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Stowe Derby, Stowe, VT

Sunday, January 13, 10am Race start. 20k point to point, ending at Trapps. Skate; Noon Classic. Interval start, 5 skiers every 30 seconds.

Forecast/conditions: Saturday cloudy, overnight low of -4F. Sunday partly cloudy. 5F temp at race time. Cold, packed powder.

Glidewax: Apply LF10 or MF10 Green, scraped while still warm. Apply HF10 GReen, scraping while still warm, and brush with metal and stiff nylon brushes.

Topcoat: Crayon on HF13 Block, and iron through a sheet of fiberlene. Hand-cork after ironing and letting cool. Polish with a designated fluor brush.

Gripwax: Clean and sand gripzone. Apply Base Wax with iron or torch. After Base cools, re-cork and and add 3-4 thin layers of Synthetic Green. Let cool, and apply 2 thin layers of Tar Green or Tar Black.