Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

SpringLoppet, Sugar Hills Ski Trails, Grand Rapids, MN

24/12k skate, 12k classic. 12k loop.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 19 rising to 32 by the start. Calm winds and mostly cloudy. Recent 1.5" of snow has set up firmly. Transformed snow. Some debris in woods. Classic tracks will be glazed in spots.

Glidewax: 

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: HF4 Red, scraped and brushed.

Topcoat: HF5 (+5..-3C) powder, ironed, corked, brushed and polished. HF1 Liquid (+5..-5C) applied over the top, brushed and polished.

Gripwax: 

Base: Rough up kick-zone with 150grit sandpaper. Iron on a layer of Start Base Klister.

Grip: Special klister, spread thinly on base, mixed with several drops of Universal Wide Klister.  Cover with Tar Purple grip or Oslo Racing Blue.

 

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Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Michigan Cup Relays, Cross Country Ski HQ, Roscommon, MI

3 x 4K, Classic-Skate-Skate Mass start

Forecast/conditions: Expect an overnight low of 13 with temps at start around 29F. Mostly sunny skies. Conditions should be packed powder over base of manmade. 

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: HF6 Violet (-2...-7C), scraped and brushed.

Topcoat: HF11 Block (5...-10C) Roto-corked, brushed and polished. Re-brush before race start. 

Gripwax:

Base: Roughen base with 150grit sandpaper. Iron in a layer of Start Base wax.

Grip: Apply 2 layers of Start Synthetic Blue. Then apply 2 layers of RF Red, with Racing Oslo Blue blended into the 2nd layer.

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Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

Hoigaard's Slush Rush, Hyland park Reserve, Bloomington, MN

9am, 10k skate, Mass start, 2 laps

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 18, rising to 26 by race start. Slight wind from the SE, mostly cloudy. Transformed snow. Firm racing surface, natural snow over manmade base.

Glidewax: 

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed. 

Glide: HF6 Violet, scraped and brushed.

Topcoat: HF11 Block (-2..-7C), ironed through a sheet of fiberlene, then corked by hand. Application by Roto-corking will also be good. Re-brush and polish before racing.

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Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Erik Judeen Classic Race, Korkki Nordic Center, Duluth, MN

10Km Classic, mass start.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 20F, temps at start around 32F. Expect icy, transformed snow mixed with some fresh snow.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: HF4 Red and HF8 Blue, mixed 1:1, scraped and brushed.

Top: HF11 Block (5...-10C), ironed through a sheet of fiberlene, then corked, brushed and polished. Hand or  Roto-corking alone will also be good. 

Gripwax:

Base: Roughen grip-zone with 150grit sandpaper. Iron in Start Base Klister. 

Grip: Apply a layer of Start Purple Klister mixed with MFW Red Klister. After corking and cooling, apply a layer of RF Red or FHF60 Red, corking carefully to avoid mixing the hardwax and klister.

 

 

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Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Stride Ride Glide Triathlon, Superior Municipal Forest Ski Trails, Superior, WI

Ski leg is last of the three. Mass start. 

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 22F, temps at race start near 34F. Icy transformed snow.

Glidewax: 

Base: LF8 Blue, or BM6 Molybdenum fluor, scraped while bases are still warm, and brushed.

Glide: HF4 Red and HF8 Blue, mixed 2:1 Red to Blue, scraped and brushed.

Top: HF11 Block, ironed through a sheet of fiberlene, and then corked and brushed.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up kick-zone with 150grit sandpaper.  Iron in a layer of Start Klister Base.  

Grip. Apply a layer of Start Universal Wide Klister, possibly mixed under the toe with Start Special Klister. Cork smooth and let cool. Finally, apply a thin layer of Black Magic hard wax, and cork smooth without blending it into the klister layer.

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Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Black Mountain Freestyle, Bluffs on Black Lake, Cheboygan, MI

20K freestyle, Mass start, 4 laps of 5km loop.

Forecast/conditions; Overnight low of 16F with temps at race start 22F. Mostly sunny. Conditions machine groomed, hard-packed and transformed snow.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 or MF8 Blue, scraped while bases still warm, then brushed moderately

Glide: HF8 ironed, scraped while bases still warm, then brushed with metal and  horsehair brushes, followed by hard and soft nylon brushes.  

Topcoat: Start HF7 (-2..-7C) Powder, ironed, corked and brushed. Handcorking a layer of HF11 block (5...-10C) on top of the powder will ideal. Otherwise, an ironed and corked layer of HF11 directly on top of the HF8 wax (through a sheet of fiberlene) will be fast as well.

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Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

River View Loppet, After Hours Trail, Brule, WI

12/24k classic, 24/12k Freestyle. Mass start by gender. 12k loop used for all races.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 22F, temps at start near 32F. Expect icy, transformed snow mixed with some new snow. 

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped while bases still warm, and brushed. 

Glide: HF4 Red and HF8 Blue, mixed 2:1 Red to Blue. Scrape and brush.

Top: HF5 Powder, ironed, corked and brushed. Crayon HF11 block on top of the HF5 powder and hand-cork, or directly on top of the HF4/HF8 layer, ironing through a fiberlene sheet, then corking and brushing. 

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up kickzone 150grit. Iron on a layer of Start Base Klister. Apply Start Wide Universal Klister, mixed with Start Purple Klister 1:1. Let cool, then apply a layer of Black Magic Fluor grip over the top.

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Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Pepsi Challenge, Giant's Ridge, Biwabik, MN

9am Classic race start; 9:30am Skate race start. 50/25km skate and classic race distances. Wave start

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 20F, 26F at start and highs of 39F. Mix of transformed and fresh snow, tilled. Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. 

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed

Glide: HF4 Red and HF8 Blue, mixed 2:1 Red to Blue, scrape and brush. 

Topcoat: HF7 Powder, ironed, corked and brushed. HF11 Block, either alone or on top of  the HF7 powder layer, will be excellent.  HF1 Liquid on top of the HF7 powder will be good as well.

Gripwax:

Base: Roughen base with 150grit sandpaper.  Iron in a layer of Start Base Klister, and then 2 layers of Start Synthetic Blue, then apply Start RF Purple and Black Magic Fluor, mixed and corked together. Let cool, and finish with a layer of FHF60.

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Feb
20
to Feb 27

Birkie Wax Rec

American Birkebeiner 2018 Waxing Suggestions

Long Term Forecast: as of 2/23 @ 8am

For Birkebeiner: Saturday Feb 24

DISCUSSION:

The new snow that fell on Thursday night is warm and moderately wet, but it will sit and dry out all day on Friday, and will get cold overnight on Friday night.

I like to look at the dew point and wind-speed in combination with the actual air temperature to give an indication of how quickly the snow will "warm" when the temperature swings as quickly as it likely will on Saturday. The dew point remains below 20F for most of the day and there will be winds form 5-10 mph, which means the snow is unlikely to get saturated with moisture; even if it does get a little glazed. 

The new snow forecast for Saturday is likely to be light (if at all) for most of the afternoon, and the relative humidity when the snow is falling is low by Midwest standards, so our estimate is that the kick waxing won't become "crazy-impossible". 

It will be another awesome Birkie!  

Forecast

Race day lows 10F

Elite women start at 8:30 (men 8:50) around 12F finish 11:50 temps around 27F.

Middle Wave start 9:30 finish at 1:30-2:30 temps around 31F.

Last wave start at 10:00 finish 3:30 until 5pm high temp 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 Base ironed, cooled followed by Start Synthetic Blue ironed on top and cooled will provide a perfect base for all Birkie classic skiers. 

Start Oslo Blue for early finishers covered by FHF Red 60 (RF Red, Terva Red and GripTape Cover Wax would be good alternatives)

Start Oslo Purple for late finishers covered by (RF Red, Terva Red and GripTape Cover Wax would be good alternatives)

***If you like to bring extra waxes with you during the race, RF Purple, FHF 40 Purple, Terva Purple would all be good options. 

 

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, 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

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
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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