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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