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Holmenkol tech articles

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
The old series of Holmenkol tech articles is available here. These were originally published in Ski Racing magazine and still show up in Google searches. But, I don't find a link to them direcltly from Holmenkol's web site, as that has changed. Anyway, I thought I would post the link, as people still refer to them in this forum.
post #2 of 9
They used to have THE BEST blue wax for REALLY cold conditions.   I haven't heard much about them lately.  Thanks for the link.and memory bump.
post #3 of 9
They make a very good product. Distribution, particularly retail distribution is kind of spotty. You can buy on line. ARTECH always has a good inventory. Holmenkoll has a strong presence in the race world...academies, clubs, colleges. It's a pretty easy wax to work with. My kids use it, and have for years. The cold non fluoro is a very good wax.  Holmenkoll has been great to them, and for them.

trt, thanks for posting the articles. They're generally really good, but you need to keep in mind that Pez was trying to push Holmenkoll product, so they have a bit of a slant toward Holmenkoll products. After he left Holmenkoll, most of the articles were removed from the website. Partly because a number of the products that were mentioned had changed, or were no longer being distributed. Still, good stuff and thanks.
post #4 of 9
They are now at www.holmenkol.net. Same old site & articles!



Click on Tech Section then Tuning and waxing articles.



Same as always!
post #5 of 9
Nice!!!!! Thanks!!!!
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Ahhh, good. I got thrown off by www.holmenkol.us

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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post

They are now at www.holmenkol.net. Same old site & articles!



Click on Tech Section then Tuning and waxing articles.



Same as always!
 
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Muleski View Post
 Distribution, particularly retail distribution is kind of spotty. You can buy on line. 
Those two statements are very closely related...
post #8 of 9

Yes, they are. What I should have expanded on was the fact that Holmenkol has always done a very good job of distributing race product to race users: ski academies, colleges, the bigger alpine {and perhaps Nordic...not my thing} clubs. In the past this was done via race rep, not sure about this year. The product is not stocked in retail ski shops to the degree that Swix has been, for example. I don't know much about their retail rep distribution. There are some shops that stock a lot of it. You can buy on-line through their own site, and some of the bigger on-line sources of tuning equipment and supplies sell quite a bit of the product line. Not all. Artech seems to stock a lot of it, at very good prices. Just my experience. I've bought a fair amount of their products over the past 7-8 years. Always been pleased.  And I was always impressesd with the fact that Pez took the time to write as many tech articles as he did.

post #9 of 9
Definitely good products priced well.  What I mean to say is that the lack of retail presence is mostly because the other channels of distro are so well utilized.  Retailers hate that.
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