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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.


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.


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.