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Cross Country Ski Waxing and Base Prep

Stop prying eyes: Toko JetStream 2.0 waxes are all white!
Stop prying eyes: Toko JetStream 2.0 waxes are all white!

Stop prying eyes: Toko JetStream 2.0 waxes are all white!

1/7/2015 - By Ian Harvey

Over the past few years, teams had asked us to make the bloc waxes the same color so it was more difficult for prying eyes to see what they were using. For this reason, all 3 colors are white.

Field reports from the Rossland, Canada SuperTour Races
Field reports from the Rossland, Canada SuperTour Races

Field reports from the Rossland, Canada SuperTour Races

12/18/2014 - By Patrick O'Brien

Conditions starting out on Thursday and Friday were warm with lots of rain falling and temperatures above freezing. Temperatures were projected to fall a bit overnight but never dropped super low due to cloud cover...

Waxing for artificial snow
Waxing for artificial snow

Waxing for artificial snow

12/14/2014 - By Dan Meyer

With warmer weather forecasted this week, the man-made snow at Huron Meadows Metropark and the Cross Country Ski Headquarters may be the only snow around. It seemed appropriate to post something about waxing for artificial snow.

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Free prizes from TokoUS on Instagram
Free prizes from TokoUS on Instagram

Free prizes from TokoUS on Instagram

11/25/2014 - By Ian Harvey

Toko will send a pair of ski ties and a 3mm plexiscraper to anyone who gives @TokoUS a shout out on Instagram. You have to tag @TokoUS in order to qualify. After the shout out has been completed, dm @TokoUS with your mailing address.

Toko introduces JetStream 2.0 and HelX 2.0
Toko introduces JetStream 2.0 and HelX 2.0

Toko introduces JetStream 2.0 and HelX 2.0

11/19/2014 - By Ian Harvey

Toko has introduced new versions of Helix and JetStream, and has updated the application method. Take note!

Base Saver protects base when ironing pure fluoro topcoats
Base Saver protects base when ironing pure fluoro topcoats

Base Saver protects base when ironing pure fluoro topcoats

2/4/2014 - By Fast Wax

One of the big mysteries in skiing has always been how to iron in the top coats without damaging your base? We're going to show you how using a new product called Base Saver.

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Here's how we recommend you leave your skis for the summer
Here's how we recommend you leave your skis for the summer

Here's how we recommend you leave your skis for the summer

4/26/2013 - By Ian Harvey

Here are Toko’s recommendations for storage waxing of skis. First clean the skis well. This can be done with wax remover or by simply brushing the bases out well with a copper brush depending on how dirty they are. Then...

Glide waxing for very cold conditions
Glide waxing for very cold conditions

Glide waxing for very cold conditions

2/7/2013 - By Ian Harvey

The most basic aspect to cold waxing is that the base needs to be hardened a lot. Additionally the wax selection needs to be good. Application method is also critical.

Waxing for US Nationals: the 20K/30K classic

1/7/2013 - By Ian Harvey

The snow was quite abrasive and a 30k classic race including climbing up Hermod's Hill 6 times meant that maintaining kick was critical. Green klister covered by Base Green binder offered the best kick and the best glide and was clearly the most durable.

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Wax Recommendations: Tour de Ski
Wax Recommendations: Tour de Ski

Wax Recommendations: Tour de Ski

12/27/2012 - By Mike Muha

UPDATE 2: Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup race, the Tour de Ski. Fast Wax, Solda, Swix, Toko, SkiGo/Holmenkol...

2nd UPDATED! Wax Recommendations: Lakes of the North Winterstart

12/20/2012 - By Mike Muha

UPDATE #2: Waxing recommendations for this coming weekend's Michigan Cup race, the Lakes of the North Winterstart. Check for updates!

The Function of Blue vs. Black: Toko HF and LF DLC Glide Waxes
The Function of Blue vs. Black: Toko HF and LF DLC Glide Waxes

The Function of Blue vs. Black: Toko HF and LF DLC Glide Waxes

11/16/2012 - By Ian Harvey

LF Black is far softer than LF Blue and thus is great when the snow becomes a little warmer (all the way to very wet) and the base wax also needs to address water.

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WAXING WIZARDS

Fast Wax Nordic Wax Wizard

Fast Wax Nordic Wax Wizard

Fast Wax Nordic Wax Wizard

SOLDA Ski Wax Maestro

Toko Wax Coach

Toko Wax Coach

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