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Cross Country Ski Gear and Reviews

Swix FC1 Gldie Wax

2/18/2007 - By Swix Racing

I would like to add a High Fluoro wax to my box and am looking at Swix FC1. This seems like a good wax to start with due to its large temperature range. In what conditions and over what waxes does FC1 work the best?,

Wake up! It’s time to train DVD
Wake up! It’s time to train DVD

Wake up! It’s time to train DVD

2/14/2007 - By CXC Skiing

70 minutes of exclusive interviews with US Ski Team coaches, XC drills and technique, fitness testing, sports physiology, core strength, training volume, intensity levels, race footage, and much more.,

Exel Goes Round with NTech®–technology in New  XC Racing Poles
Exel Goes Round with NTech®–technology in New  XC Racing Poles

Exel Goes Round with NTech®–technology in New XC Racing Poles

2/13/2007 - By Exel

Exel NTech®–technology and restructured round shaft improves the stiffness, shockproof, bending strength, and lightness.,

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Swix MB77 Wax: Racing Service Report

2/11/2007 - By Swix Racing

MB77 has great dirt repelling capabilities due to BD and flouro, and the BD also works as a lubricant in dryer conditions.,

Swix Waxes: Use Air or Snow Temperature?

2/10/2007 - By Swix Racing

Is the temperature range listed on Swix wax air or snow temperature? If it is air temperature, how do you take into account for wind chill?,

Kick for the Long Haul

2/4/2007 - By Swix Racing

In some hard wax conditions, you want to use a klister binder instead of a normal binder wax. Here's why.,

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Star Digital Iron Review
Star Digital Iron Review

Star Digital Iron Review

2/1/2007 - By Zachary Caldwell

The thought that has gone into designing and programming this iron is impressive. The folks at Star have been working with thick aluminum base plates all along, and have a good understanding of the thermodynamics at work.,

Vasa Announces New Ski Demo Day on Feb 9

1/27/2007 - By Bryce Dreeszen

Ski equipment representatives from Atomic, Fischer, Rossignol and Salomon will be on-hand with the latest skis, boots, bindings and poles.,

Setting First Tracks, by Arvid Møller
Setting First Tracks, by Arvid Møller

Setting First Tracks, by Arvid Møller

1/26/2007 - By Mark Waechter

In the mail this week, I received a beautiful hard-bound copy of the book 'Setting First Tracks'. It's the big centennial book from Madshus; a coffee-table book packed with ski history, and tons of old ski pictures and race pictures. ,

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Swix Digital Iron Review
Swix Digital Iron Review

Swix Digital Iron Review

1/25/2007 - By Zachary Caldwell

At the beginning of last season Kevin Sweeney came to visit and dropped off a newly redesigned digital iron. This one has a much thicker aluminum base plate and has been the best iron I've ever used,,

Thoughts of Proper Wax Iron Temperature

1/18/2007 - By Zachary Caldwell

Everybody understands the importance of good thermostatic control. But why spend hundreds of dollars on a digital iron? Most people figure that its to avoid burning your bases, and that is certainly a major consideration. But there's more.,

Fischer Carbonlite Field Test
Fischer Carbonlite Field Test

Fischer Carbonlite Field Test

1/12/2007 - By Karl Saidla

While the skiing conditions in Ottawa have made it difficult for very much testing of new equipment, at this point I can say that I have spent enough time skiing with the Carbonlites, both skate and classic versions, to provide a brief review.,

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