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bob

USA
10 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2010 :  4:59:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Would anybody like to switch skis during the black mt. race? I think at the road crossing both times! Oh yah does anyone have 22 wax techs. they could loan michigan cup maybe the team from Norway!

mmuha

USA
313 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2010 :  09:36:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit mmuha's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm bringing a set for each road crossing, starting with a colder set and working up to warmer skis...

If they do in the Olympics, it works for me!

Mike
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Dell Todd

71 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2010 :  11:10:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike you should start with your crowns, then as you feel slower you can transition to your wide touring boards with the cool round tips, then as things soften a little in the (afternoon) sunshine you should go to your backcountry boards with metal edges.

Use purple glide wax if you are out of paraffin candle wax.

Thankmelater,
dt

Go GRNST !

Edited by - Dell Todd on Mar 04 2010 11:13:46 AM
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Dell Todd

71 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2010 :  11:13:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
PS word on the street says one skier has a wax team all set to go using state senators as his wax team so look out.

Go GRNST !
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mmuha

USA
313 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2010 :  11:58:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit mmuha's Homepage  Reply with Quote
FIS rules:

quote:
In all competitions poles may be changed. A single ski or a pair of skis may be changed only if:

1. The skis or bindings are broken or damaged. The equipment failure must be proven to the Jury after the competition.

2. Equipment exchange boxes are in place at the competition. In the case of any ski exchange, the competitor must do it outside of the track without help from any other people.


So it doesn't say that the racer organizers have to provide the exchange boxes - we could provide our own! Think I'll make up a couple exchange boxes tonight.

Mike
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mac

USA
12 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2010 :  1:00:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All those ski changes take time. If you just start out with your metal edged waxless skis you can save 20-30 seconds. That's what I'm doing.

go fast, take chances
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melzar coulter

Denmark
29 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2010 :  5:23:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit melzar coulter's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm planning on keeping the ski bones on my transition skis for climbing just like the french do (at least Jean Marc Gaillard).
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mmuha

USA
313 Posts

Posted - Mar 11 2010 :  5:07:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit mmuha's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Boyne races: I'm planning on stashing some water skis halfway around the trail...
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