Podcast Episodes

Podcast Episodes


Name Introduction Video Link Podbean Podcast
How to Race Wax for Cold Conditions with Success This podcast describes how to race wax for different types of cold conditions with best results. All cold conditions are not the same but can be classified effectively such that the best wax can be selected for best results. Podbean Podcast
Successful Waxing with Toko Liquid Paraffins This episode illustrates some key points in how to be successful waxing with Toko Liquid Paraffin. Attention is given to different amounts of drying time depending on the snow conditions. Podbean Podcast
Handbrush Selection: What to use When and Why There are a ton of hand brushes out there. There are even more recommendations as to what to use when. This episode clearly outlines what hand brushes to use when and why. Ian talks about the differences between the Oval and Rectangular brushes and why they are made that way. 3 distinct Oval and 3 Rectangular brushes are recommended (either or) and an explanation is given as to why. The Toko hand brush system is very simple yet effective. Podbean Podcast
Hot Waxing Skis and Snowboards: Why and How This episode explains why and how to hot wax skis and snowboards. I make recommendations as to the best practice and also comment on a common technique that I think should be avoided. Podbean Podcast
Interview with former USST Alpine Tech Neil Lande Neil talks about what it is like to be a Alpine ski serviceman for the USST including thoughts on the personality traits that would be good for a serviceman to have, life on the road, long hours in the wax room, the pressures of the job, and his new job with Toko Podbean Podcast
Initial Wax Preparation of New Skis or Freshly Ground Skis (Alpine and Nordic) Describes the recommended steps when waxing new skis or freshly stoneground skis. Explains why these steps are important and what the goal is of each of the three steps. For both Alpine and Nordic. Podbean Podcast
Nordic Race: Preseason Fleet Evaluation, Structure, and Considerations Describes many of the considerations when evaluating a Nordic Race ski fleet preseason, what base structure to start the season with, and other thoughts. Podbean Podcast
What’s New for 2022/23 Winter Alpine Ian Harvey gives a quick 6 minute summary of new exciting products that we will be offering this winter. Highlights include Soelden 15 Powder, a new Rotobrush system, and a Ski Holder/Rack. Ian also quickly covers the Toko philosophy. Podbean Podcast
Interview with Toko Chemist Stefan Jung on the development of fluorine free race waxes This is an interview with Toko Chemist Stefan Jung about the development of fluorine free race waxes. Stefan relates some of the stories and challenges that he has faced as well as talks a bit about what he expects in the future. Podbean Podcast
2022/23 Winter New Products Preview (Nordic) Ian Harvey gives a quick 10 minute summary of new exciting products that we will be offering this winter. Highlights include a new vastly improved Structure tool, Soelden 15 Powder, Rotobrushes, and a Ski Holder/Rack. Ian also reports on our inventory status which is very positive. (Audio only). Podbean Podcast
Interview with Chris Magerl Toko Race Wax Tip Coordinator (Listen if you Nordic Race!) Chris Magerl has been the Toko Race Wax Tip Coordinator since 2008 as well as a Toko Tech Team member. Chris is a key and long time member of the Toko US team. Toko Race Wax Tips are the most important thing that we do as pertains to the US Nordic ski market. We talk specifically about his role as the Toko Race Wax Tip Coordinator and what goes into the generation of a Toko Race Wax tip. Youtube Video Podbean Podcast
Interview with Head Toko Chemist Stefan Jung Stefan Jung started working for Toko as the head chemist in January 2021. He is an avid telemark skier and also participates in other outdoor sports such as skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. The purpose of this interview is to introduce Stefan and give him the opportunity to explain about new Toko High Performance, Performance, and Natural Waxes. My opinion is that Stefan is the most important person in the company and I think that any passionate skier and anyone who waxes skis or snowboards will find this interview enlightening and highly interesting. We discussed the new wax ingredients, a bit about application process, ECO friendliness vs Performance, and also the currently developing fluorine free topcoats which are coming soon. Youtube Video Podbean Podcast
Udo Raunjak Interview Udo Raunjak has been the head of Toko Research and Development for the past 15 years. In addition to developing innovative new waxes, Udo also oversees quality control, production, and purchasing of raw materials. He is a straight talker who I think knows more than anyone in the world about ski wax. We discuss the development process of new waxes, the liquid paraffin revolution and what makes the Toko liquid paraffins different from others on the market, new fluorine free racing products, how to best waterproof skins, and ECO friendly waxes. Youtube Video Podbean Podcast
Jeff Courter Interview Jeff Courter is the Rossignol Nordic Category Manager for the US. We discuss a variety of topics including the development process of new ski models, the new EVO touring skis, the new Xium Premium skating skis, how to fit skating skis and the differences between the models, specific conditions where certain skis seem to perform exceptionally well (classic and skate), skin skis, getting the most out of your adjustable Rossignol bindings, how to get the most out of your racing skis with less hydrophobic waxes, the new Premium Course boots, and more. Youtube Video Podbean Podcast