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-Colored liquid vegetable dye sprayed in a narrow line at the side of the track ("the line") that gives the skiers definition of the course. Definition lines are also sprayed on the track at right angles near jumps and other severe changes in the pitch of the course, or where visibility for skiers may be poor. Applied by the '''[[Dye Crew]]'''. +Colored liquid vegetable dye sprayed in a narrow line at the side of the track ("the line") that gives the skiers definition of the course. Definition lines are also sprayed on the track at right angles near jumps and other severe changes in the pitch of the course, or where visibility for skiers may be poor.
-'''[[Dye Recipe]]'''+Dye is prepared using a combination of water, '''[[windshield washer fluid]]''' and a dark blue colouring agent. The colouring agent most often cited is '''blue''' '''[[liquid]]''' '''[[food coloring]]''', although other water soluble dye in liquid or powder form is also used. The '''[[coloring agent]]''' must be able to emulsify in both '''[[water]]''' and '''[[alcohol]]'''.
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 +Applied by the '''[[Dye Crew]]'''.
[[Image:Dye color for slopes.png|300px]] [[Image:Dye color for slopes.png|300px]]
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*'''[[Slope Raking Ski Cross]]''' *'''[[Slope Raking Ski Cross]]'''
*'''[[Ski Cross Course Preparation Crew]]''' *'''[[Ski Cross Course Preparation Crew]]'''
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Revision as of 09:58, 1 May 2010

Colored liquid vegetable dye sprayed in a narrow line at the side of the track ("the line") that gives the skiers definition of the course. Definition lines are also sprayed on the track at right angles near jumps and other severe changes in the pitch of the course, or where visibility for skiers may be poor.

Dye is prepared using a combination of water, windshield washer fluid and a dark blue colouring agent. The colouring agent most often cited is blue liquid food coloring, although other water soluble dye in liquid or powder form is also used. The coloring agent must be able to emulsify in both water and alcohol.

Applied by the Dye Crew.


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