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Svalbard Skimaraton 2018
Saturday 28/04-2018
Adventdalen, Svalbard
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Svalbard Skimaraton 2018

Updated Monday April 23, 2018.

WEATHER PROGNOSIS FOR SATURDAY FROM yr.no

The weather forecast for Saturday says partly cloudy and light wind. Temperatures from -5°C to -8°C. We will publish more acurate recommendations afther testing Thursday and Friday.

STRUCTURE

Stone ground skis: Fine/medium structure. Use hand structure on stone ground skis for better glide.

Swix Structure Tool: 0.75 mm linear structure, use light pressure.

GLIDE:  Alternative 1 – easy:

  1. Iron in LF6X or fluor free CH6X. Let cool off. Iron in once more and let cool off. Scrape off with a Swix Plexi Scraper, and brush with a Swix Bronze Brush.
  2. Finish with the Blue Nylon Polish Brush.

GLIDE:  Alternative 2 – racing:

  1. Iron in one layer of HF6X. Let cool off. Iron in once more and let cool off. Scrape off with a Swix Plexi Scraper, and brush with a Swix Bronze Brush.
  2. Apply Cera F FC6Xwith 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 (Swix T330 or T0011).
  2. Iron in one thin layer of VG35 Green Base Wax. Let cool off.
  3. Iron in one layer of V30 Blue Grip Wax. Let cool off.

This is what we recommend to do before leaving for Svalbard. We will publish recommendations for final grip layers after testing the conditions both Thursday and Friday.

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.

Treat the glide zones of your skin skis as recommended above.

Thursday and Friday SWIX is present in "Svalbardhallen" with recommendations and guidance.

Friday from 16:00 you can attend our wax clinic in "Svalbardhallen" where we will give guidance on easy maintenance of skis as well as preparations for race day, Saturday.


Recommended products

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