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!
February 12, and 13, 2022
Easy waxing will continue this weekend; however, temperatures will swing from the warm extreme Saturday into the cold extreme Sunday. Expect race temperatures in the 40's with a chance of showers in Woodstock on Saturday. Sunday we will be in the single digits at Sleepy Hollow.
What We Are Using
Recommendation and Application
Saturday 2/12/2022, Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, VT, Sweetheart 15km Classic Race
Classic 15km, Mass Start: 1:00 p.m., expect warm temps into the '40s.
Glide Options: War wax, Swix 8 or 10, Ski-go Yellow, ToKo Yellow.
Kick Options: Start with a klister binder; for kick: Guru Red is my top choice, Rode KM3, Toko Yellow, or Rex 2251 if there is tree debris.
Top Coat Options: Vauhti Pure Race Wet
Sunday 2/13/22, Sleepy Hollow Inn, Huntington, VT, The Mansfield Skiathlon
Classic/Freestyle 6km+6km = 12km, Mass Start: 10:15 a.m., temps in the single digits.
Classic then Freestyle Technique
Glide Options: Swix 4 or 5, Ski-go Blue, ToKo Blue, Start Green
Kick Options: Start with a klister binder; for kick: Rex Blue, Rode Blue, Guru Green, Toko Blue, or Swix Ice klister
Top Coat Options: Star Next Cold
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.