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Cross Country Ski Gear and Reviews

Swix V50L Violet Liquid Kick Wax

12/25/2006 - By Nick Mahood, SWIX Racing Service

Application of the Liquid kick is fast and easy. Starting with a clean kick zone, I lightly sanded and then sprayed on the wax in two thin strips on either side of the groove. Done in 30 seconds! ,

Use Masking Tape to Protect Your Kick Zone
Use Masking Tape to Protect Your Kick Zone

Use Masking Tape to Protect Your Kick Zone

12/19/2006 - By Mike Muha

Here's an easy way top keep glide wax from getting in your classic ski's kick zone when you're glide waxing: use masking tape to cover the kick zone.,

SIA Works to Reduce Tariffs on Cross Country Ski Footwear

12/15/2006 - By SAI

SnowSports Industries America has had another success in its efforts to reduce tariffs on imports of manufactured snow sports products.,

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Just Say NO! to Wax Remover

12/14/2006 - By Mike Muha

Using wax remover on your skis is generally not the optimal method for cleaning your skis. It's not that waxing solvents are necessarily bad for the base material, it really has to do with how it impacts your ski's performance.,

How to put on Kick Wax

12/10/2006 - By Phil White, SWIX Colorado Racing Service

Putting on kick wax can be simple and easy, if you have the technique down. Once you’ve chosen the wax du jour (Norwegian for “what to put on today”), you need to apply it correctly.,

Try SuperSkis!
Try SuperSkis!

Try SuperSkis!

12/6/2006 - By Mike Muha

Superskis! Able to cross gravel, rocks, and sticks in a single stride!,

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Mike Temkin Gets Secret Training on Base Grinding
Mike Temkin Gets Secret Training on Base Grinding

Mike Temkin Gets Secret Training on Base Grinding

12/2/2006 - By Zach Caldwell

Well, not so secret now! We caught him on camera after he made the 12 hour journey to Engineered Tuning out in West Townshend, Vermont.,

Regarding Mark Waechter’s Remarks in 'Dissecting Kuzmin'

11/29/2006 - By Leonid Kuzmin

Leonid Kuzmin has been a the center of a controversy regarding the structuring and waxing xc skis. Here, he responds to an article written by Mark Waechter or Nordic Ultratune.,

From Speedskating to Skiing: Clapskis
From Speedskating to Skiing: Clapskis

From Speedskating to Skiing: Clapskis

11/27/2006 - By Mike Muha

FINN BV in the Netherlands, a producer of clapskates for iceskaters, has a line of clapski bindings. The system apparently is in use on the World Cup sprint circuit.,

www.forbushcorner.com

Ironing: What to Buy, How to Use, When to Iron

11/25/2006 - By Phil White, SWIX Colorado Racing Service

When you use the iron, go from tip to tail in one continuous motion. Don’t stop in the middle to adjust your iPod, just keep moving.,

SKITRAB Skis Marked for Klister and Hard Wax Conditions
SKITRAB Skis Marked for Klister and Hard Wax Conditions

SKITRAB Skis Marked for Klister and Hard Wax Conditions

11/23/2006 - By Joe Gollinger

SKITRAB classic skis will come with Polka Dot markings for both klister and hard wax kick zones,

Selecting the Right Kick Wax

11/22/2006 - By Swix

Ski far enough to give the wax a chance to become "conditioned" by the snow. Usually during the first hundred meters or so the wax might feel a bit slippery, which is normal.,

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