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How often and how do you service your skis

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Usually I have my skis edged and waxed before I leave the UK and then never look at them again until I get back.

How often during a 14 day trip should I service my skis?

Do cold application waxes and sprays work? (Ill leave hot waxing for the wifes legs)

How do you sharpen the edges?
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depends where/what I'm skiing. If it's icy, I'll do the edges every couple of days. If it's champagne powder all the way, they might not get touched for a week.
Bases will get proper wax maybe every 3-4 days, and depending on conditions, may get topped up with liquid wax every day.
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I've always just got a full service once a week unless racing then just before the race but for general use i think once a week is about right although i know alot of people who dont bother at all once they've left the UK
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Depends how many rocks I've skied over or how icy it is but generally once per week of skiing.
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Oops yes of course if you've hit alot of rocks they need servicing more often. or just dont ski through the car park Wink
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Russell,

It depends what you are doing with the skis, and on the snow you are doing it on.

If I'm touring/off piste skiing, then I'll do them at the start of the week, and then just leave them, because a) skins don't stick to wax, and b) don't want sharp edges in soft snow.

For resort skiing etc, then I'll use a stone to take any burrs of the edges DAILY, and then wax when the bases need it, or weekly, whichever is sooner.

It's really easy to do all this yourself, and with a service costing £25, you'll quickly recoup the cost of the required equipment.

I'd also suggest that you'll save money by having the skis done in resort, tends to be cheaper than here in the UK.
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I'm not a racer, thus the edges are made once a year, regardless of snow conditions.

Wax, a proper one, once a year too. Then a quick one every now and then.
Remember, it's the indian, not the arrow!
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Should the same be done for Blades? I've used mine for a total of 3 weeks sinece i bought them.

Should i get them done properly at my local ski shop before i go? and what price would be acceptable?
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no_snow_in_swindon, I find that blades/miniskis require more service than regular skis, certainly more waxing especially within 1cm of the edges.

In one of the other "tuning" threads, I spoke of all of the ones I received from the respective factories (except Line!) having uneven bases, mostly base high. You can check this very easily by placing a ruler on edge against the bases and checking for gaps where the light would shine through.
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comprex, Many thanks.
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