Learning how to wax skis isn’t something just meant for the karate kid. With both practice and discipline, you will become a waxing master just like Daniel San
Step 1.) Gather the necessary materials
You will need the following
- A plastic ski scraper
- Two ski vises or two wooden blocks
- A heavy rubber band
- Scotch Brite
- Ski wax
- Waxing iron or regular iron
- A stiff nylon brush
- A finer nylon brush
Step 2.) Rubber band the ski break
- Push down on the break and rubber band the brake arms over the heel piece so the brake remains up.
Step 3.) Place ski in vise or on blocks
- The ski should face base up and be secure so it doesn’t move when you are working. The vises should be secured toward the tip and tails of the ski.
Step 4.) Make sure the base is clean
- If the base of your ski is dirty, use a citrus solvent or a base cleaner to clean them. You only need to use a little bit of this stuff.
- Use scotch brite to remove all the old wax
Step 5.) Dip wax on to the ski
- You can use a universal wax, a temperature specific wax, or a combo of the two
- If the wax is smoking when you press it to the iron the iron is too hot
- You don’t need to use a lot of wax. If you use too much wax it will be harder to scrape off and will melt all over you skis when you iron it on.
- Use the waxing iron dip a zig zag line across the base of you ski. DON’T USE A LOT IF WAX
Step 6.) Iron wax into the base
- Start in the middle and work up to the tip. Then go from the middle to the tail.
- Use firm and fluid movements up and down the ski to work the wax into the base.
Step 7.) Let the ski cool for 20 minutes
Step 8.) Scrape the ski
- Angle the scraper in the direction you are scraping.
- You want to scrape off all excess wax. Most beginners make the mistake of leaving too much wax on the ski.
Step 9.) Brush
- Start with the stiff brush then use the finer brush
- The idea is to leave the thinnest layer of wax on the ski