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    • AWCA Ski Wax 101

      October 11, 2013

      Original article: www.albertaworldcup.com


      As we get closer to ski season, the attention of our staff turns more and more to our wax room.  Equipment orders are trickling in, and with that comes the task of stocking our inventory and getting skis ready to hand-off to athletes.

      Wax is a big part of our business, helping athletes ski fast.  Fortunately we have some great sponsors that help us make provide the platform for our athletes to go out and win races.  Going into this year, we are very excited to be working closely with Ski Go, Start and Vauhti.  Each company produces some excellent products that we will be testing and racing on this winter.  At most races, we will be sharing our testing data with you, as we hope to let other coaches spend more time on the snow with their athletes and less time in the wax cabin.

      To kick things off, we wanted to share with you our favourite waxes from our sponsor’s lines in a two-part blog.  We basically carry their full wax line-up, but there are those waxes that we go back to time and time again that we think every team should have in their box.  In this article, I’ll give you a quick overview of our team waxing philosophy and a run down of our favourite waxes in the Ski Go line.  Part 2 will cover the Start and Vauhti lines.