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(Pre) Testing Notes; Friday January 19.

(posted 8am, Friday January 19) 

Glide Recommendation:

Base: BWLF (Base Wax Low Fluor)

Main Glider: FHF4 (purple) or HF6 Purple 

Powder: HF7 (formerly SFR60) 

Top Coat: HF11 (formerly SFR99) block. Could also be ironed in place of the powder. 

Kick Recommendation (alternative 1; current "best guess"):

Base: Base Klister (thin layer); ironed

Main Kick: FHF30 Purple klister

Final Kick: FHF40 Purple hard wax

Kick Recommendation (alternative 2; potential "drier" option):

Base: Base Klister (thin layer); ironed

Main Kick: Oslo Purple

Discussion:

Thursday brought the first day of above-freezing temps that the trails have seen in about 2 weeks, but as of 5pm, there wasn't a lot of transformation of the snow, yet.   

The snowpack is quite deep on most of the course, and since we've been so cold for the last 2 weeks (-10c/14F or colder almost every night) I honestly think the snow will continue to act moderately "cold". With icy traces mixed with drier snow, it's critical to find a combination of a durable base wax along with some "protection" from the drier snow crystals; both for the kick wax and glide wax.  

Check back for more updates on Friday afternoon.   

 

Earlier Event: January 16
Pre Week Wax Suggestions
Later Event: January 19
MWC 15/30k Classic Races