Tuning Skis and Board

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Skis and boards require regular tuning. This involves waxing the bases so they slide better, filling gouges in the bases and sharpening the edges. Regular attention to these things will mean the skis or board will perform better.

It is important to keep bases flat and waxed, and edges sharp. You can leave your skis with a ski shop to have them tuned, or do it yourself. A basic tuning kit consists of:

  • A file guide that allows you to sharpen to the desired side edge bevel angle
  • A Chrome file
  • A medium diamond file
  • A waxing iron
  • A plastic scraper
  • A horse hair brush
  • Wax the that suits the snow temperature of the day.