December skiing will all be part of our ‘classic december’ plan. This of course means grip waxing. We have a lot of instruction and skiing activiities to fit into only a hour and half. So…
-Make sure you are ready to go on time…which means arriving 10-15′ early
-Do the majority of waxing at home. Start with a cold base wax (Green or Super Blue Rode) and heated in, and then one Marginally warmer layer corked in over top.
-Bring your own wax and cork to practice. Bring the wax of the day and one warmer with you while you ski.
The 3 most important Waxes for skiing at Telemark are RODE Violet, RODE Viola Multigrade and RODE Super Blue. This covers 0 to -20C
The Next ones to buy would be in this order: RODE Super Extra, RODE Blue Multigrade, RODE Viola Extra and RODE Rot Extra. These are the best waxes we use and they are also the least expensive at $12 each.
Please do not waste your money on any of the VR line of Swix waxes; we have only used them once in the last 3 seasons at the races and it turned out we should have used RODE Super Extra instead.
-Adam will have the wax of the day posted on the white board in the racing room. There will be one to two tins of that wax on the wax bench, this is not enough to get 14 kids waxing (see previous point).
-We would like kids to be responsible for waxing their own skis, but we are going to start assigning parents on a rotating basis to assist with waxing at practice. If you can’t make it then it will be your responsibility to find a replacement.
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