|Mark at work in his shop in Winthrop, WA (photo plundered from www.ultratune.net)|
As befits a sport such as cross-country skiing, we spend most of our time focusing on our physical preparation, training, and honing our bodies to finely-tuned killing machines. But there are other ways to get speed.
Just as you crazy, skinny road bikers agitate endlessly over your carbon-fiber codpieces and titanium molar implants, we skiers have a way to faster times without any bodily improvements. The quality and preparedness of our skis play a huge part in how well they glide across the cold stuff, and there’s a source for what you be jonesin’.
For over a decade now, Mark Waechter at Nordic Ultratune has applied his genius-level intelligence from electrical engineering into the art of stonegrinding, and the products are a testament to that effort. Building on a foundation developed by American Nordic stonegrinding pioneer Nat Brown, Mark has created a one-stop shop for top-tier equipment. Either online or in person you can purchase hand-picked race skis from Mark’s selective fleet and have them prepped with one of his signature stonegrinds, selected precisely for the conditions you face.
Check out his website at www.ultratune.net or give him a call at 509 996 4145. If you’ve put this much time into getting your legs strong, the least you can do is give them something worthy of their speed to glide upon.