Mr. Miyagi’s Notebook

Toko Tutorials

  1. Glide Zone
    1. Hot Wax Application and Base Stripping and Brushing
    2. Liquid Parafin Wax Application
    3. Structure Application
    4. X-Cold Powder Application
    5. HelX 2.0 Application
    6. JetStream Bloc Application
    7. Racing Wax Remover
  2. Kick Zone
    1. Cleaning Grip Wax
    2. Grip Wax Application
    3. Klister Wax Application
    4. Klister Spray Application
    5. Skin Care
  3. Express Grip and Glide Application

Wax Log

2020-02-18 Salomon S/Race 201 Medium Classic
2020 American Birkebeiner
Base cleaner Toko Racing Wax Remover + Toko Copper Brush
Glide wax Toko LF Black, Toko LF Blue, Toko HF Blue
Structure Toko Blue 1x (before Toko HelX Liquid 2.0 Blue)
Top finish Toko JetStream Bloc 2.0 polished with dedicated Toko Nylon Brush, Toko HelX Liquid 2.0 Red polished with Toko Thermo Pad
Kick zone Start Skin Grip
Notes Toko recommendation. New lingo: Performance is LF and High Performance is HF

Event (Kortelopet) went really well - Turnamic Binding System was set to -1 throughout

2020-02-06 Salomon S/Race 196 Medium Classic
Training
Base cleaner Toko Copper Brush
Glide wax Toko LF Black
Structure NA
Top finish NA
Kick zone
Notes Building up wax layers. New lingo: Performance is LF and High Performance is HF

2020-02-06 Salomon S/Race 201 Medium Classic
2020 North End Classic
Base cleaner Toko Racing Wax Remover + Toko Copper Brush
Glide wax Toko LF Black, Toko LF Blue, Toko HF Blue:Red 1:1
Structure Toko Blue 1x (before Toko HelX Liquid 2.0 Red)
Top finish Toko HelX Liquid 2.0 Red polished with Toko Thermo Pad
Kick zone Start Skin Grip
Notes Toko recommendation. New lingo: Performance is LF and High Performance is HF

Event went pretty well - Turnamic Binding System was set to -1 throughout

2020-01-31 Salomon S/Race 201 Medium Classic
2020 Wolf Tracks Rendezvous
Base cleaner Toko Racing Wax Remover
Glide wax Toko LF Black, Toko LF Red, Toko HF Red
Structure Toko Red 1x (before Toko JetStream Bloc 2.0 Red)
Top finish Toko JetStream Bloc 2.0 Red polished with Toko Thermo Pad
Kick zone Start Skin Grip
Notes Toko recommendation. New lingo: Performance is LF and High Performance is HF

Event went pretty well - Turnamic Binding System was set to -2 throughout

2020-01-24 Salomon S/Race 201 Medium Classic
2020 Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Base cleaner Toko Racing Wax Remover
Glide wax Toko LF Black, Toko LF Yellow, Toko HF Yellow
Structure Toko Yellow 1x and Toko Red 1x (before Toko HelX Liquid 2.0 Yellow)
Top finish Toko HelX Liquid 2.0 Yellow (MikeY) polished with Toko Thermo Pad
Kick zone Start Skin Grip
Notes Toko recommendation. New lingo: Performance is LF and High Performance is HF

Event went pretty well - Turnamic Binding System was changed from -3 to -1 around 3 km and then again to 0 at Forestville

2020-01-09 Salomon S/Race 201 Medium Classic
2020 SISU Ski Fest
Base cleaner -
Glide wax Toko LF Black, Toko LF Blue, Toko HF Blue
Structure Toko Blue 1x (before Toko HelX Liquid 2.0 Blue)
Top finish Toko HelX Liquid 2.0 Blue (Patrick O'Brien)
Kick zone Toko Skin Cleaner, Start Skin Grip
Notes Toko recommendation. New lingo: Performance is LF and High Performance is HF

Event went pretty well in spite of colder squeaky snow. In hindsight, should have set the Turnamic Binding System to -2 or -3 to gain more glide

2019-12-21 Salomon S/Race 201 Medium Classic
2020 US Pre-Nationals CXC Jr/Youth Cup
Base cleaner -
Glide wax Toko LF Black, Toko HF Red
Structure Toko Red 1x
Top finish
Kick zone Swix Skin Cleaner, Start Skin Grip
Notes Toko recommendation. New lingo: Performance is LF and High Performance is HF

2019-12-15 Salomon S/Race 201 Medium Classic
Training
Base cleaner -
Glide wax Toko NF Blue and Red (1:1)
Structure -
Top finish -
Kick zone Start Skin Grip
Notes

2019-12-13 Salomon S/Race 196 Medium Classic
Training
Base cleaner -
Glide wax Rex Blue
Structure -
Top finish -
Kick zone -
Notes Brand new skis. Dave (CCS) said they had Rex Blue wax when I got them.

2019-12-11 Salomon S/Race 201 Medium Classic
Training
Base cleaner Toko HC3
Glide wax Toko NF Red
Structure -
Top finish -
Kick zone -
Notes Removed storage wax (applied 2019-04-07), brushed and polished.

2019-12-06 Rossignol RSkin 203 Classic
Training
Base cleaner Toko HC3
Glide wax Toko NF Black, Toko NF Red
Structure -
Top finish -
Kick zone -
Notes Removed storage wax (applied on 2019-04-07), brushed and polished. Retired on 2019-12-09 via Down Wind Sports, Houghon, MI.

2019-04-07 Salomon S/Race 201 Medium Classic
Training
Base cleaner Toko HC3
Glide wax Toko NF Red
Structure -
Top finish -
Kick zone -
Notes Not brushed or polished. Storage wax.

2019-04-07 Rossignol RSkin 203 Classic
Training
Base cleaner Toko HC3
Glide wax Toko NF Black, Toko NF Red
Structure -
Top finish -
Kick zone -
Notes Not brushed or polished. Storage wax.

2019-04-07 Rossignol Zymax 201 Waxless Classic
Training
Base cleaner Toko HC3
Glide wax Toko NF Blue and Red (1:1)
Structure -
Top finish -
Kick zone -
Notes Not brushed or polished. Storage wax. Retired on 2019-11-30 via Down Wind Sports, Houghon, MI.

2019-04-07 Rossignol X-IUM IFP 186 Skate
Training
Base cleaner Toko HC3
Glide wax Toko NF Black, Toko NF Red
Structure -
Top finish -
Kick zone NA
Notes Not brushed or polished. Storage wax. Retired on 2019-12-08 via Down Wind Sports, Houghon, MI.

2019-04-07 Rossignol X-IUM 186 Skate
Training
Base cleaner Toko HC3
Glide wax Toko NF Red
Structure -
Top finish -
Kick zone NA
Notes Not brushed or polished. Storage wax. Retired on 2019-11-30 via Down Wind Sports, Houghon, MI.

2019-03-12 Rossignol X-IUM 186 Skate
Training
Base cleaner Toko HC3
Glide wax Toko NF Red
Structure -
Top finish -
Kick zone NA
Notes

2019-03-06 Salomon S/Race 201 Medium Classic
2019 Great Bear Chase
Base cleaner Toko HC3
Glide wax Toko LF Black, Toko HF Blue and Red (1:1)
Structure Toko Blue 1x before JetStream
Top finish Toko JetStream Bloc 2.0 Blue
Kick zone Swix Skin Cleaner, Start Skin Grip
Notes Mark Mehler helped with JetStream application.

Event went well!

2019-03-03 Salomon S/Race 201 Medium Classic
Training
Base cleaner Toko HC3
Glide wax Toko LF Blue, Toko HF Blue
Structure -
Top finish Toko X-Cold Powder
Kick zone Start Skin Grip
Notes X-Cold Powder is very hard - needed 6-8 passes to get into to the pores.

Tried at Tech Trails on 2019-03-05. Felt smooth in fresh snow and lot of drifts.

2019-03-03 Salomon S/Race 201 Medium Classic
Training
Base cleaner Toko HC3
Glide wax Toko NF Blue
Structure -
Top finish -
Kick zone -
Notes -

Garmin recorded -21 F with wind chill. Glide was ok.

2019-02-28 Salomon S/Race 201 Medium Classic
Training
Base cleaner -
Glide wax Toko NF Red
Structure Toko Red 2x
Top finish -
Kick zone Start Skin Grip
Notes Brand new skis. Rick O (CCS) said they had Rex Blue wax when I got them.

2019-02-19 Rossignol RSkin 203 Classic
2019 American Birkebeiner
Base cleaner Toko HC3
Glide wax Toko LF Blue, Toko HF Blue and Red (1:1)
Structure Toko Blue 2x
Top finish -
Kick zone Swix Skin Cleaner, Start Skin Grip
Notes Kortelopet, Classic, Wave #3; The Youngs came over to make sure I did things correctly.

Event went very well!