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Cross Country Ski Waxing and Base Prep

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!!

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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.

Kick Waxing Tip from Marty Hall

12/6/2011 - By Marty Hall

Here is something I've just started doing with Toko Base Green. I did this twice last year with huge success - both for kick and glide.

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Wax report from CXC Team

11/30/2011 - By Jason Cork

This year in Yellowstone, we brought a relatively small group (seven) of skiers and only one coach, so waxing had the potential to get hairy if conditions got completely sketchy.

Post Yellowstone SuperTour waxing report from BSF

11/29/2011 - By Bjørn Bakken

Finally back in the normal routine here in Bozeman. Here is a general recap of what we were finding in West Yellowstone last week.

Saturday SuperTour classic race
Saturday SuperTour classic race

Saturday SuperTour classic race

11/27/2011 - By Ian Harvey

At 7am, it was -17f. Yes, the remnants of the tropical storm were gone! Today was a delight. West Yellowstone was back to its wonderful normal self.

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Unpredictable weather for SuperTour skate race
Unpredictable weather for SuperTour skate race

Unpredictable weather for SuperTour skate race

11/26/2011 - By Ian Harvey

The forecast for last night was predictably off. They had called for the temperatures to sink dramatically and for a bunch of snow to fall. It has been my experience that when the weather is warm and a front is supposed to come and kick it out...

Eastern snow in West  Yellowstone
Eastern snow in West  Yellowstone

Eastern snow in West Yellowstone

11/25/2011 - By Ian Harvey

esterday while it was snowing the snow was acting predictably "cold" despite the warm temperatures. Then after it stopped snowing, it got very wet and the warmer waxes were far better.

Now's The Time to Get your Skis Ready!
Now's The Time to Get your Skis Ready!

Now's The Time to Get your Skis Ready!

11/16/2011 - By Benjamin Lannin

Personally I prefer to spend some of the cold rainy in-between weather knocking out skis in the Wax Dungeon than when powder-sugar coated trees are shouting my name.

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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

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