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Discussion: Do you want fast skis for the Ski-o champs?

in: North American and US SkiO Championships (Mar 11–13, 2016 - Presque Isle, ME, US)

Mar 11, 2016 3:54 AM # 
One of the reasons (among many!) that the ski-o team is going faster than you on the trails is that we take a lot of care preparing our skis. That means less effort to go faster, so more brain power for the map! Do you want to experience wings on your feet?

On a first-come, first-served basis, the Ski-O Team is offering to wax your skis, for a price. We will accommodate eight pair of skis per night, starting tomorrow night. Choose the appropriate package below:

Low-fluoro wax job: $20
High-fluoro wax job (includes LF layer): $40
Pure fluoro wax job (includes LF and HF layers): $80

What are fluoros? That's short for fluorocarbons, and they're a great family of hydrophobic chemicals that are bound in some sort of paraffin wax to repel the water in the snow as your ski slides over it. The more fluorocarbon in the wax, the more water it will repel and the faster your skis will go.

This sounds like a win-win to me. You get faster skis, and the ski-o team raises some money to race at the next Ski WOC!

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