Skip navigation

Cross Country Ski Gear and Reviews

Waxing on Wednesday

3/7/2012 - By Bert Hinckley

While at the American Birkie I had a discussion with a dedicated SOLDA wax user about waxing for weekend races 3 to 4 days prior to the race. Here's what I recommend...

Atomic has classic focus at Birkie Demo
Atomic has classic focus at Birkie Demo

Atomic has classic focus at Birkie Demo

2/20/2012 - By Rick Halling

Skiers are discovering the joy of classic and Marathons with both techniques are witnessing parity in numbers. The end result of this growth is that manufacturers are putting extensive R & D into classic gear.

Numbers don’t tell the whole story

2/17/2012 - By Bert Hinckley

Don't get hung up on numbers listed on skis. Most modern skis have ranges in which they will work well. They are not missile parts. Good pairs may differ slightly in any number of parameters and still feel and perform great.

www.cross-country-ski.com
Using Solda S30
Using Solda S30

Using Solda S30

2/1/2012 - By Bert Hinkley

Our old snow in Bend, Oregon, is extremely abrasive and the S30 as a base layer helps preserve the wax, protect the base and enhance the glide. Pretty good stuff and it will not break the wax budget.

Video: The secret to using Toko Base Green as a kick wax
Video: The secret to using Toko Base Green as a kick wax

Video: The secret to using Toko Base Green as a kick wax

1/26/2012 - By Ian Harvey

For conditions between hard wax and klister, particularly when the snow is abrasive or crushed ice mixed with power, Toko Base Green can be the ticket.

Video: Toko Kick Waxing (Hard Wax)
Video: Toko Kick Waxing (Hard Wax)

Video: Toko Kick Waxing (Hard Wax)

1/25/2012 - By Ian Harvey

There are three scenarios for Toko grip wax (hard wax). The first is if the snow is normal powder snow or skied in powder. The second is if the snow is partially transformed...

www.forbushcorner.com
Fischer unveils 2012-2013 Nordic ski and boot offerings
Fischer unveils 2012-2013 Nordic ski and boot offerings

Fischer unveils 2012-2013 Nordic ski and boot offerings

1/19/2012 - By Holly Wolfe

For the first time, the company enters the women’s race boot market with the RCS Carbonlite WS model for both classic and skating techniques.

Weekend wax recomendations

1/13/2012 - By MIke Muha

Ski waxing recommendations from Fast Wax, Swix, Toko and Solda for this weekend's races.

Concept2 Holiday Challenge raises over $31,000
Concept2 Holiday Challenge raises over $31,000

Concept2 Holiday Challenge raises over $31,000

1/12/2012 - By Meredith Haff

Participants in Concept2’s 12th Annual Holiday Challenge not only rowed or skied millions of meters between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, they also helped raise over $31,000 for disaster relief organizations.

www.cxcacademy.com/
Toko 2012 US Nationals 20/30k Classic Report
Toko 2012 US Nationals 20/30k Classic Report

Toko 2012 US Nationals 20/30k Classic Report

1/10/2012 - By Ian Harvey

We tested kick waxes, straight base green, straight klisters, and klisters covered. Before qualifying, our best wax was Nordic Green Klister covered by Nordic Red Klister.

Toko 2012 US Nationals 10/15k Skate Report
Toko 2012 US Nationals 10/15k Skate Report

Toko 2012 US Nationals 10/15k Skate Report

1/6/2012 - By Ian Harvey

For topcoats, we tested many varieties including something less traditional. The less traditional won - our winner was a mix of JetStream Blue and XCold powder (for the topcoat!).

Toko at the US Nationals Skate Sprint
Toko at the US Nationals Skate Sprint

Toko at the US Nationals Skate Sprint

1/3/2012 - By Ian Harvey

We tested continuously today so we'd learn as much as we can and could pass on as much info as we could to teams. Looks like it paid off!!

More Equipment News...

www.cross-country-ski.com

UPCOMING NON-RACE EVENTS

SUN, FEB 25, 2018

CANCELLED! 2018 Pennsylvania Nordic Championships (Rescheduled from Feb 4)
Wilderness Lodge, Wattsburg, PA

UPDATED: 25th Annual Junior Muffin Pursuit Races – Classic/Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, FEB 27, 2018

Team NordicSkiRacer Tuesday Night Sprints
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

WED, FEB 28, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Classic

SAT, MAR 3, 2018

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Jordan Jam
Jordan River Pathway between East Jordan and Kalkaska

Black Mountain 31K Classic and 10km Tour
Bluffs on Black Lake, 10905 Doriva Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 4972

Ribs & Blues
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SUN, MAR 4, 2018

Black Mountain 10km Freestyle
Bluffs on Black Lake, 10905 Doriva Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 4972

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

More events...

www.hammernutrition.com/?utm_source=nsr&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=nsrbanner
www.skifastwax.com/
www.cross-country-ski.com
www.borahteamwear.com/product-category/full-custom/nordic-ski-full-custom/