Feb
18
12:01 PM12:01

AMH Anchorage Cup Sven Johansson, Kincaid Park, Anchorage, AK

***Preliminary wax Report, check back again Saturday, Feb 17 for updates. Forecast is fluctuating.

30/10/5KM race distances, Freestyle, Mass start waves.

Forecast/conditions: Saturday high expected to be around 25F, with a Saturday night low around 5-15F. As of Thursday, Sunday temps are expected to be highs around 28F with a noon race start temp of 20F, climbing to 26F by 2pm.  Frequent new snow over the days preceding the race should make for great course conditions. 

Glidewax:

Base: LF10 Green, scraped while still warm. Brush 

Glide: HF8 Blue, scraped while bases still warm, then brush with fine steel or copper brush, then horsehair and nylon. 

Top: HF9 Fluor powder, ironed in. Allow to cool, then brush up. Re-iron, cool, then Roto-cork. Brush out with hard nylon then soft nylon polishing brush. Alternative: HF13 and HF11 crayoned and blended together, then ironed through a fiberlene sheet. Hand-cork vigorously with a natural cork, then brush with a nylon polishing brush. Re-brush before race start.

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Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

Raven Romp, Buetow Dental and Pangaea Health Distance Series #3, Birch Hill, Fairbanks, Alaska

30km/10km, Classic. 10k loop. 

Forecast/conditions: Saturday night low of 6F, with a high of 20F on Sunday.  Partly sunny. 

Glidewax: 

Base: LF10 Green, scraped while still warm and brushed.

Glide: HF10 Green, Scraped while still warm, and brushed thoroughly. 

Top: HF13 Fluoro Block, applied with a Roto-cork, and brushed with a nylon polishing brush. Alternative method: iron through a sheet of fiberlene, then Roto-cork or vigorously hand-cork with a natural cork. Finish with a soft nylon polish brush.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up grip-zone with 150grit sandpaper. Iron in a layer of Start Base Extra and cork smooth.

Grip: Apply 2 layers of Synthetic Blue, followed by a 2-3 layers of RF Blue. Finish with 2 layers of Oslo Green. 

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Feb
11
12:01 PM12:01

AMH Anchorage Cup Sprint Relays, Freestyle, 1.3K x2x2;Kincaid Park, Anchorage, AK

Forecast/Conditions: Slight chance of snow Saturday, overnight lows Saturday night mid 20s. Sunday, mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs in the 30s. Previous days have been down in the single digits overnight, so snow will still be fairly refrigerated and likely ski colder than the raceday temps would indicate.

Glidewax:

Base: LF or MF8 Blue, scraped and brushed while still warm.

Glide: HF8 Blue and HF4 Red, mixed 1:1. Scrape and brush

Top: HF11 block (5...-10C) crayoned on, then Roto- or hand-corked, then brushed with soft nylon brush and polished. Rebrush between relay legs. 

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Feb
4
12:01 PM12:01

Besh Cup #6, Skate, Ind. Kincaid Park, Biathlon Range, Anchorage, AK

Forecast/conditions: Saturday night lows zero to 10F. Sunday: Sunny, highs 15-25F. Course a mix of manmade and natural snow. Significant debris and dirt on trail.

Glidewax:

Base: BM6 Moly Fluor glider, scraped while bases are still warm.

Glide: HF10 Green, scraped while bases are still warm. Brush with fine steel or copper brush, then horsehair and then hard nylon brushes.

Top:  SFR92/HF13 block crayoned on and roto-corked, then brushed.

 

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Feb
4
10:30 AM10:30

Alaska Ski For Women, 4k Skate or Classic, Kincaid Park, Anchorage, AK

Timed waves starting at 10:30

Forecast/conditions: Saturday night mostly clear, Low 5 to 15F, Highs 15 to 25 Sunday. Fairly dirty but good course conditions.

Glidewax:

Base: BM6 Moly fluor or LF10 Green scraped while bases still warm.  

Glide: HF10 or MF10 green, scraped while bases still warm.

Top: SFR92/HF13 block, rotocorked and brushed.

Gripwax:

Base: Base Extra ironed, then 3-4 layers of Synthetic Blue, covered with 2 layers of Synthetic Green.

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Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

*Updated* Besh Cup #5, Mass Start, 1.5/3.7/10.4K Mass start Classic, Kincaid Park, Anchorage, AK

Forecast/Conditions: Saturday Night mostly clear, low 5F to 15F. Highs 15-25F. Mix of manmade and natural snow, some dirt. Snow will be super-chilled from low temps around 0F, will not warm up anywhere near as much as the air temp will.

Glidewax:

Base: BM6 Moly Fluor glider, or LF10 Green.

Glider: HF10 Green, scraped while still warm. Brush with fine steel or copper brush, then horsehair and hard nylon brushes.

Top: SF92/HF13 block crayoned on and roto-corked.. Brush and polish.

Gripwax:

Base: Base Extra ironed

Grip:2 layers Synthetic Blue, then 2 layers Synthetic Green. Finish with 1 layer of Oslo Green over the top. Make sure to cool Oslo Green before applying it to the grip wax, and apply it outside. Alternative to Oslo Green, try Tar Green for improved glide.

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Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

Updated* AMH Anchorage Cup Series Pia's Classic 30/15/5k CL mass

Race start: Noon

Weather forecast/snow conditions: Sunday lows -5 to 5F, highs 15-20. Track conditions a mix of icy old, and/or manmade snow and newer cold natural snow. Dirt and tree debris will be mixed in several places throughout the loop.

Glide: Base: LF10 Green or BM6 Glider. Scrape while still warm, and brush lightly with copper brush

Glide: MF10 or HF10 Green paraffin. Scrape while bases are still warm, then brush with metal , then horsehair, then stiff nylon brush.

Top: HF13 Fluor block rotocorked and brushed

Grip: Sand grip zones with 100-150grit sandpaper. Apply a layer of Base Extra wax and Synthetic Blue, and iron them together. Let cool and cork smooth. Apply Synthetic Green 4 layers, corking smooth without too much pressure. Finish with 2 thin layers of Tar Green kick.

Grip alternative cover: BM non-flour cover to reduce dirt collection.

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Jan
18
to Jan 24

Besh Cup 3 Homer Jan 20

Start Wax Recommendations for Besh Cup #3 and #4

Lookout Mountain Ski Trails, Homer, Alaska

January 20-21

 

Trail Conditions: Transformed, icy snow. Temps dropping through the weekend. 

Saturday: High 19F, Low 10F

Sunday: High 12F, Low10F

RH%: 80s 

 

Saturday, Skate Sprint

    Base: BM6 Moly Fluor glider

    Glide: HF10 Green 

    Top: HF13 or SFR92 Fluor block rotocorked (or ironed with fiberlene, then handcorked) and 

       brushed


 

Sunday, Classic Individual Start: 5/10km

Glide:

     Base: BM6 or MF10

     Glide: HF10 Green

     Top: HF13 or SFR92 Fluor block rotocorked (or ironed with fiberlene, then handcorked) and 

       brushed

Grip:

    Option #1: 

       Base: Start Blue Klister Ironed into base. Then 1 layer Synthetic Blue torched into klister, then 

            cooled

       Kick:  3-4 Layers Synthetic Green 

       Top: 2 thin layers Oslo Racing Green.  


 

   Option #2 (for potential new falling snow):

       Base: Start Base Extra and Synthetic Blue mixed and ironed onto ski base

       Kick: Synthetic Green 3-4 layers

       Top: 2 thin layers Tar Green


 

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Mar
2
to Mar 8

Tour of Anchorage

Sunday March 5

Snow- Old cold snow with some dirty sections Temps Lows -5F race temps 5F -15F Cold

UnderGlide:  Start SG Graphite or BM6 

Glide: Start MF10- Green

Top Coat: Start SFR 92 Cold block or SFR 75 Cold Powder

Kick: Oslo Green

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Feb
16
to Feb 20

Sven Johanssen 30k skate

Saturday Night 15F-20F roughly 75%RH. 4-6 inches of wet snow yesterday and it's supposed to snow off and on thru Saturday morning. For Sunday, the race starts at noon for the 30km and probably 12:15 for the 10km. It should be 23F-26F during the race with RH dropping back to about 65%.

Underglide: Start LF08

Glide: MF6 or HF6 purple

Top Coat: SFR99

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Jan
5
to Jan 11

AMH Anchorage Cup - Hickok Pursuit on Sun 1/8/17

AMH Anchorage Cup - Hickok Pursuit on Sun 1/8/17

Skiathlon race at hillside (7.5k classic/7.5k skate) on sun 1/8/17 @ noon

low on sat night/sun morning is to be 0F and high for the day is to be 15F

we had snow about a week ago which was a dense grippy cold snow, but lots of cold this week drying it out.

It has stayed really cold since then and the trails are dirty and very hard right now.

Underglide: SG10

Glider LF10  or MF 10 

Kick Base Binder

Kick  : super easy with Synthetic Green.

 

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Dec
8
to Dec 14

AMH Anchorage Cup Sprint Relay

Kincaid Park, Anchorage, AK Sunday Dec 11 12:00

1 Km skate lap

Weather: Overnight down to 0F race day temps 3-13F

Snow: New Snow Artificial Snow Mix

Glider: BM6 Green for the dirty coarse artificial snow or MF10 Green 

Finishing Powder SFR92 Cold Block or SRF 75 cold powder

 

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Feb
25
to Mar 2

Alaska State Championships

Kincaid Park

Snow : Artificial Snow - Temps high 20's in am to high 30's at race ends

Base Glider: Start BM6 

Glider: Start FHF4 (or BM4)

To Coat FHF 5 Powder (or FHF7,  BM5, or 7) 

Kick

Base Klister

early right around 32F try Start Special Klister 

later try Uni Wide Klister or FHF50 UniKlister

add MFW red or Fhf10 when it gets wetter

also try Start Specia

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Feb
5
to Feb 11

Besh Cup 5&6

Besh cup #5 - Freestyle Interval 5k/10k - Sat 2/6 @ 11am Birch Hill

Temp- 9F with no wind. Old, dirty snow and 70-80% RH

Glide:

Base: Start SG10 green

Mid: Start BM6

Top Layer: SFR75

 

Besh cup #6 -

Classic Mass Start 3k/10k - Sun 2/7 @ 11am Birch Hill

Temp- 11F with no wind. Old, dirty snow and 50-60% RH

Glide:
Base: Start Green SG10

Mid: Start BM6 

Top Layer: SFR75

Kick:

Base: Basewax

Mid: Synthetic Nordic or Synthetic Green if more kick is needed

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Feb
5
to Feb 11

Alaska Ski For women

2/7 Sun @ 10:30am 7k skiathlon or 11am 3.3k classic or skate Kincaid Park

23F with light wind man made snow with 80% RH

Glide:

Base Layer: SG10

Mid Layer: MF10

Top Layer: SFR60

Kick:

Base Layer: Basewax Extra

Mid Layer: Oslo Extra Blue

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Jan
21
to Jan 27

Besh Cup 3 & 4

Besh Cup # 3-4,

Homer AK, Jan 23-24

Race 3 - Freestyle sprint 11am –

Cloudy 25F with light northern wind so not as humid as it could be.

Saturday Base; Start SG6 Purple

Saturday Glide Start Purple 6 LF, or better MF, or better HF or best FHF6 Purple Glider

Fluor SFR99 Wide Block or better FHF 7 purple powder  

 

Race 4 is a classic interval –

Cloudy and 28F with light wind so less humidity than usual.

Sunday Base; Start SG6 Purple

Sunday Glide Start Purple 6 LF, or better MF, or better HF or best FHF6 Purple Glider

Fluor SFR99 Wide Block or better FHF 7 purple powder  

 

Kick:

Base Ironed in or Oslo Blue

RF Purple and RF red

FHF Red cover

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Jan
14
to Jan 20

Anchorage HS race Jan 16

Anchorage HS race Jan 16

Temp sat is forecast at 20F and probably around 70% humidity 

Will most likely be at Kincaid but not 100% sure

4-6 inches of snow Wednesday

Glide: Start Graphite base

Start SG8 Blue

 Kick:  Oslo blue for snow making loop otherwiseb Base wax with RF blue

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Jan
7
to Jan 14

Anchorage HS race Jan 9

 

Jan 9th High School Race

Anchorage, AK

 

Chance of snow early sat then rain/snow mix in afternoon temps right at freezing

 

Races from 11am - 2pm

 

Format is 2 people, 2 laps of 2k all skating 

 

No Fluoro Race

 

Base layer:  Start SGGraphite

Glider: Start SG4 Red  (32°...27°F)

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Dec
12
to Dec 14

AMh Kickok Pursuit

Start Wax Genius Race Wax Suggestions

 

AMH Anchorage Cup – Hickok Duathlon

Dec 13, Anchorage, AK

Race start at noon.  

Event is scheduled to be 15K with 7.5K of classic followed by 7.5K of skate.

Snow: Artificial, Coarse, high moisture and potentially light areas of dirt.

 

Base layer:

Start SG10- Green to keep dirt off.

 

Glider:

Good: Start LF6   ~ 5% Fluor will help shed moisture & dirt

Better: Start MF6 ~10% Flour will help shed more moisture & dirt

Best: Start BM6 ~ 20% Fluor + Moly will help shed most moisture, dirt and coarse snow

 

 

100% Fluor Finishing Wax:

Hydrophobic to turn water into water bearings & shed dirt

Start SFR 99 block, ironed in night before (could also use BMR5 block)

and/or

Start SFR 300 liquid, air dried & then corked in (could also use BMR9 liquid)

 

Kick wax layer:

Start Binder – To add layer that grip wax can bind with.

Start Oslo Blue – To provide grip on man-made snow which can be icy in spots.

or

Start RF Blue – To provide grip on man-made snow which can be icy in spots.

 

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