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Ski Tuning for WSC members
« on: November 30, 2012, 10:55:07 AM »
I figured i'd toss this up incase anyone is interested.

I have 9 years of ski tuning experience, as well as 15 years of skiing experience, so i like to think i know what i'm doing. Basically, if you want to get your skis ready for the season i'll sharpen/wax/base repair your skis for $40, which basically covers materials and the 1/2 hour it takes to do them. This is cheaper than most shops i've seen, and i do it by hand (most shops put it through a machine).

if anyones interested, just shoot me a PM


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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 11:33:45 AM »
Snowboards?

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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2012, 12:15:40 PM »
Where's your location? Tapa talk doesn't show.

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Re: Ski Tuning for WSC members
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 01:17:02 PM »
I too, would like to know if you do snowboards. Live in morinville but I can drop off anywhere in Edmonton. Probably won't need a tune until january-ish, but at that time I can probably have 3-5 that will need it.

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Re: Ski Tuning for WSC members
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 05:40:16 PM »
im located in Calgary. i'm not really set up for snowboards but i could build a vice to make it work if i have enough people wanting it done

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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 06:58:46 PM »
im located in Calgary. i'm not really set up for snowboards but i could build a vice to make it work if i have enough people wanting it done

So road trip to Edmonton? I think we could keep you busy for a day. But you'd have to do snowboards ass-well.

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Re: Ski Tuning for WSC members
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 09:26:15 PM »
iron/wax and scraper

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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 10:35:41 PM »
iron/wax and scraper

A lot more to tuning skis or a snowboard than that. Base repair take a lot of practice and skill. And getting the proper angle when sharpening edges is important. The wax is the easy part.
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012, 10:38:04 PM »
A lot more to tuning skis or a snowboard than that. Base repair take a lot of practice and skill. And getting the proper angle when sharpening edges is important. The wax is the easy part.

what a edge tool is for..if not get a file at home run it on a 45 degree angle for sharpening and rusting if it's occured.
but yea..def experience is good but if someone puts time into their board forsure. but 40 bucks is still decent to just drop off and let someone do their thing forsure and they have the material.
 but a edmonton trip...bit far for that unless they want to come here.haha

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Re: Ski Tuning for WSC members
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 10:44:50 PM »
dont let steeds touch your skis  ;)

i sharpen edges at either 88 or 87 degrees depending on the ski.

the issue i have with snowboards is i dont have a vice big enough to hold the board down when i'm scraping the wax, but i can probably figure something out

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Re: Ski Tuning for WSC members
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 10:47:58 PM »
dont let steeds touch your skis  ;)

i sharpen edges at either 88 or 87 degrees depending on the ski.

the issue i have with snowboards is i dont have a vice big enough to hold the board down when i'm scraping the wax, but i can probably figure something out
sall good..been boarding for 16-17 years.. i know what I'm doing ;) if not youtube will tell ya.haha

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Re: Ski Tuning for WSC members
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2012, 11:12:09 PM »
These are some decent videos that I found sometime last year I think.







Sorry to derail this but what wax do you guys use. I have been using Toko for well, I remember my Dad using it when I was little to wax my skis so my whole life.
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2012, 11:16:36 PM »
i ride part mostly so any wax is good wax.haha but if i go pow, then i'll switch it up to a store bought wax

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Re: Ski Tuning for WSC members
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2012, 01:00:14 PM »
SWIX ultra high fluoro wax with super cera F powder compound waxed in with it.  i also like holmenkol waxes and nanox.

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Re: Ski Tuning for WSC members
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2012, 07:39:58 PM »
What's the expected turn around time? My skis are definitely in need of some TLC.
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Re: Ski Tuning for WSC members
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2012, 09:12:42 AM »
SWIX ultra high fluoro wax with super cera F powder compound waxed in with it.  i also like holmenkol waxes and nanox.

I usually find race waxes don't make a difference for your day to day rider as long as it's temp matched to the snow.

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Re: Ski Tuning for WSC members
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2012, 11:19:39 PM »
What's the expected turn around time? My skis are definitely in need of some TLC.

i can do a pair in about 30 minutes as long as they're not beat to hell, if so, it'll take a bit longer.

I usually find race waxes don't make a difference for your day to day rider as long as it's temp matched to the snow.

i've only ever used race wax as we have pretty much a lifetime supply, it can't hurt to use the good stuff though!