Ski tuning equipment - waxing
Ok - here's what to get. You should support your local ski shop, but you can also look for this stuff at these online shops:
- RaceWax.com - your club can get a discount here
The categories you need are:
If you're reading this, you want to hot wax the skis, so you're in need of an iron. The cheap wax irons, at 40-50$ are more than enough. Do get a specific wax iron though, with the dial marked in degrees C/F - it makes it easy to ball-park the temperature specified by the wax you use.
I have been using a Tools4Boards travel iron, happy with it.
Read much more details under Deciphering Brushes - here's a minimal but functional set of brushes for the racerkidz parent:
- one soft brass large oval for cleaning the bases after tuning and before waxing 30$
- one horsehair rotobrush (with the handle up to 100$ or more) but saves so much work, you can't beat the value. Sure, you can survive the first year with manual brushes, but with two racerkidz, I ended up spending too much on beer - 100$
- If not, get one brass or hard plastic large oval brush for the training wax 30$
- one brass or hard plastic large oval brush for the race wax 30$
- one horsehair brush (large recommended but small is ok) for race day polishing, 15$
If you want to add to it, look into getting also:
- small stiff steel brush for structuring the base before waxing
- soft plastic large brush for softer waxes - better glide on soft snow if you clean those up
- another horse hair rotobrush for racing Fluor waxes
- stiffer roto-brushes to save the horse-hairs when you use hard/cold wax (RaceWax.com has a brass/horsehair combination that I like)
Read on for even more Ski Tuning Ideas.
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