Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rossland - part deux

Today was our first full day here in Rossland. The athletes did an intensity session on classic skis and we tested grip and glide solutions.

The morning started out by frantically making a few more klister skis for athletes who forgot to put their gear on the wall last night. For those who don't know, the heel of your hand + your thumb is the best tool for spreading klister. This is what happens after a few dozen pairs.
The venue at Rossland. Beautiful day for testing skis. The forecast is looking slightly colder for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (race days), but not too bad.
Dan, our awesome ski tester and an Olympian. He has 1,000 x 30 seconds dialed - the quintessential ski testing workout.
Our afternoon project was getting skate skis ready for athletes to test tomorrow. That pile is several layers deep.

Chris and me in the wax room. We've spent more than a few hours in similar rooms over the past few weeks.
Powder test - not actually from this race, but I don't want to give away all of our secrets.

Tomorrow we'll be at the venue early to finish dialling in our paraffin, powder, and structure calls. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are all race days, so updates may not be forthcoming until I am home next week. Stay tuned to for results.

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