Wax Recommendations

NWVE provides Wax Recommendations for events around New England.  We try to be the first to publish and will update as needed.  We are not sponsored by a specific company, explain the characteristic of the wax we recommend, and the intended advantage.  We will be at many of the races we make recommendations for and will share our test results, and the range of options skiers with different preferences have. Scroll down to see what we are up to!

Anticipated Conditions

March 7-8, 2020

The 2020 season continues to deliver great conditions!  Things will be looking spring-like for the Bretton Woods weekend. Expect fast conditions!

What We Are Using

Recommendation and Application

Saturday:  Wax Prediction for the Mount Washington Cup (Points Series):

The clock is counting down on Fluro usage.  Few races remain where you will be permitted to apply them and this weekend is a good one to let them flow!  Smoke'em if you Got 'em!  

Currently, Bretton Woods reports loose granular conditions. High winds today are bound to bring down a lot of tree debris.  Snow expected between now and race time is 1-4 inches, temps will be seasonal with lows below freezing and highs just over.  Race day will be slightly cooler in the mid-twenties for race time.

Glide options - Holmenkol HF Red, Swix HF 7, Ski*Go HF Violet, ToKo Red.  The black additive variants of these waxes will also work well.

Topcoat - Swix Uni-Turbo (corked), Ski-Go Violet Fluid, whatever you need to use up that does not need to be ironed in.

Sunday: Wax Prediction for the Bretton Woods Marathon (Marathon Series):

Currently, Bretton Woods reports loose granular conditions. High winds today are bound to bring down a lot of tree debris.  Snow expected between now and race time is 1-4 inches, temps will be seasonal with lows below freezing and highs just over.  Sunday is expected to warm to near 40, though for the race the high should not exceed the low to mid 30's.  Durability will be the key.  At this point, I think it will be a klister covered situation, Skins and Zeros may also be good options.  It depends on how much snow falls.  A spray-on klister binder will be a safe bet either way.

Glide Options - Ski*Go HF Universal, Ski*Go HF Violet, Holmenkol HF Red, ToKo Red, Swix HF7, Swix Marathon.  You can go warmer but I find the softer wax is not as durable and the snow temp should stay lower than the ambient temperature. The black additive variants of these waxes will also work well.

Kick: Green Spray-on Klister Binder, a thin layer of Rode T-Line KM3 covered with Ski*Go HF Red hard wax.  Other Klister Options Rex Gold, Guru Extreme 39, Swix Nero.  Other Covers, Rode Red Extra, Rex 30G, Guru Red. This is tentative and we will have to see the conditions day of race.

Topcoat - Swix Uni-Turbo (corked), Ski*Go Red Fluid, Ski*Go Violet Fluid, whatever you need to use up that does not need to be ironed in.

We Wax for All Laps

Dial It Out Philosophy

Waxing is not that complicated if you want to ski on something that works.  We test for success.  Trying to dial in the perfect wax can create a very narrow window for a dynamic situation.  We account for variability that can occur on course or through the duration of the race.

 

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