Wax Info for the Norwegian Birkebeiner Race - FINE GRAINED SNOW

1-2 weeks since the last snowfall. Temperatures below freezing during the whole period.

RACE DAY: Temperature at start approx. -8°C to -12°C (18°F to 10°F), sunshine, no wind. Expected temperature rise during the day up to approx. -3°C to -4°C (25°F).

GLIDE: Recommended structure: Fine
LF6HF6T72 Iron
1) Apply LF6 or HF6 in the glide sections with a waxing iron. Iron temp. approx. 140°C (285°F).
Iron in and cool off twice.
Plexi ScraperMedium Bronze BrushSteel BrushBlue Nylon Brush 2) 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.
Cera F FC7T72 IronWild Boar Brush 3) Distribute Cera F FC7 evenly in the glide section and iron in, temp. approx. 155°C (310°F). Brush UP with a Wild Boar or Horsehair Brush and iron in the powder a second time.
Wild Boar BrushBlue Nylon Brush 4) Brush off with a Wild Boar or Horsehair Brush. Do the final polishing with a Blue Nylon Brush.

GRIP:
Sanding PaperVG35 Swix Base BinderT72 Iron
5) Sand the kick zone with #100 grit paper. Iron in a thin layer of Base Binder VG35.
V40 Blue ExtraT72 IronSynthetic Cork 6) Iron in one layer of V40 Blue Extra, and cork out.
Then apply 3-4 thin layers of Blue Extra, and cork between each layer.
VR40Synthetic CorkVR45 7) Finish with 3-4 thin layers of VR40 Blue, cork between each layer.

Take along VR45 Flexi in your pocket.

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