Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Besh Cup JN Qualifer #2, Freestyle, Ind. Start;Govt. Peaks Rec. Area, Palmer AK

Freestyle, Individual Start: 1st races start at 11am. U18+M: 10k; 18+F 5k; U16M 5k; U16F 3.75k; U14M & F: 3.75k; U12F & M 2.5k; U08/10: 1.0k.

Forecast/Conditions: Highs 19-21F, snow showers expected by 8am, getting heavier by noon through 2pm. 1-3” snow expected. NNE wind 5-10mph.

Glidewax: Base of LF10 Green, scraped while still warm and brushed. Apply MF8 Blue or HF8 Blue, scraped while still warm, and brushed with metal then stiff nylon brush.

Topcoat: Apply HFxt Gel Finisher Blue, then hand or rotocork and brush. Alternate: HF13 bloc, hand or rotocorked, and brushed.

Structure: Fine, linear.

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Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Besh Cup JN Qualifer #1, CL Ind. Start, Govt. Peaks Rec. Area, Palmer, AK

Interval Start, Classic. 11am start time. U18+M: 15k (7.5x2); 18+F: 10k (5x2);U16 M & F: 5km; U14M & F:3.75k; U08-10: 1k

Conditions: New fresh snow, partly cloudy. High of 21. Winds NNE 5-10mph.

Glidewax: Apply base of LF10 Green, scrape while still warm, and brush. Apply MF8 or HF8 Blue, scraping while still warm. Brush with metal brush, then stiff nylon brush.

For topcoat, apply FHXT Gel Finisher Blue, hand corking or roto-corking, then brush. Alternate: HF13 block, hand or rotocorked, then brushed.

Gripwax: Apply Basewax mixed with Blue Grip, ironed together. Apply 3-4 layers Blue, then a cover layer of RF Blue.

Structure: Cold/fine linear.

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Mar
17
to Mar 24

Oosik Classic, Mile 10 of Talkeetna Spur Road, Talkeetna, Alaska

Friday a.m., 3-16-2017: Preliminary waxing recommendation, check back later Friday for possible tweaks! 

On race day, check in at the AMH tent at the race start for neutral on-site waxing support. 

50/25K Classic race, Mass start.  Noon Start for 50K; 12:30pm start for 25k. Single loop.

Forecast conditions: Light snow began falling faround 6pm Thursday, still falling Friday morning by 8am. Temps remained around 31F most of the night.  Rain/snow mix expected Friday, expected highs of 36F. Friday night/Saturday morning low of 25F, with rain/snow mix changing to isolated snow showers overnight. Saturday is expected to be partly sunny with a high near 40F, with isolated snow showers before 10am. Race-time air temp of 32F expected, climbing to close to 40 by 3pm. Humidity expected to be in 80s and 90s. One lap course set and packed via snow-machine, so soft conditions are likely.

*Note: The course profile for the Oosik is relatively flat, so it will be important not to over-kickwax  for the race.  Additionally, it will most likely be soft conditions due to the recent snow falls, and the  snow-machine grooming, so have your biggest baskets on your poles!

Glidewax: Updated Friday A.M. 3/16/18  *Friday P.M. no changes to glide wax

Option 1: 3-Layer with 100% fluor top coat. 

Base: LF8 or MF8 Blue (-6..-12C), scraped and brushed. 

Glide: FHF4 (-1..-6C) or HF4 Red (0..-3C) scraped and brushed. 

Topcoat: HF5 Powder (+5..-3C) ironed, Roto-corked, and brushed out thoroughly. Re-brush with horse-hair or hard nylon before race start. Alternative: Substitute HF11 Block (5...-10C)for HF5 powder, ironed on through fiberlene and roto-corked, then brushed thoroughly. Re-brush before race start.

Option 2: 2-layer with HF Top Coat

Base: LF8 Blue (-6..-12C), ironed in 2x, (letting the wax cool between ironings), then scraped and brushed. 

Glide: HF4 Red, Scraped and brushed. Re-brush with horsehair or hard nylon before race start.

Option 3: 2 Layer with MF Top Coat

Base: LF8 Blue (-6..-12C), ironed in 2x, (letting the wax cool between ironings), then scraped and brushed. 

Glide: MF Red, Scraped and brushed. Re-brush with horsehair or hard nylon before race start.

 

Gripwax: Updated Friday 7:30 P.M., 3/16/18

*It is entirely possible that Skin skis will be the easiest, most efficient ski to use in the conditions expected on Saturday. An alternative would be to make your own "Hairies" in the grip zone by applying sandpaper (ranging from 150-180grit), torching it quickly to stiffen the hairs, and apply a liquid fluorocarbon like HF0, or hand-working in a fluor powder like HF5, to lubricate the hairs.  The fluor liquid may need to be reapplied during the race, but it can be amazingly effective in difficult-to-wax conditions like are anticipated, with the only downside being durability. 

Base: Rough up grip-zone with 150grit sandpaper after cleaning the base thoroughly. Apply a thin layer Start Base Klister, heating it in with an iron, and let cool. Smooth with a cork, then apply a layer of Start Synthetic Blue. 

Grip: Apply 2 layers of RF Violet. Then apply 2 layers of Start Oslo Racing Extra Blue, dabbing and twisting it on the grip zone, and then corking smooth. If too much grip, apply a layer of Tar Blue. If not enough grip, apply a short layer of Oslo Racing Super (Purple, 2..-3C). *Start Black Magic Molybdenum Fluor can also be an excellent finishing or blending wax to increase the adaptability of the wax job in what will likely be variable conditions. 

Klister option/possibility: After roughing up base, apply a thin layer of Start Base Klister. After cooling, apply a layer of Start Special Klister (+2..-2C) and let cool. Then, apply a layer of Oslo Racing Special Purple, using the dab and twist method to apply. To speed up, apply a layer of Oslo Racing Extra Blue as a final layer, or Start Tar Blue.  Remember to use a shorter kick zone for the klister application to keep your skis from dragging.

*Remember to check in at a vendor tent at the race start for on-site wax recommendations.

 

 

 

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Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon, McNeill Canyon Trail System, Homer, AK

9:30 am 42/25k, 10am 13k Tour; Freestyle, Mass Start

Forecast/conditions: Significant snowfall, up to a foot Thursday and an inch on Friday. Overnight lows Friday night of 21. Race start 26, Cloudy, 70% humidity.

Glidewax: 

Base: LF8 Blue, scrape and brush

Glide: HF6 Violet (-2..-7C), scraped and brushed.

Topcoat: HF7 (-2..-7C) fluor powder, ironed and brushed, or HF11 block (5...-10C) crayoned on the base and ironed through a sheet of fiberlene, then brushed and polished. Rebrush before racing.

Gripwax:

Base: Iron on a layer of Start Base wax. Cork smooth.  Apply two layers of Start Synthetic Blue

Glide: Apply a layer of RF Violet, then a layer of RF Red. Then, apply RF Red and Black Magic Fluor, blending them together to provide a top layer that will adjust better as the temps rise. 

 

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Mar
4
9:30 AM09:30

2018 Tour of Anchorage, 50/40/25K, Skate and Classic (Classic 25K only)

Final Wax Recommendation as of Saturday evening, March 3. 

50/40/25km distances, wave starts. 50K Freestyle waves start at Service High School, 9:30am; 40K Freestyle waves start at Service High School at 10:30am;  25k Classic waves start at APU at 11:00am, 25k Freestyle waves start at APU at Noon.

more info at: www.anchoragenordicski.com/races/tour-of-anchorage/

Forecast/Conditions: Saturday highs of 28F, with up to 2" fresh snow having fallen. Temps Saturday night expected to drop to a low of 14, warming to 15-17F by 9:30am race time. 11am and 12am race starts should be 20-22F. 

Glidewax:

Baselayers, all races: The goal here is to put down a good durable base layer that will harden the base up to help repel dirt. 

Fast: 50 and 40k races: SG8 Blue then SG10 Green; 25k races: SG8 Blue

Faster: 50 and 40k races: LF8 Blue then LF10 Green; 25k races: LF8 Blue

Fastest: 50 and 40k races: LF8 Blue then MF10 Green; 25k races: MF8 Blue

Application of Base Layers: SG/LF8 Blue and SG/LF/MF10 Green.  First, apply a layer of SG8 or LF8 Blue glide wax. Let it cool slightly, melt a little more wax onto the base, and then iron it in again, using light pressure with the iron. Repeat this process once or twice more. Then, while the base is still warm, scrape the wax with a sharp plastic scraper, shaving the wax off, not chipping it. Brush lightly with a metal brush. Next, apply a layer of SG/LF/MF10 Green.  Use a hot iron (around 150C) so that the wax melts quickly (using an iron that is too cool means you spend more time ironing the ski back and forth, risking base damage).  Don't try to get all the wax melted the first time running the iron down the ski.  It may take 3 runs with the iron down the ski to get the wax properly melted into the ski. While the base is still warm (but not hot), scrape the groove first and then scrape the Green wax, again using a sharp plastic scraper and light to medium pressure, and shave the wax off the ski.  Brush with a metal brush several times, and then scrub with a hard nylon brush. 

Race Glider:

Note: We have updated the wax recommendation to reflect a warmer temperature prediction, with lows Saturday and Sunday to be in the mid-teens, with highs in the mid-20s.

Fast: 50k and 40k Races: LF8 Blue; 25k Races:  LF6 Violet 

Faster: 50k and 40k Races: MF8 Blue; 25k Races: MF6 Violet

Fastest: 50k and 40k Races: HF8 Blue; 25k Races: HF6 Violet; 

Glide Application: Select the fluorination level of wax of your choice, whether LF, MF, or HF. Apply a layer of the wax to your base, again making sure the iron is hot enough so that the wax melts quickly. Once the wax is melted sufficiently into the base, wait just until the base is warm, but not hot, and scrape using the same technique as above. Make sure to scrape your groove first!  Next, brush with a fine steel or copper  brush, then switch to a horsehair brush, finishing with a hard nylon brush.  The base structure should be exposed, and there should be very little wax being brushed off the ski base anymore.

Top Pure Fluor layer(s): 

Fast: All Races: HF11 Pure Fluor Block (+5...-10C)

Faster: All Races: HF7 Powder (-2...-7C)

Fastest: All Races: HF7 Powder, then HF11 Block

Top Application: Remember, apply fluorocarbons in a well ventilated area, and preferably with a filtration or purifier mask.

HF11 Block (5...-10C): Crayon a thin layer of the HF11  on the base.  With the iron at 150C, take a sheet of fiberlene, and hold it between the iron and the base. Run the iron slowly (up to a minute) and continuously down the ski base from tip to tail. If your bases aren't flat, then run the iron down one side of the groove, and then the other.  Let the ski cool, and then apply another thin layer of HF11 to the base. Iron it the same as before. After letting the base cool, take a designated fluor natural cork and vigorously cork the base, or use a Roto-cork. This will stretch the fluorine molecules out and make the block faster right away. Brush out with a designated fluor horsehair brush, then a hard nylon, and finish with a soft nylon brush. Polish with fiberlene.

HF7 Powder: Sprinkle an even layer of powder onto the base, both sides of the groove. Use enough so that the iron won't be coming into too much direct contact with the base. Using an iron with a temperature of 150C, tamp the powder lightly down onto the ski base. Then, run the iron down one side of the groove, and then the other (this will ensure proper application of the powder even on skis that have some convexity). Let the base cool slightly, then "brush-up" the powder, and iron it in again. Let the base cool. Lightly scrape the powder off the base, then brush with a designated fluor horsehair brush, moving tip to tail.  Then scrub vigorously with the hard nylon brush, finishing with the soft nylon brush. Polish with fiberlene. 

HF7 Powder and HF11 Bloc: This method will give you the fastest from the get go, and most durable pure fluor application. Apply the HF7 powder as laid out above. Then crayon a layer of HF11 block onto the base. Then, either Roto-cork or vigorously hand cork (natural cork, not synthetic) the HF11 layer into the base. Let it cool slightly, and then brush tip to tail several  times using a horsehair brush, then scrub with the hard nylon brush, and finally the soft finishing brush. Polish with a fiberlene cloth. 

Remember, re-brush your skis after you have tested them right before your race.  This will remove the last bits of wax that have been brought to the surface of the base by the snow, and keep your skis running faster, longer.

Gripwax: 

Base: Rough up kick zone with 150grit sandpaper.  Iron on a thin layer of Start Base grip wax. Let it cool, and then cork smooth.  Then apply a layer of Start Synthetic Blue, and cork smooth with a synthetic cork.

Grip: Add a layer of RF Red (-1..-5C), then a full layer of RF Blue (-4..-10C), corking smooth each layer, making sure to keep the wax layers smooth.  Next, add another short layer of RF Red, corked smooth, and then add 2 final thin cover layers of FHF80 Blue (-4...-10C) grip. 

 

 

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Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

ASAA Alaska State High School Championships, Relay, Birch Hill, Fairbanks, AK

Girls 4 x 3k mixed technique relay (CL,CL,SK,SK) at 11am, Boys 4 x 5k mixed technique relay at 1pm. 

Forecast/conditions: Partly cloudy, overnight low of -3. High of 9F. Firm tracks.

Glidewax:

Base: LF10 Green, scraped while still warm

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

Top: HF13 Fluor block, ironed through a sheet of fiberlene. Let cool, then cork by hand. Brush out with nylon brush, then polish.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough kick zone with 150grit sandpaper. Iron on a layer of Start Base wax. 

Grip: Apply a layer of Start Synthetic Blue, then 2 layers of Start Synthetic Green. Cover with a layer of Tar Green, or Oslo Green.

 

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Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

ASAA Alaska State High School Championships, Birch Hill, Fairbanks, Alaska

11am Boys 10K classic mass start, 1:00pm Girls 7.5K Classic mass start

Forecast/ conditions: High of 16, overnight low of 2F. Chance of light snow. 

Glidewax:

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

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

Top: HF13 Fluor block (-5..-20C), ironed with a sheet of fiberlene between iron and base. Let cool, then hand-cork vigorously with natural cork. Brush out with horsehair, then fine nylon brush. Polish with fiberlene.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up kick-zone with 150grit sandpaper. Iron on a layer of Start Base wax.

Grip: Apply 2 layers of Start Synthetic Blue. Then apply 2 layers of Synthetic Green, followed by a thin layer of Oslo Green. 

 

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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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