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Categories: Wax Reports | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 12/15/2016 | Views: 2457
Wasatch Citizen Series #1

Wasatch Citizen Series #1
12/17/15

Event Information-

Wasatch Citizen Series Classic 10k race. White Pine – Park City, Utah. Race start at 10AM for kids, approx. 10:20AM for others.

 

Weather-NOAA forecast

Friday

Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 11am. High near 40. Southwest wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Friday Night

Snow likely before 11pm, then snow showers likely after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 16. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Recommendation:

Base Layer: Ski*Go LF Graphite

Race Paraffin: Ski*Go Blue HF

Fluoro Powder: Ski*Go C105 Powder
Topcoat: Ski*Go C105 Block

Structure: Finite L04

Kick: Ski*Go Violet HF

Test Discussion-

It really depends on how much, if any, new snow occurs Friday and Saturday and how wet it is. The snow should be all natural snow. The forecast temps would put the wax right between most Red and Blue type waxes – the Ski*Go Blue has a slightly higher temp range, so it might be a good choice. Other options would be a mix of Holmenkol Racing Mix Mid and Racing Mix Cold or a mix of the Holmenkol Speed Base Cold and Mid. Since I am expecting the snow to be a bit wetter than normal around here, I am going with the Ski*Go Blue, which typically does better in more humid conditions.

For fluoro powder –  for the same reason as the base wax, the Ski*Go C105 might be the best bet – although the new Holmenkol Syntec Race Mid might be a good choice – it effectively replaces the old Mid08 powder which works extremely well with the typical Utah new snow. If it is really dry cold snow, then powders might not be as necessary, but I don't think it will be that dry looking at the forecast.

For topcoats – Ski*Go C105 block or Holmenkol Block Mid might be a good choice. It is always best to try topcoats out the day of the race.

For kick – if it is cold enough with new snow, then it shouldn’t be a problem – any number of kick waxes will work. The Ski*Go Violet HF is for newer snow and covers a very broad temperature range. The old standards like Swix Blue Extra or Rode Blue Multigrade might work really well also. Consider a cover wax (like Ski*Go Green XC) to help speed things up a bit. If there is a lot of new snow, the new Start Terva waxes might also be a consideration (especially if warm and cold snow mix).



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