Toko: US XC Nationals 10.15km Classic Report

TokoJanuary 5, 2014
Reese Hanneman (APU).  Photo: Toko USA
Reese Hanneman (APU). Photo: Toko USA

For more images, CLICK HERE.  Overnight low was 22f and the snow was old manmade that had gone through some transitioning.  Crystals are rounding.  For the 10km women’s race, the snow stayed firm and abrasive, but for the men, it got kind of meeley and started to break apart.  For glide, the same waxes that worked well in colder conditions yesterday worked well today.  Our best tip was LF Black/LF Blue mixed for a base.  Then HF Blue.  We covered this all with HB004 a race service powder that works very well sometimes but isn’t as universal as JetStream Red for example.  This was is generally only found on the World Cup and with elite teams.

For kick for the women’s race, we went with Base Green binder with 3 drops of Green Klister in it for added durability and grip covered by Nordic Gripwax Blue.  For the men’s race, we went with Base Green Binder heated in and smoothed out and then covered with multiple layers of Base Green binder.  A successful alternative was also Nordic Gripwax Red over Basewax Green.

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