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Exel products now distributed by Alpina

Sat, Jan 5, 2008 - By Alpina Sports

Effective January 1, 2008, Alpina Sports Corp will take over distribution of all Exel products in North America; Nordic, Alpine poles and racing equipment, Roller and in-line poles, trekking and Nordic Walking.

Waxing at US Senior Nationals

Fri, Jan 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?

Thu, Jan 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.

Holiday Classic

Finicky waxing and lessons learned

Wed, Jan 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.

Fast Wax Tip

Base Structuring for a Single Pair of Skis

Wed, Jan 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.


Go Faster lets ski stay flat, longer

Thu, Dec 27, 2007 - By Kevin Brooker

I noticed the flexible boot cuff allows the foot to ride flatter longer. Without a stiff cuff, when I tip my ankle the foot and the ski stays flat for a bit before beginning to tip onto the edge. A flat ski is a fast ski.

Fast Wax Tip

Glide Waxing for Man-Made Snow

Mon, Dec 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.

Toko Tech Tip

Give your skis a proper brush-off

Mon, Dec 17, 2007 - By Ian Harvey

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


Nordic Ski Training Secrets

Tue, Dec 11, 2007 - By Craig Storey

The "Nordic Ski Training Secrets for High Performance DVD" DVD provide in depth knowledge of sports physiology, general training principles, ski training exercises and techniques, as well as looking at the training methodology to other sports.

Fast Wax Tip

Applying Flite 11 Pure Fluoro

Tue, Dec 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!

Toko Tech Tip

Applying Toko Klister Grip Spray Green

Sat, Dec 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.

Toko Tech Tip

Clean the base of your iron

Thu, Dec 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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