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Fluoro-free Rule for all Nordiq Canada Sanctioned Races

 

The Directive

The Nordiq Canada Fluoro Free rule for the 2021-22 season will see a full fluoro ban applied for all Nordiq Canada sanctioned events, except for Tier 1 FIS sanction events.

  • At the December 2018 Nordiq Canada Board meeting the Board asked the CEO to review a policy to eliminate the use of fluoro waxes for Tier 2 events. In September 2021 the policy was reviewed by the Nordiq Canada Waxing staff, High-Performance staff, and was accepted.
  • Nordiq Canada Revised the Nordiq Canada Competition Registration and Sanctioning Policy (2.2.1) to include the provision that in all Tier 2 sanctioned events all fluoro glide and grip powders are NOT PERMITTED. Further, the recommendation would extend to include all junior aged, non-FIS categories in Tier 1 sanctioned events.

What does the ban include?

For all Tier 2 races (Provincial Cups, Provincial Champs, Nordiq Canada sanctioned events) the Nordiq Canada Fluoro policy would apply. This means:

  • High Fluoro (HF), Medium Fluoro (MF), or Low Fluoro (LF) glide waxes, including HF, MF, or LF powders, pucks, blocks and liquids are NOT PERMITTED
  • Cold weather powder additives and hardeners are NOT PERMITTED
  • Fluoro grip powders are NOT PERMITTED

Guidelines

  • At competitions where Tier 1 and Tier 2 level races take place at the same time, the policy guidelines would align with the highest category in the combined class.
  • At competitions where categories are combined for seeding purposes, the policy guidelines would align with the highest category in the combined class.
  • The program will be self-governed and enforced by all coaches, technicians, organizing committee’s, parents, and athletes
  • Assigned Technical Delegates will not be responsible for enforcing the Fluoro Policy

Consequences result in athlete disqualification.

Exemptions

  • Tier 1 FIS sanctioned competitions (NorAm, FIS Regional Cup, Canada Cup, Nordiq Cup, and Canadian Ski Championships).
  • All Kick wax.

How to clean

To ensure skis and equipment are properly cleaned of fluorinated products or residue, please follow the FIS recommendations.

Where can I find Fluoro-free products?

You are responsible for ensuring you are using fluoro-free products. If you aren’t sure if a product contains fluoros, we recommend you err on the side of caution and not use the product. Many of these wax distributors have fluoro-free categories on their sites and are ready to answer your questions.

https://brikomaplus.de/en/skiwachs/wax/
https://www.galliumwax.co.jp/en/
https://www.holmenkol.com
http://www.hwk-skiwachs.de/
https://www.kuusport.ca/
https://www.maplus.com/
https://www.masterwax.it/index.php/en/
https://www.nanox-wax.com/en/
https://rex.fi/en/home
https://www.rodewax.it/
https://www.skigo.se/language/en/welcome-to-skigo/
https://soldausa.com/
https://www.starskiwax.com/
http://startskiwax.com/en
https://www.swixsport.com/en/wax/
https://www.toko.ch/en/
https://www.ullasport.com/
https://vauhti.fi/en/
https://www.waxmeister.com/
https://wendperformance.com/
http://yesskiwax.com/products/
https://www.skiwachs.com/en/
https://skiwax.ca/collections/guru