There are three scenarios for Toko grip wax (hard wax). The first is if the snow is normal powder snow or skied in powder. The second is if the snow is partially transformed...
Ski waxing recommendations from Fast Wax, Swix, Toko and Solda for this weekend's races.
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.
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!).
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!!
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.
The video below demonstrates how to mix HF Blue and XCold Powder, a very common and successful combination.
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.
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.
Finally back in the normal routine here in Bozeman. Here is a general recap of what we were finding in West Yellowstone last week.
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.
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...