American Birkebeiner - 2012

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Re: American Birkebeiner - 2012

Postby MN Hoser » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:42 pm

More is coming out from Zach about the testing. This stuff is really intersting but is so far beyond the average racer. A powder coat is roughly $30 (without a deal), and I'd guess a rub on is maybe $10. So testing 5 powders runs $150, plus waxing your skis after seeing the results which is another $30. It's easy to add another $30-40 testing some rub-ons, assuming you own them. Wow, eh.


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Re: American Birkebeiner - 2012

Postby lkm » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:06 pm

Luckily here in Barron County, WI and points northward received all snow, no rain. But it was heavy stuff.

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Re: American Birkebeiner - 2012

Postby jt10000 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:33 pm

MN Hoser wrote:This is interesting:

http://startnowfinishfaster.wordpress.c ... ell-sport/

I used FC1 as a top coat. 1. Most topcoats slowed the ski. 2. Graphite sounded like a big no-no. (FC1 is a moly/graphite solid.) My skis started as rockets on the big downhills, but very average in other areas. Then they lost their magic on the downhills and just became pretty good (relative) to others.

Hmmm - so it seems like graphite/moly in old snow/abrasive conditions, but generally not otherwise?

I have a solid fluoro from Solda (Powerjet 4) that they described as "with carbon; excellent for cold, new falling snow."

I guess Zach's most fundamental recommendation would be "test." Which is generally beyond me.
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Re: American Birkebeiner - 2012

Postby kuan » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:10 am

In the end anything (within reason) will test pretty close. It's fitness, training, health, and confidence.

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