One of life’s simple pleasures is getting out for skate skiing, touring or making turns on a warming bluebird day, with an inch or so of wet sweet corn on firm crust or solid base. Spring & summer predawn hikes … Read the rest
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For training USA mountain troops in 1941. In this segment, we learn how to choose the proper ski length, how to choose and take care … Read the rest
Following, are two videos, a few minutes long, showing various hot waxing techniques, along with minimal scraping and roto-brushing to bang out waxing tasks in little time and with little mess. Not including cooling and hardening time (20 minutes, minimum) … Read the rest
You just got some new skis or a snowboard. Now what?
Unwrap & drool, then inspect them to ‘get to know’ them
- Check bases for flatness with a true bar and backlighting
- Look for consistent base structure and for any
While skiing or riding challenging terrain or sparse snow coverage, it’s inevitable that your bases will get dinged. Core shots need to be sealed and protected, Gouges need to be filled to keep your bases running smooth.
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Drilling skis to mount ski bindings is very straight forward and similar to drilling a multitude of materials like woods, plastics and composites. Practice on wood scraps helps to relieve stress before drilling your precious skis for the firs time.… Read the rest
Avoid splayed fat skis while schlepping your fat boards around or storing with our new fat ski straps. These straps will work for skis ranging from 100mm to over 160mm wide. If your shovels are wider, simply slide these straps … Read the rest
Side wall removal is necessary to allow the edge cutting tools to cut or polish the edges. If you are seeing plastic in your files or stones, it’s time for you to remove the side wall where the top of … Read the rest
The old adage “Measure Thrice, drill once” is applied to measuring, drilling and mounting bindings. A necessary part of the process is to double check ski mounting lines on both skis to verify accuracy. This step is typically overlooked when … Read the rest
A very useful resource for DIY binding mounting and comparisons is paper (or clear plastic) binding templates. Not only are they great aids for accurately laying out binding holes for drilling new holes, but you can also use them to … Read the rest
TOOLS4BOARDS TUNING STATION KIT (SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS)
Waxing Skis and Snowboards
• Always wax in a well ventilated area.
• Never leave wax iron on unattended.
• Use ski and … Read the rest
Xact All-in-one sharpens and bevels side edge, base edge and trims excess side wall. Simply turn knob to clamp file, or pull and turn knob to adjust bevel angle. Patented adjustment feature provides simple and accurate bevel angles. Ceramic … Read the rest