weekend's racing in the Midwest, including the Grand View XC Ski Challenge in Ironwood.

The secret to fast skis

Tue, Dec 2, 2008 - By Rick Reynolds

I've got almost 50 years of skiing experience and some people think I've got fast skis. If this is true it's because I keep things simple.


How to prep Salomon Zero Classic skis

Tue, Nov 25, 2008 - By Andrew Gerlach

Zero skis have a rubber inlay in the wax pocket zone that needs to be prepared before skiing. Rubbing the base of the ski makes the hairs, which lie in the base material, stand up. These standing hairs provide the grip needed for wet/zero snow conditions.

Toko HelX Spray Bargains

Thu, Nov 6, 2008 - By Mike Muha

Dick Fultz at the Cross Country Ski Shop in Grayling, MI, has last year's Toko HelX spray on sale for $79.00.

Toko JetStream and HelX in Blue, Red, Yellow

Mon, Nov 3, 2008 - By Toko

Toko has introduced three new sets of top-coat races waxes for the 2008-2009 cross country ski season. JetStream Bloc, JetStream Powder, and HelX now come in Blue, Red and Yellow formulations.

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Quick tips for testing glide

Tue, Feb 5, 2008 - By Dan Meyer

Test glide skis often. And test glide differently depending on conditions and technique.

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Quick Waxing Tips

Tue, Jan 29, 2008 - By Dan Meyer

Here are a few tips that will make your waxing and skiing better.

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