Swix wax tips for Marcialonga 2022

Our wax recommendations for Marcialonga.

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For the race day:

Our wax recommendations are based on tests made at the stadium in Val di Fiemme and Canazei.

WEATHER and TEMPERATURES for Sunday (based on info from www.yr.no and www.ilmeteo.it)
The forecast says clear weather Saturday night.

Canazei 10:00 -0,6 degrees
Moena 11:00 +3 degrees
Val di Fiemme 11:00 +3 degrees

Structure:

Swix Structure Tool: 1.0 mm linear structure (imprint roller that gives linear structure). Use a bit pressure. Behind the kicksone

GLIDE:

1. Iron in HS07. 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 HS07L liquid spray glider.

2. Finish with the Swix Red or blue Nylon Polish Brush.

GRIP:

For those who start 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. Alternatively, KX20 baseklister, ironed in and let
    cool of. Or KB20 baseklisterspray for a more durable base.
  3. Apply one layer of V30 Blue Grip Wax. cork in.
  4. Apply 2-3 layers of VP50 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 VP65. This is also a good
    wax to bring with you during the race.

For those who start further back, and would like kick all the way we recommend:

  1. Sand (rub) the grip zone area with #100 grit silicon sandpaper.
  2. Apply a very thin layer of KX20 baseklister, ironed in and let cool of. Or KB20 baseklisterspray.
  3. Apply one thin layer of KN44 Nero klister
    Make sure both layers are thin and smooth. Try to keep the ski and klister cold before you put them on. Avoid to stand still with the skis on, so that the snow don’t stick to the klister before start.

SKIN SKIS

If you are using skis with integrated skins we recommend cleaning the skins with N22 Skin Cleaner and then impregnating the skin with N20 Swix Skin Impregnation to improve the skins water repellant properties and last boost the glide and grip properties with N21 Skin Boost.

We wish everybody a nice trip!

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