Marcialonga

Wax recommendations for Marcialonga. Updated January 25, 2020.

WEATHER and TEMPERATURE FORECAST RACE DAY

(based on info from www.yr.no and www.ilmeteo.it)

The forecast says cloudy and maybe some sun around 10:00 Sunday morning.

Canazei
Moena
Val di Fiemme

10:00
11:00
11:00

-0.5ºC
+2ºC
+3ºC

STRUCTURE

Swix Structure Tool: 1.0 mm linear structure (imprint roller that gives linear structure). Use some pressure behind the kick zone.

GLIDE – Easy, fluoro-free alternative

  1. Iron in Pure Marathon (DHFF). 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. Or alternatively CH06XL liquid spray glider.
  2. Finish with the Blue Nylon Polish Brush.

GLIDE – Racing, more experienced

  1. Iron in one layer of DHF104 White Marathon. Let cool off. Iron in once more and let cool off.
  2. Scrape off with a Swix Plexi Scraper, and brush with a Swix Bronze or Steel Brush.
  3. 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. 
  4. Finish with the Blue Nylon Polish Brush.

For racing it is an alternative to use FC78 Supercera instead of FC8X.

ALWAYS use recommended protective equipment when gliding skis.

GRIP - for raceday Sunday

For those who starts early we recommend:

  1. Sand (rub) the grip zone area with #100 grit silicon sandpaper.
  2. Apply a very thin layer of VG35 Green Base Wax. Iron in and let cool off.
  3. Apply one layer of V30 Blue Grip Wax. Iron in and let cool off.
  4. Apply 2-3 layers of VR55N Violet Grip Wax. Smooth carefully out between each layer. How many layers of grip wax you should apply depends on the span of your ski.
  5. If your skis are slipping adjust with VR62.
  6. Take along VX63 for use during the race.

For racers in 45 km and racers with estimated time 4-4.5 hours or more we recommend klister.

  1. Sand (rub) the grip zone area with #100 grit silicon sandpaper.
  2. Apply a very thin layer of KB20 Green base klister spray. KX20 base klister is an alternative if you don't have the spray. Remember that KX20 needs heating to apply evenly.
  3. Apply one layer of KN44 Nero klister. Smooth out an even layer. It's easier to apply if you heat the tube for applying.

SKIN SKIS

If you are using skis with integrated skins we recommend to clean the skins with N18 and then use N17C Swix Skin Care PRO Cold to improve the skins glide properties. Remember to glide the glide sections in front of and behind the integrated skins.

We wish everybody a nice trip!