Feb
18
9:30 AM09:30

Bryce Canyon Winter Festival 10K, Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon, UT

Monday, February 18. 9:30 A.M. Kids, 10 A.M. Adults. 2K Kids, 10K Adults, Skate technique Mass starts. Adults 2 laps of 5K loop. www.Rubysinn.com

Glidewax:

Base: LF10 Green

GLider: MF10 or HF10 Green.

Topcoat: HF13 Block, 2 layers. 1st layer rub on and iron through sheet of Fiberlene. 2nd layer, rub on and hand-cork, then let cool and polish.


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Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Bryce Canyon Winter Festival Biathlon, Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon, UT

Sunday, February 17. 11 A.M. 5K, 2K, Skate technique, Archery biathlon. Adults and kids races, Indiv. start. www.Rubysinn.com

Glidewax:

Base: LF10 Green

Glider: MF10 or HF10 Green (or HFxt Green)

Topcoat: HF13 Block, 2 layers, 1st layer rubbed on and ironed through sheet of Fiberlene, 2nd layer rubbed on and hand-corked. Then polish.


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Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Moose Chase, Trail Creek Ranch, Wilson, WY Saturday,

10 A.M. 30K/15K/5K, Freestyle

jhskiclub.org/moosechase

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue

Glider: HF8 Blue

Topcoat:

Option 1: HF11 BLock, ironed through sheet of fiberlene and then handcorked.

Option 2: HF7 powder, ironed, then “brushed up”, ironed again, then corked, brushed and polished.

Option 3: HFxt Finishing Gel Blue, either alone or on top of Options 1 or 2.


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Feb
15
1:00 PM13:00

Leadville Loppet CMC Campus, Leadville, CO

Saturday, February 16. 9:15 A.M.. 44K/22K/5K, Skate and Classic. Mass start by distance

Point-to-Point or Out & Back www.mineralbelttrail.com/leadville-loppet-1

GLidewax:

Base: LF10 Green

Glide: MF10 Green

Topcoat: HF13 Block, ironed through fiberlene, then handcorked and brushed.

Gripwax: Clean and sand gripzones. Apply Base Wax and iron into the gripzone, removing excess from grooves and edges. AFter cooling, cork smooth. Apply 4-5 long, thin layers of Synthetic Green, shortening as the layers stack.


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Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour, Harriman Trail, Ketchum, ID

Saturday, February 2. 10 am wave start. www.bouldermountaintour.com

Forecast/conditions: An overnight low of 24F at Galena Summit, with a daytime high of 33. Cold from previously will refrigerate new snow. New snow expected, possibly mixed with rain. Clean, new snow. Firm conditions.

Glidewax: Pretty easy conditions for waxing expected, so nothing to get too wrapped around the axle about. If you are finishing with an HF wax, then basewax with MF or LF. If finishing with an MF, then base with LF or SG, and so on.

Base: SG/LF/MF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: LF/MF/HF6 Purple, scraped and brushed with copper then stiff nylon brush.

Topcoat: HFxt Purple Finishing Gel, roto- or hand-corked. Apply 2nd layer of Purple Gel after base has cooled, hand-cork. Brush out with designated nylon polishing brush. Re-brush after warming up/testing skis. The HFxt Finishing Gels have been very fast, and are making application of topcoats ridiculously easy. Durability is excellent as well.

Structure: Medium cross broken structure recommended, (.75 or 1.0mm) applied before HFxt Finishing Gel. Ski choice should be something like a Salomon S/Lab Red, or Fischer Speedmax Plus, i.e. softer tip, higher camber underfoot, with short hotspot in the front to handle moisture.

Have a great day at the BMT!

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Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Alley Loop Ski Marathon, Crested Butte, CO

Saturday, Feb 2nd, 9am wave start. Various distances and courses. 42/21/10/5k races, classic and skate.

https://cbnordic.org/alley-loop-nordic-marathon

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 0F, temps at start 10-18F. High of 32 during the day. Partly sunny, minimal wind. Alleys will have dirty, transformed snow, clean powder on trails. Snow will stay cold and dry, despite warming temp.

Glidewax: Apply BM6 Molybdenum-fluor base layer, scrape and brush. Apply HF8 Blue, scrape and brush completely using metal, horsehair and hard nylon brushes.

Topcoat: HFxt Blue FInishing Gel would be ideal for these conditions. For the Blue Gel, spread on the length of the glide zone with the foam applicator, and then cork vigorously. After Gel has worked into the base, apply a 2nd layer of Blue gel, and repeat, corking by hand. Let base cool, and then brush with a designated nylon polishing brush. Note: HF13 and HF11 roto- or hand-corked together would also be fast. Apply the HF13 first, and then rub the HF11 on over the top. Cork both together, roto- or hand. Apply a 2nd layer of the combo, and hand-cork to finish. Brush out with designated fluor brushes. Make sure to re-brush your skis after testing or warming up.

Grip: Clean and sand gripzone. Apply a layer of Base Wax, and iron in. Wipe off excess from base, grooves, and edges. Let cool, and cork smooth. Apply 2 layers of Synthetic Blue, then 2-3 layers of RF Racing Fluor Blue for 21K racers. For 42k race, apply a layer of RF Racing Fluor Red after the 2 layers of Synthetic Blue. Cork smooth, and add a layer of RF Blue, corking lightly to smooth. Add one more layer of RF Red under the toe, corking smooth, then a last layer of RF Blue. Oslo Blue Extra over the top could be a very good additive to handle the coarse, dirty snow found in the alleys. MFW Blue could also work as a cover.


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Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Bogus Challenge-Obligatory Classic, Bogus Basin, Boise, ID

10K classic, Mass start, 2 laps. https://www.bbnt.ski/race/

Forecast/conditions: Saturday night low of 26, 30 at start with a high of 38. Groomed mix of new and transformed snow. Mostly cloudy.

Glidewax: Apply LF8 Blue, scrape and brush. Apply HF4 Red, scrape and brush.

Topcoat: Apply HF11 block, and iron through a sheet of fiberlene. AFter base cools, apply another layer of HF11, and hand-cork. Brush with dedicated fluor brushes.

Gripwax: Clean and sand gripzone. Apply a layer of Base Green, ironed together with Base wax. Let cool, and apply a alternating layers of RF Racing Fluor Purple and RF Racing Fluor Blue, finishing with the Blue. Cover with a layer of BM Non-Fluor or MFW Blue.

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Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Ski Haus Classic, Catamount Touring Center, Steamboat Springs, CO

10AM race start, 14K/7K/5K/2K, classic technique. Mass start by distance.

Forecast/conditions: Saturday night low of 9F. Air temps warming to low 20s by race start, under mostly sunny skies with a slight breeze.

Glidewax: Apply LF10 Green, scrape and brush. Apply HF10 Green, scrape and brush with metal, horsehair and nylon brushes.

Topcoat: Option 1: Apply HFxt Gel Finisher Blue (-3…-12C), and hand cork. Option 2: Apply HFxt Gel Blue on top of HF11 block, and roto-cork together. Hand-cork after base cools, and polish with dedicated fluor brushes.

Gripwax: Clean and sand gripzones. Apply a thin layer of Base Wax and cork smooth. Apply 3-4 layers of Synthetic Blue, covering with a final layer of MFW Blue, or Tar Blue.


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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Wasatch Citizen Series Race #3, Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT

10am kids race start, 10:20am for adults. 10K skate.

Forecast/Conditions: Overnight low of 13F. Temps at race start mid 20s, sunny. Manmade mixed with some natural snow. Machine groomed.

Glidewax: Apply BM6 moly-fluor wax, or LF10. Scrape and brush. Apply HF10 Green, scrape and brush with metal, horsehair and nylon brushes.

Topcoat: Rub a thin layer of HF13 block onto the ski base. Iron the HF13 into the base, holding a sheet of fiberlene between the iron and base. After the base has cooled, rub a 2nd thin layer of HF13 onto the base, and hand-cork. Brush with designated nylon brush.

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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Spud Chase, Teton Springs Resort, Victor, ID

Saturday, 1/26, 10am race start. 24K/12K, freestyle. https://tvtap.org/event/16th-annual-spud-chase/

Forecast/conditions: Overnight lows in mid-teens, chance of snow. Race temp in mid 20s. Consistent snow over preceding week. Fresh, powder snow.

GLidewax: Apply LF or MF8 Blue, scrape and brush. Apply HF6 Purple, and scrape and brush.

Topcoat: Apply HF11 block by crayoning a layer onto the ski base. Roto-cork or iron through a sheet of fiberlene, and apply a 2nd layer of HF11, hand-corking. Speed option: HF3 liquid or HFxt gel finisher applied to the top of the HF11 and roto-corked together could be a very fast option.

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Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Stagecoach Classic, Devil's Thumb Ranch, Tabernash, CO

Saturday, January 26. 7 A.M. shuttles start, 9 A.M. first race wave. 30K/15K, ClassicMass start by distance. Point to point https://www.devilsthumbranch.com/event/stagecoach-classic/

Forecast/conditions: Snow and wind Thursday and Friday evening. Friday night low of 7F, warming to mid teens for 9am start, low 20s for 10:30 am start. Cold/dry snow conditions.

Glidewax: Apply LF10 or MF10 Green. Scrape and brush. Apply HF10, scrape and brush with metal, horsehair, and stiff nylon brushes. Is possible that MF10 Green is as fast as HF10, as higher fluor will be less beneficial in cold, dry conditions.

Topcoat: HF13, ironed through a sheet of fiberlene. Apply a 2nd layer of HF13 after base cools, and hand-cork. Brush with designated fluor brushes. Rebrush after testing/warming up.

Gripwax: Clean and sand gripzone. Apply thin layer of Base Wax, ironing into the base. Cork smooth, and let cool. Recork, and apply 2 layers of Synthetic Blue, followed by 2-3 layers of Tar Green. For 10:30 race start, use Tar Blue instead of Tar Green.


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Jan
20
9:30 AM09:30

Homestake Hustle Citizen's Race, Homestake Lodge at Homestake Pass, Whitehall, MT

9:30am race start, Sunday January 20. 10K, 3K and 1K distances. Skate and classic techniques.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight slight chance of snow, low around 26. SUnday a slight chance of snow. Temps at start upper 20s. Likely a mix of new and older, transformed snow.

Glidewax: Apply LF8 Blue, scrape and brush. Apply HF6 Purple, scrape and brush. For topcoat, apply HF11 block, iron through a sheet of fiberlene, and hand-cork with a natural cork after the ski cools. Brush out with designated fluor polishing brush.

Gripwax: Clean and sand gripzones. Apply thin layer of Base Klister or Base Klister Spray, and let cool. Apply 2 layers of Synthetic Blue or RF Racing Blue, then 2 layers of Synthetic Purple or RF Racing Purple. Finish with a layer of Oslo Racing Blue Extra, corked lightly.

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Jan
19
10:30 AM10:30

Billy Goat Loppet, Sun Valley Nordic Center, Sun Valley, ID

10:30am race time. 10k or 5k Skate race distances.

Forecast/Conditions: Overnight, partly cloudy with a low of 14F. Temps at race start in low 20s. Partly cloudy with 30% chance of snow. New fresh snow conditions.

Glidewax: Apply LF10 Green, scraped and brushed. Apply HF8 or HFxt Blue, scraped, and brushed with metal, horsehair and stiff nylon brushes. Crayon on HF11 block or, and iron through a sheet of fiberlene. Handcork after ski has cooled. Brush out with dedicated fluor polishing brush. Rebrush after warmup.

Alternative topcoat: Apply HF3 Liquid on top of crayoned layer of HF11, and roto-cork together. Polish.

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Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Potato Cup, Mink Creek Nordic Area, Pocatello, ID

10am race start. 15K/10K/5K, skate technique. Mass start, multiple 5k laps.

Forecast/conditions: SNow/rain mixed at the end of the week. Friday night low of 28, 32F at race start, with a daytime high of 35F. 30% chance of precip during race. 80% RH.

Glidewax: Apply new Magic Purple GLider, or BM4 Molybdenum fluor glidewax. Scrape and brush. Apply HF4 or HFxt Red, scrape and brush. For topcoat, apply BMR5 molybdenum/fluor block, ironing through a sheet of fiberlene, and hand-corking after the ski has cooled. Finish with a dedicated fluor polishing brush. Alt method: Apply HF1 liquid to the crayoned on BMR5, and roto-cork. OK to substitute HF11 block for BMR5.

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Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

McCall Re-Mastered, Ponderosa State Park, McCall, ID

10am race start, 45K/30K/15K, Skate technique. Mass start, 3 laps for 45K. mccallnordic.com

Forecast/conditions: Snow and/or rain throughout the week prior to raceday, Friday night low of 29, 30F at race start, daytime high of 32. 75% chance of precip during race. Debris/sap may be on the trail if rain.

Glidewax: Apply BM6 Green Molybdenum fluor wax, scrape and brush. Apply BM4 Purple Molybdenum fluor, and scrape and brush. For topcoat, rub on a layer of BMR5 block, and iron through a sheet of fiberlene. Rub-on a second layer of BMR5 after ski has cooled, and iron the same way again. After ski has cooled again, hand cork and brush with a dedicated fluor polishing brush. HF1 liquid roto-corked into the 2nd layer of BMR5 is a possible speed increase.

If fresh snow instead of rain, use LF8 Blue for base, and HF4 Red. Use HF11 block and HF1 liquid as topcoat. Rub on and iron HF11 first, then apply HF11 and HF1 roto-corked together.

Brush out skis completely after testing, and possibly re-apply topcoat. Stay away from dirty areas during warmup.

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Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

SoHo JNQ Super Qualifier, Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, Midway, UT

Saturday, January 19, 9am races start. 10k/5k/3/1k mass start Classic races.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 23F, temps at start high 20s, warming to mid 30s during the day. Snow mostly manmade, with a hard freeze overnight.

Glidewax:

U16 and older: Apply BM6 moly/fluor, scrape and brush. Apply BM4 moly/fluor, scrape and brush. (Alt: HF4 Red) No topcoats allowed for junior racers. Re-brush after testing/warming up.

U14 and younger: Apply Magic Green non-fluorinated molybdenum wax, scrape and brush. Apply SG4 Red, scrape and brush. Re-brush after testing/warming up.

Gripwax: Clean and sand gripzone. Apply Base Extra hardwax, making sure to remove from groove and edges. Apply 2 layers of Synthetic Blue,then 2 layers of RF Racing Fluor (or Synthetic Purple). Finish with a layer of Oslo Racing Special Purple, using a “dab and twist” method of application. Cork lightly to smooth. Alternate top layer: MFW Purple , or Black Magic Grip blended with Synthetic or RF Racing Purple. If rain on Friday, be prepared for klister conditions on Saturday, Special and Purple klisters blended on top of a Base Klister are likely options. Black Magic Grip over klister may prevent icing and increase speed.

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Jan
18
9:00 AM09:00

SoHo Super QUalifier, Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, Midway, UT

9am race start, qualifier round. Sprint, skate. Indiv. start for qualifier, heats later.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 25F, temps at 9am about 30F, warming to mid 30s during the day and during heats. Rain/snow mix with temps in the high 30s midweek leading up to the race. Snow manmade, with a little new snow tilled in.

Glidewax:

U16 and older: Apply BM4, ABM4 or new MAGIC Purple non-fluorinated molybdenum base wax. Scrape and brush. Apply HF4 Red or HFxt Red, scrape and brush thoroughly. No pure fluor topcoats per IMD rules.

U14 and younger: Apply MAGIC Purple (0..-6C) non-fluorinated molybdenum base wax or SGG Graphite base wax, scrape and brush. Apply SG4 Red (0..-3C), scrape and brush.

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Jan
13
10:30 AM10:30

SMR Biathlon Pursuit, Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO

Sunday, January 13. 10:30am race start. 10K/7.5K distances.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low fo 5F, Clear skies. Air temps warming to low 20s by race time. Mostly sunny skies on Sunday.

Glidewax: Apply LF10 Green, and scrape while still warm. Apply HF10 Green, or if snow temps have warmed enough,HF8 Blue. Scrape and brush with metal and stiff nylon brushes.

Topcoat: Crayon on HF13 Block, and iron through a sheet of fiberlene. Hand-cork with a natural cork after the HF13 has cooled after being ironed, and polish.

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Jan
12
10:30 AM10:30

Snow Mountain Ranch Biathlon Sprint, SMR, Granby, CO

Saturday, January 12, 10:30am race start. Sprint, interval start.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 11, warming to upper teens by racetime. 50% chance of overnight snow. Mostly sunny skies on Saturday.

Glidewax: Apply LF10 Green, scraping while still warm. Apply HF10 Green, scraping while still warm, brushing with metal and stiff nylon brushes.

Topcoat: HF13 block, crayoned on and ironed through a sheet of fiberlene. Hand-cork after ironing.

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Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Shootout at Jeremy Ranch, Jeremy Ranch Gold Course, Park City, UT

Saturday, January 12, 10am race start. Individual start, skate. 4 laps, 2.5k loop.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low 11F, temp at race start low 20s, sunny. Old, transformed snow.

Glidewax: Apply LF or MF8 Blue, scraping while still warm. Apply HF8 Blue, scraping while still warm, brushing with metal and stiff nylon brushes.

Topcoat: Apply HF11 block, and iron through a sheet of fiberlene. Handcork, and polish.

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Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Teton Ridge Classic, Grand Targhee Ski Area, Alta, WY

Saturday, January 12, 10am. 24/14/6/2k distances, CLassic.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight clear, low fo 10F. Race temps in the mid-teens.

Glidewax: Apply LF10 or SG10 Green, scraping while still warm. Apply HF10 or MF10 Green, scraping while still warm, and brushing with metal and stiff nylon brushes.

Topcoat: Apply HF13 block, ironing through a sheet of fiberlene, then handcork. Brush and polish with dedicated fluor brushes.

Grip: Clean and sand gripzone. Apply thin layer of Base Wax with torch or iron. After cooling, apply 4-5 thin layers of Synthetic Green, finishing with 2 thin layers of Tar Green. Use pyramid method of kick wax application, going shorter with each layer of grip wax, but cover the complete zone with the first layer of Tar Green.

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Jan
6
11:00 AM11:00

Race for the Diamonds, Ponderosa State Park, McCall, ID

Sunday, January 6, 11am. Team relay, 5k legs. Skate, mass start.

Forecast/conditions: Warming throughout the end of the week, with an overnight low of 26F. 30F at race time. Packed powder, with a 70% chance of snow during the race. 85% RH.

Glidewax: Junior racers ( no fluoros) : Apply SG8 Blue, scrape and brush. Apply SG4 Red, scrape and brush. For non-juniors: Apply LF8 or MF8 Blue glider, scraped and brushed. Then apply HF4 Red or FHF4, scraped and brushed.

Topcoat: Lots of options in these conditions, HF11 Block and FHF11 block hand- or Roto-corked, and brushed. HF1 Liquid, applied to the base and spread with a finger, then hand-corked and brushed. HFxt Purple Gel Finisher would also be fast and easy to apply: Dab onto the base via the sponge applicator, hand cork, and brush.

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Jan
6
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Gulch Classic, Spring Gulch Nordic Area, Carbondale, CO

Sunday, January 6. 10am race start. 10/5k Classic races. Mass Start, 5k loop.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 21F warming to the upper 20s by race time. Chance of snow overnight and likely at start.

Glidewax: Apply LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed. Apply HF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Topcoat: crayon a layer of HF13 block onto the ski base, and iron it through a piece of fiberlene, or simply hand- or Roto-cork the layer of fluor into the base. Brush with a dedicated fluor brush, and polish.

Gripwax; Sand grip zone. Apply Base Wax, either torching or ironing in the Base wax. After the Base has cooled, apply 2 layers of Synthetic Blue, corking and smoothing each layer. Then apply 2 layers of RF Racing Fluor Red. Cover with a thin layer of Tar Blue, or RF Blue.

Alt grip wax: After applying Base, Alternate layers of RF Red and RF Blue, (Red/Blue/Red/Blue) corking in between layers. Finish with a layer of FHF 80 Blue.

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Jan
5
11:00 AM11:00

The Snowmaker Classic, Lake Creek Ski Trails, Ketchum, ID

Saturday, January 5, 11am. 10/5/3k, classic technique.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight mostly cloudy with a low of 13, Temps at race start in the low 20s with 20% chance of snow. Old, cold, wind-blown snow with a slight chance of new snow.

Glidewax: Apply LF10 Green, Scrape while still warm, and brush. Apply HF8 or MF8 Blue, scraping while still warm, and brushing with metal and hard nylon brushes. For topcoat, apply HF13 Block, hand- or Roto-corked, then brush with a designated fluor brush, and polish.

Gripwax: Sand grip zone with 150ish grit sandpaper. Apply Base Wax, heating it in and letting it cool. Apply 3-5 layers of Synthetic Blue. NOTE: Black Magic Molybdenum Non-Fluor gripwax could be a very good final layer blend with the last layer of Synthetic Blue.

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Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Gunstock Zak Attack Freestyle, Gunstock Nordic Center, Gilford, NH

Saturday, January 5, 10am. 4.2k to 12.6k Freestyle race distances. 1/2/3 lap races. Interval start.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 25, Temps at race start 30, mostly cloudy, w/ a 40% chance of snow. Mix of new natural and manmade snow, machine groomed.

Glidewax: Apply LF8 Blue, scraped while still warm, and brushed. Apply HF6 Purple, or if temps are warmer, HF4 Red, scraped and brushed. For topcoat apply HF11 block, ironing through a piece of fiberlene, then hand- or Roto-corked. Hand- or Roto-cork only as an alternative method of affixing the HF11. HFxt Gel Finisher Purple roto-corked together with HF7 powder is also a likely option, brushing out with a dedicated fluor brush and polishing.

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Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

SMR Classic, Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO

Saturday, January 5, 10am start. 15/7.5K, Classic technique. Mass start by distance, 7.5k loop.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 1F, air temps warming to upper teens by start. Sunny skies with light winds. Firm tracks with cold dry snow.

Glidewax: Apply LF10 Green, scraping while still warm and brushing. Apply HF10 Green, scraping while still warm, and brushing with metal and stiff nylon brushes.

Topcoat:

Option 1: Apply HF13 block by crayoning it onto the ski base. Iron through a piece of fiberlene, moving tip to tail in one continuous pass. After ironing and cooling, re-cork by hand, and then brush and polish.

Option 2: Apply HF9 powder (-5C..-15C) to the ski base with a hot iron, brushing up after the first iron pass and re-ironing. Let cool, hand-cork vigorously, and then brush out with a dedicated fluor brush, and polish.

Gripwax: Sand grip zone. Apply a thin layer of Base Wax, using an iron or a torch. After Base cools, apply 3-4 layers of Synthetic Green. Finish with a layer of Tar Green.

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Dec
30
10:00 AM10:00

New Year's Skate, 12/30/18, Bogus Basin, Boise, ID

10am mass start, 5/10k skate. 2 loops.

Forecast/conditions: New snow throughout the preceding week, packed new snow. Overnight low of 17, 24F at race start. Mostly cloudy. 45% chance of snow during race, with 85% RH.

Glidewax: Apply LF or MF8 Blue, scraped while still warm, and brush. Apply HF6 Purple, FHF4 Purple or HFxt Purple, scraped and brushed. For topcoat, rub-on HF11 or FHF11, and hand- or Roto-cork. Let cool, brush with designated fluor brush, and polish.

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Dec
29
to Jan 2

Skyway Shuffle, Saturday, Dec. 29, 11am. Skyway Trailhead, Grand Mesa, CO

11am mass start, 10k skate/freestyle.

Forecast/conditions: Cold, with overnight low of -2F. Breezy. 40% chance of snow overnight. 10F expected at race start. Soft snow conditions.

Glidewax: Apply LF10, Green, scraped while still warm, lightly brushed. Apply MF10 Green, scraped while still warm, and brushed using metal, then lightly with horsehair, and polished with stiff nylon. No topcoat recommended, brush out skis again with stiff nylon brush between testing and racing.

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Dec
29
to Dec 31

Betty Woolsey Classic, Saturday, Dec 29, Trail Creek Nordic Center, Wilson, WY

10am race start, 10/5/3k, Classic Technique

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low around 0F, chance of snow overnight. Still single digits F by race time.

Glidewax: Apply LF10 Green, scraped while still warm, and brush. Apply HF or MF10, scraped while still warm, brushed completely with metal, horsehair and stiff nylon brushes. Topcoat with HF13 block is possible, rubbed on and ironed through a sheet of fiberlene. Brush thoroughly.

Gripwax: Apply a thin layer of Base to a sanded base. Apply 2 thin layers of Synthetic Blue, followed by 2 thin layers of Synthetic Green, covered with Tar Green.

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