Base layer - CH4X
Glide layer - CH4X
Fluor layer - FC4X for afternoon races
This Friday morning at 10 AM in Ashland, I glide tested 3 pair of cold skis on a slightly sloped downhill. It was -3f, no wind, sunny, hard pack. FC4X glided the farthest, with straight CH4X very close. CH4X/ LF3X cold powder was the slowest this morning.
It is going to start warming up this weekend as we snap out of this bitter cold stretch.
The question is, how fast will the sun warm the very cold snow?
In my opinion, racers in the morning should run straight CH4X. For the afternoon, FC4X if you can afford it. Those with less budget should bring FC6XS Cold Turbo block. Test it and roto fleece or hand cork if it there is moisture developing.
Note: it is very important to fully brush out FC4X. Lightly scrape, nylon brush followed by either horsehair or boars hair, then the blue polishing brush.
Binder - VG35
Kick - VR30 covered by a thin layer of V05 Polar all corked in.