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Cross Country Ski Waxing and Base Prep

Start waxing guides
Start waxing guides

Start waxing guides

10/29/2012 - By Mike Muha

Start has two waxing guides: one for the competitive cross country skier, the other for recreational or performance-oriented skiers.

Red Guru Wax
Red Guru Wax

Red Guru Wax

9/23/2012 - By Mike Muha

A great video to the tune of "Red Solo Cup". You'll never think about klister the same again...

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...

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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...

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Weekend wax recomendations

1/13/2012 - By MIke Muha

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

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!).

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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!!

Fast Wax – A Great Alternative
Fast Wax – A Great Alternative

Fast Wax – A Great Alternative

12/22/2011 - By Ken Dawson

The best thing about Fast Wax is that you can have your skis waxed with their top of the line fluorinated waxes for the same price as the top line brands storage wax. It is a great value that cannot be ignored.

Applying a Toko HF Blue/XCold Mix
Applying a Toko HF Blue/XCold Mix

Applying a Toko HF Blue/XCold Mix

12/21/2011 - By Ian Harvey

The video below demonstrates how to mix HF Blue and XCold Powder, a very common and successful combination.

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WAXING WIZARDS

Fast Wax Nordic Wax Wizard

Fast Wax Nordic Wax Wizard

Fast Wax Nordic Wax Wizard

SOLDA Ski Wax Maestro

Toko Wax Coach

Toko Wax Coach

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