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Cross Country Ski Gear and Reviews

Birkie Base Preparation

2/19/2009 - By Kevin Sweeney

Proper base preparation is perhaps one of the best ways to insure you have great kick and glide for the 55km American Birkebeiner. Follow these simple steps and your skis will be ready for race wax application.

Wax recommendations for the weekend racing scene

2/19/2009 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations from Fast Wax, Solda, Swix and Toko for the Birkie, Muffin Race, Race for the Groomer and other races. Check back for updates!

Considering Hairies
Considering Hairies

Considering Hairies

2/17/2009 - By Jess Snyder

It would seem that the hairs on the hairies are too fine to function in the same way as fishscales and enable a simple mechanical kick. It's quite possible that I could be wrong here, but I'd like to present another idea on how hairies work.

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Wax recommendation for Feb 17 Traverse City sprints

2/16/2009 - By Pete Edwards

Swix wax recommendation for Feb 17 Traverse City classic sprints at Hickory Hills.

Toko HF Blue in dry conditions

2/14/2009 - By Cory Wubbels

From what I have seen, as long as you are in the west with dry air, cool evenings, and clean snow the JetStream Blue will be the wax of the day, even if temperatures are in the mid 20s.

Wax Recommendations:  the History of the Snow
Wax Recommendations:  the History of the Snow

Wax Recommendations: the History of the Snow

2/13/2009 - By Dan Meyer

There are several key aspects that go into making wax recommendations and fast skis. One of the key elements that many times gets missed is the history of the snow and understand the snow type.

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Toko waxes in dirty warm snow

2/13/2009 - By Rick Reynolds

When making your wax choice the cleanliness of the snow and the air quality need to be a major consideration. The dirtier the snow the harder the wax needs to be.

Wax recommendation for Vasa Weekend

2/12/2009 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations from Fast Wax, Solda, Swix and Toko for the weekend's Michigan Cup (and other) races. Check back for updates!

Salice Nordic Shields: An excellent alternative to Casco Nordic Shields
Salice Nordic Shields: An excellent alternative to Casco Nordic Shields

Salice Nordic Shields: An excellent alternative to Casco Nordic Shields

2/11/2009 - By Mike Muha

An alternative to the Casco Nordic Eyewear is Salice's Nordic Shield. I've had an opportunity to train and race in a pair for the past three weeks and thought I provide a review of these value leaders.

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Wax recommendation for Feb 10 Traverse City sprints

2/10/2009 - By Pete Edwards

Wax recommendations from Swix for the Feb 10 Traverse City Sprint race.

Weekend wax recommendations

2/6/2009 - By Mike Muha

UPDATES! Wax recommendations from Fast Wax, Solda, Swix and Toko for the weekend's Michigan Cup (and other) races. Says Swix's Pete Edwards: "Looks like it will be warmer and wetter on Saturday and cooler/drier on Sunday."

Wax recommendation for Feb 4 Traverse City sprints

2/2/2009 - By Pete Edwards

Swix wax recommendation for Feb 4 Traverse City sprints at Timber Ridge Nordic.

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