UPDATED 01/18/2017 @ 10am
Hyland Park. Bloomington, MN
Preceding Weather. Likely to stay above freezing for 24-28 hours preceding the race.
Race Day Weather. Start time temp should be around 35F and topping out around 40F by the afternoon. The current forecast is a 30-40% chance of rain with humidity in the 90%+ range.
Snow Conditions. Expect granular artificial snow with moderate moisture content; or lots of moisture if it is raining.
Maximum Speed Option
Glide. Base Wax. Start BM6 Green.
Race Wax. Start FHF2 Red.
Fluoro: Start FHF5 powder.
Top Coat. If it is raining or the snow is highly saturated with water, FHF1 (formerly called N1) liquid will be UNBEATABLE!
Also Really Fast Options
Glide. Base Wax. Start LF10 Green or Start SGG Graphite
Race Wax. Start BM2 Yellow, BM4 Violet, HF4 Red, MF4 Red would all be good options.
Fluoro. SFR99 block, BM5 block, BM1 powder, SF30 powder, SFR300 liquid would all be great options!
Base Wax. Start Base klister, thin and ironed.
Main Wax. Start FHF10 Red Fluoro klister; add some MFW Yellow or Uni Plus if more kick is needed. Start Uni Plus would also be a good choice.
Wipe skin with Fiberlene to clean most of the dirt. Apply Start Skin Grip and wipe clean with Fiberlene. Repeat until Fiberlene shows no more dirt.
Spray Start Fluoro Skin Grip on the skin. This should be done on race morning.
For maximum speed, apply Start SFR300 liquid to skin about 15 minutes before the race start.