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Cross Country Ski Waxing and Base Prep

The Function of Blue vs. Black: Toko HF and LF DLC Glide Waxes
The Function of Blue vs. Black: Toko HF and LF DLC Glide Waxes

The Function of Blue vs. Black: Toko HF and LF DLC Glide Waxes

11/16/2012 - By Ian Harvey

LF Black is far softer than LF Blue and thus is great when the snow becomes a little warmer (all the way to very wet) and the base wax also needs to address water.

New Tribloc hot waxes from Toko
New Tribloc hot waxes from Toko

New Tribloc hot waxes from Toko

11/9/2012 - By Toko

The new Tribloc waxes have been tested for 2 years and were used on the World Cup last year. The Tribloc waxes are surely an improvement on the Dibloc waxes in basically all conditions.

How is that masked man (and why is he wearing the mask?)
How is that masked man (and why is he wearing the mask?)

How is that masked man (and why is he wearing the mask?)

11/6/2012 - By Bert Hinkley

I was waxing at the WebSkis shop when the sun was finally high enough to shine through a skylight directly onto my work area. HOLY WOW, what a lot of dust there was in the air. I was using hand brushes and a low-fluor /hydrocarbon wax

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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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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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