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The Super Tour 2012

Categories: Wax Reports | Author: David Chamberlain | Posted: 2/29/2012 | Views: 3107
Crested Butte Nordic Center, CO

BNS Wax Recommendation

The Super Tour

March 3rd, 2012

 

Event Information

The Super Tour at Crested Butte Nordic Center is a 22.5k skate race.  For more information about the race click here.   

Weather

From NOAA.gov – For the latest forecast click here.

Thursday: Snow. High near 28. Breezy, with a west southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Thursday Night: Snow. Low around 2. West wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Friday: Snow, mainly before 11am. High near 20. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -18.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 28.

 

Weather based recommendation - BNS will not have anyone on-site testing waxes.

 

Recommendation

We recommend the following:

Base Layer:  Ski*Go LF Graphite for durability

Race Paraffin:  Holmenkol Matrix Green or Ski*Go HF Green.  A more economical option is Ski*Go LF Green, Start LF08, or Start SG8.

Fluoro Powder: Holmenkol Cold Powder or Ski*Go C105

Topcoat: Holmenkol SpeedBlock Cold or Ski*Go C105 Block



CONCLUSIONARY NOTES – The overnight low is forecasted for very cold temperatures!  The snow will likely stay cold well into the morning.  Cold, hard waxes will run fast in these conditions.

note: BNS imports Holmenkol and SkiGo waxes, and also sells waxes from Swix, Toko, Rode, Solda, Rex, Guru, Innovax, Magnar and others. We search for the fastest waxes for our customers and our testing is professional, objective and transparent. We make our best effort to test what we think is the best from each brand.  However, given that we are testing more options from Holmenkol and SkiGo, there is a bias toward those brands.  With this full disclosure, you can assess the legitimacy of our testing yourself. Visit Swix and Toko for their official recommendations. If you have any questions please contact us.


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