Friday, August 07, 2015

How to Maintain Ski and Snowboards

Ski vacations are hardly complete without your favorite skis or snowboard. These are the ones you need to be able to fly down powdery hills and catch breath-taking sceneries within and around the ski area.  These ski equipment can set you back a hundred bucks so taking knowing how to properly take care of these can be of great help.

Skis and snowboards have a strong tendency to deteriorate, regardless of how often these are used while on holiday. Its base can deteriorate in no time and can possibly hinder you from having a fun-filled day on the slope. Thankfully, ski fanatics can take advantage of several measures proven to help prolong the life of your ski equipment.

Skiers and snowboarders alike agree that whatever damage on snow sport equipment must always be acted upon immediately. Repair any form of damage on the equipment as soon as you notice such damage and do not wait for things to worsen. Wax your new equipment on a regular basis to strengthen its base. Regular waxing will also help prevent water from slipping into the equipment’s core which may later weaken it. In addition, see to it that the edges of your ski and snowboards are kept sharp and the base are structured and waxed.

After skiing and snowboarding, service your boards and skis with a thick coat of storage wax before eventually storing it. The storage wax will help prevent your equipment from drying out so you can use it again on your next ski vacation. Do not forget to remove this wax before using it again on your next holiday, otherwise, you’ll feel sticky on the first few runs.

Servicing ski equipment is fairly easy and can be done at home, but it requires skill and some tools to be perfectly done. With this in mind, it might as well be better if you bring your boards and skis to a good shop. Local ski rental shops and ski equipment providers on ski vacation destinations typically offer overnight service and also provide professional advice on how to properly care for your ski equipment.

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