How to Wax your Skis
Waxing your skis is an important part of keeping them maintained and in good condition; the wax protects the bottom of the skis and lessens friction to allow best usage. Here are our top tips for waxing your skis;
- Make sure you have properly secured your skis before you attempt to wax them, moving skis are notoriously hard to wax properly. You could consider investing in a proper board which will clamp your skis, or use a DIY clamp, making sure you put a piece of wood between to protect the skis.
- Heat the wax according to the product instructions, be careful not to overheat or under heat the wax.
- Whilst applying the wax, make sure you use a steady and constant action, to get the best results.
- Once you have applied a first coat of wax evenly to the ski surface, allow the skis to completely cool down before you scrape and apply more wax.
- Whilst scraping, be careful not to be too vigorous, make sure you scrape away all excess wax without going too far and damaging the ski itself.
- Finally, use a cloth to buff the waxed surface.
- Make sure you purchase the correct products and equipment, if you invest in decent materials now you will give your skis the longest life span possible, and lessen the risk of ruining them. You will need;> A waxing iron
> Quality Wax (heated to product instructions; if the wax is too hot it will damage your skis, if it is too cold it could be ineffective)
> A brush
> A wide scraper (never use a metal scraper as it will cause damage)
Invest in winter travel insurance
Although protecting your skis is important, it is vital to have insurance that protects you against injury and illness as well. A reliable policy should ensure that your property is protected in the event of theft or damage, as well as covering other holiday disasters such as cancellation, medical emergencies, no snow plus much more. It really is a must-have purchase before heading on a winter break.