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Cross Country Ski Gear and Reviews

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.,

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.,

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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. ,

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,,

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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.,

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! ,

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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.,

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.,

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