Mar
18
9:30 AM09:30

California Gold Rush Festival, Royal Gorge XC, Soda Springs, CA

45/30/15k distances, freestyle mass start, multiple laps.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 14, temps at start 20. High temps of around 30F. New snow all week, packed powder conditions. Mostly cloudy with light winds and 20% chance of snow showers during the race.

Glidewax: 

Base: MF8 Blue (-7..-12C), scraped and brushed.

Glide: FHF4 (-1..-6), scraped and brushed. HF line option: HF4 Red (0...-3), scraped and brushed.

Topcoat: FHF7 Powder (-1...-5C) ironed, roto-corked and brushed. Finish with FHF3 liquid.  HF line option: HF7 powder, ironed, Roto-corked and brushed. Apply HF11 block last, hand corking and brushing. Re-brush before race start. 

 

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Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

California Gold Rush Festival, Royal Gorge XC, Soda Springs, CA

10K/5K Classic, mass start.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 15, temps at start 22. Highs 29. New snow, packed powder. Mostly cloudy with light winds. Snow showers likely.

Glidewax:

Base: MF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: FHF4, scraped and brushed. HF line option: HF6 Violet (-2..-7C), scraped and brushed.

Topcoat: FHF3 Liquid (+1..-5C) or FHF11 block. HF line option: HF1 liquid, or HF11 block.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up base with 150grit sandpaper, and then iron on a layer of Start Base grip wax. 

Grip: Apply 2 layers of RF Racing Red, followed by 2 layers of RF Racing Blue.

 

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Mar
11
11:30 AM11:30

Washington Biathlon Assoc., Race #8, Stevens Pass Nordic Center, WA

10:30am zero, 11:30am race start. 15k men, 12.5k women, Individual start

Forecast/conditions: Saturday night low of 27 with a Sunday high of 41 under partly sunny skies. Snow temps should be close to 32 by race time.

Glidewax: 

Base: MF6 Violet, scraped and brushed.

Glide: FHF2 Scraped and brushed

Topcoat: FHF5 Powder, ironed, corked, brushed and polished. Then apply FHF1 Liquid, spread with a finger. Allow to dry, then cork, brush and polish. Re-brush before racing.

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Mar
11
9:00 AM09:00

TMS 10th Mountain Biathlon Pursuit, Auburn Ski Club, Soda Springs, CA

10am start time, 12.5k/10k/7.5k skate. Pursuit Start, Multiple laps.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 30, temps at start 37. High temps 41. New and old snow mix. Cloudy with light winds. Chance of snow.

Glidewax:

Base: MF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: FHF4, scraped and brushed.

Topcoat: FHF1 Liquid (10...1C), spread with a finger, polished and brushed.

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Mar
10
10:30 AM10:30

Washington Biathlon Assoc. Race 7, Stevens Pass Nordic Center

5k/4k, Super Sprint format

Forecast/conditions: New snowfall predicted Wed through Friday night. Friday night low of 22 with a Saturday high of 37 expected. Mostly sunny. Temps around 28 at race-time.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed

Glide: HF4 Red (0..-3C), scraped and brushed

Topcoat: HF0 liquid (5...-2C), corked, brushed and polished

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Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Cascade Crest, Mt. Bachelor, Bend, OR

50k/25k/Relay, Mass starts

Forecast/conditions: Snow expected all week, soft tracks. Friday night, cloudy and windy with a chance of snow showers. Lows around 19F. Saturday partly sunny, high near 33.

Glidewax:

Base: MF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: FHF4 (1...-6C), scraped and brushed. Alt: HF4 (0..-3C)

Topcoat: FHF7 powder (-1..-5C) ironed, brushed and polished. HF11 Block (5..-10C) crayoned, then handcorked, brushed and polished. Re-brush before race.

 

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Mar
8
12:00 PM12:00

Tahoe Mountain Sports Biathlon Sprints, Auburn Ski Club, Soda Springs, CA

7.5/6/4.5k, skate, interval start

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 28, temps at start 37. Highs of 43. Transformed snow, with possible 1" of new snow overnight. Cloudy, light winds. Chance of snow/rain mix.

Glidewax:

Base: MF8 Blue, scraped and brushed

Glide: FHF2 (5..-1C), scraped and brushed.

Top: Start FHF1 Liquid (10...1C), spread with a finger, allowed to dry, then corked, brushed and polished.

 

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Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Alpenglow 20K, Tahoe XC, Tahoe City, CA

20/10/2k freestyle mass start. 

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 10F, temps at start 22F. High of 30F expected. Fresh snow, partly sunny. 

Glidewax:

Base: Apply LF8 Blue, scrape and brush.

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

Topcoat: HF13 block (-5...-20), or FHF11 (-1...-15C), ironed through a sheet of fiberlene, corked and brushed. 

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Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Crescent Lake Challenge, Crescent Lake Resort, OR

23k freestyle mass start.

Forecast/conditions: Very snow conditions all week, prepare for soft snow race conditions. Saturday night chance of snow, lows around 17F. Sunday cloudy and windy, chance of snow showers, highs near 32. 

Glidewax: Windy conditions are likely to dry the snow out, so MF waxes could be as fast as HF in the drier, windblown snow. That said, the warmer conditions will still likely result in a higher moisture content. 

Base: SGG Graphite or LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

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

Topcoat: HF11 Block (5...-10C), corked and brushed, then polished with fiberlene. 

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Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

Kongsbergers Ozbaldy, Cabin Creek Exit 63, Hwy 90, Snoqualmie Pass, WA

50k freestyle race, mass start.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 24F Saturday night. Temps expected to rise to 36F by race completion Sunday, partly cloudy. Light snowfall expected in days leading up to race. Partly transformed snow.

Glidewax:

Base: Apply LF8 or MF8 Blue, and scrape and brush.

Glide: FHF4 (1...-6C) scraped and brushed. 

Topcoat: FHF5 Powder (5...-1C) ironed, then corked and brushed. HF1 Liquid applied over the top, or Start HF11 block will also be fast.

 

 

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Feb
25
10:30 AM10:30

Washington Biathlon Assoc., Race 6, Stevens Pass Nordic Center, WA

10:30am zero, 11:30 race start. 10K men, 7.5k women. Pursuit.

Forecast/conditions: overnight low of 20 with continuing snowfall predicted for Sunday at about 85%. High of 30 at race time.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: HF4 Red or FHF4 scraped and brushed

Top: FHF7 fluor powder ironed and brushed. Finish with FHF11 fluor block, hand corked, brushed and polished.

Top Alternative: HF5 Powder ((+5..-3C) ironed and brushed. Finish with HF11 Fluor block (+5..-10C), hand-corked, brushed and polished.

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Feb
24
11:30 AM11:30

Washington Biathlon Assoc., Race 5, Stevens Pass Nordic Center, WA

12.5k Men, 7.5k women. Mass Start. Zero 10:30, 11:30 race start.

Forecast/conditions: Overnight low of 24, with continuing snowfall predicted for Saturday with a high around 30F. Up to 5" of snow predicted on Friday. 

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed

Glide: HF4 Red or FHF4 scraped and brushed.

Top: Crayon on FHF11 Fluor Block (-1...-15C) Roto-corked. Or, use an iron with a fiberlene cloth between the iron and the base. Recork with a hand cork, and brush out with horsehair and then a fine nylon brush, polishing with fiberlene at the end. 

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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Oregon State High School Championships, Mt. Bachelor, Bend, OR

10am 5K classic, Interval Start; 12:30pm 3 x 800m Relay (CL,FS,FS)

Forecast/conditions: Very snowy conditions all week, expect soft snow. Friday night a chance of snow, with 1-3" possible, low around 14. Saturday cloudy and windy, chance of snow showers, highs near 21F.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed.

Glide: HF8 Blue, scraped, and brushed thoroughly. Use fine steel or copper brush, then horsehair and hard nylon.

Top: HF13 Fluoro Block (-5...-20) rubbed on and either Roto- or hand-corked into base. Brush lightly with soft nylon brush, and polish with fiberlene.  Re-brush before race.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough base with 150grit sandpaper. Apply a layer of Start Synthetic Blue grip wax, let cool, and cork smooth. Apply a second layer of Synthetic Blue. Apply a short layer of Start RF Red, and cover with 2 layers of RF Blue. 

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Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Oregon State High School Championships, Mt. Bachelor, Bend, OR

Girls 2pm, Boys 2:45; 6K skate, mass start

Forecast/conditions: Soft snow due to significant snowfall over the preceding week. Thursday night, a chance of snow, lows around 3F. Friday cloudy, windy, chance of snow showers, highs near 19F. 

Glidewax:

Base: LF Green, scraped while still warm, brush.

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

Top: HF13 Fluoro block, hand- or Roto-corked, and brushed out thoroughly with a dedicated soft nylon polishing brush. Re-brush after skiing before race.

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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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