While sharpening and polishing side edges and in order to cut the metal side edge only, the sidewall material needs to be planed or back-filed. Otherwise the cutting tool will get clogged with the sidewall material and reduce the … Read the rest
The objective of structuring is to impart grooves into the base material. This removes suction that a perfectly smooth base would produce, especially in wetter snows. The structure also channels water that is produced by the friction between the … Read the rest
Basic Hot Waxing Steps:
1) Bring the skis or snowboard to room … Read the rest
The clothes iron has always been used as a low cost method for melting and applying wax to ski & snowboard bases. An amusing irony regarding tools versus gear, is that many skiers will go to great lengths and … Read the rest
Starting out to learn anything new or to increase skills and knowledge, including maintaining your skis or snowboards, there is always an over abundance of information and uncertain choices that can numb or paralyze anyone enough to not take the … Read the rest
Yes. Not only does the unique extruded rail/beam of the Terminator allow for easy and quick installations of the T4B vises with knobs & bolts or … Read the rest
A ‘cheat’ to include in your bag of tricks if you are in a hurry, got over zealous dripping wax while hot waxing or simply wish to reduce time, effort and mess while scraping after the wax cools and hardens, … Read the rest
Fiberlene (or lint free) towels are excellent for removing dirt and old wax after using wax remover to clean the base or absorbing wax and dirt in base when placed between iron and base. It is also can be … Read the rest
Accurately measuring and recording edge bevels is necessary to match or select proper dedicated edge guides or mult-angle guide tools & settings for efficient edge work. This will give you a point of reference in making adjustments relative to skiing … Read the rest
Basic tuning tasks can easily be taught to young rippers. It gets them connected early with their gear, builds confidence, teaches usable skills to build on and hopefully develops appreciation and respect so they will take better care of their … Read the rest
De-tuning is the dulling of the sharpened edge to reduce the bite of the edge and ease the transition of the edges at the tips and tails with a diamond, aluminum oxide, ceramic or natural stone.
Traditionally, this has … Read the rest
What’s the recommended storage wax and a good procedure to prepare skis & snowboards for storage after the season?
At the end of the season or for extended periods of no use, it’s good practice to make sure your … Read the rest
Are you overwhelmed and intimidated by overly precise expectations starting out and afraid to mess up big? At what level do you or do you want to learn to maintain, repair, wax, structure and giving some love to your boards? … Read the rest
What is the best way to keep a p-tex candle from dripping carbon onto ski bases?.
Light the candle, then holding a steel scraper to the lit portion wait for all the carbon to drip onto the scraper prior … Read the rest
Using a soft wax (for warmer snow temp) works very well to clean the base. It pulls debris and dirt from the base when scraped off warm. Also a good idea to apply a mid temp wax as a … Read the rest
Maplus recommendations: Before applying the ski or snowboard wax, the base must be prepared in line with the latest criteria. Top results cannot be guaranteed if the skis & snowboards have not been prepared and cleaned properly: these ski … Read the rest
1. You must decide on the exact application area before applying the grip wax.
2. The length of the area to be waxed varies depending on the hardness of the ski, the weight and strength of the person … Read the rest
Skis and Snowboards perform at their best when the edges and base are maintained on a regular basis. Tuned skis & boards are much more fun and responsive!
The TOOLS4BOARDS TUNING STATION KIT comes with a high quality edge … Read the rest
For the recreational skier, 1 degree base and 3 degree side is probably the most common edge angle for most skis and boards and works particularly well on ice and hard man-made snow (conditions the majority are faced with, particularly … Read the rest