Waxing must be done regularly because in addition to improving gliding, the wax moisturizes the sole so that it retains its properties and is more resistant to stone attacks or various external objects.
If the sole needs wax, it becomes whiter, dull and fluffy. This occurs approximately every 5-6 outings depending on the snow: soup, ice or powder will not hurt the sliding surface or the edges in the same way ...
End-of-season waxing without scraping is very important because it is a protective layer for the sole and avoids rust spikes on the edges.
Finally, we never do too much. So if you ask yourself the question: farter!
There are several types and shapes of wax: en bloc, straw, spray, liquid, for cold snow, for hot snow, universal, with or without fluorine ... Without going into details: often wax with a universal wax c is already good.
On the other hand the liquid wax is better than nothing but it does not hydrate the sole deep and is therefore effective on a few descents.
The steps of a good waxing: melt the wax - spread it by impregnating the sole - scrape - structure with the brush.
Regular care of the edges of skis is very important to maintain excellent grip and reliable support mainly on hard snow. The irregularities of the edges (rust, scratches, pulling out ...) also affect much the glide.
Everyday precautions: Thoroughly dry the edges after use, tie the skis with a spacer to protect insoles and edges during transport, store the skis in a dry place to avoid corrosion.
The different steps of a good sharpening are: Sharpening of the edge of the edges - sharpening of the edges - finishing (polishing with the stone - breaking the wire - to pass the rubber)
The sharpening of the songs is the main operation and the edge angle can vary from 90 ° to 85 ° depending on the level of the skier and the desired grip.
The repair of the sole by plugging or yoke is necessary when the scratches are too large or numerous, the skis have lost all their sliding performance ...
We rebush the various scratches with a hard plastic gun, or the overmolder when the skis are very damaged, then sand the sole to equalize and find a perfect glide.