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Cross Country Ski Waxing and Base Prep

Waxing at the US National Sprints

1/11/2008 - By Ian Harvey

We had anticipated warmer temperatures and more moisture in the snow. The MTU trails in Houghton glaze up really easy normally, but today seemed out of the ordinary. The snow was colder then I had expected and also did not glaze like I figured it would.,

Stonegrinding Recommendations

1/8/2008 - By Dan Meyer

Most of the top racers today custom grind their skis for peak performance in all conditions. To help you select a pattern, here are some of the popular grinds used by area racers.,

And you thought Sunday's waxing was difficult...

1/7/2008 - By Mike Muha

Here's what ALMOST happened at Sunday's klister-fest at the Boyne Highlands 10km Classic race...

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Waxing at US Senior Nationals

1/4/2008 - By Ian Harvey

Despite the extreme high humidity and easily glazing snow that this area is known for, the snow was surprisingly dry. You had to be especially careful this morning regarding kick wax drag and how to apply it, especially as kick was easy to get.,

JetStream Moly or JetStream High Speed?

1/3/2008 - By Ian Harvey

When using JetStream Moly and JetStream High Speed, which are successful products from the past years, most important is to determine whether or not the snow is going to glaze.

Finicky waxing and lessons learned

1/2/2008 - By Mike Muha

Lucky I arrived at the Holiday Classic two hours before race time. I knew kick waxing was going to be problematic for this 9km race and the first Michigan Cup race of the season.

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Base Structuring for a Single Pair of Skis

1/2/2008 - By Dan Meyer

If you have one pair of skis, changing the base structure will be a regular occurrence as snow type, temperature and conditions change.,

Glide Waxing for Man-Made Snow

12/24/2007 - By Dan Meyer

Artificial or man-made snow is a combination of snow, dirt and oil. Man-made snow is a hard particle of ice, not a hollow flake of snow. For this reason, wax recommendations will change slightly from those for natural snow.,

Give your skis a proper brush-off
Give your skis a proper brush-off

Give your skis a proper brush-off

12/17/2007 - By Ian Harvey

When to use copper, horsehair, nlyon polishing, and nylon brushes.,

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Applying Flite 11 Pure Fluoro

12/11/2007 - By Dan Meyer

For extra water replellency and long lasting glide in temperatures between 25 and 42F, use Flite 11 over your other race waxes. Video!,

Applying Toko Klister Grip Spray Green

12/8/2007 - By Ian Harvey

Carbon Klister Grip Spray Green is a very convenient and effective product. When conditions are between hard wax and klister, it is very effective to use a thin klister binder and cover it with hard wax. ,

Clean the base of your iron
Clean the base of your iron

Clean the base of your iron

12/6/2007 - By Ian Harvey

To avoid breathing more smoke than necessary and to keep the base of the iron clean, remember to regularly wipe the base of the iron while using it.,

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WAXING WIZARDS

Fast Wax Nordic Wax Wizard

Fast Wax Nordic Wax Wizard

Fast Wax Nordic Wax Wizard

SOLDA Ski Wax Maestro

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