Banned for U12

Change is in the air ….

for the 2019-2020 age class U12 and under race season. The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Congress in Park City, Utah, drafted and approved several new rules “to help keep cost down and level the playing field”. The summary is: Two races during the season will be run without speed suits. Only one pair of skis…

Buy More Stuff!!!!

Early Season Sales start – now- Labor Day Weekend is the start of ski season buying!….. Some amazing deals to be had in getting prepared.  https://sidelineswap.com Sideline is running a 15% sale off certain items. https://www.peterglenn.com Peterglenn is running 20% on a range of previous season inventory. https://www.backcountry.com Backcountry is offering 25% off on select…

Packing Race Skis for Travel

Ski racers tend to be nomadic people. Chasing snow all over the world, traveling to race starts, and finding that “best” camp experience is just what they do – So, packing and un-packing is just part of ski-race-life! but…. packing skis…. race skis …the very thing that can determine a certain outcome for all that…

Obsession by Oakley

Glad Oakley was able to bring this video back.

Mikaela has a small part but, the message is clear enough for all athletes…. its OK to be obsessed…..

Fluke Tuning Report for Jan. 3rd 2019 Loveland Sync Cup GS Race

Today Jan. 2nd recorded temperatures: At base of Loveland Lift 3 [Bottom of course] Air Temp: 9F at 9:15AM….. 27F at 1:30PM [high of day]….Course in full sun starting ~11:45am till 2pm Snow Temps: -5F ~ -1F 9:30AM …….. 15F ~ 20F in shade at bottom of courseTaken with IR Fluke Meter mod. 561 calibrated…

Head Case…..or, factory Head boot cants

Head boots are a popular choice for many racers. However, how many of us know the factory cant [tilt] of Head boots? Ok, so, why is this important? Because Head boots [like many of the Race products they offer] are kind of different [innovative] from the norm. And, as a racer YOU NEED TO KNOW…

Another Brick…. in the Wall; or, how to repair a sidewall.

Scenario: $900 Race Skis come home from practice with a major chunk taken out of the top-sheet / sidewall!!! The horror, the horror….. First, don’t PANIC!! Its not as bad as it looks. Some skis are more prone to sidewall / top sheet damage then others. Its much more difficult to damage a ski with…

2019 Beaver Creek Race Day Series….

Starts tomorrow with a new season sponsor. The Helly Hansen Race Day and Championship Series at Beaver Creek kicks off the season of racing on Bear Trap December 31st, 2018! Previous, this series had been known as GoPro Race Day in 2017, and Verizon Race Day in 2018; this year’s event will be held on…

Best SWIX Wax Chart Ever!!

I have often wondered why Swix does not provide guidance for snow temperature when selecting the correct wax. Most other brands provide snow temp, or, both snow and air temp. waxing guidance. However, Swix promotes air temperature on product packing as well as basic charts. Snow temperature does not fluctuate as much as air temperature…

BULLETPROOF your base!!!

Lets face it, maintaining a fast racing ski base is expensive and time consuming. Early season, and bad luck can gouge, ding, scratch, and deform a perfect race base. Only re-grinding the base [$50-$100] will fix certain damage. PTEX is seldom a permeant fix, and core shots are even more expense and labor. So, what…