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Taking care of your equipment will ensure it lasts longer and will perform better when skiing.
Here are the 3 essential steps to maintain your skis properly:
2-Properly sharpened edges
3-Carefully waxed skis
The bases of the skis are subject to a lot of wear and tear: stones, dust, tar and remains of wax must be removed before waxing, or they will remain encrusted in the base.
The application of a de-waxer product is ideal for this.
Having good edges is essential for enjoying skiing safely. We advise you to seek professional help, such as that provided by the Decathlon workshops, which can provide effective tuning services which are suited to your level of ability.
You can also use an edge sharpener on the edges, working from tip to tail, using a regular motion, to maintain grip. Once more, don't hesitate to ask for advice at the workshop. We will be delighted to help you out.
Waxing is used to maintain and protect your base as well as to ensure that the ski glides on the snow.
To do this, you must have a waxing iron, a block of wax, a ski scraper and nylon bronze finishing brush. To block the skis, you will also need a workbench and a vice.
Once the waxing iron is warm, it can be used to melt the wax slightly and add a few drops onto the base. The next step is to carefully spread the wax using the waxing iron. Be careful, do not leave the iron in the same place for several seconds or you will damage the base! Once the drying period has elapsed (at least 30 minutes), you can scrape the wax to eliminate any surplus wax and then finish off by brushing the base with the nylon bronze brush.
The types of wax to be used also depend on the use, the outdoor temperatures and the type of use:
, for temperatures between -25°C and -12°C
Whether you wish to clean, wax or sharpen your skis, ski maintenance can be carry out by anyone as long as they are properly equipped and have been trained by professionals. For example, some stores have workshops. To find out more, contact your nearest Decathlon store.
If you prefer entrusting your skis to professionals, head to the specialised workshops in the Decathlon stores, where a trained team will take care of your equipment.
Whether your skis need cleaning, waxing, edge sharpening, tuning or end-of-season maintenance, they take care of everything !
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