** 2014 Gatineau Loppet Vauhti Wax Recommendation - Skate Update **
By: Team XC Ottawa (2014/02/13)
Looks like a great weekend for the loppet! We might have up to 10cm of fresh snow Friday, and perhaps snow during the race Saturday. Great to see participation increasing and the great snow and good weekend weather should help.
Snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Temperature steady near -6C. Low -13C.
Saturday... Cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. High -8C.
Sunday... Sunny. Low -21C. High -10C.
Now onto the good stuff. As always check back as we will be updating these recommendations!
You can buy these Vauhti waxes at Fresh Air Experience: 1291 Wellington W, Ottawa (613) 729-3002.
Sunday - Glide Wax
Fast - 1 layer LF Graphite, 1 layer Vauhti LF Green
Faster - 1 layer of Vauhti HF Molybdenum, 1 layer of Vauhti HF Green
Fastest -1 layer of Vauhti HF Molybdenum, 1 layer of Vauhti HF Green, Gold Fox Powder for the topper. From tests this morning on course the HF Green was almost as good on its own. The Hfc21 was also good.
Saturday - Glide Wax
Fast - 2 layers Vauhti LF Blue (or you could heat in the one layer twice to save wax)
Faster - 2 layers of Vauhti HF Blue (or you could heat in the one layer twice to save wax)
Fastest - 2 layers of Vauhti HF Blue, Gold Fox Powder
Saturday - Grip Wax
Fast - Vauhti AT binder ironed in and cooled. Top that 2-6 layers of fluor Carrot, finally 1 layer of fluor green cover.
Faster - Vauhti AT binder ironed in and cooled. Top that 2-6 layers of K15 and cover with K19/K21