Wax Recommendations for the following races:

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RACE:  MSHL Alpine Wild Mountain
DATE: 1-10-2019 START TIME:  5:00
SNOW CONDITIONS: 

Wild Mountain is reporting that almost all snow is man made, some natural from earlier in the season. They are blowing snow when the conditions allow. The race will be held on 26-70” of packed groomed snow.

Wax Thoughts:

With the amount of man made snow one should wax colder than what the temperatures call for. With the higher humidity levels put on as much fluoro as you have. 

FORECAST TEMP: 19℉ FORECAST HUMIDITY: 70%
SKY COVER: Mainly cloudy, light winds.
RACE WAX RECOMMENDATION 1
BASE LAYER SUPPORT LAYER RACE LAYER TOP COAT
Base Prep HS 10 HSLF 10
RACE WAX RECOMMENDATION 2
BASE LAYER SUPPORT LAYER RACE LAYER TOP COAT
Base Prep Fluoro HSLF 10 HSF 10 Race Pro Cold

RACE: SISU Ski Fest
DATE: 1-12-2019 START TIME:  9:50
SNOW & WEATHER CONDITIONS: 

Possible snow showers on Wednesday and a 20% chance at race time. Ironwood has feet of packed natrual snow and the trail conditions should be great. Sisu is reporting 10" of fresh snow in the last 3 days. The temperatures will stay below freezing all the way up to race time on Saturday.  The temps during the race look to be fairly stable, maxing out at a high of 26 F.

WAX THOUGHTS:

With the snow falling earlier in the week, and the abundance of natural snow, calls for waxing at temperature.  The high humidity calls for putting on waxes with Fluoros in them. 

FORECAST TEMP: 22 F FORECAST HUMIDITY: 88%
SKY COVER: Mainly cloudy, light winds.
RACE WAX RECOMMENDATION 1 (low cost option)
BASE LAYER SUPPORT LAYER RACE LAYER TOP COAT
Base Prep HSLF 10 HSLF 20 None
RACE WAX RECOMMENDATION 2
BASE LAYER SUPPORT LAYER RACE LAYER TOP COAT
Base Prep Fluoro HSLF 10 HSF 20 Race Pro Cold

RACE: Seely Hills Classic Updated (1-9 PM)
DATE: 1-12-2019 START TIME:  10:00
SNOW & TRAIL CONDITIONS: 

2019 Seeley Hills Classic has been moved to the Birkie start stadium. Recent rain has hurt the snow pack that the race was going to be run on.

The Birkie crew is reporting that there is a base of 12" in the start area and 2"-3" on the groomed trail outside of the start area.

The cold temperatures Wednesday night should really firm up the trail base.

WAX THOUGHTS:

With the lack of fresh snow Fast Wax would recommend waxing at the temperature, and with the high humidity level a high fluoro wax is the way to go. The temps during the race should stay in the mid 20's.

FORECAST TEMP: 23 ℉ FORECAST HUMIDITY: 81%
SKY COVER: On race day expect mostly cloudy, light winds, and a slight chance of snow
RACE WAX RECOMMENDATION 1 (low cost option)
BASE LAYER SUPPORT LAYER RACE LAYER TOP COAT
Base Prep HSLF 10 HSLF 20 None
RACE WAX RECOMMENDATION 2
BASE LAYER SUPPORT LAYER RACE LAYER TOP COAT
Base Prep Fluoro HSF 10 HSF 20 Race Pro Cold

RACE: Birkie Tour
DATE: 1-13-2019 START TIME:  9:00
SNOW & TRAIL CONDITIONS: 

The trail for the Tour should follow the Seely Classic.  Expect the trail to be well worn by the time Sunday rolls around. 

The Birkie crew is reporting that there is a base of 12" in the start area and 2"-3" on the groomed trail outside of the start area.

The cold temperatures Wednesday night should really firm up the trail base.

WAX THOUGHTS:

The temps on Sunday looks to be inline with what is expected on Saturday. Fast Wax would recommend waxing at the temperature, and with the high humidity level a high fluoro wax is the way to go. The temps during the race should stay in the upper 20's.

FORECAST TEMP: 24 ℉ FORECAST HUMIDITY: 85%
SKY COVER: On race day expect mostly cloudy, light winds, and a slight chance of snow
RACE WAX RECOMMENDATION 1 (low cost option)
BASE LAYER SUPPORT LAYER RACE LAYER TOP COAT
Base Prep HSLF 10 HSLF 20 None
RACE WAX RECOMMENDATION 2
BASE LAYER SUPPORT LAYER RACE LAYER TOP COAT
Base Prep Fluoro HSF 10 HSF 20 Race Pro Cold

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