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Cross Country Ski Gear and Reviews

Waxing for Extreme Cold Conditions

1/18/2008 - By Ian Harvey

In extremely cold conditions (snow temperatures below 10F), a great disparity in the gliding performance of skis is often found. gliding performance of skis is often found.,

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...

Exel products now distributed by Alpina

1/5/2008 - 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

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.

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.,
Go Faster lets ski stay flat, longer
Go Faster lets ski stay flat, longer

Go Faster lets ski stay flat, longer

12/27/2007 - 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.,

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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