Saturday Morning Low of -2F and a high of 11F. Cloudy. Chance of flurries. This forecast always has the potential to change. Keep your eyes on the forecast, and we’ll update recommendations accordingly.
Baselayer: Start Basewax Low Fluor
This is our favorite base layer for racing. It provides great base layer prep for the high fluoro glider and the fluor powders.
Glide Option 1: Start MF10. Apply a generous coat of Start MF10. The key to success with this wax is to brush it. My preferred method for brushing after scraping is as follows:
Glide Option 2: Toko HF Blue + Toko X-Cold Powder (could substitute Swix LF3 Cold Powder for Toko Cold Powder)
Toko HF Blue and racing on the Birkie Trail go together like peas and carrots. It does well in the cold lake effect snow from Lake Superior.
Fluor Top Coats:
For all fluor powders, I highly recommend ironing in the powder, followed by brushing with a fluoro brush (soft nylon like the Swix Cera brush that is blue). Leave loose fluoros on the ski base, don’t brush off completely. Run a roto fleece down the length of the ski twice to adhere the remaining loose fluoros.
Fluoro Powder Option 1: Start SFR75 Powder
Fluoro Powder Option 2: Toko Jetstream 2.0 Blue Powder
Fluoro Powder Option 3: Rex 63 Powder or Rex TK-820
Fluoro Block 1: Toko Jetstream 2.0 Blue Block
Fluoro Block 2: Rex TK-72
Binder: Start Base Wax ironed into the hard wax pocket.
Kick Wax Layer: A green kick layer is going to be key. Solid Options include: Start Green Synthetic, Rode Green, or Swix V20. My personal favorite for these conditions is Rode Green.
Kick Wax Top Coat:
Start Terva Black or Start Terva Green. Go with black for slightly faster skis, go with green if you want slightly better climbing skis.
If you don’t want to stress about waxes, then let us prep your skis for you. We hope you can tell that we love waxing skis, making wax strategies, and above all making skis fast so that people . Go to your race stress free and let us be your wax techs! The most important thing is to have fun!