Wax Recommendations for the following races:

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RACE: Kortelopet
DATE: 02-22-19 START TIME:  10:30
FORECAST TEMP: 20 FORECAST HUMIDITY: 70%  
WAX SELECTION THOUGHTS: 

UPDATE 2/18 @ 11:00 AM

Noaa now has a forecast, looks like high temp in the mid 20's with mostly cloudy skies. The overnight lows are in the upper teens so the snow condition should be stable. Snow is expected on Wednesday night. Trail should be soft at race time so use a soft tipped ski and  a fine grind on your ski base. 

The Birkie trail crew is reporting they are out nightly grooming and that trails are in good shape. The bridge should be going up soon, check the Birkie cam!

(Wax Rec 1 Ski Prep)

1. Base Prep              Clean your skis with Base Prep and scrape while warm
2. HS-20 Blue              Apply 1 layer of HS – 20 Blue, Scrape and Brush
3. HSLF-20 Blue         Apply 2 layers of HSLF-20 Blue Low Fluoro Racing Wax
4. Scrape and brush between layers

(Wax Rec 2 Ski Prep)

1. Base Prep            Clean your skis with Base Prep and scrape while warm
2. HSLF-20 Blue      Apply 1 layer of HSLF – 20 Blue, Scrape and Brush
3. HSF-20 Tan         Apply 2 layers of HSF - 20 Tan High Fluoro Racing Wax, Scrape and Brush
4. Apply Race Pro and iron in with Base Saver.  

(Kick Wax)

Rode Blue Super Wiess topped with Rode Topline TLS-VO

REX Progrip Blue

RACE WAX RECOMMENDATION 1
BASE LAYER SUPPORT LAYER RACE LAYER TOP COAT
Base Prep HS 20 HSLF 20 None
RACE WAX RECOMMENDATION 2
BASE LAYER SUPPORT LAYER RACE LAYER TOP COAT
Base Prep Fluoro HSLF 20 HSF 20 Race Pro Cold or Warm


RACE: American Birkebeiner
DATE: 02-23-19 START TIME:  08:15
FORECAST TEMP: 24 FORECAST HUMIDITY: 72%  
WAX SELECTION THOUGHTS: 

UPDATED 2/18 @ 11:00 AM (Changed to colder waxes.)

NOAA's forecast looks like high temp in the low 30's, and snow is now likely the night before the Birkie.The winds look to be low in the 4-7 mph range overnight and during the race, this could move the new snow around and continue to break it down in to a fine powder. With this added resistance make sure to use a fine grind on your ski base.

If you are in the early waves Fast Wax would recommend waxing one temp range colder because of the likely new snow, so a harder,10 series wax looks the way to go. If you are in later waves a 20 series wax looks like the way to go, since the trail will have seen a few skiers by then and the temps should continue to increase. 

We will continue to update the wax recommendation all week long. 

(Wax Rec 1 Ski Prep) 

1. Base Prep              Clean your skis with Base Prep and scrape while warm
2. HS-10 Teal             Apply 1 layer of HS – 10 Teal, Scrape and Brush
3. HSLF-10 Teal         Apply 2 layers of HSLF-10 Teal Low Fluoro Racing Wax
4. Scrape and brush between layers

(Wax Rec 2 Ski Prep)

1. Base Prep Fluoro             Clean your skis with Base Prep and scrape while warm
2. HSLF-10 Teal                  Apply 1 layer of HSLF – 10 Teal, Scrape and Brush
3. HSF-10 Green                Apply 2 layers of HSF - 10 Green High Fluoro Racing Wax, Scrape and Brush
4. Apply Race Pro and iron in with Base Saver.  

(Kick Wax)

Rode Blue Super Wiess topped with Rode Topline TLS-VO

REX Progrip Blue

RACE WAX RECOMMENDATION 1
BASE LAYER SUPPORT LAYER RACE LAYER TOP COAT
Base Prep HS 10 HSLF 10 None
RACE WAX RECOMMENDATION 2
BASE LAYER SUPPORT LAYER RACE LAYER TOP COAT
Base Prep Fluoro HSLF 10 HSF 10 Race Pro Cold 


If you have a race you would like us to post a recommendation for, drop us an email at info@skifastwax.com! Please let us know the date and time of the event so we can fine tune your recommendation.

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