It’s the little details: Which powder ran. Who cut the inside corner. Which klister held on the longest. Welcome to Application, a Monday collection of stories and highlights from Swix Sport, our athletes, and partners. We’ve offered up the most technologically advanced waxes, poles and sportswear for nearly eight decades. We’re overdue in sharing the stories, recommendations and insights that go along with our brand. Keep an eye on your inbox every Monday for tips, tales and the application of Swix Sport products in the skiing world.
Goods of the Week: FC100 Powder
Reformulated and returned to use in the Swix line, FC100 builds on its well known versatility. A fantastic cold snow powder, durable and easy to use, FC100 was widely applied this month at US Nationals in Soldier Hollow, Utah, during sub-zero temperatures and on a mixture of man-made and natural snow. “It’s definitely back,” explained, Chris Hall, Swix head of racing service, who administered tests and recommendations, included testing of a handful of of competitor waxes. FC100 joins the elite line of racing powders that Swix offers and promises performance in a wide range of conditions.
Swix Sport @ US Nationals
The annual gathering of would-be World Cup skiers, elite junior racers and driven athletes from the cross country ski scene, US Nationals always boasts great racing, tough competition and insights into the season to come. 2013 was no different, with 2002 Olympic venue, Soldier Hollow, Utah playing host. Conditions were excellent with world class courses stitched together from a blend of man-made and natural snow.
Cold temperatures and hard tracks greeted racers in the opening event of the championship. On the men’s side, perennial sprinter and former USST member, Torin Koos took another national title with the help of Swix Triac poles. He was followed closely by Sun Valley’s Michael Sinnott and Bend Endurance Academy’s Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess. On the women’s side, the combined efforts of Rosie Brennan and Sadie Bjornsen, both of the Swix-sponsored APU nordic team weren’t enough to unseat CXC’s Jennie Bender who took the finish in a dramatic final push. Bjornsen and Brennan finished second and third, respectively. click to read more. http://www.swixracing.us/nordic/
All In: Andy Newell
Longtime US Team member, Andy Newell is fun to watch. Athletic and cagey in racing, the sprinter has posted numerous top ten finishes this season in freestyle sprints and his career best distance results. On Saturday in a World Cup classic event in Liberec CZE, Newell notched his strongest classic sprint finish in three seasons, a sixth place in an aggressive final heat. Newell wasn’t completely pleased with the strong result that came after his qualifying position put him in the last quarterfinal: a very short turnaround to recover before the last showdown of the day, “It’s frustrating not to be on the podium having made three finals this year,” he explained. Look for the Swix-sponsored sprinter to return to a World Cup sprint podium spot soon in the weeks to come.