Monthly Archives: January 2015

Ski & snowboard repairs

Ski & Snowboard Repairs Edge Replacement The damaged edge section is cut off at the 45-degree angle to help hold the replacement in place. The spot under the replacement must be flattened. In an epoxy used for the edge glueing could be admixtured steel wool cut in pieces in order that the steel edge section bond better. The edge replacement… Read more →

Base Gouge Repair

P-tex Melting Minor gouges in ski bases are repaired by melting p-tex strips or strings using a special gas or electric powered repair (soldering) iron. The gouge is cleaned and deburred at first. A deeper gouge or a core shot will be filled with finer p-tex ribbons made of stuff which is similar to the sintered bases and is capable of wax… Read more →

Nordic Ski Waxing

Hot waxing of XC skis with the glide wax used for free technique (skating) is executed exactly the same way as at Alpine hot waxing. What makes the difference is the using of a kick (grip) wax, which is rubbed onto the so called kick zone by a cork or a plastic scarper. The kick zone is a mid-part of a… Read more →

Ski & Snowboard Hot Waxing

Wax is apllied on prep – clean and open base. There’s used a glide wax based on our choice – universal for all temperatures, mostly in pink, white or orange color; yellow, red or violet for warmer or mildly cold weather, blue or green for the coldest or freezing conditions. Classic wax, mostly applied is the hydrocarbon wax based on paraffin.… Read more →

Edge Tuning

To remove nicks from ski or snowboard edges there are used extra coarse diamond files, the black – 220 grit, for less serious damage, and the grey – 120 grit, intended for deeper nicks. After edge beveling burrs need to be removed from edges. Coarser diamond files will execute it well, the blue – 325 grit, followed by the fine,… Read more →

Side Edge Bevel

Precise, extra hard and efficient Swiss “Ice-Cut” files are used for side beveling as well in this case in combination with an alu race bevel guide. Using plastic inserts we can bevel angles 0-6 degrees (90-84°), in ½ degree increments. The rule of thumb, the more sharp angle the less effort a skier a snowboarder needs to put in carving. Sharper bevel… Read more →

Base Edge Bevel

Base edge angle is beveled by titanium, X-chrome, so called Ice Cut files made in Switzerland a an aluminuim bevel guide, which is able to angle edge from 0 to 2°, in ¼ or ½ degree increments. On average, increasing base bevel helps to avoid an unexpected catch and brings about smoother and faster ride. A bevel is chosen based… Read more →