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Cross Country Ski Waxing and Base Prep

Estimating snow temperature that's far far away...
Estimating snow temperature that's far far away...

Estimating snow temperature that's far far away...

2/13/2024 - By Iain Harvey

How can the typical racer who doesn't arrive on the snow until the day of the race know how cold the snow is going to be?

How to prevent snow from sticking to No-Wax Ski Bases
How to prevent snow from sticking to No-Wax Ski Bases

How to prevent snow from sticking to No-Wax Ski Bases

1/26/2024 - By Ian Harvey

Many of the solutions commonly given to avoid this problem while good often don't contain the necessary scope of things to check or address to solve the problem for sure.

New guidance from Toko on how to use and apply waxes
New guidance from Toko on how to use and apply waxes

New guidance from Toko on how to use and apply waxes

1/11/2024 - By Ian Harvey, with Mike Muha

Toko made a number of changes this season around what waxes to use when. Here's Ian's guidance, followed by questions the use Toko's Liquid Paraffins, Ian's response, a new guidance on applying Toko's Liquid Paraffins.

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What to do with new or freshly stoneground skis?
What to do with new or freshly stoneground skis?

What to do with new or freshly stoneground skis?

11/1/2023 - By Iain Harvey

OK, so you got some new skis or you stoneground some skis... There are three steps you need to make the skis ready for snow.

Toko: New Nordic products for this season
Toko: New Nordic products for this season

Toko: New Nordic products for this season

10/24/2023 - By Ian Harvey

Toko has a number of new products including High Performance Powders, to be applied on top of a hot waxed and scraped and brushed HP layer.

Toko Brand Overview
Toko Brand Overview

Toko Brand Overview

10/17/2023 - By Toko

We are innovation driven: first dedicated waxing iron, first fluorinated hydrocarbon glide wax (ie HF, LF), first brand to use molybdenum, first perfluorocarbon in bloc form (Streamline/WetJet/JetStream).

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How to be successful grip waxing with Toko
How to be successful grip waxing with Toko

How to be successful grip waxing with Toko

2/1/2023 - By Ian Harvey

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.

How to race wax for cold conditions with best results
How to race wax for cold conditions with best results

How to race wax for cold conditions with best results

1/31/2023 - By Ian Harvey

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.

When and how to use Toko X-Cold Powder - One of our best waxes ever!
When and how to use Toko X-Cold Powder - One of our best waxes ever!

When and how to use Toko X-Cold Powder - One of our best waxes ever!

1/10/2023 - By Ian Harvey

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.

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Toko HP Hot Wax vs. HP Liquid Paraffin: What is Better When?
Toko HP Hot Wax vs. HP Liquid Paraffin: What is Better When?

Toko HP Hot Wax vs. HP Liquid Paraffin: What is Better When?

1/25/2022 - By Ian Harvey

In general, Toko High Performance Hot Wax covered with Toko High Performance Liquid Paraffin is faster, with one exception. Ok, make that two exceptions...

Toko tests new powder top coats at US Nationals
Toko tests new powder top coats at US Nationals

Toko tests new powder top coats at US Nationals

1/4/2022 - By Ian Harvey

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.

New Toko top coat powers beat old pure fluors
New Toko top coat powers beat old pure fluors

New Toko top coat powers beat old pure fluors

12/29/2021 - By Ian Harvey

At Soldier Hollow, we just tested lots of different new formulas of new fluoro free Topcoats and were surprised and pleased by the results.

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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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