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Wax recommendations: Frosty Fest!

Thu, Jan  12, 2017 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for upcoming races!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The REI Frosty Freestyle, Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

Expect fresh man-made snow over a thick base. The park will be making new snow and laying down existing piles of ready-made snow on Friday in preparation for the race. The race course has been modified from last year: the section of trail with the funny hill on the south has been replaced with a new loop cut through the trees to the north of Buck's Run, the man-made snow loop.

See the NordicSkiRacer Facebook page for the latest photos of trail conditions!

Start with a ski that has a medium to warmish grind. On a clean base:
Base: Apply a layer of Solda HC28, scraped and brush. Then apply a layer of S30 powder. Scrape when it is hot and brush.
Paraffin: If you have a Solda Fluor Plus Dice, cold crayon a light layer, then apply Solda F40 Special Red. Scrape and brush.
Top Coat: Solda Powerjet 1. Cold crayon a good layer. Then with a sheet of fiberlene between the iron and the ski base, iron the PJ1. Polish with a nylon brush and then with a felt pad.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The NordicSkiRacer.com Krazy Klassic, Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

This race is also the Michigain Senior Olympics xc ski race. Expect fresh man-made snow over a thick base.

Base: Apply a layer of Solda HC28, scraped and brush. Then apply a layer of Solda S30 powder. Scrape when it is hot and brush.
Paraffin: If you have a Solda Fluor Plus Dice, cold crayon a light layer, then apply Solda F40 Special Red. Scrape and brush. If the day is warmer and the snow is giving up moisture, mix Solda F40 Yellow with the Solda F40 Red.
Top Coat: Solda Powerjet 1. Cold crayon a good layer. Then with a sheet of fiberlene between the iron and the ski base, iron the PJ1. Polish with a nylon brush and then with a felt pad.
Kick wax. I would be tempted to try the Rex Powergrip Violet. If the track is icy then a Swix Silver klister.

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