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Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group formed
Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group formed

Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group formed

6/16/2020 - By U.S. Ski and Snowboard

The working group is setting policy to eliminate the use of fluorinated ski wax from all sanctioned levels of snow sports competition in North America beginning with the 2020-21 season.

Are Fluoros still banned for 2020-2021?
Are Fluoros still banned for 2020-2021?

Are Fluoros still banned for 2020-2021?

5/27/2020 - By Mike Muha

The FIS Council confirms that fluoros are still banned this coming season, but testing will account for contaminated skis, brushes, and snow for the first season.

Solda introduces non-fluoro ski waxes
Solda introduces non-fluoro ski waxes

Solda introduces non-fluoro ski waxes

2/28/2020 - By Bert Hinkley

Solda began to reformulate their waxes with fluorocarbon compounds of C6 or less. These new formulas conformed to the 2020 European Union regulations.

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Testing Toko Base Performance Liquid Paraffin in cold conditions
Testing Toko Base Performance Liquid Paraffin in cold conditions

Testing Toko Base Performance Liquid Paraffin in cold conditions

1/3/2020 - By Ian Harvey

It has been cold lately where I have been, so I have been testing cold waxes. The performance of Base Performance Liquid Paraffin has totally surprised me to the point where it is now my new favorite glide wax.

What wax to use when?
What wax to use when?

What wax to use when?

12/12/2019 - By Ian Harvey

Picking the right wax is more complicated than simply looking at a wax chart. Snow and air temperature, free moisture, and snow crystal type all play a role.

Nordiq Canada bans medium and high fluoro waxes
Nordiq Canada bans medium and high fluoro waxes

Nordiq Canada bans medium and high fluoro waxes

11/27/2019 - By Mike Muha

Nordiq Canada has banned the use of medium and high fluoro waxes in all Tier 2 and some Tier 1 races

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FIS bans fluorine waxes for the 2020/2021 season
FIS bans fluorine waxes for the 2020/2021 season

FIS bans fluorine waxes for the 2020/2021 season

11/24/2019 - By Mike Muha

The International Ski Federation's (FIS) Committee for Competition Equipment has banned the use of fluorinated ski waxes or all FIS disciplines starting with the 2020/2021 season.

NENSA bans pure fluoros
NENSA bans pure fluoros

NENSA bans pure fluoros

11/5/2019 - By Mike Muha

NENSA has banned the use of pure fluoro ski wax topcoats and is limiting use of paraffin-based fluoro glide waxes for the 2019-2020 season over concerns of health risks.

Toko introduces High Performance Liquid Paraffin
Toko introduces High Performance Liquid Paraffin

Toko introduces High Performance Liquid Paraffin

10/29/2019 - By Ian Harvey

Toko High Performance Liquid Paraffins yield faster skis in most conditions and are quick and easy to apply.

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SkiTrax Magazine forced out of business after 30 years
SkiTrax Magazine forced out of business after 30 years

SkiTrax Magazine forced out of business after 30 years

9/4/2019 - By SkiTrax

After 30 years of serving both the Nordic ski and cycling industries, we regret to announce that despite our best efforts, and due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to close the business.

Swix recalls rollerski wheels after crashes
Swix recalls rollerski wheels after crashes

Swix recalls rollerski wheels after crashes

9/3/2019 - By Mike Muha

Swix has ordered a recall of the wheels on the Swix S5 Pro and Triac Carbon Skate rollerskis after at least 10 elite rollerskiers had problems at the Toppidrettsveka 25km roller ski race in Norway.

Kästle re-enters Nordic racing market
Kästle re-enters Nordic racing market

Kästle re-enters Nordic racing market

5/30/2019 - By Mike Muha

Kästle is back on the Nordic scene with its own race division, three lines of cross-country skis and jump skis. Kästle has also signed a supplier agreement with the Austrian Ski Association.

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