2014 CSM Wax Guess
By: Team XC Ottawa (2014/02/05)
Best of luck to everyone doing the CSM, you're in for a great weekend. Feel free to pass on any tales of your adventures and we'll post them here.
CSM Weekend Weather
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 15. High minus 9.
Saturday... A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 14. High minus 7.
Sunday... Cloudy with 60 percent chance of snow. Low minus 13. High minus 10.
Rather than recommendations, these are guesses since we won't be on site to do any testing.
So without further delay..
Glide should be very straightforward.
Simple and Fast - 2 layers Vauhti LF Blue.
Faster - 1 layer Vauhti Molybdenum, 1 layer Vauthi HF Blue, Gold Fox.
GripSimple (lots of grip) - 2 layers of Vauhti Super Binder or Carrot heated in. 3 layers Vauhti Tar -1...-6C and as much Carrot as you need to fill your wax pocket. You can use either the regular or Fluoro Carrot. We find the Fluoro has more grip and glide.
Faster - Vauhti Super Binder, K15 and K19/K21. This might feel a bit slick so you can make it grippier by replacing K15 with Vauhti Tar -1..-6C and cover that with K19/K21.
Layering is always a good idea, you can cover a warmer wax with Fluor Green or K19/K21 to prevent ice from building up. Use thin, smooth layers of whatever you put on, better to stop and add more than to drag half the track with you for 160km!