How To Wax New Skis
Need to know how to wax new skis? Before you start skiing, you should wax your new skis. It not only helps keep them in good condition, but will help you get the most out of your skis when you use them. Taking time to wax your skis is one way of helping them to stay in the best condition they can be. Waxing helps several things with your skis. One thing it helps is for your skis to move and glide more smoothly across the snow. It will help prevent hang-ups or glitches while skiing. Here are some tips on how to wax wooden skis.
- Apply a surfactant. Surfactant is a surface active agent. Applying a surfactant helps to increase agility as well as speed. There are a couple of different types of surfactants; one of the most popular surfactants is known as a fluorochemical surfactant. This surfactant will help to reduce surface tension and give your skis more "give," or free movement.
- Repairs. Even if your skis are new, they may need to have little dings and nicks repaired. Make any necessary repairs to your skis. If your skis are new to you but were used prior to your purchasing them, they may have even more minor scratches or nicks on the bottom. Repairing these scratches and nicks will help to even out and smooth any rough spots that can cause problems with movement when skiing.
- Plug in your iron. Get your iron ready by plugging it in. You will need the iron to apply the wax to your skis. Set the iron according to the directions on the wax. Do not let the iron sit too long in one spot on the wax.
- Let it dry. Once you have waxed and ironed the bottom of the ski, set it aside to dry, which will take approximately 25 minutes.
Learning how to properly wax wooden skis will keep them in good condition and give you a better ski season. If you have any questions, talk to your local ski shop and get a professional's opinion on waxing.