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The last one in – Birkie 2020

As the sun set last evening on another Birkie Week, we would just like to say Thank You to our AMAZING Nordic Family. From customers and friends from around the globe who support us in what we do. To some AMAZING athletes Out There- @jjyeaton on her 50k Women’s skate WIN & @nichbathe on her 54km Women’s Classic WIN. Also to two other #AmazingLadiesOutThere @krishanson24 & @jasminewiley for helping to make crushing FAST skis this week. Congrats to @per_hanson01 on his 18th place Korte Skate finish and to all of our friends who as the sunset helped cheer in this determined Wave 70 classic skier rolling in at the end of the day.
THANK YOU!!!!!
#BestFamilyOutThere #TeamOutThere #ThePlacesYouWillGoWhenYoureOutThere #ruoutthere #GetYourAssOutThere #lifeoutthere #DontLetYourDreamsBeDreams #TeamWorkMakesTheDreamWork #BirkieFever #Birkie2020 #SeriouslyFast

Birkie Service 2020

Well it’s the time of year we open our American Birkie Waxing Service. As always this is a Limited offering. For the past 10 seasons we have increased the number of skis each year and we continue to fill up.

We will be testing the full week leading up to the race on the Birkie Trail, working to provide the Best Service Out There!

For more details: Birkie Race Service

Reminder we have Drop locations in Madison & Stillwater. Once you have registered we will contact you with all of those bits of info!

 

Service is now FULL for the 2020 Events.

CXC Masters 19/20

Our 2019/20 Season is just getting rolling. If you are interested, Join us for a session!

Contact us to Learn about the program & registration options available

Please RSVP to outtherenordic@gmail.com

The NEW Masters Season is here! Join us Out There

V.I.P. Membership Form: https://cxcskiing.wufoo.com/forms/vip-club-membership/

CXC Masters Team: https://cxcskiing.wufoo.com/forms/cxc-masters-team-membership/

2020 US Cross Country Championships

This past week we had our first run at providing Race Service at the US Cross Country Championships in Houghton MI.

We were there providing race support to a number of Junior athletes from the Central Region as well as other types of support to a number of Elite athletes who are friends & members of Team Out There.

It was a great opportunity to see the Highest Level of the Sport in our Country. These athletes are truly the FUTURE of our sport in this country and they are ripping it up.

 

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Junior Race Service – 19/20 Season

As we begin to look forward to the upcoming race season we are getting out info on our Junior Race Service. For the 2019/20 Season we will again be providing Race Support at the Midwest & Great Lakes Junior National Qualifying Races: Space is LIMITED so get a spot soon

Midwest: Athletes from Minnesota, North & South Dakota, Iowa

Registration

Dec 14-15 Duluth MN (SUPER JNQ) Classic Sprint – Freestyle IND
Dec 21-22 Houghton MI (Super JNQ) Freestyle Sprint – Classic Mass Start
Jan 18-19 Mt. Itasca MN (MW JNQ) Classic Mass Start – Freestyle Individual Start
Feb 16-17 Theo Wirth MSP, MN (MW JNQ) Freestyle Sprint (Cross components) – Classic Individual Start

Great Lakes: Athletes from Wisconsin & Michigan –

Registration

Dec 14-15 Duluth, MN. (Super JNQ) Classic Sprint – Freestyle IND
Dec 21-22 Houghton MI (Super JNQ) Freestyle Sprint – Classic Mass Start
Jan 25-26 Cable WI (GLD JNQ) Classic Sprint – Freestyle Mass Start
Feb 15-16 Houghton, MI (GLD JNQ) Freestyle IND – Classic Mass Start

For more information please email us.

 

Wax Clinic- NEW Location

We are going to be hosting a waxing clinic at the Brickfield Brewery! This Great Brewery is owned by some longtime family friends. They also Dairy Farm and grow much of the grain for their beer also.

So join us to learn about a multitude of waxing brands, best practices and some awesome BEER!

 

RSVP to info@outthereshop.com 

or the FACEBOOK EVENT

Thoughts on the FUTURE of waxing

The last few seasons have started to bring about some change in the waxing world after many years. Some folks have really gotten wound up over something that for most recreational skiers has very little affect on them. The key question is
Where is it going?
This year has begun with loads of folks asking about Liquid Wax, Spray on Wax, Do I get rid of my Iron and much more. Yes there are many changes coming to the World of Waxing and let us tell you even more on the horizon. This past week it was announced by FIS that they are placing a FULL Ban on Flouro’s  this will have somewhat of an affect for the World Cup, OPA Cup, Collegiate Teams and high level Junior/Senior Level racing, although from what we are seeing the Wax Manufacturers are already ahead of the curve.
Industry wise we and the Wax Manufacturers have been seeing this on the horizon so the R&D departments were gearing up. The announcement was made over this past week and already from many of the Major players in the industry we are seeing the signs of what we heard was coming.
What does all of this mean?
We are still not fully sure. Loads of NEW products are coming to market, many will have NEW application methods. Although there will no longer be waxes with the F- Word in them they will have different compounds and the companies will still make different levels of product. From the Entry level recreational skier to the High End Elite level racer. There has been some thought that “Oh if we go to Non-Fluoro we will have only cheap slow wax” Sorry folks we have had High End Non-Fluoro waxes for a number of years, pricing out in the $300 + per unit.
R&D does not come free.
So for now slow down on reading every article that is out from every manufacturer as in the next 24 months there will be even more changes that they are not telling you about yet. So just get Out There and enjoy skiing and remember the best wax service or wax in the world will not give you a winning race if you did not TRAIN..

Are you tough enough to be a Skier?

This is really a question. Over the last few weeks we have had weather that has been getting folks fired up for the Nordic Season. Now though we have had a week were it makes you wonder if it has been worth it.

STRENGTH thru Adversity-

That is the name of the game in Nordic Sports (XC Skiing, NoCo, Jumping, Biathlon & Alpine)

Be it training or competition the weather plays a huge factor, though the mental toughness gained through those experiences it what creates AMAZING People.

From a three hour over distance run or roller ski at 90f to a delayed race start in January to get the temp to rise up to -4f what other sports get to have this much fun. In today’s world for some reason folks have gotten tuned in to complaining. For goodness sakes for complain to people they do not even know on Social Media in so absurd it is crazy.

Remind yourself that the things in life that give the most reward are those things that most often have had the greatest challenges. In the world of sport that is why the stories of those who had made it to the highest level have such amazing stories of adversity, hardship & more. And when asked if they would endure it all again, they all seem to say yes. So be it your first season as a “Nordic Athlete” or your 50th overcoming the challenges of training & participating can be large some days, but remember one little thing………………..

 

You still get to be Out There and do it!

 

 

2019 CXC/Wayne Fish Coaches Certification and Conference

Coming to Rice Lake!

Culture of Excellence will be the focus for Central Cross Country Skiing’s (CXC) 8th annual Wayne Fish Coaches Conference & Certification workshop presented by Salomon Oct. 18-19-20 in Rice Lake, Wis.

Details

It ALL starts somewhere Out There

As of recent we have had a number of folks as us (a little odd as we start Season 11 with the shop)

“Why are you guys in the Nordic business?” Often followed by “Well what big races have you won” or “Which NCAA school did you ski for?”

Over the years as our Family has been involved in the Nordic scene we have somewhat gone quietly along doing what was set forth over 90 years ago…. Doing our part to GROW the Nordic Community.

We are super stoked about the things our Family (today and of years gone by) have done to GROW the Nordic Community in the Old Country and the New One. With our little shop and the support of AMAZING Clients and the Family of Team Out There Athletes, We hope you are ready for what the next 90 years will bring.

We hope to see YOU Out There soon…

Where it began