Skiing is a sport that everyone can do! But for al those who need advice on being a competitive skier then this for you. Click the dropdown menu for information on skiing requirments and training advice. Here are waxing tecniques that can be used in mostly any type of skiing: 1. Base conditioning The preparation of new skis starts with Fibertex treatment (T265), 8-10 passes in both directions along the base. Polyethylene hairs and micro-burrs are removed, and the base surface is “opened” for better glide wax absorption. NB! Only in the glide zones. 2. Hot wax Cleaning Cleaning by hot-waxing and scraping using a soft wax, removes dirt and saturates the base. Recommended are warm temperature waxes such as CH10, CH8 or BP99. The temperature of the waxing iron should not exceed 120°C. Note: No glide wax in the kick zone. 3. Ironing Start at the tip moving the iron towards the tail in a continuous movement to prevent overheating of the base. 4. Groove scraping While the wax is still warm, remove all wax out of the groove and on the side-edges with the Scraper (T87 or T88). Do this before scraping the base to prevent scratches if the groove scraper unintentionally happens to jump out of the groove. 5. Base scraping Scrape off the wax with a sharp Plexi Scraper (T823) while the wax is still warm (wax-cleaning method). Do not press too hard. Keeping the scraper sharp means light strokes can be used to remove the excess wax without harming the base. T408 keeps the Plexi Scraper sharp. 6. Brushing Use a Bronze Brush (T162) tip to tail 10-20 times. Note: No brushing in the kick zone. 7. Finally, use a soft wax, such as CH8, to saturate the base to prevent dry bases and to give optimal glide. Repeat the process two times from Step 2 to 6, but let the skis cool to room temperature (15 minutes), before Step 4, 5 – Scraping. Skis having a new stone grind should be trated also as from step 1 to 7
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