Thursday, 29 November 2012

Haywood NorAm, Dec 1,2, Canmore, Alberta

Saturday - Skate
Wax
  • Under layer - Solda S30, Swix LF4 or SkiGo C380
  • Race wax - Holmenkol Matrix Blue, SkiGo HF Green or Swix HF6
Course Conditions
  • Hard man made snow.
  • Hard tracks for qualification rounds.
  • May soften up, sugar type snow for AB Cup sprint rounds. 
Ski Choice
  • Medium flex ski, cold grind.

Sunday - Classic
Wax
  • Under layer - Solda S30, Swix LF4 or SkiGo C380
  • Race wax - Holmenkol Matrix Red or Swix HF7
Course Conditions
  • Tough course but hard tracks initially. 
  • Lots of racers with tracks softening.
Ski Choice
  • Soft-medium camber skis

Race Information
Canada's premiere race series gets underway this weekend in Canmore, Alberta. The event will serve as a "dry run" for the World Cups to follow Dec.13-16 and will also serve as a qualifier for domestic racers looking to compete in the Quebec and Alberta World Cups.

Races include a Free Technique sprint and classic individual distance events.

Race Results

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Grind Selection



Fast Trax has been working closely with Wayne Johannsen of Gatineau Nordique Sport as our preferred grinding operation for race skis. Lately, we have been getting a lot of questions as to which grinds to put on which skis. Here is a simple table to guide your decision making process, along with a bit of information:

Classic Skis




1 Pair
2 Pairs
3 Pairs
Li3

X
X
Li2


X
XTi2
X
X
X

Details:

Li3 (red/yellow conditions) - Universal grind for klister skis and sticky hardwax. Also works well in high-moisture, new snow. 

Li2 (blue/violet conditions) - Universal grind for classic hardwax skis.

XTi2 (green/blue conditions) - Similar to Li2, but with bands of flat base to hold the structure off the snow. Dedicated cold-snow classic skis.

Skate Skis




1 Pair
2 Pairs
3 Pairs
LC4


X
Q1.3

X
X
CJ0
X
X
X


Details:

LC4 (yellow conditions) - Universal wet snow and slush grind.

Q1.3 (violet/red conditions, with hand structure yellow conditions) - Universal warm grind, works well in a wide variety of snow types and temperatures. Adding a 2mm linear hand structure will allow this grind to run in full slush conditions.

CJ0 (green/blue/violet conditions) - Universal cold grind, that runs well in a wide variety of cold conditions. Adding hand structure as necessary will allow this grind to run into red conditions.


In addition, we have updated our previous post - Skis - How Many? - to include the above grind information as well.

To arrange stonegrinding, simply contact the shop. You can find more information here - Fast Trax Ski Service