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Saturday 01/04-2017
Venabu, Norway
Cross Country Cross Country
Sunny / cloudy Sunny / cloudy
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Troll Ski Marathon 2017

Updated: Friday 31.03.2017.

These wax recommendations are based on testing and weather prognoses.

Weather and temperature prognoses:

Venabu 08:00 0°C
Øksendalen 09:00 +3°C
Goppollen 11:00 +4°C
Pellestova 12:30 +4°C
Sjusjøen 14:00 +6°C

The weather forecast for Saturday says: Snowfall and degrees below zero Friday night. Cloudy Saturday morning changing to partly cloudy and sun throughout the day. Quickly rising temperatures. Gentle breeze from southwest.

STRUCTURE

Stone ground skis: Medium structure. Use hand structure on stone ground skis for better glide.
Swix Structure Tool: 1.0 mm linear structure, light pressure. Increase the pressure on the tool accordingly to the snow's water content.

GLIDE: Alternative 1 – easy

  1. Iron in LF8X. 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 - Alternative 2 - more experienced

  1. Iron in one layer of HF8X or DHF104 White Marathon. 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 FC8X 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.
  2. Iron in a thin layer of VG35 Base binder. Let cool off outdoors.
  3. Iron in a layer of V30 Blue grip wax. Let cool off outdoors.
  4. Apply 2-3 thin layers of VR40 Blue grip wax. Smooth carefully out between each layer.
  5. Apply 2-3 thin layers of VR55N Violet grip wax. Smooth carefully out between each layer.

If your skis are slipping cover with VR62.

Take along: VR62, VR70, K21S and K22 together with a good scraper and a waxing cork.

It may be difficult conditions during tomorrow's races with new snow, sun and rapidly rising temperatures throughout the day. You must expect to re-wax your skis to have good kick during the entire race. If the forecast is correct, there will be no need for klister for those who start from Venabu. Those who start at shorter distances must consider developments in temperature. K21S Universal klister can be a good option throughout the day.

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

Swix will have waxing service at Lisetra, after about 75 km of the long distance race.

We wish you all a nice trip!


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