glide waxing technique
Applying your own hot glide wax treatment to your skis is not all that difficult; you just need to have the right material and the right technique.
Here is our advice ;)
►1 bar of hot glide wax, designed to suit your snow conditions
► 1 waxing table or a pair of vices to hold your skis
► 1 waxing iron
► wax remover(optional)
► 1 nylon brush
► 1 bronze brush
► 1 pleasings scraper
► 1 pencil groove scraper
⏱ 10 to 15 minutes
STEP 1: CLEANING THE BASE
Clean the base with a nylon brush in the direction of travel (from tip to tail).
If there is significant residue from "dirty" snow, you can apply the liquid wax remover with a cloth before brushing the base to clean it.
STEP 2: WAXING
1 - Adjust the temperature of your waxing iron according to the recommendations on the wax packaging.
2 - Apply the bar of wax to your hot waxing iron so that it drips uniformly on either side of the groove on the ski base. To do this, apply the wax in a linear motion, moving the iron from the tip to the tail.
3 - Leave the wax to cool and harden at room temperature
4 - Use the pencil groove scraper to remove any excess wax from the groove on the base
5 - Scrape the ski base using the plexiglass scraper, moving in the direction of travel
6 - Brush the base with the bronze brush, roughly 10 times, again in the direction of travel, to remove the largest bits of wax and then finish with the nylon brush which will remove the final traces of wax and polish the base.It makes the base nice and shiny.
7 - Finally rub with a clean, microfibre-type cloth to remove any last traces of dirt.