Feb
20
to Feb 27

Korteloppet Wax Rec

American Birkebeiner 2018 Waxing Suggestions

Long Term Forecast: as of 2/20

For Korteloppet: Friday Feb 23

Lows Friday morning of around 15F

First Waves start at 10:45 finish at 11:50 temps 15-25F

Last Waves start at 11:50 last finish at 4pm finishing temps 25F-33F.

 

Glider

Start Blue #8 (10F-20F) is best hardness for early finishers.

Start Purple #6 (19-28F) is best hardness for late finishers.

Good = LF Proper hardness + ~ 5% Fluor for humidity & dirt

Better = MF Proper hardness + ~ 10% Fluor for humidity & dirt

Best = HF Proper hardness + ~ 20% Fluor for humidity & dirt

Rocket Fuel = FHF Freaking High Fluor Proper Hardness + 20% Nano Fluor

 

Finishing Fluor: Over your Glider for humidity and dirt management

Fast = MF3 Liquid lots of fluor at a low price

Faster = HF11 Purple block or FHF11 Universal block

Faster yet = HF9 Blue Powder for early finishers - HF7 Purple powder late finishers

Rocket Fuel= FHF9 Freaking High Fluor Powder (7-23F) Blue Powder early finishers

FHF7 purple powder(23-30F) late finishers

 

 

Kick:

Start Oslo Blue for early finishers covered by FHF Blue 80

Start Oslo Purple for late finishers covered by FHF Red 60

Skin Skis:

Start Skin Grip Paste to clean followed by Skin Grip HF Spray or FHF1

Get latest updates at StartSkiWaxUSA.com  email Start@endurance-enterprises.com

Get the wax at your local race centers including;

Bike Doc, BNS, Continental, FinnSisu, Gear West, Hoigaards, Ski Hut, Mels, Minocqua,

and our Birkie expo wax partner, Pioneer Midwest.

 At in Hayward  Seeley Cable area get our products at New Moon, Riverbrook and Start Line Inn

See you at the Birkie Expo.

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Feb
20
to Feb 27

Birkie Wax Rec

American Birkebeiner 2018 Waxing Suggestions

Long Term Forecast: as of 2/20

For Birkebeiner: Saturday Feb 24

Race day lows 18F

Elite women start at 8:30 (men 8:50) around 20F finish 11:50 temps around 28F.

Middle Wave start 9:30 finish at 1:30-2:30 temps around 30F.

Last wave start at 10:00 finish 3:30 until 5pm high temp 34F.

 

Glider:

Start Blue #8 (10F-20F) is best hardness for early finishers.

Start Purple #6 (19-28F) is best hardness for late finishers.

 Good = LF Proper hardness + ~ 5% Fluor for humidity & dirt

Better = MF Proper hardness + ~ 10% Fluor for humidity & dirt

Best = HF Proper hardness + ~ 20% Fluor for humidity & dirt

Rocket Fuel = FHF Freaking High Fluor Proper Hardness + 20% Nano Fluor

 

Finishing Fluor: Over your Glider for humidity and dirt management

Fast = MF3 Liquid lots of fluor at a low price

Faster = HF11 Purple block or FHF11 Universal block

Faster yet = HF9 Blue Powder for early finishers - HF7 Purple powder late finishers

Rocket Fuel= FHF9 Freaking High Fluor Powder (7-23F) Blue Powder early finishers

           FHF7 purple powder(23-30F) late finishers

 

Kick:

Start Oslo Blue for early finishers covered by FHF Red 60

Start Oslo Purple for late finishers covered by FHF Red 60

Skin Skis:

Start Skin Grip Paste to clean followed by Skin Grip HF Spray or FHF1

            Get latest updates at StartSkiWaxUSA.com  email Start@endurance-enterprises.com

Get the wax at your local race centers including;

Bike Doc, BNS, Continental, FinnSisu, Gear West, Hoigaards, Ski Hut, Mels, Minocqua,

and our Birkie expo wax partner, Pioneer Midwest.

 At in Hayward, Seeley, Cable area get our products at New Moon, Riverbrook and Start Line Inn

See you at the Birkie Expo.

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Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Beaver Dam Classic, Vasaloppet Ski Trails, Mora, MN

20K/10K/5K Classic. 

Forecast/conditions: Saturday night low of 8F, partly cloudy. Race time temps expected to be in the mid-20s with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of snow.

Glidewax:

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

Glide: HF6 Violet, scraped and brushed

Top: HF11 Fluoro Block (5...-10C), Roto-corked and brushed, or ironed through  a fiberlene sheet and vigorously hand-corked afterwards, then brushed.

Gripwax:

Base: Roughen grip zone with 150Grit sandpaper. Apply Start Base Wax Extra and cork smooth. 

Grip: Apply 2 layers Synthetic Blue, followed by a 2 short layers of RF Violet. Finish with a Layer or 2 of RF Blue. 

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Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Meijer State Games of Michigan, Classic; Hanson Hills, Grayling, MI

12K classic, interval start

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 17 with temps at race time 21F. Expect partly sunny skies and a 50% chance of snow before the race. Conditions should be hard, transformed snow, possibly mixed with new snow.

Glidewax:

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

Glide: Apply HF8 Blue and HF6 Violet, mixed 1:1. Scrape and brush

Top: HF11 Fluoro Block (5...-10C) Roto-corked and brushed, or ironed through a sheet of fiberlene. After ironing, either Roto-cork or vigorously hand cork with a natural cork, and brush with a soft polishing brush. 

Gripwax:

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

Grip: Apply 1 layer of Synthetic Blue, followed by 2 layers of RF Red. Cover with a RF Blue, then a final layer of Oslo Green.

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Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Pincushion Mountain Winter Festival, Pincushion Mtn Trails, Grand Marais, MN

32K and 10K classic races, mass start

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 5F, temps at start 20F. Expect a little new snow and firm fast tracks.

Glidewax:

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

Glide: HF8 Blue, scraped while still warm, brushed.

Top: HF11 Fluoro Block (5...-10C), Roto-corked and brushed. Alternate affixing method: ironed through a sheet of fiberlene, then either Roto-corked or vigorously hand-corked and then brushed. 

Gripwax:

Base: Roughen grip zone with 150grit sandpaper. Apply Start Base Extra wax and iron into base. 

Grip: Apply 2 Layers of Synthetic Blue, then 3 layers of RF Blue, with a short layer of RF Red between the last two layers of RF Blue

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Feb
18
9:30 AM09:30

XC Junior Cup Midwest Division Finale, Mt. Itasca, Coleraine, MN

5/10K Skate. Boys 10K 9:30 interval start, Girls 5K 10:40 interval start. 

Forecast/conditions: Overnight Low of 1F, rising into low double digits for races. Mostly cloudy with a steady wind of 7mph and a 40% chance of snow. Snow is transformed, machine packed and firm.

Glidewax: 

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

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

Top: HF13 Fluoro Block (-5...-20C) Roto-corked and brushed. Alternate method of application: ironed through a layer of fiberlene, then either Roto-corked or vigorously handcorked with a natural cork, and brushed with a nylon polishing brush.

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Feb
18
8:30 AM08:30

Snowflake and Inga-Lami Races, Baker Park, Maple Plain, MN

Mass Start format, 8:30am men's 11K skate, 9am Women's 11K Skate

Forecast/conditions: overnight low of 12, rising to 20 for race start. Mostly cloudy with a slight breeze, 30% chance of snow during the race. Expect machine-packed, transformed snow. Base will be thin and dirty in spots. Expect icy patches.

Glidewax:

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

Glide: HF8 Blue and HF6 Violet mixed 1:1, scraped and brushed. 

Top: HF11 Fluoro Block (5...-10C) Roto-corked and brushed. Alternate method, iron through a sheet of fiberlene, then Roto-cork (or hand-cork vigorously), finishing with nylon polishing brush. Rebrush before racing.

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Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Book Across the Bay, Maslowski Beach, Ashland to Washburn, WI

10Km, skate and classic races, wave start. Point to point race.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low around 7F, temps at race start mid 20s. Clear skies.

Glidewax:

Base: LF Green, scraped while bases still warm, and brushed

Glide: HF6 Violet, scraped and brushed.

Top: HF11 Fluor Block (5C..-10C), either Roto-corked and brushed, or ironed through a sheet of fiberlene, and brushed.

Gripwax:

Base: Start Base ironed, then smoothed with cork.

Grip: Apply 2 layers of Start Synthetic blue, then 2 layers of RF Red. Finish with a layer of RF Blue to speed up the grip wax.

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Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Michigan HS Championships, Classic Sprint, Michigan Tech Nordic Trails, Houghton, MI

Sprint Classicformat, 2pm qualifiers, boys then girls. 3:30pm Boys Heats, 4:05pm Girls Heats

Forecast/ Conditions: Friday night mostly cloudy with a low around 8F. Saturday mostly cloudy and a 50% chance of snow. Race time temps steady at 25F. Machine worked and packed semi-firm tracks. Expect glazing in tracks.

Glidewax: 

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed

Glider: HF6 Violet, scraped and brushed. No pure flours allowed.

Gripwax:

Base: Iron in a layer of Synthetic Blue, then apply 1 more layer Synthetic Blue. Apply 1 layer of RF Violet, short.  Then 1 or 2 final layers of FHF60 Red.

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Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Eirawen 20K Ski Race, Snowkraft Nordic, Sturgeon Bay, WI

20K/10K, Freestyle

Forecast/conditions: Friday night's low expected to be around 12F with mostly cloudy skies, windy. Race time temps around 20 with mostly cloudy skies and a 30% chance of snow.

Glidewax:

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

Glide: HF8 Blue, scraped while bases still warm, brushed thoroughly.

Top: HF9 Powder, ironed then brushed up and re-ironed. Scrape llightly and brush out completely with hard nylon brush. Apply Roto-cork or vigorous hand-corking, followed by nylon polishing brush.  Alternative: HF11 Block, ironed through a sheet of fiberlene, and brushed. 

 

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Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Meijer State Games of Michigan Freestyle, Forbush Corner, Frederic, MI

17/8KM, skate, wave starts.

Forecast/conditions: overnight low of 7 with temps at race start around 18F. expect 1-2 inches of new snow from the previous day. Conditions will be machine groomed, hard packed transformed snow.

Glidewax:

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

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

Top: HF13 Block (-5C...-20) crayoned on and Roto-corked, then brushed with nylon polishing brush. Alternative method: iron through a sheet of fiberlene, then vigorously hand-cork for quicker acceleration. Re-brush before race start.

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Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Woodland Loppet, Woodland Hills Trails, Elk River, MN

20K/10K Skate, Mass start, 10K loop

Forecast/Conditions: Thaw/freeze in effect, with high winds and a 40% chance of snow before Friday. Friday night low will be 12, Sunday race start temp expected to be 24F. Partly sunny with a slight breeze. Expect transformed snow, machine packed and firm but dirty from tree debris.

Glidewax: 

Base: Apply LF10 Green, Scraped while bases still warm, and brush.

Glide: HF6 Violet, scraped and brushed. 

Top: HF11 Fluoro block, either Roto-corked and polished with a soft nylon brush, or ironed through a fiberlene sheet, and then either Roto-corked or hand-corked vigorously before brushing. Re-brush before race.

 

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Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Minnesota Finlandia, Buena Vista Ski Trail, Bemidji, MN

10am: 25k Classic and 25 K pursuit start

 10:10am 50K Freestyle and 25 Bemidjithon

Forecast/Conditions:  Friday night low expected to be around 8F, with mostly cloudy skies. Windy with a slight chance of snow. Racetime temps around 15F with partly sunny skies. 

Glidewax:

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

Glide: Apply HF10 Green and HF8 Blue mixed 1:1, scraped while bases still warm, brush with fine steel or copper brush, then horsehair and hard nylon.

Top: Apply HF9 Powder (-5...-15C) via 150C iron. Brush up and then iron again. Allow to cool, then scrape lightly and brush completely with a hard nylon brush. Recork with a Roto-cork for better ski feel. Alternate: Crayon layer of HF13, ironed through a fiberlene sheet, and recorking. Brush out again before racing.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough chicken with 150grit sandpaper, then iron on a layer of Start Base Extra wax

Grip: Apply 3 layers of Start Synthetic Blue, then 2 layers of Start Synthetic Green. Finish with a layer of Oslo Green.

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Feb
17
9:30 AM09:30

CXC Junior Cup, Classic Sprint, Midwest Division Finale, Mt. Itasca, Coleraine, MN

Classic Sprint; 9:30 am qualifiers, 11:20am heats. 

Forecast/conditions: There will be a thaw/freeze, followed by a strong winds and a 20-40% chance of snow between Wed and Friday, when the overnight low will be 10, rising to high teens, possibly low 20s for the heats. Mostly cloudy and windy with gusts to 20mph. Transformed snow, machine packed and firm.

Glidewax:

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

Glide: HF10 Green and HF8 Blue mixed 1:1, scraped while base still warm, and brushed thoroughly. Possibly re-wax with HF6 Violet for heats.

Top: HF13 Fluoro block (-5..-20C)  for qualifiers, HF11 Fluoro block (+5...-10C) for heats. Roto-corked and brushed.

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Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

Michigan HS Champs, Pursuit-Skate, Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Trails, Houghton, MI

9am boys start, 10am girls start.  5km skate, Gunderson Start, single lap.

Forecast/conditions: Friday night mostly cloudy with a low around 8F. Saturday mostly cloudy and a 50% chance of snow. Race time temps expected 15F. Machine worked and firm trail. 

Glidewax:

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

Glide: HF10 Green and HF8 Blue, mixed 1:1. Scrape while bases still warm, then brush thoroughly with fine steel or copper brush, then horsehair and hard nylon.

Top: Not permitted as per Michigan HS rules.

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Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

Michigan HS Championships Pursuit, Classic, Mich. Tech Nordic Ski Trails, Houghton, MI

Interval start, 5km

Forecast/Conditions: Thursday night a 30% chance of snow showers, mainly before 1am, with lows around 2F. Friday mostly sunny, with race temps near 15F. Winds 15 to 25mph. 

Glidewax:

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

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

Gripwax:

Base: Start Basewax ironed and corked smooth.  Apply 2 layers Synthetic Blue, then 2 layers RF Blue. Finish with a layer of Oslo Green. 

 

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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

North End Classic, 24/12km, Classic, North End Trailhead, Cable, WI

Forecast/Conditions: Saturday night low around -4F, partly cloudy. Race start temps around 10F w/partly cloudy skies.

Glidewax:

Base: LF10 Green or BM6 Molybdenum Fluor, scraped and brushed. 

Glide: MF10 Green, scraped and brushed. Use copper or fine steel brush, then horsehair and then hard nylon brush. 

Top: HF13/SF92 block, rubbed on and ironed through a layer of fiberlene. Brush out with a dedicated fluor-use soft nylon brush

Gripwax:

Base: Rough kickzone with 150grit sandpaper.  Iron on a layer of Base Extra

Grip: 2 layers of Synthetic Blue, followed by 2-3 layers of Synthetic Green.  Cover with 2 thin layers of Tar Green

 

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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Tour de Valley, 20/10k Classic; Hidden Valley Ski Trails, Ely, MN

Forecast/conditions: Saturday night low expected around -5F, partly cloudy skies. Race time temps around 5-10F

Glidewax:

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

Glide: If humidity is >55%, apply HF10 Green.  If RH is <55%, apply MF10 Green. Scrape while base is still warm, and brush with fine steel, then horsehair, then hard nylon. 

Top: If RH is >60%, crayon HF13 block (-5...-20C), and iron into the base through a sheet of fiberlene. Let cool and brush with soft polishing brush.

Gripwax:

Base: rough base with 150grit sandpaper. Iron in Base Extra, corking smooth after it cools. 

Kick: Apply 2 layers Synthetic Blue, followed by 3 layers Synthetic Green. Finish with 2 thin layers of Tar Green

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Feb
11
9:00 AM09:00

Vasa Classic, 34/16/6km Classic, Wave Starts; Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

Conditions/forecast: Overnight low of 7F with temps at race start 15F. Partly sunny skis.  Hard packed powder tracks.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed;

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

Top: HF13/SF92 Block, rubbed on and ironed through a sheet of fiberlene. Brush with dedicated soft nylon brush.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough base with 150grit sandpaper. Iron in Base Extra, let cool and cork smooth.

Grip: Apply two layers of Synthetic Blue, then 2-3 layers of RF Blue. Cover with a thin layer or 2 of Tar Green.

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Feb
11
9:00 AM09:00

Wisconsin HS Nordic Ski League Championships, 5/2.5km SK Pursuit; Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Forecast/conditions: Saturday night partly cloudy, with a low around -3F. Sunday mostly sunny, race temps from 5F rising to 15F by 11am. Machine worked, hard, fast trails.

Glidewax:

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

Glide: MF10 Green or HF10 Green, scraped while base still warm, then brushed with copper or fine steel brush, then horsehair then hard nylon brush.

Top: SF92 Block, ironed through a sheet of fiberlene, and polished with soft nylon brush.

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Hayward Lions Pre-Birkie, 42/26K, Classic and Skate; Birkie Trails, Hayward, WI

Forecast/conditions: Overnight lows well below zero. Temps to hopefully warm to 0F by race start. 

Glidewax:

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

Glide: MF10 Green, scraped while bases still warm. Brush with copper or fine steel brush, then horsehair and then hard nylon brush. Re-brush before race start.

Gripwax: 

Base: Base Wax Extra ironed in.

Grip: 2 Layers Synthetic Green, then 3 layers Synthetic Nordic Black. 

 

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Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Wisconsin HS Nordic Ski League Championships, 5/2.5km Skate, Interval; Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Forecast/conditions: Friday night mostly clear, low around -12F. West Wind around 5mph. Saturday clear and cold. Old, semi-transformed snow.

Glidewax:

Base: LF10 Green, scraped and brushed.

Glide: MF10 Green, scraped while bases still warm, and brushed with copper or fine steel, then horsehair then hard nylon brush.  Ski several km, then rebrush with horsehair brush before race start.

 

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Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Vasa Freestyle, 51/28/11/6K Skate, wave starts

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 7F with temps at start of 11F. Expect 1-2 inches of new snow over the 24 hours preceding. Conditions fresh hard-packed powder. 

Glidewax:

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

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

Top: HF13/SF92 block (-5...-20C) crayoned on, then ironed through a sheet of fiberlene. Let cool and brush.

 

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Feb
8
to Feb 9

Vasaloppet USA, 58/42/35/13km Mass Start FS and CL races; Mora, MN

Forecast/conditions: Overnight Low of -10F, rising to 0F for the AM race-times and to 12F for the later races. Mostly sunny with a slight breeze. Solid tracks, with 2-3 inches of manmade snow worked into the manmade. Snow will be aggressive and fast.

Glidewax:

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

Glide: MF10 Green, scraped while still warm, then brushed with a copper or fine steel brush, then horsehair and hard nylon brushes.  Re-brush before race start. 

Gripwax

Base: Basewax Extra ironed in and corked smooth.

Grip: Synthetic Blue 2 layers, then Synthetic Green, 2 layers. Finish with 2 thin layers of BM Grip Non-Fluor.

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Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Great Lakes Super Bowl JNQ #6, 3/5/10K CL Int.; Al Quaal Rec. Area, Ishpeming, MI

Forecast/Conditions: 30% chance of snow showers on raceday. Mostly cloudy, lows around -4F, with racetime temps 2F to 6F.  Tracks a mix of fresh snow and newer, recently transformed (worked) snow.

Glidewax:

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

Glide: HF10 Green, scraped while bases still warm. Brush out with fine steel or copper brush, followed by horsehair and then finished with hard nylon brush.

Top: N/A

Gripwax:

Base: Start Base and Synthetic Blue ironed together. 

Grip: 3-4 layers of Synthetic Green, covered with 2 thin layers Tar Green

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Feb
4
9:00 AM09:00

City of Lakes Loppet Skate Events, 42/21K, Theo Wirth Park, Minneapolis, MN

Forecast/Conditions: some snow accumulation is expected on Saturday. Saturday evening low -5F, racetime temps expected to be 0F to 2F. Sunny and calm. Course will be partly on manmade loops and partly on natural snow.

Glidewax:

Base: LF10 or MF10 Green, scraped while bases still warm.

Glide: HF10 Green, scraped while bases still warm. Brush with fine steel or copper brush, then horsehair, then hard nylon brush. Make sure to rebrush skis after testing them for a couple of KMs. 

Top: HF10 Green will possibly be fast enough on it's own, but SFR92/HF13 block will be worth a try. Iron the first crayoned layer through a sheet of fiberlene, then roto- or hand-cork a 2nd layer, then brush. 

 

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Feb
3
to Feb 4

Moraloppet, 20/10K Skate, Vasaloppet Center, Mora, MN

Forecast/Conditions: Friday night low of 1F, racetime temps below 10F. Chance of snow Friday night and Saturday am during the race. Winds 5-10mph. Mostly cloudy skies, 50% chance of snow.

Glidewax:

Base: LF10 Green or MF10 Green, scraped while base is still warm.

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

Top: SFR92/HF13 block might improve glide, but with new snow in cold temps like this, factoring in the breeze, the HF10 Green alone would be a safe bet if you don't have a chance to test the fluor overlay. If you have an extra pair of skis, apply the fluor to one ski, go skiing,  and do a feel test against the other ski to see if which ski is more free underfoot.  It can be risky to apply too much fluor in cold, drier snow conditions.

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Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Big Island and Back, 10K CL & SK; Excelsior Beach, Excelsior, MN

Forecast/Conditions: Saturday am low of 6F rising to mid teens by racetime. 60% chance of snow Saturday am. Slight wind from the north. 

Glidewax:

Base: LF10 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 brush.

Top: SFR92/HF13 block rubbed on and rotocorked. 

Gripwax:

Base: Start Base ironed, thin. 2 Layers Synthetic Blue, then 2 layers of Synthetic Green, finished with 2 layers Tar Green.

 

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Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

Great Lakes Super Bowl JNQ #5, Skate Sprints; Al Quaal Rec. Area, Ishpeming, MI

Qualification starts at 1pm, heats 1 hour following final qualifier.

Forecast/Conditions: Overnight snow showers likely. Cloudy, temps around 3F. West wind 5mph, snow showers likely Saturday. Race time temps 7-9F.

Glidewax:

Base: MF10 Green, scraped while still warm, and brushed.

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

Top: SFR92/HF13 fluor block, first layer ironed through fiberlene layer, 2nd layer roto-corked and brushed.  Brush out between heats, and/or rubbing a layer of SFR92/HF13 and re-corking and brushing.

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Feb
3
10:30 AM10:30

Tower Ridge 10K Skate, Tower Ridge Ski Area, Eau Claire, WI

Forecast/Conditions: Chance of snow Friday night and Saturday am. Friday night low of 4F, race time temps around 10F, winds 5-10mph. 60% chance of snow race morning, several inches expected. 

Glidewax:

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

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

Top: SFR92/HF13 could help, but with new snow and wind, it could also be slower than the paraffins.  Test a roto-corked layer of SFR92/HF13 on a test ski compared to the HF10, and you should be able to tell a difference.

 

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Feb
3
10:30 AM10:30

White Pine Stampede, 10/20K skate/classic; Schuss Mtn, Bellaire, MI

9:30am 10k Skate/Classic Starts, 10:30am 20K Skate/Classic starts

Forecast/Conditions: Overnight low of 10F, temp at race start 13F. Expected 5-8" of new snow expected over prior 24hrs, with falling snow during the race. 

Glidewax:

Base: LF or MF10 Green, scraped while still warm and brushed. HFG Graphite also could be excellent as a base in the new, cold snow.

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

Top: SFR75/HF9 powder, ironed and scraped lightly. Brush out completely. Finish with SFR92/HF13 block corked and brushed.

Gripwax:

Base: Thin Start Base, ironed. Clean completely from grooves and edges. 

Kick: 2 layers Start Synthetic blue, then 2 layers Synthetic Green, topped with 2 thin layers of Tar Green.

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Buena Vista Snowjourn, 12k CL/SK, Buena Vista Ski Trails, Bemidji, MN

Forecast/conditions: Chance of snow Friday night and Saturday AM during the race.  Friday night low of -10F. Race time temp of -5F, winds 5-10mph.  Make sure to use Anti-Freeze Face Tape!

Glidewax: LF10 Green, scraped and brushed, then MF10 Green, scraped and brushed. HF and pure fluors are not likely to add much to the ski speed, with the cold and wind they could actually make the ski slower.

Gripwax:

Base: Synthetic Green ironed

Kick: Synthetic Green, 2-3 Layers, then 2 thin layers Tar Green. Alternative cover: 2 thin layers Synthetic Black 

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