Wax Recommendations - Vasaloppet / Hayward Lions Pre-Birkie

Wax Recommendations - Vasaloppet / Hayward Lions Pre-Birkie

We have been busy testing the new fluor free waxes this early winter, if you are looking for a recommendation for this weekend’s races, see below. We have tested waxes from Swix, Rex, Vauhti, Rode, and Start, among others, below are some recommendations that will make your skis fast in these fluor-free times.

Vasaloppet USA

Mora

Weather-

Friday - A chance of snow and freezing drizzle before 7am, then a slight chance of snow between 7am and 1pm, then a chance of flurries after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 13 by 5pm. Blustery, with a northwest wind of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night - A chance of flurries before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around -11. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Saturday - Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 5. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph.

Saturday Night - A slight chance of snow between 7pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11. Calm wind. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 11. Calm wind.

 

Saturday Skate Race

Recommendations-

Paraffin – Swix Marathon, Start Green, Rode R20, Toko HP Blue

Liquid – Toko HP Blue, Rex N-Kinetic Cold, Rode RL Cold

Structure Skate – LZ0, LZ2 stonegrind, no additional hand structure

 

Sunday Classic Race

Recommendation –

Paraffin – Swix Marathon, Rode R20, Start Green, Toko HP Blue

Liquid – Rex N-Kinetic Cold, Toko HP Blue, Rode RL Cold

Kick Binder – Vauhti Superbase

Kick – Swix VP30, Guru Green, Rode Green,

Structure – LC0, LC2 grind with no additional hand structure

 

Hayward Lions Pre-Birkie

Hayward

Weather-

Friday - A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night - A chance of flurries before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -13. Blustery, with a north wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 7. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

 

Saturday Skate and Classic

Recommendation

Paraffin – Swix Marathon, Rode R20, Start Green, Toko HP Blue

Liquid – Rex N-Kinetic Cold, Toko HP Blue, Rode RL Cold

Kick Binder – Vauhti Superbase

Kick – Swix VP30, Guru Green, Rode Green,

Structure – LC0, LC2 grind with no additional hand structure