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Wax Recommendations (Vasaloppet and Mayor's XC Ski Challenge)

Posted by David Chamberlain on Feb 18th 2021

Wax Recommendations (Vasaloppet and Mayor's XC Ski Challenge)

We have been busy testing the new fluor free waxes this early winter, if you are looking for a recommendation for this weekend’s races, see below. We have tested waxes from Swix, Rex, Vauhti, Rode, Toko and Start, among others, below are some recommendations that will make your skis fast in these fluor-free times.

Vasaloppet USA

Mora, MN

Weather-

Friday - Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

Friday Night - Partly cloudy, with a low around -6. Calm wind.

Saturday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Sunday - A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.

Saturday Recommendations-

Paraffin – Swix Marathon, Start Race Green

Structure – LZ0 stone grind

Sunday Recommendations-

Paraffin – Swix Marathon, Rode R20

Structure – LC2 stone grind

Kick – thin layer of Vauhti SuperBase, race layers to try Swix VP45, Rode Super Blue, Rode B17


Mayor’s XC Ski Challenge

Theodore Wirth Park Trailhead

Weather-

Saturday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night - Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 19. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday - A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. South southeast wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Recommendations –

Paraffin – Swix PS5, Rode R20, Rex Green

Liquid - Rode RL Cold, Toko Base Performance Blue

Kick – Toko Green thin layer, race layers to try Rode B310, Swix VP40

Structure – LC2 stone grind

Sunday Recommendations –

Paraffin – Swix PS6, Rode R30, Rex Blue

Liquid – Rode RL Med, Toko Base Performance Red

Structure – LZ2 or PL3 stone grind

-Posted by David Chamberlain on Feb 18th 2021

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