Wax Info for the Norwegian Birkebeiner Race - COARSE GRAINED SNOW

A long period without precipitation. Relatively high temperatures during the day and low at night. (Melt-freeze-situation.) Fast trails. Tear and wear.

RACE DAY: Temperature around freezing at start, and clear sky. Temperature rise expected up to +3°C/+4°C (39°F).

GLIDE: Recommended structur: Medium/Coarse
LF6T72 IronHF8T72 Iron 1) Apply LF6 in the glide sections with a waxing iron. Iron temp. approx. 135ºC to 140ºC (275ºF to 280ºF). Iron in and cool off twice.

2) Let the skis cool before scraping off all the wax with a Plexi Scraper. Brush with a Medium Bronze Brush or Steel Brush.

Plexi ScraperMedium Bronze BrushSteel BrushBlue Nylon Brush

3) Apply HF8 in the glide sections with a waxing iron. Iron temp. approx. 120ºC to 130ºC (245ºF to 266ºF). Iron in and cool off twice.

4) Let the skis cool before scraping off all the wax with a Plexi Scraper. Brush with a Medium Bronze Brush or Steel Brush, and finish with a Blue Nylon Brush.
Super Cera FC78T72 Iron 5) Distribute Cera F FC78 evenly in the glide section and iron in, temp. approx. 165°C (330°F). Brush UP with a Wild Boar or Horsehair Brush and iron in the powder a second time.
Wild Boar BrushBlue Nylon Brush 6) Brush off with a Wild Boar or Horsehair Brush. Do the final polishing with a Blue Nylon Brush.

GRIP:
Sanding PaperKB20


7) Sand the kick zone with #100 grit paper.

8) Spray on a thin layer of KB20 Green Base klister.

KR40K22NKR70

9) Apply a thin layer of KR40 Coarse Snow klister.

10) Finish with a layer of K22N VM Universal klister.

Take along K22N VM Universal and KR70 Aqua klister for adjustments on the way.

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