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Selecting a structure for your skis
Selecting a structure for your skis

Selecting a structure for your skis

12/23/2010 - By Swix

Generally, we can say that linear structure and broken linear structure (V) are mostly used in classic races. Screw and cross-structures often give a good “feeling ” in free technique (skating) races.

Swix Structure Basics

12/21/2010 - By Andrew Gerlach

Although there are variations in the patterns applied, structures can be classified into “fine”, “medium-fine ”,“medium-coarse ” and “coarse ” structures. The most frequently used structures in World Cup are “fine” and “medium-fine ”.

Adding structure with the Toko Structurite tool
Adding structure with the Toko Structurite tool

Adding structure with the Toko Structurite tool

12/8/2010 - By Ian Harvey

When selecting a structure, there are four main factors to consider: the moisture content of the snow, snow crystal type, dirt content of the snow, and how skied in the snow is going to be. Figure this out THEN apply structure.

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Swix's simple secrets to West Yellowstone waxing success
Swix's simple secrets to West Yellowstone waxing success

Swix's simple secrets to West Yellowstone waxing success

12/3/2010 - By Andrew Gerlach

For the first two races we could not conduct speed trap tests or run outs because the snow was too deep and tracks inconsistent so we conducted double blind feel tests on matched and zeros test skis.

Toko Irox: Spray on Flouro
Toko Irox: Spray on Flouro

Toko Irox: Spray on Flouro

12/2/2010 - By Ian Harvey

Simply put, Irox is a spray-on hot wax. It is totally different from other liquid waxes on the market.

New Solda waxes this season

11/29/2010 - By Bert Kinkley

F40 Carbon waxes will replace F40 Top Race; F15 Green replaces F15 Blue. New: F40 Special Orange and a budget Fluor.

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Download the Toko 2010-2011 Nordic Wax Technical Manual
Download the Toko 2010-2011 Nordic Wax Technical Manual

Download the Toko 2010-2011 Nordic Wax Technical Manual

11/12/2010 - By Mike Muha

Toko's Nordic Wax Technical Manual is always a good read, even if you don't use Toko waxes. If you do use Toko waxes, it's a must have!

Classic ski glide considerations

11/4/2010 - By Mark Waechter, Nordic Ultratune

When classic skiing, compared to skate skiing, there are significant differences in the factors that influence ski speed. I'll address some of the variables and how ski preparation can optimize performance.

Fischer Nordic Classic ZERO Ski Preparation
Fischer Nordic Classic ZERO Ski Preparation

Fischer Nordic Classic ZERO Ski Preparation

11/2/2010 - By Fischer

Video on prepping the kick zone on Fischer Nordic Classic ZERO skis (i.e., the "hairies").

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Mammut sells Toko to Swix Sport
Mammut sells Toko to Swix Sport

Mammut sells Toko to Swix Sport

8/11/2010 - By Steve Poulin and Ian Harvey

Toko will maintain its Swiss identity and Swix Sport AS will pursue a two brand strategy, with separate product portfolios and distribution channels. Both brands will benefit from collective investments in product development, production and logistics.

Understanding variables in base structures
Understanding variables in base structures

Understanding variables in base structures

6/29/2010 - By Mark Waechter, Nordic Ultratune

Working with machine structures on skis, there are only a few variables that can be adjusted to influence the performance of the ski. Primarily these variables are depth, spacing, interruption, and patterns.

Still haven't prepped your skis for summer?

4/13/2010 - By Kevin Sweeney

Cleaning your ski bases and proper base wax saturation are perhaps two of the best ways to protect your ski bases during the summer. Store skis properly and you'll be ready to go come early winter.

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