At Biathlon BC’s 2018 annual general meeting it was discussed that a waxing policy for the use of LF waxes should be incorporated for BC Biathlon Cup races. This was discussed after the ‘Yes wax protocol’ pilot ended.

Biathlon BC has now approved the wax policy that will be in place at BC Cups for the 2018-2019 season.

The wax policy and a backgrounder are available here: Biathlon BC 2018/2019 Wax Policy

Here is a summary of the wax policy for this season:

  • At Biathlon BC Cup races (including the BC Championships) the wax policy applies to Junior Boy/Girl categories and younger, as well as the recreational categories.
  • For the 2018/19 competition season for Biathlon BC Cup races, the waxing policy will not apply for the Senior Boy/Girl, Youth Men/Women, Junior Men/Women, Men/Women, Sport and Masters categories.

Waxing policy:

  • Structure tools ARE permitted.
  • Non-Fluoro (NF) or Low Fluoro (LF) glide waxes ARE permitted.
  • Medium Fluoro (MF) or High Fluoro (HF) or similar glide waxes are NOT permitted.
  • Pure Fluoro glide waxes (powders, pucks, blocks and liquids) are NOT permitted.
  • Cold weather powder additives and hardeners are NOT permitted.