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  This interview series is made possible on FasterSkier through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and their A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage please contact info@fasterskier.com. TOKO: Wax, Tools, Gloves, Accessories  Gus Schumacher is the defending World Junior Nordic Ski Champion, U.S. National Skate Sprint Champion, and currently 2nd world-ranked under 23 skier....

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This interview series is made possible on FasterSkier through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and their A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage please contact info@fasterskier.com. TOKO: Wax, Tools, Gloves, Accessories  David Norris has 10 top 30 World Cup, World Championship, and Olympic individual finishes. He is also the 2016 American Birkebeiner Champion. He...

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 Testing up at Galena Lodge on Friday conditions were new soft snow with temperatures in the mid twenties, just a couple degrees cooler than were forecast for race day of the Boulder Mountain Tour. We found Toko LF Red running better than black waxes for a base layer, and HF Red also running very well. So that’s what we ran for base layers. The Red has a great...

  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 for qualifying to represent...

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) Eastern Cup Race Report A really productive and fun first weekend of racing at Craftsbury. A little bit of everything when it came to snow and weather! Day 1: Classic Interval Start Cold temps overnight on a manmade base, but a lot of fresh new snow the day of the race. For kick wax we were on a very thin Toko Green Base binder ironed in. We ended up on kick wax from another brand....

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) TokoUS.com. The specific link is here. You can drill down on a specific region too of course. How to Wax Backcountry Skins With all of the snow falling recently and plenty more on the way, people might be heading into the mountains for some backcountry skiing. Here is a quick video on how to best wax backcountry skins by Toko Tech Team member Erich Wilbrecht. See entire video library

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 Read more buy chantix online, buy ventolin inhaler

e-Blast) Introducing an inexpensive workbench with good options – for Alpine, Snowboard, or Nordic Ski Vise Race: The least expensive quality 3 part vise on the market.  End pieces allow working on the skis at a 90 degree angle for waxing and tuning or at a 60 degree angle for working edges.  Middle clamp opens to 90mm and can be fixed to bindings or binding plates to accommodate wider skis.  Comes with 2 ski brake...

( If you wear base layers, you will be glad you watched this short video. Learn about my favorite product, any brand, any purpose: Functional Sportswear Care, a treatment to reactivate and improve Base Layer performance leaving you dry and the right temperature. The difference is huge and you’ll really appreciate this stuff! Video Footage from Recent USST Time Trials at Soldier Hollow Men’s and Women’s Skate Sprint Race including Prologue Women’s Classic Speed Workout Men’s...

( 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 a...

  The primary purpose of this event is to get women out and take away their excuses. It certainly is a nice date and the event gets done in time to watch the Super Bowl. Race Director, Tamra Kornfield said 500 women signed up for the event this year, a slight drop from last year’s numbers but the goal is to get more women interested in the sport as well as supporting a good cause....

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   CXC Team Mora Vasaloppet Wax Report Mora Vasaloppet Downtown, Mora, MN Saturday, February 13 Forecast: Overnight low temperature was -17 F, with high winds.  Start temperature was -6 F, no wind, clear and sunny Course Conditions: Union Street and the lakes were in great shape:  firm and fast. The Mora Nordic Center Trails were covered with man-made snow. The interior trails had a thin...

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...