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Sunday 12/03-2017
Sjusjøen, Norway
Cross Country Cross Country
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Updated Saturday March 11 2017 09:00

WEATHER and TEMPERATURE PROGNOSES 
(based on info from www.yr.no)

The forecast says partly cloudy weather with light to gentle breeze in the mountain. It gets below freezing at night with rising temperatures throughout the day. 

Sjusjøen kl. 09:00 -2°C
Sjusjøen kl. 12:00 0°C
Birkebeineren Ski Stadium kl. 09:00 0°C
Birkebeineren Ski Stadium kl. 12:00 +2°C

The following wax recommendations are based on the weather prognoses and testing.

STRUCTURE

Stone ground skis: Medium structure. Use hand structure on stone ground skis for better glide.

Swix Structure Tool: 1.0 mm linear structure.

GLIDE – Quick & Easy

Iron in CH6X or LF6X and let cool off. Scrape off with a Plexi Scraper, and brush with a Swix Bronze Brush (T162) or Steel Brush (T179).

GLIDE – Racing, more experienced

  1. Iron in one layer of HF6X or DHF104 White Marathon. Let cool off approx 15 minutes. 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.

GRIP

  1. Sand (rub) the grip zone area with #100 grit silicon sandpaper (Swix T330 or T0011).
  2. Iron in one layer of VG30 Blue Base Wax. Let cool off.
  3. Apply 4-6 thin layers of VR40 Blue Grip Wax. Smooth carefully out between each layer.
  4. If your skis are slipping apply 2 thin layers of VR45 Light Violet on top.
    Take along VR55N Violet for adjustment along the way.

How many layers of grip wax you should apply depends on the span of your ski.

If you are using skis with integrated skins we recommend to use Swix Skin Care before the race to improve the skins glide properties. Skin Care can also be applied in the glide section.

Swix is present at start on Saturday morning with updated recommendations.

If you feel unsecure how to apply glide and grip wax go to: www.swixschool.com

We wish everybody a nice trip!


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