Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Langlauf 10K Classic, Mt. Spokane, XC Park, Mead, WA

10K Classic, Mass start, single lap.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 17 after four days of significant snowfall. Sunday expected high of 24 with a 70% chance of snow. Snow temps around 20 at race start.

Glidewax:

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

Glide: HF10 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Top: HF13 Fluoro Block (-5...-20C) Roto-corked and brushed.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough grip zone with 150grit sandpaper. Apply Start Base wax with iron. 

Grip: Apply 2 layers of Synthetic Blue.  Then apply 4 layers of alternating RF waxes Red/Blue/Red/ Blue, finishing with a layer of FHF80.  

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Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Tahoe Mtn Sports President's Cup, Auburn Ski Club, Soda Springs, CA

10K and 5K Freestyle, wave start, multiple laps.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low 16, temps at race start 26, high temps 30F. A 20% chance of new snow on Sunday going into Monday. Mostly cloudy and windy, keeping snow cooler than air temps.

Glidewax:

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

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

Top: Apply HF11 Fluoro Block (5...-10C) via Roto-cork, and polish with a soft nylon brush. 

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Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Hood Meadows Nordic Series, Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic Ctr, Mt. Hood, OR

10K Skate/10K Classic, skiathlon/pursuit format. Mass start.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 29, temps at race start 34F. A 90% chance of rain/snow mix before and during race.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed

Glide: HF Red, scraped and brushed, or FHF4. 

Top: HF11 Fluoro block (5...-10C) Roto-corked and brushed.

Gripwax:

Base: Roughen base with 150grit sandpaper. Apply Base Wax ironed in.

Grip: 2 Layers of Synthetic Blue, then 2 layers of RF Yellow. Cover with a layer of Start RF Purple. 

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Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

CNISSF HS and MS State Champ., 5 and 2.5km, Auburn Ski Club, Soda Springs, CA

Wave Start

Forecast/Conditions: Overnight low of 20, race start mid 30s. Highs temps low 40s race day. Sunny and breezy. Old transformed Snow.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, Scraped and brushed.

Glide: LF4 Red scraped and brushed. 

Gripwax

Base: Rough base w/150grit sandpaper, then apply Start Base Klister. Allow to cool, then apply Start Red Klister and Start Purple Klister, mixed so that more Red is under the binding and toe, and more Purple is out on the peripheries. If mix is too draggy, blend Start Synthetic Yellow into Klister layer.

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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Chuck Lyda Memorial Biathlon Weekend, 12.5/10/7.5km Skate; Auburn Ski Club, Soda Springs, CA

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low 30, race start 39. Sunny with a high 53 on Sunday. Transformed, granular snow, slightly dirty.

Glidewax:

Base: BM6 Molybdenum Fluor glider, scraped and brushed

Glide: HF4, scraped and brushed.

Top: HF0 High Fluor Liquid, 3 drops each side of the groove and spread with a finger. Let dry, and brush with a fluor dedicated soft nylon brush. Alternative: BM5 Moly Fluor block, rubbed on, corked and polished.

 

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Feb
11
9:00 AM09:00

Race of the Methow JNQ, 1.5 to 10km, Skate, mass start; Liberty Bell High School, Winthrop, WA

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 15 with temps predicted to rise to mid 30s by end of race. Sunny. Conditions firm and fast.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue or MF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: HF8 and HF4 blended 1:1, scraped and brushed. 

Top: HF7 fluor powder, ironed, brushed up and re-ironed, then brushed with nylon dedicated fluor brushes. Also likely to be fast, or applied over the HF7 powder: HF11 block, roto-corked and brushed.

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Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Chuck Lyda Memorial Biathlon Weekend, 7.5/6/4.5k Skate Interval start; Auburn Ski Club, Soda Springs, CA

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 28, race start 38F. Possible high of 50F. Transformed, slightly dirty snow. Light winds. Sunny.

Glidewax:

Base: BM6 Molybdenum Fluor, scraped and brushed.

Glide: HF4 and HF2 mixed 1:1, scraped and brushed. 

Top: BM1 powder, ironed and brushed. Finish with HF0 Fluor liquid, 3 drops each side of groove, spread with a finger, dried, and polished with soft nylon brush.

 

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Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Race of the Methow JNQ, Classic Sprints. Liberty Bell High School, Winthrop, WA

Forecast/Conditions: Fully transformed snow. Friday high of 34, overnight low of 16 Friday night. Sunday, sunny skies with high of 34 by end of race. 

Glidewax:

Base: BM6 Molybdenum Fluor, scraped while bases still warm, and brushed. U14 and younger, LF8 Blue scraped and brushed.

Glide: U16 and older: HF4 Red and HF8 Blue mixed 2:1, scraped and brushed. U14 and younger, LF4 Red and LF8 Blue mixed 1:1, scraped and brushed.

Top: HF11 block (5...-10C) crayoned on and Roto-corked, brushed and polished.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up kick zone with 150grit sandpaper, and apply Base or Blue Klister.

Grip: Apply Purple Klister blended with MFW Red Klister

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Feb
4
11:00 AM11:00

Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic Series, 10K Skate, Mass. Mt. Hood Meadows Nordic Ctr, Mt Hood, OR

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low 35, temps at start 41. 50% chance of rain leading up to and during the event.

Glidewax:

Base: BWLF scraped and brushed

Glider: FHF2 or HF2, scraped and brushed

Top: HF5 powder, ironed and brushed, finished with FHF1 liquid, 3 drops per side of the groove, spread with a finger. 

 

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Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Kongsberger Stampede, 15/5K FS, Cabin Creek Exit 63 Hwy 90, Snoqualmie Pass, WA

Forecast/Conditions: Overnight low of 39, Saturday night with rain falling before and during event. Daytime high of 43 Sunday. Soft and slow conditions expected.

Glidewax:

Base: BWLF scraped and brushed

Glider: FHF2 or HF2, scraped and brushed

Top: HF5 powder, ironed and brushed, finished with FHF1 liquid, 3 drops per side of the groove, spread with a finger. 

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Feb
3
9:00 AM09:00

Winthrop Ski Derby, 30/15K Classic, Chickadee Trailhead, Winthrop, WA

Forecast/Conditions: Friday high reaching 38, rain/snow likely. Friday night low of 30 with possible precip. Chance of rain/snow falling during the event, temps around 34 at race start. Firm tracks, good coverage.

Glidewax:

Base: BWLF fluor base wax, or LF8 Blue. 

Glide: FHF2, or HF4 Red. 

Top: FHF5 powder, ironed and brushed. Finish with FHF1 liquid, 2-3 drops per side of the groove.

Grip:

Base: Base klister, heated with torch or heat gun.

Kick: Thin layer of Purple Klister, then FHF10 Klister mixed with Universal Wide klister.  If snow is drier, then apply Red Klister over the purple layer. Then, blend Black Magic Fluor with the Red klister. Cover with FHF20 grip. 

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Jan
28
9:00 PM21:00

PNSA JNQ #3, Mt. Bachelor, Bend OR. 3-10km distances, Classic, Int.

Forecast/conditions: Snow likely all week, soft trail conditions expected. New snow likely over Saturday night, lows of 27. Sunday high near 40F.

Glidewax:

Base: LF6 or MF6, scraped and brushed

Glider: HF4 scraped and brushed (LF4 for U14 racers)

Top: HF11 block roto-corked, hand brushed and polished. 

Grip:

Base: Base wax ironed into base.  Add 2 layers of Start Synthetic blue. Add two layers of RF Violet, then two thin layers FHF40. As and temps rise, apply RF Yellow over the Blue, followed by FHF40 or FHF20

 

 

 

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Jan
18
to Jan 24

METHOW VALLEY NORDIC FESTIVAL & PURSUIT JAN 20-21

Saturday

Overnight lows in the 20's race temps reacing 30. New clean snow on most of coarse but a bit of dirty snow at road crossing should be waxed for.

Underlayer BM6 for dirt, Glider Start HF6 Purple Finishing Wax HF7 purple powder

Sunday; Same glider rec as Saturday

Kick: Base Extra ironed in, Liley Start RF Red kicker with FHF Red cov

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Feb
2
to Feb 8

Race of the Wethow JNQ

Saturday Freestyle

 Lows 15  race temps 25 to 30.  Transformed with new snow mix. 

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Under Glide: Start Graphite SGG - Anti static for the new snow

Glide Start HF6 Purple or Start HF Universal Loppet

 Top Coat:  SFR40 Red or Start SF30 universal

Sunday Classic

Under Glide: Start Graphite SGG - Anti static for the new snow

Glide Start HF6 Purple or Start HF Universal Loppet

 Top Coat:  SFR40 Red or Start SF30 universal

Kick: base Extra ironed in

RF Purple and Red

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Jan
26
to Jan 31

Wintrop Ski Derby

Wintrop WA

Saturday Classic

Overnight lows 20F Race temps mid 20's

dirty abrasive snow down low with newer cleaner snow up highb

UnderGlide ; BM6

Glide MF8

Top Coat; SFR 92 warm block

Kick

Oslo Blue and or Purple kicker

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Jan
19
to Jan 24

Methow Nordic Festival

Saturday Jan 21 skate

Temps Overnight lows 16F Race temps in low 20'2

Snow;  New

Underglide SG Graphite

Glide MF08 Blue glider

Top Coat SFR 92 cold bloclk or SFR 75 Cold powder

Sunday Classic or skate pursuit 

new snow falling temps in high teens and low 20's

Underglide SG Graphite

Glide MF08 Blue glider

Top Coat SFR 92 cold block or SFR 75 Cold powder

Kick 

Under Kick; Base wax ironed in

Kick RF Blue or Terva Blue

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Dec
29
to Jan 4

Pacos Freestyle, CA

Auburn Ski Club, Donner Summit, CA  Jan 1

Skate

Temps 20 overnight 28-32 race temps

Underglide Start HFGraphite new new snow

Glide : Start Red ; Start FHF Red4 or HF4,MF4 

Finishing Powder: Start SFR92 warm Block, SFR 30 Powder  

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Dec
8
to Dec 14

MBSEF Skate Race

Mt. Bachelor, Bend, OR Sunday, December 11  10am

Skate Race

Weather: Lows overnight 18 with more new snow. Race time temps 20-24

Snow - New Clean Snow

Wax- Start Graphite SGG Underlayer for new snow

Good LF 6 Purple 

Better MF 6 Purple

Very best FHF 6 purple with FHF 7 Powder

 

 

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Mar
10
to Mar 16

Cascade Crest

Mt Bachelor Oregon

Saturday March 12

Snow: New snow temps around 32F

Start Red 

Good LF4 Red

Better MF4 RED

Best FHF2 Red

Top Coats SF30 or SFR 99 Warm Block or best FHF5 Red and FHF 1yellow

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Mar
3
to Mar 9

Great Ski Race

Tahoe City to Truckee

Sunday March 6

Snow: Rain snow mix saturday into sunday; Low 32 high 34.

Glide Base: LF6 Blue

Glide:FHF4 nano flour or HF2 white

Fluor FHF 5 powder  or ( SFR 30 powder - SFR 99 Wide Block SFR 300 )

 

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Feb
11
to Feb 17

Tour of the Methow

Temps in high 20's to mid 30's

Old and new snow mixture with chance of snow on he day

Warm all week. nigh low  32, race start 40s in 50?

Base :BM4

Better: HF4

Best FHF 4

Fluor SFR99 warm block

Kick : Oslo Purple

 

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Jan
21
to Jan 27

Methow Pursuit

Methow Pursuit

Winthrop WA

Jan 23-24

Saturday Snow; New snow 25F-30F Clowdy with snow during event likely

Saturday Base; Start SG6 Purple 

Saturday Glide Start Purple 6 LF, or better MF, or better HF or best FHF6 Purple Glider

Fluor SFR99 Wide Block or better FHF 7 purple powder  

Saturday Kick

Base wax ironed in

RF Red and or Purple 

Fhf Purple cover

Sunday: Snow; snow 25F-33F 

Sunday Base; Start SG6 Purple 

Sunday Glide Start Purple 6 LF, or better MF, or better HF or best FHF6 Purple Glider

Fluor SFR99 Wide Block or better FHF 7 purple powder  

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