Here are some general grip waxing principles and then some Toko-specific tips. How you wax your skis has a lot to do with not only the conditions but also your skis and how they are related to you.
I think the best way to look at cold snow from a practical or usable point of view is to break cold snow down into cold and slow, cold, and cold and fast. Each wax has its “sweet spot” and there is no one wax that performs best in each.
The United States Ski Pole Company is returning to sponsor the Noque this year after a few years of absence due to COVID-19. Please stop by our booth in the Dome on either day and check out our newly released poles.
Demo the new Fischer Helium Skate Skis and preorder a pair for next season at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters this weekend, January 21 and 22, 2023!
Many people think that if the snow is especially cold or abrasive then this is when they should use X-Cold Powder. While this might work much of the time, I wanted to make clear when X-Cold Powder is the most effective.
A ton of cool stuff!
In general, Toko High Performance Hot Wax covered with Toko High Performance Liquid Paraffin is faster, with one exception. Ok, make that two exceptions...
Soelden 15 is a test wax (a non fluorinated top coat) that did extremely well in testing two weeks ago so I contacted our chemist and he flew some out to me for the races.
At Soldier Hollow, we just tested lots of different new formulas of new fluoro free Topcoats and were surprised and pleased by the results.
We have lots of new products, from many formulas of new fluoro-free topcoats (available next year) to new High Performance hot waxes and liquid paraffins.
It's time to Gear Up at the annual Vasa Ski Club Nordic Ski Swap. This is our 11th year holding this event, and it's a great way to kick things off and celebrate our cross country ski community.
Expanded NorAm role to bring heightened focus and alignment to quickly growing category of cross country skiing.
Nothing in the calendar for the next thirty days.