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."
The why and how of keping wax brushes clean. Over the next four articles, I'll show four different ways to keep your brushes clean, in order of increasing mechanization. Today: The slap and scrape method.
Your hot wax products should be chosen according to snow temperature. It is not always possible to establish the snow temperature in advance. Is there a way I can approximate the snow temperature from an accurate air temperature reading at the venue?
2009 US Nationals proved to be some of the coldest racing we have experienced in a long time. The race organizers did a great job, but the weather just did not cooperate. The result was two of four events were cancelled due to cold temperatures.
Head Coach Bryan Fish of CXC Team talks about his waxing experience at US Nationals. CXC member Caitlin Compton won the women's 5k skate and Matt Liebsch finished 3rd in the men's 10k skate, and were observed as having had extremely fast skis.