Rochester Active Sports Club (RASC) is a nonprofit club based in Rochester Minnesota, designed to promote nordic skiing, mountain biking and road biking in SE Minnesota.
 
Waxing and Preparation of Nordic Skis

The Toko and Swix wax manuals are an excellent source of information on not only Toko and Swix waxes, but also on waxing in general. The Swix manual also includes a nice section on preparing new skis or skis after they have been stoneground.

Toko Comprehensive Wax Manual for 2012/2013 Season


Toko Wax Manual 2011 / 2012


Swix Wax Manual 2009 / 2010



Fast Wax is a Minnesota-based company that provides a high-quality inexpensive set of waxes for skate skiing. Check out their comprehensive set of waxing instructions and instructional videos below.


Fast Wax - Nordic Waxing Instructions


Fast Wax - Nordic Waxing Videos





Toko Hardness Chart - this provides an idea of the relative hardness of the different waxes from Toko

Snow Temperature

Waxes

Hardness

Mixed Waxes

Ratio

Snow Temperature

Snowtype

10.0

9.5

0 to -4 C

32 to 25 F

Dibloc HF Yellow

Dibloc LF Yellow

9.0

8.5

Dibloc HF Yellow / Red

1:1

0 to -3C

32 to 27F

All Snow

8.0

Dibloc HF Yellow / Moly

1:1

0 to -3C

32 to 27F

Man Made or Old Snow

0 to -4 C

32 to 25 F

World Loppet Yellow

7.5

Dibloc LF Yellow / Moly

1:1

0 to -4 C

32 to 25 F

7.0

6.5

6.0

5.5

5.0

-4 to -10C

24 to 14F

Dibloc HF Red

Dibloc LF Red

4.5

-4 to -10C

24 to 14F

Dibloc HF Moly

Dibloc LF Moly

4.0

3.5

Dibloc HF Red / Moly

1:2

-5 to -8C

23 to 18F

Man Made or Old Snow

3.0

-4 to -10C

25 to 14F

World Loppet Red

2.5

2.0

1.5

Dibloc LF Red / Blue

1:1

-6 to -10C

21 to 14F

Old Snow

-10 to -30C

14 to -22F

World Loppet Blue

1.0

Dibloc HF Red / Blue

1:2

-8 to -12C

18 to 10F

Old Snow

0.5

Dibloc LF Blue / Moly

1:1

-6 to -12C

21 to 10F

Man Made Old Snow

-10 to -30C

14 to -22F

Dibloc HF Blue

Dibloc LF Blue

0.0

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