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Congratulations to all of the skiers at this year's Masters Championship and thanks to the Arrowhead NSC for hosting a great event. While it was a warm week, the snow was deep so lots of good trails. We were here for the last two days of races and took some video and photos that we'll post on our Facebook page this week (you can ask for better copies too).
This was a really great weekend of races for the young kids. The weather was warm, with a bit of fresh snow and, most important, a huge snowball free-for-all! It was great to see the kids having fun while racing and while hanging out in the woods. Congratulations to everyone who raced and thanks to the Bruce Ski Club & volunteers for running the event.
For the coaches and wax techs aiming to get the kickwax right this weekend it was a real challenge. With the temperature hovering around 0°C but moving up and down by a degree, and snow occationally falling, it was tough. Pre-testing on Saturday was difficult and didn't help for Sunday much. On Sunday everyone dialed in their kickwax at about +1°C only to see the temperature drop to -0.5° an hour before start (wind from the north increased causing this) and the kickwax change. Congratulations to everyone for surviving though this panic :-) Pre-temperature drop Skigo LF Orange was the best choice. After the temperature drop both HF Red and HF Violet were used (difference based on skis and skiers at this young age).
Glide wax was a lot easier because, as many of you know, the Midgets Championships do not allow fluro toppers. So any of the Skigo Yellow HF, LF or XC glides were the choice for both days. We were happy to hear back from coaches that Skigo Yellow was beating the other brands.
It was a great set of races. The Walden facilities have really grown quite a lot since the last skiing event. Congrats to the Walden club for putting on a good event and all that construction for the buildings and trails!
Lappe Nordic and Big Thunder ski clubs joined forces to produce an excellent World Jr/U23 Selection Trials at the start of January. A large group of volunteers made sure there was more then enough snow on the trails. Overall the races were cold to very cold with the snow being very dry. This dryness created some interesting effects that made for some not ordinary wax selections. Congratulations to the OC and all of the volunteers for a great set of races.
Ski*go HF Violet grip was regularly the choice for grip and glide with a kickwax with old and dry snow. Typically HF Blue kickwax would be the choice for this snow type and the temperatures. However, the lower fluoro content in the HF Violet is what helped give it a better release of the snow. This held true for the training day, 1st day of racing and the start of the 2nd day. Later in the 2nd day HF Red provided more grip as the tempurature warmed up. For the 3rd day (Sr/Jr Sprints) HF Violet kickwax was again the way to go!
With the dryer humidity in the snow pack Green LF consistently held as the main underlayer for all of the days of training and racing. C110, introduced last season, with it's -10°C to -20°C range was ideal for the the skiathlon & Friday's OCup as the top coat. Saturday saw C110 powder covered with C105 solid as the magic mixture for top speed. The snow continued some transition Sunday with more humidity in it so C105 powder covered with C105 solid became the choice even with the very cold morning temperatures.
Many different combinations were tried during testing each day of course. We're always happen to dissuss how choices 2-6 were for each day if you would like to talk about it at any of the races.
Thanks to all of the teams for trying and using Ski*go wax during the trials. It's always great to hear from all of the coaches and wax techs after how well the waxes are performing!
Finally, but certain NOT least: congratulations to all of the skiers selected for the World Jr/U23 team, especially Andy Shields with NDC, 1st U23 Skiathlon. Andy skied a great race and really worked hard in the last lap as the lead pack really pushed the limit. Andy is sponsored with Ski*go poles and roller skis.
We want to wish everyone a Merry (and very snowy!) Christmas!!
The Yuletide Race at Highlands Nordic was blessed with some timely snowfall. There was a large group of people out to race and lots of spectators to cheers them on. With temperatures sitting at about -4°, high humidity and new snow the obvious waxes to default with were Skigo Orange HF topped with Skigo C105. This was a safe choice. We heard that the a lot of wind had been blowing the new snow around and this would mean broken, very sharp crystals. This would lead to some additional dry friction. So we tested Skigo Red HF and found its hardness made a slight improvement. Next we tested C110 and it came ahead of C105. This resulted in the final recommendation of Red HF + C110. While this was warmer then the recommended range for C110 the extra hardness with C110 for those sharp windblown crystals is what made it the top choice. Once the course was totally packed down at the end of the race the top test shifted back to C105 and Orange HF. Hope that information helps you with your next race! Cheers!
The winter season has begun west of Ontario with good snow. We hope you get a chance to ski on it! The East is very thin on snow, but there's hope for Christmas (fingers crossed)!!Our telephone number has been changed to 519-404-1742. You can call or text this number. The old number is now gone. This should keep make contact easier.
Roller skiing is swiftly upon us this spring. Skigo is pleased to continue offering the best classic roller ski available: the XC Carbon. The feel and response of these sweet skis is incredibly close to being on snow. Constructed of 100% carbonfiber with camber to provide a ride that is extremely smooth and non-fatiguing.
Newly available for 2012 is the Skigo P5/7001 Classic roller ski. These aluminium framed roller skis provide excellent control and tracking to make your training sessions productive.
The NS Carbon Skate provides a smooth, balanced ride that brings joy to every roller skiing session. With fenders & updated graphics for 2012.
All Skigo roller skis are designed and built by Skigo.
The new Nordic racing squad in Norway is Team Skigo!
For the upcoming 2012/13 season we are starting to recruit Wax & Service Techs to help us be at more races and loppets throughout the winter. We are looking for enthusiastic people who are willing to learn the skills of waxing and testing skis. You do not need to be an expert already; there will be a full training session for all recruits. The basic skills needed to apply are that you can already ski classic and skate techniques -- this is needed for testing.
Every Skigo Tech will be equipt with all of the Skigo waxes, poles, clothing, and other equipment. This means you will have the best kit throughout the winter. In addition to the training you will have contact with senior Skigo Techs to help you at any time. In return we ask each Skigo Tech to attend 4 days of races or loppets in the season. Beyond this you can do your regular skiing and your participation in races and loppets. If you are interested in doing more events then we have a remuneration schedule.
For more information contact Skigo Canada by e-mail, telephone or in person. Let us know you're interested! Tell us where you're located and briefly your skiing background. This is an amazing opportuntity.
The 2012 Cross Country Nationals has concluded now to mark the end of the racing season. Many skiers are having withdrawls symptoms now because of how quickly the weather switched from winter to summer. Some lucky spots out west continue to get snow, so those lucky skiers should not experience symptoms for a while!
All of the races happened under severe warmth and sunshine at Mont Ste Anne and the Plains of Abraham. Everyone was graced by the attendance of the National Ski Team (NST). The chance to see the speed of WC winners in person is of great benefit for everyone.
Thanks to the two host ski clubs and the volunteers for running this event. The number of hours to prepare for and running this large an event is very, very high. We hope they are enjoying some deserved long sleeps. Thanks to all of the teams for testing and using Ski*go waxes; thanks also for your testing feedback. Ski structure played a large role in getting fast skis. We were happy so many clubs had a chance to borrow our tools and get some experience with the Speedy Rillers (e-mail us for technical sheets if you need one).
We're starting to prepare for the summer now and, of course, next season. We'll see you in Callaghan Valley for the 2013 Nationals!
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