We tested base glide and pure fluor. The snow was wet, old and dirty. We are alarmed to find that the warmest waxes were not the fastest.
You can be the best biathlete in the world – when you have the wrong skis, you won’t be on the top. Years ago that might have been possible but nowadays waxing seems like its own science
Just because the heel area of your ski boots are falling apart doesn't mean you have to toss them away.
After long neglect, Toko has finally updated its Toko Wax Coach, catching back up to Fast Wax, Solda, and Swix. The Wax Coach lets you input conditions and it makes a wax recommendation.
What you need to know about having the right skis when it's warm!
What brushes do you need? An article adpated from Ski Post and the Swix Waxing Manual.
Triangular shaft, interchangeable baskets that screw on to the shaft with a nut, better strap. Has Swix built a better pole? See the video.
CXC had a successful national championships. Out of the 4 races, CXC skiers (including Caitlin Compton who CXC was waxing for) had a total of 9 top 5 finishes. Here are CXC coach Bryan Fish's comments on waxing for the week.
The shaft is built with 4 different kinds of High Modulus Diamond carbon fabrics and a unique layer construction with more than 11 different layers.
Properly prepared ski bases accept and retain wax more effectively. Fast Wax Base Prep contains a microwax formula which penetrates the ski base more deeply than standard hydrocarbon wax.
UPDATED 3. Wax recommendations from Fast Wax, Solda, Swix, and Toko for this weekend's Michigan Cup races. Check back for updates.
Dick Fultz of the Cross Country Ski Shop in Grayling offers some terrific tips on how to choose just the right cross-country ski for beginners to the most experienced skier.
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