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Birkebeiner Race 2018
Saturday 17/03-2018
Lillehammer, Norway
Cross Country Cross Country
Sunny Sunny
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Birkebeiner Race 2018

Updated Friday March 16, 2018

This is our final recommendations for the race.

WEATHER and TEMPERATURES FOR THE RACE DAY

(based on info from www.yr.no)

The weather forecast for Saturday is clear sky, and light breeze in the entire track.

Rena 10:00 -18°C
Skramstadsetra 11:00 -10°C
Dølfjellet 11:00 -9°C
Dambua 11:00 -9°C
Sjusjøen 12:00 -6°C
Birkebeineren Skistadion 12:00 -5°C

STRUCTURE

Stone ground skis: Fine/medium structure.

Swix Structure Tool: No need for structure in this weather.

GLIDE – Quick & Easy

  1. Iron in one layer of LF5X. Let cool off. Iron in once more and let cool off. Scrape off with a Swix Plexi Scraper, and brush with a Swix Bronze or Steel Brush.
  2. Finish with the Blue Nylon Polish Brush.

GLIDE – Racing, more experienced

  1. Iron in one layer of HF5X. Let cool off. Iron in once more and let cool off. Scrape off with a Swix Plexi Scraper, and brush with a Swix Bronze or Steel Brush.
  2. Apply Cera F FC6X with an iron temperature of approx. 165°C. Make one continuous pass with the iron with a constant pressure – take one side of the groove at the time. Let cool approx. 10 min. Brush the powder away with a horsehair- or wild boar brush.
  3. Finish with the Blue Nylon Polish Brush.

Always wear protective equipment when applying gliders.

GRIP

  1. Sand (rub) the grip zone area with #100 grit silicon sandpaper.
  2. Iron in one layer of VG30 Blue Base Binder. Let cool off.
  3. Apply 4-8 thin layers of VR40 Blue Grip Wax. Smooth carefully out between each layer. How many layers of grip wax you should apply depends on the span of your ski.
    Take along VR45 Flexi Violet for adjustments.

SKIN SKIS

If you are using skis with integrated skins we recommend to clean the skins with N18 Swix Skin Cleaner PRO and then use N17C Swix Skin Care PRO Cold to improve the skins glide properties.

Quick & Easy: Clean the skins with N16 Skin Cleaner and then use N15 Swix Skin Care to improve the skins glide properties.

SWIX is present at start tomorrow morning with the last updates.

We wish everybody a nice trip!


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