Volume 13 Issue 28: Nov 8, 2012
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 Molybdenum or Graphite 


When should one use Molybdenum or Graphite waxes?

Confused Waxer


It is very simple. Moly for dirt and Graphite for new cold snow.


Start uses Moly as a dry lubricant in its BM Line only for dirty snow, including course artificial (dirty) snow. Start uses Graphite as an underlayer for static electricity neutralization necessary in cold dry snow that is less than 24 hours old.  Yes some people recommend Moly with every application, perhaps because it makes the plastic scraper feel good when sliding across the ski.  If you were skiing across plastic Start would recommend Moly. Hopefully this winter new clean snow will be abundant and we can avoid Moly but use Graphite. 

Classic Technique Pointers
Do you guys have simple video pointers for classic?

Yes watch this simple classic pointers from Alexei Sotskov. 

Classic Roller Skiing Tips
Classic Roller Skiing Tips


Which Start Kick Wax When?


Please explain Start's kick waxes for me!


Terva-Tar: Minimizes icing in new fine grain snow.  Every day wax where it snows frequently.  MSRP $12.00, 6 Temps

Synthetic: Durable in old course snow. Every day wax where it snows infrequently.MSRP $12.00, 5 Temps

RF Racing Fluor: All condition high tech racing wax.

MSRP $25.00, 4 Temps

Oslo Racing: Specialty wax for coarse grain, artificial & salted snow with large temp swings .MSRP $ 25.00, 3 Temps

 Base Wax: Keeps kicker in kick zone. MSRP $12.00: Base for normal, Extra for coarse grain snow.

MB Black Magic: Cover Wax to Reduce Dirt pickup and icing

MSRP $45.00 w/Flour and $30.00 w/o

Grip Tape: Turns waxable skis into custom fit waxless skis for all conditions.Put it on once leave it on all year. MSRP $20.00 



 PSIA Nordic Instructor Tips

 Professional Ski Instructors of America


One thing at time


According to a recent presentation on Skills Acquisition by Warren Pretorius of Dartfish (a pioneering video analysis software company), it takes 6 hours of practicing a new skill for the new movement pattern to become 'cemented.' Since most of us don't, can't or won't ski for 6 hours, this practice probably takes place over a few training sessions. Introducing a new skill or focus prior to solidifying the skill being practiced will result in a deterioration of the skill being learned. Not exactly breaking news, but a great reminder to enthusiastic coaches and instructors eager to disgorge their (sometimes newfound) knowledge about all aspects of technique.

Try this: In your own skiing or coaching, let one aspect of technique remain the sole focus for a training week (of a few sessions) or weeks, if only skiing once a week. If tired, rather that choose a new focus, take a break so that the practice allows the desired performance rather than the tired performance. Get the most out of training time by letting one 'main idea' take hold, rather than dislodge it with new information. Take the long view and acquire and imprint skills that will serve for a lifetime.


Scott McGee, PSIA Nordic Team Coach

See Clearly in Snow
It is easier to win when you can see.

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Team News
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Drive for 25 - 1 day fundraiser
Ask 10 friends to donate $25.00 
 Reduce the cost our junior athletes have to pay 

to represent the USA at this winter's 

World Junior Nordic Championships.


Donate to Cross-Country Drive for 25 Nordic-Combined
Support Tomorrow's Stars Today  
World Cup Season 
16 days away
kicks off in Gallivare Sweden
Destination News
Yellowstone Ski Festival
 1 week away
be there
Equipment Clinics 

CXC Salomon Superfit Clinics

Nov 9, 10 ,11




'CXC Super Fit' is an exciting weekend sale program filled with store specials. Get your equipment fit by using a state-of-the-art CXC 3D pressure mat and Salomon Light Table. Receive information firsthand - talk to the CXC Team athletes and coaches about the type of skis you need for certain snow conditions and ways to make them glide fast.   more CXC Super Fit clinic info here

Start Wax Clinic Dec 6th 
at Wisconsin's



 FIS Fantasy World Cup, TdS, Marathon and Nordic Worlds Contests - Phase 1 Launching Soon  

October 25, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - With under a month to go to the first World Cup we're excited once again to announce that Phase 1 of our international 4-in-1 SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup, Tour de Ski, Marathon and Nordic Worlds contests will be launching soon for contestants around the world - the only Nordic contests of their kind worldwide.

Stay tuned for more FIS Fantasy Contest updates coming soon and for all of the latest Nordic news visit

Training Programs and Camps 
Training Programs and Camps 
Does you have a programs you wish to promote? 
email and we will share.

Event Guide

Nov 2-24

Jan 12

Jan 26

Feb 2

Jan 3- Feb 2

Feb 2

Feb 9

Match 2

Nordic Job Openings

Nordic Job Opening? email to post

Job Opening

Store Staff:Rice Lake, WI With two specialty businesses we have a hard time finding that "Right" employee. We are looking to hire an energetic self- starter to work in both of our businesses: Out There Nordic and Burnell's Décor . We do a huge variety of things. This person must also be able to lift up to 50-75 lbs. If you would like to learn more email us for more information at


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Enjoy Winter,

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In This Issue
See Clearly
1 week D25
Yellowstone Ski Festival
Fantasy World Cup
Nordic Job Openings
Support Tomorrow's Nordic Stars Today 

west Yellowstone
Ski West Yellowstone
Bjorn Daehlie
Salomon Nordic with Rikka
Visit Sun Valley Nordic
Sun Valley Nordic Festival

VBT ski tours
Cross-Country Ski Vacations to Fabulous Destinations

find the time
The one gift you receive at birth is time.  You'll never have more  than you have today.  Find the Time.

concept 2 ski erg

Ski Area House Rentals

Big Sky's Best Kept Secret
7 km of Own Private Nordic Trails

7 km hilly loop
big ski house

Portable Ski Bench
only 5 Available

terry bench ready to wax

wax bench in travel mode 

So what's wrong with it? It simply cost too much to build. There are only 6 available at $300 each plus shipping. The price covers just the cost of materials and powder coating. And Ole's is not selling ours. Shipping additional. Email Ole's Cross Country Center Ski Shop: to order.
Thanks Gene.


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