Are you looking for an inexpensive pair of nearly new skis? Maybe you need a match for a broken pole. Perhaps you have equipment to clear out of your basement or would like to up-graded your bike?. The Classifieds is primarily intended as a place to buy, sell or trade silent sports related items.
Send an email to Perry Dau (Webmaster) and I'll add your listing.
Attached is the trip description/registration form for the 2014 Ski Norway trip. Please note that the on-line registration for the 2014 Norwegian Birkebeiner opens on April 4th at 9:00 Norway time
Improve your cross country skiing now with a professional ski lesson. Phil Harder and John Beatty are certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA)Nordic.
Call Phil (715-842-7314) or John(715-355-1271) to make a lesson appointment. Classical, skate, and telemark lessons are available for all levels of ability.
Nine-mile now has a childís ski pulk for rent. A pulk is a plastic sled with a seat, safety harness, and enclosed cover to protect the child. It has long poles that connect to the parent with a waist belt. Now the family can ski together. It can be rented for two hours for $5.00. Take the kids out and enjoy the snow.
Simple Glide Waxing your Nordic Skis
Preparation and care of your skis doesn't need to be time consuming! In this section, we show you how to effectively and easily prepare your equipment in just a few steps.
Crayoning ~ simply crayon on the glide wax of the day.
Iron ~ gently heated it with an iron till it barely melted
Cork ~ while the ski is still warm rub the wax in with a cork covered with fiberlene.
Brush ~ when the skis cooled, which was almost immediately, quickly brushed off any excess wax remaining on the surface , which is miniscule. Anything visible will slow your skis.
For training purposes, just changing just the top layer of wax is all that is needed. For racing you may want to apply a couple of layers in addition to the higher end fluoros .
Use this method often to keep the skis well impregnated with wax. This method is quick, simple, and not at all messy (note, there is no scrapping).
Choosing the dayís glide wax. Although there are many manufacturers of wax SWIX and TOKO are common in the area. Both offer suggested waxing combinations for various events. Even if you are not racing they are worth taking a look at as you can gleam information from the reports for the weekend conditions.
As you get more experience skiing, you will get a good feel for which waxes works for you. But Iíve found that you canít go far off just following the manufacturersí recommendations, which are readily available online.
There are two great web services suggesting waxing.
By Perry Dau
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