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Cross Country Ski Gear and Reviews

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.,

www.forbushcorner.com

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.,

Nordic Ski Training Secrets
Nordic Ski Training Secrets

Nordic Ski Training Secrets

12/11/2007 - 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.,

www.cxcacademy.com/

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.,

www.usskipoles.com/

Gliding Waxing Race Skis

12/4/2007 - By Dan Meyer

Detailed instructions for glide waxing waxing race skis.,

Cross-Country Technique Fundamentals: Recommended!
Cross-Country Technique Fundamentals: Recommended!

Cross-Country Technique Fundamentals: Recommended!

12/3/2007 - By Mike Muha

"Cross-Country Technique Fundamentals" is the best cross country ski technique CD out there, bar none, for both classic and freestyle skiing. It should be on everyone’s short list of key training investments. Put it on your Christmas list now.,

Go Faster Boot and Binding System: Great Stability
Go Faster Boot and Binding System: Great Stability

Go Faster Boot and Binding System: Great Stability

11/27/2007 - By Kevin Brooker

The stability of the Go Faster is just awesome. First time on snow this season and on a radical departure from what I’m used to and I was relaxed.,

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