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Wax Rec: Alley Loop Marathon Crested Butte 2/2/2019

BNS Wax Recommendation

Alley Loop Marathon Crested Butte 2/2/2019

Event Info: https://cbnordic.org/alley-loop-nordic-marathon/


9:00 a.m. – 42K CLASSIC : 3rd Lap CUT-OFF 12:00 p.m
9:05 a.m. – 21K CLASSIC
9:20 a.m. – 42K SKATE :  3rd Lap CUT-OFF 12:20 p.m
9:25 a.m. – 21K COLLEGIATE
9:26 a.m. – 21K SKATE
9:35 a.m. – 10K 
9:40 a.m. – 5K
12:15 p.m. – 3K & 1K

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Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -10. West wind around 5 mph.
Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Wind chill values as low as -10. West wind around 5 mph.


Base Layer: SkiGo LF Graphit
Race Paraffin: SkiGo HF Universal
Fluoro Powder: C110 Powder
Topcoat: C110 Block Handcorked in
Structure: Fine linear structure should run well.  Pink paper worth trying
Kick: Iron/heat in SkiGo Base and smooth with cork. 3-4 layers of SkiGo HF
Violet with SkiGo XC Green or Guru Green as a light cover lightly corked.

Test Discussion:

Glide wax was tested between 9:30 and 10am this morning on a sunny section of the course(most of the course is in the sun).  The trails were cold, abrasive and hard pack.  Air temperature at time of testing was 20degrees F, snow temperature  was 3F.  We tested SkiGo HF Universal, SKiGo HF Blue, SkiGo HF Violet, SkiGo HF Blue with C380 powder, SkiGo HF green for paraffins and SkiGo C110 and C105 for powders.

Test Results: 

Paraffin results: Winner - HF Universal, #2 - HFBlue/C380, #3 - HF Violet, #4 - HF Green, #5 - HF Blue

Powder results: Winner - C110, C105 close second

Topcoat - based on conditions C110 or C105 would be a good topcoat.