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(Complete e-blast) Testing and Choosing Race Skis at the Boulder Mountain Tour 2017 On a typical day in the Wood River Valley, you can pretty much bet on sunny days, cold nights, firm new snow and amazing grooming. But so far, this hasn’t been a typical year in Ketchum. Last week it didn’t seem to stop snowing, with about 20 inches accumulating on Friday and Saturday, it made for some interesting ski testing, and racing!...

(Original e-blast) Boulder Mountain Tour Wax Reports BMT Co-Ed Team Sprint In our underlayer test we found LF Red to be the best. We ran a HF Blue/Red mix with Red JetStream 2.0 powder covered with Red JetStream 2.0 block. BMT We spent the week before the race testing in an inch or two of fresh snow and our ski results were consistent with the published Toko tip of using a slightly stiffer ski with...

  US Nationals Wax Report 10/15km Freestyle: Cold temperatures made it important to have the bases hard. We used Toko LF blue and XCold powder for our base layer covered with JetStream Blue 2.0 block. The XCold powder made a big difference in our testing. Freestyle Sprint: Fresh falling wet snow, Red 2.0 Powder won our test and put Caitlin on the podium. — Report from Brian Gregg (By the way, congratulations to Caitlin Gregg...

The Best Overall Way to Apply JetStream Different application methods run differently in different types of snow. For example, generally cold applications such as rotocorking or hand corking are fastest in colder powder snow and hot applications such as applying with a hot iron are best in wet and transformed snow. We tested the same wax using many different application methods in a wide variety of conditions throughout a winter and found that the following...

(Original e-blast) How to prepare new or freshly stoneground Nordic or Alpine skis and snowboards This time of year many people have either new equipment or have just stoneground their skis or snowboards from last year. Here is how to get those bases running fast. 1. Wipe the bases down, brush them out well with a copper or steel brush, and wipe the bases down again. New ski bases can be dirty and also post...

(Original e-blast) SuperTour Race Reports For the SuperTour Races in West Yellowstone this year we had great packed powder conditions.  The snow seemed to have a bit more moisture in it than in other years, and with slightly milder overnight temperatures we stuck to the Red waxes by in large.  For both race days we played it safe mixing HF Blue and HF Red 1:1 for a base layer.  For powder we ran Toko JetStream Red 2.0, which ran...

(Original e-blast) How to have fast skis ALL THE TIME and in EVERY CONDITION I love my job. The contact that I have with people in the ski community is pretty much always positive and enjoyable. We have great waxes and other products so of course generally interaction, feedback, and my motivation are very positive. However sometimes at events or otherwise, I have people approaching me trying to get me to guarantee super fast skis...

(e-blast) West Yellowstone SuperTour Report Great to have cold fresh snow in West Yellowstone. We had all of our skis zeroed with Toko NF Blue so that we could pick the best ski for the day. We also had our matched test fleet to test wax each day. HF Red/Blue 1:1 mix won our paraffin test on Friday and we ran on it all weekend. Toko Blue 2.0 powder won the powder test on Friday....

(Complete Toko e-blast) Toko Designer Elite ski racer Mary Rose introduces the designer color in the Toko drink belt, buff, and race hat. Online Toko Retailers This is a list of Toko dealers that have online shopping capability and a decent selection of Toko products. Another great option is to order from TokoUS.com where every product, option, and color is in stock. We use a system that gives dealers in the same region as you the...

(e-Blast) Introducing an inexpensive workbench with good options – for Alpine, Snowboard, or Nordic Toko Workbench Small   The Toko Workbench Small is a multifunctional lightweight stable wax table with 4 non slip rubber feet.  Its height is adjustable between 87cm, 85cm, or 75cm to accommodate waxers of all ages and heights.  The work area (surface) is 120cm x 35cm and it weighs 11kg.  MSRP just $164.   For Alpine waxing and tuning, there are 3 good...

(E-blast) Why Toko Waxes?  How Toko is different 1.        Innovation.  There is a long list of Toko innovations such as the first fluorinated glide wax, first pure fluoro in block form, first to use Molybdenum which then everyone switched to (now we use something else: Diamond Like Carbon), first dedicated ski waxing iron, first “thermo bag”, first copper brush which is pretty universally recognized as the best general purpose brush out there, and many more. ...

(Press release/e-blast) USST Toko Athlete Sam Morse on What Makes a Champion At just 20 years old, Morse’s maturity separates him from his peers. And, he’s so very kind. He is one of the most genuine humans this planet has to offer. The future is bright for this one, so make sure to follow him as he moves up the ranks on the Team. We asked Morse our three questions on what he believes makes...

  Introducing the Alaska Ski for Women, a fundraiser to help stop the cycle of domestic abuse against women and children and also a really fun outing! Toko has supported this important event for the past 17 years. Alaska Ski for Women – an important event The colorful Alaska Ski for Women (ASFW) is North America’s largest women-only cross-country ski event. This is a great event where women of all ages and abilities come out...

The American Birkebeiner is truly the "Super Bowl of Skiing" and the 2016 American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) schedule of events did not disappoint the 12,000 skiers who flocked to Hayward, Wisconsin to enjoy the festivities and trails of the North Country. The crazy weather was a different story; it caused a bit of stress for skiers, coaches, and wax technicians, including the Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) wax team of Karmen Whitham, Marty Donegan, and Bruce Manske.

A Few Images from the Stockholm and Falun World Cups   American Birkebeiner Toko Plans Come check out Toko’s new expanded booth at the Birkie expo.  We will have all the waxes, tools, bags, gloves, etc that you might need as well as wax tips and a team of Toko Tech Team members to answer any questions you might have. Note: This year and in the future, Ian Harvey will not be at the New...

SMS T2 US Nationals Wax Report Classic Individual Warming temps, glazing tracks, new snow. I went pretty simple on glide for the classic race, waxing with HF Blue cut with AX134 for the guys in the AM, and a mix of HF Blue, AX134 and HF yellow for the ladies who were racing second. The traffic from all of the competitors was releasing a pretty decent amount of moisture and I wanted to soften the...

Jennie Bender is just coming off a dominating performance at US Nationals.  She has had some bad luck the past few years with her health (Mononucleosis and back injuries) and it has been so inspiring to see her fight through it all with both patience and dogged determination.  Congratulations Jennie! Toko All Stars: Jennie Bender 1.  Who was your skiing role model when you were growing up and why? I looked up to each person...

Toko Glove All Stars: Ida Sargent 1.  Who was your skiing role model when you were growing up and why?   Chandra Crawford- I watched her win Olympic gold with the biggest smile on her face and it doesn’t get more inspiring than that! 2.  What skier inspires you currently and why? Kikkan Randall- she is a leader for our team and an incredible role model. Kikkan isn’t afraid to set big goals and believe...