Maintain Your Own Gear

Maintain Your Own Gear

And save yourself some coin...

Getting your skis and snowboard prepped for the slopes is something we are all guilty of putting off until the last minute.  Sometimes, if not most of the time we even wait until resort.  It all adds to the extra stress and cost, but it doesn't have to be that way!

Buying the equipment and maintaining your gear is fun and will save you lots of money in the long run; not to mention making your riding more fluid, being less tired and staying safer on the slopes.  If you love your skis like we do...  every scrape and gauge you feel is like a stab to the heart and it must be fixed asap.

        

        Picture credit to evo

Items you will need:

  1. Cloths
  2. Metal scraper
  3. Repair sticks (in black and/or clear)
  4. Lighter
  5. Gummi stone
  6. Files
  7. Wax
  8. Waxing iron
  9. Perspex scraper
  10. Polishing brush

        

        Picture credit to Data Wax

What to do...

There are many 'how to guides' online in the form of tutorials, videos and step by step guides in clear, simple language.  That's how we learnt!  Please click on the links below for precise advice from the professionals. In short here is what to do:

  1. Assess what needs doing
  2. Prepare the base
  3. Base repairs
  4. Remove nicks,burrs, rust on edges
  5. Sharpen edges
  6. Waxing

       

       Picture credit to Ride4Life


Step by step guide (with video)


Where to buy your tools


You are now wiser than the average Joe on the slopes; Take pride in your equipment and treat them like you treat your other half :-)

        

        Picture credit to Ride4Life

IF you are going to leave it until resort then we strongly recommend taking them to Ride4Life or SnowParadise who will treat your equipment like their own.

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