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Cote Dame Marie and JNQ wax recommendations

Fri, Jan  20, 2017 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for upcoming races!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Cote Dame Marie, Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Grayling, MI

Solda recommendation:

Expect machine groomed, old snow that is wet. Select skis with shorter contact zone, some tip splay and a medium grind.

Base: Apply Solda FC27 (LF carbon) . Scrape and brush. If you don’t have FC27 then use Solda HC28. After scraping and brushing, cold crayon a layer of Solda Fluor Plus dice.

Paraffin: Apply a layer of Solda F40 Red Special. Use at least 3 passes of the iron to blend the Fluor Plus Dice. Scraped and brush. Then apply a layer of Solda F40 Yellow Special, scrape and brush. These two could be mixed 50/50, but remember that more layers is better than fewer layers.

Powder: Solda Fluor 100. You cold go with the top coat below and not burn powder. The powder will give a somewhat more durable surface that resists dirt.

Top Coat: Cold crayon a layer of Solda Powerjet 1. Then iron it in with a hot iron using a sheet of fiberlene between the iron and the ski base. When cool, brush with a nylon polishing brush. Finish with a polish using a felt pad.

Structure: After waxing you could apply a medium broken linear pattern with one pass of a Swix or Toko structure tool. Remember that a structure that is too deep and aggressive will pick up dirt.

Junior National Qualifier, Birkie Trail

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Junior National Qualifier, Birkie Trail