Hopefully if you are a ski or snowboard enthusiast you have learned the value of caring for your board or skiis. Proper ski and board care includes regular maintenance and other things that allow you to have a safe, fun experience on the slopes. You can do alot of the care and maintenance on your own. You might need the assistance of a pro when you first get started. Here we will be talking about three tips for tuning and waxing that you need to know.

The following advice is specifically for people who can't be bothered with doing a thorough waxing job. If you want your skis or snowboard to perform a lot better, at least use some wax on them. Work in some cold wax as much as possible into the bases, if you don't want to take the trouble to use hot wax. Hot-waxing your skis is really the ideal solution for great results, but if you don't want to do this, at least use cold wax. You will see major benefits from simply doing the minimum maintenance to your ski base and edge. While it's recommended to do as much as possible, we know not everyone will or has the time to do so. Be sure to take basic care of your skis or snowboard if that is your approach to such things. You should always dry your gear after a day on the mountains. Hit the edges with a diamond stone, but do it properly, so you can keep a good sharp edge on your skis. You will learn to tell when the edge is sharp with a little practice.

Before you start you'll need to get as much of the old wax and residue off as you can. You need to do this, anyway, no matter what, and you'll use a good scraper for this step. The petroleum products in man made snow will leave a residue on your skis that you will need to remove. Be aware that this product residue will slow you down rather than speeding you up. There are times on man made snow that you will feel like you just hit a pile of dirt. A cloth and solvent should get what you missed with the scraper.

Snowboards and skis require regular tuning if you want them to perform properly.

We suggest you take the time to learn how to do it so you'll know how to best take care of your own equipment. If you're going to own quality equipment, you may as well take the best possible care of it. You can get some good information about equipment from people in shops where it's sold, but it's also good to do your own research. You are the one who has to decide how to take care of your own equipment. If you want to be safe and excel at skiing or boarding, you'll want to keep your equipment in top condition..

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Brief and Straightforward Guide about Ski and Snowboard.