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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Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

Empire State Games, Mt. Van Hoevenberg, 20/5k, dist. TBD; Lake Placid, NY

Forecast/conditions: 1-1.5km loop, mass start, multiple laps. Manmade snow. Overnight low of -4F, race start temps expected to rise to lower teens. 40% chance of snow Saturday morning.

Glidewax: 

Base: BM6 Moly Fluor, or LF/MF10 Green. Scrape while still warm.

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

Top: SFR 75/HF9 powder ironed, scraped lightly and then brushed. Finish with SFR92/HF13 block, roto-corked and brushed. Rebrush after testing, and reapply a layer of HF13.

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Stowe Nordic/UVM Winter Carnival/EC #3; 10/5k CL,INT; Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Forecast/Conditions: Overnight low -3F Temps at start expected 0F. Partly sunny.  Groomed mix of manmade and new snow. 

Glidewax:

Base: BM6 Molybdenum Fluor, or MF10 Green. Scrape while wax is still warm

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

Top: SFR92/HF13 corked and brushed. Rebrush and apply another layer before start.

Grip:

Base: Iron layer of Base Extra.

Grip: 3-4 layers Synthetic Green. Finish with 2 layers Oslo Racing green.

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Feb
3
9:00 AM09:00

John Roderick Marathon, 50/25/15km SK/CL Black Mountain Nordic Trails, Rumford, ME

Forecast/Conditions: Overnight of -4F, partly cloudy. Temps at race time est. 8F, with a mix of fresh and transformed snow. Highs mid teens.

Glidewax:

Base: BM6 Moly Fluor, or MF10 Green or LF10 green. Scraped while still warm.

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

Top: SFR75/HF9 powder ironed, scraped lightly, and brushed. Final layer, SFR92/HF13 block, corked and brushed. 

Grip:

Base: Base Extra, ironed the night before. Leave at room temp.

Kick: 2 Layers Synthetic Blue, then 2-3 Layers Synthetic Green. Finish with 2 thin layers Tar Green

 

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Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Empire State Winter Games, 2.5k FS, Dewey Mtn, Saranac Lake NY

Forecast/Conditions: Daytime high expected 7F, temps near 0F at race start. Hard surface.

Glidewax: 

Base: LF10 Green, scraped while still warm

Glide: HF10 Green, scraped while still warm. Brush with fine steel or copper brush, then with horsehair brush, then finish brushing both ways with hard nylon brush.

Top layer: Finish with SFR92/HF13 block overlay, corked and lightly brushed. If race skis are also warmup skis, then rebrush after skiing, possibly applying another layer of HF13 block and recorking. 

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Jan
28
9:00 AM09:00

Rochester Classic JNQ, Bristol Mtn Nordic Center, Canandaigua, NY 5/10km

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 39F, rain expected overnight. Temp at race time, 36, chance of rain during race. Manmade, machine groomed snow. 

Glidewax:

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

Glide: HF2 paraffin, scraped lightly and then polished well with hard nylon brush

Top: HF5 Powder ironed, brushed up, re-ironed, brushed and polished. HF0 Liquid applied on top will provide excellent acceleration and dirt repellency.

 

Grip: Base klister heated into base with torch or iron. After Base klister has cooled, recork and apply Red Klister and Universal wide klister mixed 1:1, with some drops of MFW Yellow klister mixed in

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Jan
27
2:30 PM14:30

Rochester Freestyle Sprint, JNQ. Bristol Mtn. Nordic Ctr, Canandaigua, NY.

1.1k Sprint Qualifier, followed by heats.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low 38, temp at start upper 40s. Manmade snow.

Glidewax:

Base: BM6 molybdenum fluor, scraped and brushed

Glider: HF2 paraffin, scraped, and brushed with stiff nylon brush. 

Top: HF11 Block (5C..-10C) corked, brushed and polished.  A good final layer, or even used instead of HF11 would be Start HF0 liquid (5C...-2C).  

 

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Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Craftsbury Marathon, Craftsbury Nordic Center, Craftsbury, VT. 48/33/16k Classic Wave start

Women's race starts at 9am, Men's race at 9:15. 

Forecast/Conditions: Friday overnight low in the mid-teens. Temps at racetime expected in the low 20s., warming to low 30s by noon. Cloudy with some wind. Mix of groomed manmade and natural snow. Possibility of windblown snow in tracks.

Glide wax:

Base: BM6 Molybdenum Fluor, scraped while still warm. Brush

Glider: HF8(-6C..-12C) and HF4 (0C...-3C) mixed 1:1, or HF6(-2C..-7C) alone. 

Top: HF7 Powder, ironed, brushed up, re-ironed and brushed out. HF11 Block (5C...-10C) roto-corked, brushed and polished.

Grip wax:

Base: Base Wax ironed, followed by 2 layers of Synthetic Blue 

Grip:  2-3 layers RF Violet, covered by 2 thin layers of RF Red. BM Fluor (2C...-30C) hardwax added as final top layer

 

 

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Jan
11
to Jan 17

NENSA #2 weekend Ripton VT

Saturday Classic; Overnight lows in teens- Freezing rain turning to snow at race times.

GLIDE: Start BM6 underlayer for ice; Start FHF6 Blue for the ice wet conditions

KICK BASE EXTRA HARDWAX OR bASE KLISTER COVERED SPECIAL KLISTER

OSLO BLUE IS ALSO WORTH TEST

 

SUNDAY SKATE: Cold Snow - around 1 F

Glide Bm6 underlayer for ice snow Start HF10 green with HF13 cold powder or HF11 Cold block.

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