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Cross Country Ski Waxing and Base Prep

Weekend race wax recommentations

1/8/2010 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED 3. Wax recommendations from Fast Wax, Solda, Swix, and Toko for this weekend's Michigan Cup races. Check back for updates.

Waxing cold for the sprints at US Nationals

1/6/2010 - By Ian Harvey, Toko

Waxing today was pretty simple especially as we have some superb glide waxes for the cold. If it is cold, the starting point is LF Moly/Blue mix as a base followed by HF Blue followed by JetStream Blue. This is what we at Toko call "Old Faithful" as it

Weekend race wax recommendations

12/31/2009 - By Mike Muha

Race wax recommendations for the Nubs Nob Freestyle, Boyne Highlands Classic, and Boyne Highlands JOQ Sprints. Check back for updates!

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The Fast Wax ski wax story
The Fast Wax ski wax story

The Fast Wax ski wax story

12/23/2009 - By Dan Meyers

The Fast Wax development really began when I first started skiing. I soon learned that if my skis were waxed really well there was distinct advantage over other skiers.

XCold Application

12/22/2009 - By Ian Harvey

XCold powder is one of Toko's standout products. It really is an essential part of any competitive skier's wax box. Here is information on when and how to use it.

Guidelines for prepping hairies skis

12/16/2009 - By Peter Hale

Rubbing the base of the ski makes the hairs, which stand up on the base material. These standing haris provide the grip needed for wet snow conditions.

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How to Rotocork

12/15/2009 - By Ian Harvey

Technique is critical in rotocorking cross country skis. There are two general methods: high rpms with light pressure, and low rpms with high pressure.

Toko JetStream application tips

12/11/2009 - By Ian Harvey

There are three main application methods for applying JetStream for Nordic racing.

Hairy skis for hairy conditions

12/10/2009 - By Peter Hale

For the casual fitness skier, or for skiers from the skating-only crowd starting to embrace classic skiing, the Zero ski allows a more positive kick – and experience – in the most difficult wax conditions.

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When to use Swix HF-BD and HF-BDW waxes

12/8/2009 - By Kevin Sweeney

Swix HFBW waxes are frequently used in conditions that are either dirty and / or cold and dry, or a combination of both. In clean, new and newer snow, the HF line runs well alone and the BW additive does not enhance performance.

Norwegian wax truck
Norwegian wax truck

Norwegian wax truck

11/23/2009 - By Knut Nystad

Visit the inside of the Norwegian wax truck with Knut Nystad.

Toko 2009-2010 Nordic Ski Prep Tech Manual
Toko 2009-2010 Nordic Ski Prep Tech Manual

Toko 2009-2010 Nordic Ski Prep Tech Manual

10/21/2009 - By Toko

UPDATED: Download Toko's 12 page racing tech manual for the 2009-2010 season. It covers structuring, brushing, ironing, skate and kick wax application, and base cleaning.

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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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