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With the 2016 Boulder Mountain Tour just weeks away, it is not too early to start getting race skis ready for their final layer of race wax before the big day. Doing a little work on your skis now makes a big difference in time spent waxing the night before the race. Below are some tips to save time, energy and stress the night before the BMT.

accumulated on the West Yellowstone Rendezvous Trails in the opening days of November, Fischer Sports is preparing for the most well attended U.S. ski event of the Thanksgiving season. “We’ve waited out the interminable time in the fall before snow hits,” explained Fischer’s Western Sales Representative, Brian Schiller. “Now we’re thrilled about having snow and a great collection of gear for demo at this year’s West Yellowstone Ski Festival.” Fischer will again employFischer’s West Yellowstone Online Demo Form Reservations are still...

(Press release) Fischer has announced the launch of the Twin Skin. Building on their collection of performance waxless options, Fischer offers the Twin Skin as a complimentary classic ski designed to kick in variable conditions without sacrificing glide. The Twin Skin is built on Fischer’s venerable RCR ski, a populist model made to maximize performance at a reasonable price point. “The Twin Skin is a ski made for versatile conditions. Purpose-cut cavities for two separate Mohair...

Press release posted: November 10, 2014) In the wake of Swix’s release of the Cera Nova X line, Swix National Racing Director Chris Hall is embarking on a year long clinic and outreach tour to educate people on the new waxes, lineups and products available through the redesigned system “Representing three years of research and development, the Speed Tour is sure to be valuable for any cross country skiing enthusiast,” Hall described. Kicking off with a...

Press release) MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Thirty-five nordic racing dealers arrived in downtown Minneapolis to connect, share and learn from Fischer Sports and friends of the nordic industry. “This has never been done before and it’s a really special thing,” explained Vice President for Nordic at Fischer Sports, Peter Ashley in opening remarks to the dealers, “this gathering represents the people that make racing happen in this country. We’re thrilled that you’re here.” Following Peter’s welcome,...

Skirack, Vermont’s only Fischer Nordic Race Center, and Mansfield Nordic Club, 2013 NENSA Club of the Year, are proud to host Fischer Nordic Racing Director Chris Hall and Rick Halling, Fischer Nordic Promotions Specialist. Come in and check out the 2013/14 line of Fischer Skis, Boots, Bindings and Poles, including the revolutionary new Speedmax Skating and Classic skis, which utilize cold base bonding technology that protects the homogenous molecular structure of the base, increasing wax...

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  Fischer Skis Announces 2012-2013 Athlete Signings,  Led by World Cup Champion Kikkan Randall  Eight of Thirteen U.S. Ski Team Cross-Country Racers Choose Fischer Skis AUBURN, N.H. — September 25, 2012 — Fischer Skis announced today that four of the six A Team athletes on the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team have committed to race on Fischer skis through the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, Ala.), Andrew Newell (Shaftsbury, Vt.), Kris Freeman (Andover,...

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“Perhaps it was the wine of the cool autumn breeze. Or perhaps as climbers sometimes we meet, we met. Rob Kiesel was an aggressive downhill racer. Perhaps it was his single-minded drive, which induced success. Nevertheless he was somewhat new to climbing and this would be no leisurely climb.” — Excerpt from Gregory Lowe’s “Half Dome in the Winter” as it appeared in The American Alpine Journal (Vol. 15, Issue 1) by the American Alpine Club. ***...

It is nearing the end of February and that can mean only one thing, it’s Birkie time again!  The 2011 American Birkebeiner is shaping up to be a very exciting and fast race for every racer and participant.  Part of the excitement and perhaps anguish leading up to the race can be related to skis and waxing.  How should I prepare my skis?  What waxes do I need?  What wax tools do I need?  What...

The US National Championships in Rumford, Maine moved into the freestyle skiing on Thursday, with the Distance Skate events taking place for the male and female competitors.  Due to low snow conditions, both events were switched from the scheduled mass start format to an interval start format.  However, the distances, 30km for men and 20km for women were kept the same and the 2.7km course held up very well for all the racers. With 3...

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Chris Hall, director of US Racing Services for Swix states, “Waxing for the West Yellowstone USSA SuperTour events was straightforward but not West Yellowstone normal. As we do for each race we tested a matrix of CH, LF, and HF base gliders based on temp and humidity. Once we had chosen the base wax we re-waxed and zeroed the test skis with the chosen base and tested if Cera-F over-layers increased the speed.  A final...