After several years of research, Mogul Mick has developed a Guide that will help recreational skiers tune and maintain their own skis. He has discovered the simple, straight-forward techniques that are quick, easy, and even fun! The Guide that everyone has been waiting for is finally here!
Whether you're an intermediate, advanced or expert skier, you'll surely want to maximize your skis' performance by tuning and waxing them frequently. Modern, high-performance skis will simply not deliver the potential for which they were designed unless they are serviced regularly. The best and most cost-effective way to keep your skis in top shape is to do the maintenance and tuning yourself.
Unfortunately, there has been a lot of confusion regarding the subject of ski tuning, because most of the available information has come from ski wax companies and World Cup race ski technicians. Up until now, there has been virtually no practical guidance for the average recreational skier. Now, Mogul Mick's Guide to Easy Ski Tuning and Maintenance will help the skiing public keep their skis performing at their best.
Mogul Mick's "Guide to Easy Ski Tuning and Maintenance" shows you, step-by-step, how to simplify the process and do a better job than most ski shops. The Guide is filled with great time and money saving tips and tricks, to keep your bases gliding and your edges carving.
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In the meanwhile, here are some quick tuning tips for recreational skiers:
- Wax ski bases and sharpen edges after every 3-5 days of skiing.
- Your mileage may vary, depending upon distance skied and snow texture.
- Contact the manufacturer to find your skis' side and base angle.
- Use a coarse diamond stone to remove burrs from the ski's edges.
- Sharpen edges with a medium diamond stone in a file guide or multi-tuner.
- After cleaning the skis' bases, rub on (like a crayon) a 'universal' hot wax.
- Set a household iron's temperature somewhere between nylon and rayon.
- Note: Never use this iron again for ironing clothing; buy a new one!
- Melt a stick of wax with the iron and drip wax sparingly onto the ski's base.
- Keep the iron just hot enough to melt the wax, without producing smoke.
- Keep the iron moving, and avoid getting the top surface of the ski too hot.
- Spend about 10 minutes hot-waxing each ski, feeling the top surface as you go.
- After waxing, let the skis cool down for at least 30 minutes before using them.
- It is not necessary to scrape off the excess wax from the ski's base or edges.
- Excess wax will be quickly removed by the snow, once you start skiing.
- Be prepared - the bases will be 'sticky' until the excess wax has worn off.
- Have your ski bases repaired and stone ground at the end of each season.
- Deep dings, especially when close to the edges, should be repaired promptly.
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