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SWIX debuts Triac 4.0 Aero ski pole
SWIX debuts Triac 4.0 Aero ski pole

SWIX debuts Triac 4.0 Aero ski pole

10/16/2020 - By SWIX

Swix is proud to present the next generation of ski pole innovation. Triac 4.0 is a culmination of research, design, stress and durability testing that pushes the bounds of carbon technology.

The Cross Country Ski Shop at Northbound Outfitters is fully stocked!
The Cross Country Ski Shop at Northbound Outfitters is fully stocked!

The Cross Country Ski Shop at Northbound Outfitters is fully stocked!

10/15/2020 - By Northbound Outfitters/Cross Country Ski Shop

From backcountry, to classic touring, to racing or skating- these boys know it (and ski it) all and can recommend the best equipment for you and your style of skiing.

Garmin has been hacked: No syncing your devices today....
Garmin has been hacked: No syncing your devices today....

Garmin has been hacked: No syncing your devices today....

7/23/2020 - By Mike Muha

You're going to have to delay syncing your Garmin devices today...and maybe for the next several days: Garmin's been hacked.

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Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group formed
Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group formed

Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group formed

6/16/2020 - By U.S. Ski and Snowboard

The working group is setting policy to eliminate the use of fluorinated ski wax from all sanctioned levels of snow sports competition in North America beginning with the 2020-21 season.

Are Fluoros still banned for 2020-2021?
Are Fluoros still banned for 2020-2021?

Are Fluoros still banned for 2020-2021?

5/27/2020 - By Mike Muha

The FIS Council confirms that fluoros are still banned this coming season, but testing will account for contaminated skis, brushes, and snow for the first season.

Solda introduces non-fluoro ski waxes
Solda introduces non-fluoro ski waxes

Solda introduces non-fluoro ski waxes

2/28/2020 - By Bert Hinkley

Solda began to reformulate their waxes with fluorocarbon compounds of C6 or less. These new formulas conformed to the 2020 European Union regulations.

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Testing Toko Base Performance Liquid Paraffin in cold conditions
Testing Toko Base Performance Liquid Paraffin in cold conditions

Testing Toko Base Performance Liquid Paraffin in cold conditions

1/3/2020 - By Ian Harvey

It has been cold lately where I have been, so I have been testing cold waxes. The performance of Base Performance Liquid Paraffin has totally surprised me to the point where it is now my new favorite glide wax.

What wax to use when?
What wax to use when?

What wax to use when?

12/12/2019 - By Ian Harvey

Picking the right wax is more complicated than simply looking at a wax chart. Snow and air temperature, free moisture, and snow crystal type all play a role.

Nordiq Canada bans medium and high fluoro waxes
Nordiq Canada bans medium and high fluoro waxes

Nordiq Canada bans medium and high fluoro waxes

11/27/2019 - By Mike Muha

Nordiq Canada has banned the use of medium and high fluoro waxes in all Tier 2 and some Tier 1 races

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FIS bans fluorine waxes for the 2020/2021 season
FIS bans fluorine waxes for the 2020/2021 season

FIS bans fluorine waxes for the 2020/2021 season

11/24/2019 - By Mike Muha

The International Ski Federation's (FIS) Committee for Competition Equipment has banned the use of fluorinated ski waxes or all FIS disciplines starting with the 2020/2021 season.

NENSA bans pure fluoros
NENSA bans pure fluoros

NENSA bans pure fluoros

11/5/2019 - By Mike Muha

NENSA has banned the use of pure fluoro ski wax topcoats and is limiting use of paraffin-based fluoro glide waxes for the 2019-2020 season over concerns of health risks.

Toko introduces High Performance Liquid Paraffin
Toko introduces High Performance Liquid Paraffin

Toko introduces High Performance Liquid Paraffin

10/29/2019 - By Ian Harvey

Toko High Performance Liquid Paraffins yield faster skis in most conditions and are quick and easy to apply.

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