So, apparently, I need to relearn how to wax downhill skis. I had a light tune up done last weekend, picked my skis up last Sunday and skied on them. When I brought my skis in yesterday after skiing, the wax was gone off the edges of the skis. I took my skis back to the repair shop and had a great chat with the guys there. I didn't think I skied that hard, but whatever.
Back in the dark ages when I was in college, I used to tune up and wax my downhills. I have cross country skis and know how to wax them. What are your tips for waxing downhills????
I meant that the parts of the base close to the base were grey, not the actual edges. I do have at least that many smarts. And, I have done my skis before, including ptex, but it's been a long, long time. The dinosaurs were roaming the earth last time I did my own skis.
I had another nice chat with the guy at the shop this morning. He showed me the edging tool he would recommend, told me what angle to set it for, and handed me some skis with shiny bottoms. They don't look like that anymore. Off to spend some money...
If the wax is wearing off the base unevenly it may be time for a base grind. Ski bases can become convex or concave over time and can be checked with the edge of your your scraper, a base grind can bring them back to true
I already have, Camp. Eric was super helpful. I think that he spent half an hour with me yesterday and another ten minutes today. My/our goal is to keep my bases from drying out. After 8 lovely runs today, I need to wax again.
I picked up an old iron from re-use yesterday and will be ordering some base wax and a moonflex polishing stone shortly. He told me to set it to 88 degrees. I will hit my edges first, then hot wax, let it cool, and then go over it again as per his suggestion. Who knew that I skied as hard as I do?