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waxing your snowboard or skis at home

We checked in with Nick in our workshop to help you wax your snowboard or skis at home! From setting up your workspace, when you need a wax and how to wax in the comfort of your own home with the basic products you need that will get you flying down the mountain. Video tutorials on how to wax are linked at the bottom.

How to tell when your equipment needs a wax?


To tell if your skis or board needs a wax, by looking and feeling at the base you can usually tell. If your base is faded, and/or has white streaks, like the photo to your right - it needs some wax. The base to touch will be sticky, compared to when its smooth to touch after its been waxed


Sometimes though it may not do this, but in this case you will be able to feel it while riding on snow. Your equipment will feel sluggish and sticky underneath your feet and this is a good indicator that your equipment may need a wax!



Setting up your Workspace


When Starting to Set up your workspace, the first thing is to find a space with a nice room temperature with close access to a power plug for your Waxing Iron. Being in a room with nice temperature keeps the iron at an even temperature making it easier to apply wax. 


The next Item to setup is your Vises. Make sure the vises are secured tight to a solid table top. Make sure you have a rubbish bag or bin near by so any excess wax or edge shavings can be thrown away easily. 


And final your basic wax kit, being able to quickly and easily access your waxing equipment makes tuning easier.


 

Basic Wax Kit

$129.00$103.20


Used to apply wax to ski and boards






$10.00$8.00


To be used once wax has cooled to room temperature, taking off any excess wax off skis and boards




$79.00$63.20


This a great first edging kit for people starting to learn to take care of there equipment. It’s great for skiers as It comes with a rubber band for holding binding brakes. It is able to do both base edges and side edges, with the option for 4 different side edge angles and 2 base angles. This item also comes with a file, abrasive plate and a diamond file, this helps set the edge to the desired angle then polish the edge till its smooth and sharp.

$27.50$22.00


Easy to apply, Fluoro Free, Environmentally friendly, bio-degradable and can be used in all snow conditions wether it be slush or hard packed groomers


$26.50$21.20


Before sharpening your edges a gummy stone is used to take away any burs, this is done so that files, diamond stones and Waxing Irons are not damaged.


$19.50$15.60


Base cleaner is used when the hill starts to get patchy/dirty and at the end of the season to get rid of any dirt or old wax in the base of your ski’s or board before apply an end of season storage wax or another coat for riding.

$49.50$39.60


This is cost efficient brush as it is a 2 in 1. Half this brush is coarse Bronze to take off any large nano particles of wax before using the Blue Nylon to take off Smaller nano particles of wax. 


$29.95$23.96


This issued after the Combi brush, to clean excess wax and dust of the base of the board



How to Apply Wax


1. Check the edges of your equipment, making sure there are no burs on the edges as this can damage your Iron. If there is apply a Gummy stone to flattening them out before you start waxing. 


2. Using the Bronze half of the Combi Swix Brush, brush out any old wax and dirt particles, then repeat with the Nylon half.


3. Check the wax box for the required temperature for your Iron and wait till it reaches temperature.


4. When the Iron reaches temperature, drip the wax evening from tip to tail of your Ski’s/Board.


5. Once dripped on evenly, spread the wax across the entire base with the iron, until it looks smooth. 

TIP: Make sure you don’t keep the iron in a single place for too long, doing so can damaged the base material or burn it.


6. Wait 15 minutes for the base too cool down before scraping 


7. Once cooled down scrape off all the excess wax of the base of your ski’s/board


8. Again using the Combi Brush use the Bronze half to take off large wax particles then repeat with the Nylon half until polished


9. You’re equipment is prep’d and ready to take on the hill.



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