(262) 652-5434

    Basic Tuning and Waxing Guide

    Comprehensive Guide: Tuning and Waxing Your Skis or Snowboard

    Tools and Supplies Required:

    • Ski or Board Wax
    • Base flattening tools
    • Base repair materials and tools
    • Structure tools
    • Files and bevel tools
    • Deburring and polishing tools
    • Plastic scraper
    • Nylon, steel, brass, or combo brush
    • Side bevel device or guide
    • Steel mill files

    Properly tuning and waxing your skis or snowboard is essential for maintaining optimal performance and prolonging the life of your equipment. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just starting out, this guide will walk you through each step, ensuring your gear is always in top condition for your next adventure on the slopes.

    Step 1: Flatten Your Bases

    Ensure your ski or snowboard is flat across the base from edge-to-edge

    If necessary, correct any irregularities with base flattening tools or take it to a shop for assistance.

    Step 2: Structure Your Bases

    Confirm your base has the appropriate structure for optimal performance.

    Create or refresh the base structure using specialized tools if needed.

    Step 3: Tune Your Edges

    Bevel the edges according to recommended angles using files and bevel tools.

    Deburr and polish the edges regularly for smoothness and rust prevention.

    Step 4: Wax Your Bases

    Maintain the gliding ability of your bases by waxing them regularly.

    Choose between hot waxing for deeper penetration or rub-on wax for quick application.

    Follow a tuning and waxing schedule based on frequency of use, ensuring consistent performance.

    Tuning & Waxing Schedule: After Each Day on the Snow:

    Check and deburr edges, fill gouges if necessary, and wax bases.

    Allow wax to cool, then scrape off excess and brush remaining wax out of the base structure.

    Store skis or snowboard properly to prevent damage.

     

    Once a Month:

    Perform regular inspections plus check base flatness and structure, and tighten binding mounting screws.

    By following these steps and maintaining a regular tuning and waxing schedule, you’ll ensure your skis or snowboard perform at their best, allowing you to fully enjoy your time on the slopes.