Mar
18
9:30 AM09:30

Eastern High School Championships Relay, Black Mtn. of Maine, Rumford, ME

9:30am start, mixed gender and technique relay, 4 x 3.5k. Mass start. Different loops for classic and skate.

Forecast/conditions: Low of 5F Sunday am, staying in single digits throughout the morning. Sunny, with some breeze.

Glide:

Base: LF10 Green, scraped and brushed.

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

Topcoat: HF13 block (-5...-20C), Roto-corked, polished and brushed.  Ski in, and re-brush before race start.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up kick-zone with 150grit sandpaper. Iron in a thin layer of Start Base wax, cork smooth and let cool.

Grip: Apply 3 thin layers of Synthetic Green, shorter each layer. Cover with a thin layer of Start Tar Green. 

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Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Eastern High School Championships Sprint, Black Mtn. of Maine, Rumford, ME

2pm girls start, 3pm boys. 1.2k skate sprint. Wave start.

Forecast/conditions: Low of 13 Saturday morning.Staying in the teens throughout the day. Sunny, with a cold wind. 

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 or MF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: HF8 Blue, scraped and brushed thoroughly.

Topcoat: HF13 cold fluor block (-5..-20C), Roto-corked, polished and brushed.  Re-brush before race start.

 

 

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Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Eastern High School Championships Classic, Black Mtn of Maine, Rumford, ME

10am girls, 11am boys. 7.5k, classic. Mass start.

Forecst/conditions: Low of 13 Saturday am, Staying in teens throughout the day, sunny with a cold wind.

Glidewax:

Base: LF10 Green, scraped while base still warm, then brush.

Glide: HF8 or MF8 Blue, scraped and brushed. Use fine steel, then horsehair finished with hard nylon brush. 

Glide: HF13 Block, Roto-corked, cooled and brushed out with horsehair and hard nylon brush.  Re-brush before race. 

Gripwax:

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

Grip: Apply 2 layers of Start Synthetic Blue, followed by 2 layers of Start Tar Blue, and a final layer of Tar Green.

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Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

2018 Lake Placid Loppet, Mt. Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid, NY

50K/25K, skate and classic races. Mass Start, 25K loop.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 10F, temps at start 14-16F, dense packed powder, machine groomed surface. Possible snow showers, partly cloudy.

Glidewax:

Base: LF10 Green, scraped while wax is still warm, then brushed.

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

Topcoat: HF9 Powder (-5...-15C) ironed, scraped lightly, and then brushed with horsehair, hard nylon, and finally polishing nylon. Re-brush prior to race start.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough base with 150grit sandpaper, and iron in a layer of Base Extra wax, corking and smoothing after ironing.

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

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Mar
16
3:00 PM15:00

Eastern High School Championships Skate, Black Mtn. of Main, Rumford, ME

3pm Girls; 4pm boys. 5k, skate. Wave start.

Forecast/conditions: Low of 22 Friday morning, rising to 28 by race time. Mostly sunny with wind. Fresh snow this week with cold conditions.

Glidewax:

Base: LF10 Green, scraped while bases still warm. Brush

Glide: HF8 Blue, scraped and brushed. 

Topcoat: HF13 block, Roto- or hand-corked, and brushed. Re-brush before race-start.

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Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Mansfield Nordic Skiathlon, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury, VT

6k Classic, then 6k skate. Mass start.

Forecast/conditions: Saturday overnight low in the mid-20s, temps at start in the high 20s. Packed powder snow, 20% chance of snow on Sunday, mixing with rain in the afternoon. Pistenbully packed track.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed

Glide: HF4 Red, scraped and brushed.

Topcoat: HF11 block, Roto-corked, brushed and polished, then brushed again before racing.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up kick zone with 150grit sandpaper, then iron on a layer of Start Base wax.

Grip: Apply 2 layers of Synthetic Blue. Then apply a layer of RF Red, then a second layer of RF Red blended with Oslo Racing Blue. Cork smooth.-

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Mar
11
9:00 AM09:00

NENSA U16 Championships, Gore Mtn, North Creek, NY

10am race start, 4 x 3K mixed relay, classic and skating legs

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low 23, temps at start 32. 6-12" of fresh snow, machine groomed.

Glidewax:

Base: LF6 Violet (-2..-7C), scraped and brushed.

Glider: HF4 Red (0..-3C), scraped and brushed.

Topcoat: HF1 Liquid, corked, brushed and polished.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up grip-zone with 150grit sandpaper. Iron on a layer of Start Synthetic Blue.

Grip: Apply 2 layers of RF Violet, then a layer of Tar Purple.

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Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Flying Moose Classic, Bethel Village Trails, Bethel, ME

22/10/2.5k classic, Mass start, 1-3 laps

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 22, chance of snow. Temps at start 33, fresh snow, machine groomed. Chance of snow showers with a high of 39.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed

Glide: HF4 Red, scraped and brushed

Topcoat: HF7 Powder, ironed, brushed and polished. HF11 block then hand-corked and polished over the top.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough base with 150grit sandpaper, then iron in a layer of Start Base wax.

Grip: Apply 2 layers of Synthetic Blue. Then apply a layer of RF Racing Yellow (+3..+1C). Cork and let cool. Then apply RF Racing Purple (2..-2C) and Black Magic Fluor, blended together. Cork carefully and let cool.

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Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

NENSA U16 Championships, Gore Mtn, North Creek, NY

5k classic, wave start

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low 24, temps at start 33. 6-12" of fresh snow.  Machine groomed, 35% chance of new snow throughout the day.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: HF4 Red (0...-3C) scraped and brushed.

Topcoat: HF0 Liquid, corked and brushed.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough kick zone with 150grit sandpaper. Apply a layer of Start Base, and blend with a layer of RF Racing Yellow. Then apply a layer of Tar Red (0..-3) or RF Red (-1..-3) over the top, corking smooth but not blending with the first layer.

 

 

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Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Strafford Nordic Relays, Strafford Nordic Center, Strafford, VT

11am BKL, 1pm Open. Open format: 2 people per team, 3 laps each, 1k lap. Freestyle. Mass start.

Forecast/conditions: Saturday overnight low, high 20's. snow temps at start low 30s. Partly sunny. Machine groomed old corn snow.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: HF4 scraped and brushed.

Top: HF11 block Roto-corked or hand-corked, brushed thoroughly. Rebrush between each lap. Start HF0 liquid will also be excellent and very fast right away.

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Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Ski, Shoe, and Fatbike to the Clouds, Great Glen Trails, Gorham, NH

10K Classic/freestyle, mass start. Point to point.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 25F, mostly cloudy. Temps at start 30F, mix of fresh and transformed snow. Machine groomed. Race day mostly sunny, high of 33F.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed

Glide: HF4 Red, scraped and brushed.

Topcoat: HF11 Block (5...-10C), ironed through a sheet of fiberlene, then corked and brushed. 

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up kickzone with 150grit sandpaper. Iron in a layer of Start Base Klister. 

Grip: Apply a layer of Start Special Klister mixed with MFW Red or Black Magic Klister. Cork smooth, and let cool. Cover with a layer of Black Magic hardware. 

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Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Rangely Lakes Loppet, Rangely lakes Trail Center, Rangeley, ME

25K and 50K Classic and Freestyle races, Mass start, 1-2 laps

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 26F with a chance of snow. Temps at race start 30F, mix of fresh and transformed snow. Machine groomed. Highs of 36F.

Glidewax:

Base: Apply LF8 or MF8 Blue, scrape and brush.

Glide: Apply HF4 Red, scrape, and brush with a metal, then hard nylon, followed by a soft nylon polishing brush.

Topcoat: HF7 Powder, ironed, Roto-corked and brushed. A layer of HF11 block (5...-10C) Roto- or hand-corked on top of the HF7 powder would be an excellent choice, giving best combination of top speed and durability. HF11 ironed directly onto the top of the HF4 layer, and corked, would also be fast.  

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up kickzone with 150grit sandpaper. Iron in a layer of  Start Base Klister. Apply 2 layers of Start Synthetic Blue.

Grip: Apply a layer of RF Racing Purple, followed by a layer of FHF40 and Black Magic Fluor mixed and then corked.

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Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

NYSSRA Distance Championship, Saratoga Biathlon, Hadley, NY

21Km Skate, multiple laps

Forecast/conditions: overnight low 33F, temps at start 45. Transformed, dirty snow. Cloudy, no precip.

Glidewax: 

Base: ABM4 Molybdenum Fluor glider, scraped and brushed. Alternative: BM6 Molybdenum fluor, scraped and brushed.

Glide: BM2 Molybdenum Fluor glider, scraped and brushed.

Top: BM1 Molybdenum fluor powder, ironed, brushed up, re-ironed and re-brushed. Finish with a crayoned layer of BMR5 molybdenum fluor block (+10...-5C), hand-corked and brushed. 

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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Bog burn Classic, Woodstock Nordic Center, Woodstock, VT

10am BKL, 12:30pm Women and Jrs 7k; 1:30pm Men 13km, Classic Interval start

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 37, rising to 42 by Saturday afternoon. Partly cloudy.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: BM4 and HF2 mixed 1:1, scraped and brushed.

Top: HF5 powder, ironed and brushed. Alt: HF11 fluor block ironed through sheet of fiberlene, then hand-corked and brushed. Finish powder or block with HF1 Liquid, and polish.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up base with 150grit sandpaper Apply Start Base Klister, ironed. Apply a thin layer of Purple Klister, and smooth. Apply BM Molybdenum klister and Start Red Klister, mixed 1:1. 

 

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Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Lake Placid NorAm Cup Biathlon, Pursuit; Mt. Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid, NY

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low 18, temps at start 28. Icy base covered with a thin layer of frozen granular snow. Partly sunny with no precipitation.

Glidewax:

Base: BM6 Molybdenum Fluor, scraped while still warm, and brushed.

Glide: HF6 Violet, scraped and brushed.

Top: HF11 Fluoro block (5...-10C), Roto-corked, then brushed. Alternate method, iron in through sheet of fiberlene, then Roto-cork (or vigorously hand cork), then brush. 

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Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Vermont U16/EHSC Qualifiers, Rikert Nordic Center, Ripton, VT

10am Boys 11am Girls, 3K Classic; 1pm Boys, 2pm Girls 3K Skate interval start.

Forecast/Conditions: Saturday night low of 20, with a 40% chance of light snow. Temps at classic start in the high 20s. for skate, temps in the low 30s. Old snow, machine tilled.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: HF6 Violet, scraped and brushed. For later races, HF4 Red.

Top: HF11 block Roto-corked and brushed.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up grip zone with 150grit sandpaper. Apply Start Base Klister, ironed. 

Grip: Apply a layer of Start Violet Klister, thin. Then apply 2 layers of Start RF Red, finished with a layer of Oslo Blue.

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Feb
17
10:30 AM10:30

NH coaches Series, Race 2, White Mountain Regional HS, Whitfield NY

5km Skate, wave start, 1 lap

Forecast/conditions: Low of 2F overnight, partly cloudy. Temp rising to 15 by race start. Mostly sunny. Mix of transformed and fresh snow, groomed with snow mobile.

Glidewax:

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

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

Top: HF13 fluor block, ironed through fiberlene sheet, brushed out with soft polishing brush. Recork with a natural cork.

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Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Lake Placid NorAm Cup Biathlon, Mt. Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid, NY

Biathlon Sprint race

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 0F. Temps by race start 13F. Icy base covered with a thin layer of frozen coarse snow. Cloudy.

Glidewax:

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

Glide: HF10 Green, scraped while still warm, brushed thoroughly. 

Top: HF13 block, ironed through fiberlene, and then hand-corked with a natural cork. Let bases cool and brush out with a nylon polishing brush. Rebrush before racing.

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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Cheri Walsh Memorial, 5/10/15km CL, Interval. Holderness School, NH

Forecast/Conditions: Saturday night low of33 rising to 37 during Sunday. Rain Showers likely.

Glidewax:

Base: BWLF scraped and brushed.

Glide: HF4, scraped and brushed

Top: HF11 fluor block, crayoned on, and roto-corked. Brush and polish. HF0 Fluor Liquid over the top of HF11 could be very effective in wet conditions.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough base with 150grit sandpaper.  Apply Base or Blue Klister. Then apply Red Klister blended with MFW Red Klister.

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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

44th Mt. Washington Cup Race, 10km SK, mass; Bretton Woods Nordic Center, VT

Forecast/conditions: Low of 24 overnight with snowshowers. Temp rising to 30 by race start, snow showers likely.  Machine tilled fresh snow.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8, scraped and brushed.

Glide: HF4 Red, scraped and brushed. 

Top: HF11 Block, rubbed on and roto-corked and brushed. Alternative method: rub on layer of HF11, and iron through a sheet of fiberlene, then hand cork and polish. 

 

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Feb
11
9:00 AM09:00

Barkeater Chocolates HURT-athon, 5/15km, Skate Mass Start;Gore Mtn., North Creek, NY

Forecast/conditions: overnight low 26, temps at start just below freezing. Cloudy with a chance of snow and/or freezing rain. Packed powder, machine groomed.

Glidewax:

Base: BM4 Molybdenum Fluor or LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed while bases still warm.

Glide: HF4 Red, scraped and brushedl

Top: HF11 block(+5...-10C) rubbed on, roto-corked and brushed and polished. Alt method of application: rub on, then iron into base through a sheet of fiberlene, then brush and polish.

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Glendale Hills Classic, 10/6km Classic, Mass start; Scotia, NY

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low 27, temps at start 36. Packed powder, machine groomed snow.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: LF4 Red, scraped and brushed.

Top: HF11 fluor Block (5...-10C) Roto-Corked, brushed and polished.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up bases with 150grit sandpaper. Iron in Start Base wax. 

Grip: Apply 2 layers Start Synthetic Blue, then 2 layers RF Yellow blended with Start Black Magic Fluor grip. 

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Silver Fox Trot/Dartmouth Carnival, 10/5k Skate interval start; Oak Hill, Hanover, NH

Forecast/conditions: low of 23 overnight with snowshoers developing. Temp rising to 34 by race start, possibly to 40 by last starter. Cloudy, chance of a rain shower. 

Glidewax:

Base: BWLF base wax, or LF8 Blue

Glide: HF4 Red, scraped and brushed.

Top: HF11 Fluor block (5...-10C), crayoned on and Roto-corked. Brush and polish. HF0 Liquid (5...-2C) applied 3 drops each side of groove, then spread with a finger, allow to dry, then brush with nylon polishing brush.

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Feb
10
9:30 AM09:30

Bretton Woods Nordic Marathon, 42/21K Classic, Mass Start; Bretton Woods Nordic Center, NH

Forecast/Conditions: Low of 12 overnight, likely snow showers. Temp rising to 18 by race start, with a chance of snow. Machine groomed fresh snow.

Glidewax:

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

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

Top: HF9 Powder (-5...-15C) powder ironed, brushed up, re-ironed, then scraped lightly. Brush with hard nylon brush, then finish with soft nylon. 

Gripwax:

Base: Roughen base with 150grit sandpaper, iron in Start Base. 

Grip: 2 layers of Synthetic Blue, then alternate layers of RF Red then RF Blue 2X. Finish with a layer of FHF60.

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Feb
10
8:00 AM08:00

Winona Forest Tourathon, 50/25/12.5k Classic; Winona Forest Trails, Manville, NY

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low 24, temps at start 24, machine groomed and packed powder surface. Cloudy with a chance of snow. 

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue or BWLF, scraped and brushed.

Glide: HF8 Blue and HF4 Red mixed 1:1, or MF equivalents.

Top: HF11 Fluor block (5...-10C) crayoned on.  For longer races, iron application through a sheet of fiberlene, then brushed and polished. For shorter races, cork or Roto-cork and polish.

Gripwax:

Base: Roughen kick-zone with 150grit sandpaper, then iron in Basewax Extra.

Grip: Apply 2-3 layers of Synthetic Blue, then 3 layers of RF Red. Finish with a thin layer of Oslo Green.

 

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Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Empire State Games, Mt. Van Hoevenberg, 7.5/5K CL INT; Lake Placid, NY

Forecast/Conditions: Overnight Low of 14F, temps at start expected 26. Hardback, granular, manmade snow. Multiple loops of 1-1.5k course. 75% chance of snow in the morning

Glidewax:

Base: BM6 Moly Fluor

Glide: HF8 Blue, scraped while still warm. 

Top: SFR60/HF7 Powder ironed and brushed.  FHF11 block could be very fast, otherwise HF11 block, rubbed on, rotocorked and brushed

Gripwax:

Base: Base Extra ironed in. 

Kick: 2-3 layers Synthetic Blue or RF Blue. Add Start RF Red under the toe, then  finish with 2 layers Oslo Racing Blue. 

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Feb
4
11:00 AM11:00

Stowe Nordic/UVM Winter Carnival, EC #3; 10/15K, Mass Start; Craftsbury Outdoor Ctr, Craftsbury, VT

Women's 10k start at 11, men's 15k start at 12:30

Forecast/Conditions: Overnight low 12F. Temps at race start high teens rising to low 20s by noon. 60% chance of snow. Mix of manmade and new snow.

Glidewax:

Base: MF10 Green, scraped while still warm

Glide: If no new snow, HF8 Blue, scraped while still warm, and brushed. If new snow, HF6 Violet. 

Top: HF7 Powder ironed and brushed, finished with HF11 fluor block.

 

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Feb
3
10:30 PM22:30

NH Coaches Series, Race 1; 5k CL, Whitaker Woods, North Conway, NH

5km Classic Wave Start

Forecast/Conditions: Overnight low of -4F, partly cloudy. Temps at start 10f, warming to mid teens. Mix of fresh and transformed snow. Machine groomed.

Glidewax:

Base: BM6 Moly Fluor or LF10 Green or MF10 Green, scraped while bases still warm

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

Top: SFR 92/HF13 block rotocorked and brushed.

Gripwax:

Base: Base Extra ironed

Kick: 2-3 layers Synthetic blue, then 2 layers Synthetic Green. Finish with 2 thin layers Oslo Green.

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