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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...

Field Report from Mansfield Nordic Club Eastern Cup #1, Craftsbury, VT December 19th, Freestyle sprints December 20th, 5km Freestyle for all Friday afternoon conditions were transformed corn snow the was fast and slick. Overnight, temps dropped to the mid-20s and new snow fell. For the men’s race, temps were mid 20’s rising toward 30 with intermittent sun and clouds. the snow was skied in, fast and slightly glazing from traffic (the qualifier was 2.5 laps...

Toko Grip & Glide Wax: For No Wax Skis We get asked all of the time how treat no wax skis and more specifically often times how to prevent wax from clumping up in the kick zone in new falling snow around 32f.  The solution is simple: Toko Grip & Glide Wax.   Apply Grip & Glide Wax to the entire base of the ski – both the glide areas as well as the kick...

(Press Release) Sun Valley SuperTour Field Reports – What the teams used in their own words: Classic Sprint Super Tour December 5, 2015. Conditions: Hard track with cold temperatures in the early morning ~7 degrees Fahrenheit warming to mid 20s during the middle of the day. Mid- low humidity and tracks set very nicely despite the warm temps the proceeding days before. Waxes Used: HF Black paraffin base. Toko HF Red. Topcoat: Toko Red 2.0...

Skate Super Tour November 27-28, 2015 Conditions: Hard packed corduroy with sub zero Fahrenheit temperatures. Lows both nights exceeded -15 degrees F with low humidity. Sprint loop became a little sugary on the surface with many skiers on course, but maintained its firm base. Distance loop stayed hard packed on Sunday throughout the entire day. Temperature during the races was warming through the teens. Toko Wax Used: Both days- Paraffin Toko HF Blue with X-Cold...

The first Supertour races presented us with extremely cold temperatures and “new” snow that saw A LOT of skier traffic. This cold, dry and transformed snow did not respond well to powders most of the week so we decided to forgo that layer for the sprint. For paraffin layer we found the standard HF blue and cold powder 1:1 mix running well. We top coated with the old Jetstream blue block(tested both 1.0 and 2.0)...

Getting to know the Toko All Stars: Mary Rose 1. Who was your skiing role model when you were growing up and why? Growing up, my older teammates were who I looked up to. Watching their success with cross-country skiing inspired me year to year. 2. What skier inspires you currently and why? Maria Nordstrom is my current skiing role model. I skied with Maria at the University of Colorado during the 2013 NCAA season....

Toko Express Racing Paste This is a new product in the stores just this fall. It is the only paste that we know about that doesn’t have a solvent which makes it more durable. Super fast in all of our tests, this is a revolutionary new and easy-to-apply wax. For those who want super fast skis or board, but doesn’t want to take the time to “do’ it. MSRP $30. Buy now at: Suburban Ski...

Introducing the New Flagship Toko Waxing Iron: The T18 Digital Waxing Iron So pumped about this new @tokous “coach’s pack.” It’s a gigantic, waterproof backpack with side pockets for shoes or water bottles. I fit all the kit I needed for a day of ‘cross in it with room to spare. Way more useful than I anticipated it would be based on the photos. – Professional Cyclecross Racer Adam Myerson buy chantix online, buy ventolin...

    Press release) Many US elite athletes are currently training on Eagle Glacier in Alaska.  I thought you all might be interested to have some insight on what it is like waxing and training up there.  Here are some thoughts from Brian Gregg on last year’s camp: Summer Skiing on Eagle Glacier Report By Brian Gregg I love roller skiing but it is no match for skiing fresh corduroy on a bluebird day, especially...

Custom TOKO ski ties with a Toko logo on one side and your logo on the other are perfect for ski shops, event organizers, and ski clubs. There are 4 models to choose from including Nordic Sleeve Style ($3.00 per pair), Nordic Wrap Around ($2.50 per pair), Alpine Ski Clip ($3.00 per pair), and Ski Clip Freeride ($3.50 per pair). Ski ties are yellow with a black Toko logo and your logo in black. Pricing includes set up fees.

( Ski Vise World Cup and Universal Adapter for Ski Vise World Cup  Universal Adapter for Ski Vise World Cup OK, so you ski, snowboard, and cross country ski — or at least 2 of those three. What to do for a tuning set up?  A combination of a Ski Vise World Cup ($MSRP $21) and a Universal Adapter (MSRP $50) is a great solution that addresses Alpine skis, snowboards, and Nordic skis alike. A few years back on...

That was a great Birkie! We sure got lucky with the weather. Had race day been as cold as it was two plus days earlier or the days after, it would have been a major challenge to simply hold the event. We were also fortunate not to have had a warm up at all in the month leading up to the event as it had been quite a while since we had received substantial new snow. The race went off smoothly and with superb conditions!

Press release) When Toko HF Black in the final layer and why? When snow is cold but also dirty and machined, a black wax is generally not as necessary as HF Blue will make the base sufficiently hard and slippery to minimize the dry friction that occurs in these conditions.  When snow is clean and wet, suction is the main factor slowing skis down which is easily minimized by a soft wax such as HF...