THE CREATION OF A TOKO WAX TIP
Toko, the leading Ski Wax Industry innovator, has been the industry leader with Nationwide
wax tips for 9 years running now! We began producing and distributing wax tips for most
races across the country with the advent of the Toko Tech Team during the winter of ’99-’00.
No other source offers accurate, reliable wax tips for such a range of races! Since then this
program has dramatically grown in popularity among racers!
While many wax tips from our competitors are simply “arm chair” wax tips, it is critical
to note that we have over 60 individuals (members of the Toko Tech Team, Team Rossignol,
and others) feeding us insider information on the coming races. This is a unique network of
true professionals unparalleled in the ski industry.
When creating Toko Wax Tips, we consider many things, a few of which include:
·Current Snow Conditions (snow type, age of snow, amount of dirt in snow, humidity,
exposure to sun and wind, temperature, etc)
·Weather Forecast: We generally use a new service available where we can zoom into 3
mile blocks, anywhere in the country; our forecasts are for the race venue, not a nearby
town. We’re not simply using any weather forecast.
·Anticipated Snow Conditions: How is the snow going to change before the event starts?
How will racers skiing over the snow change it? Is it a lap race? What will the weather
be doing before, during, and after the race?
·Local Knowledge: Many times a certain unique factor applies to certain races that only
experience can predict. Maybe pine needles always fall on one section of the trail in a
classic race (make sure your wax doesn’t pick up the needles). Maybe a certain hill
always gets skied out and turns to sugar snow (better not have super stiff skis) etc. Local
knowledge is also crucial when considering the weather forecast and other anticipated track
●The week leading up to an event, Toko Racing Service is receiving information for our
network of pros in the field. A wax tip is posted and widely distributed 2 days out from the
race. Generally, these wax tips are right on, but should they need to be updated, they are and
the updates are posted. Often times, a Toko Tech Team member will attend the event and will
even have a Toko Easel with the wax tip of the day posted.