WHY Ski and Board Tuning?
The answer is quite simple - because you'll have much more fun on the slopes afterwards.
It's easy to explain why.
1. Less energy needed and lower risk of accidents
Professional edge grinding ensures uncompromising grip even in icy slope conditions. This saves energy and increases safety.
2. Easier to turn and glide
Optimum structured base ensures the perfect „turning moment" and smooth easy gliding in all snow conditions. Together they create a feeling on the slopes which you'll never want to be without again!
Together they create a feeling on the slopes which you‘ll never want to be without again!
- Edges are rusty and dull
- Base is scratched
- Base has no structure
- Edges are perfectly tuned
- Smooth, waxed base
- Structured finish
After each day of skiing or riding you should thoroughly inspect your equipment for wear or damage, things to look out for are:
Dull, rounded edges
Dull, rounded edges or damage such as nicks or burrs. If your edges are worn your ski/board will want to continually slip out from under you while making turns, Dull edges will no longer grip the snow helping you carve your turns.
Worn edges can be particularly hard to ski/ride on firm or icy snow conditions. Using WINTERSTEIGER side edge tools combined with either diamond stones or files, you can quickly bring back that new ski feel with a few simple steps. The base edge can only be sharpened at your local WINTERSTEIGER repair shop, any work you do at home to the base edge will only increase the base edge bevel.
Damage to the base
When inspecting your equipment also look for damage to the base such as scratches or deep gouges. Even small scratches can impede glide and can lead to more damage if not repaired.
WINTERSTEIGER Drip Candles are the easiest way to repair scratches and damage to the base on skis and snowboards. Deep gouges, which penetrate to the core, or run along the steel edges need to be repaired by a qualified WINTERSTEIGER repair shop.
As you ski/ride the wax wears from the base due to friction and will leave it with a dry, fuzzy, gray appearance.
By applying a fresh coat of wax you will refresh the base and improve the glide while conditioning it against oxidation. WINTERSTEIGER offers high quality wax irons, temperature specific waxes, wax scrapers and brushes to keep the base in top condition. The wax will wear quickly, especially on dry snow and should be re-applied after every 2 to 4 days of use. When you take your equipment in to your WINTERSTEIGER repair shop they will apply wax as part of the repair service.
Maintenance at repair shops
It depends on the snow conditions, the terrain and your performance level as to how often you have your equipment tuned. Major base or edge damage should be repaired immediately.
WINTERSTEIGER recommends tuning
1. Prior to the first outing in winter
2. About every 4 days out on the slopes
3. And at the end of the season
With excellent tuning, the performance of your ski/board can even be adjusted to your skiing or boarding skills. Inform the service technician which skiing/riding style you prefer, which terrain you like best and what other problems you have. This way, the technician can adapt the tuning perfectly to your style!
Tools for Home Maintenance.
As you ski or ride on your equipment the wax and base material wears away and the metal edges can become dull and damaged reducing performance.
WINTERSTEIGER Ski and Snowboard Tuning Tools are the perfect solution for the do-it-yourselfer who wants to keep their skis and snowboards in top notch condition between visits to their WINTERSTEIGER repair shop.
Our complete line of hand tools allow you to wax, repair minor base damage, and keep your edges sharp and smooth. By performing regular preventive maintenance such as waxing, repairing minor base and edge damage you will have a more enjoyable time on the hill. Why waste your vacation using poor performing skis and snowboards?
Over time, even with regular maintenance, the base will become worn and concave and the edges damaged beyond the point of work that can be done by hand. A quick trip to your local WINTERSTEIGER repair shop and they will bring your equipment back to better than new condition.
The Perfect Binding
Whether it’s alpine skis or carvers, skiers are attaching increasing value to being safe on the slopes as well as enjoying themselves. Having the right binding setting also contributes significantly to minimizing the risk of injury on the hill.
Bindings need to hold when they’re supposed to, and release when they’re supposed to in order to prevent injury. WINTERSTEIGER’s computer-assisted binding setting device will ensure that your binding is set CORRECTLY. Your safety is our top priority!
“Perfect Fit” for Your Ski and Snowboard Boots in Three Steps
With BOOTDOC your ski and snowboard boots fit perfectly, so your skiing and snowboarding enjoyment lasts for the whole day. Custom-molded insoles ensure the “perfect fit” and prevent your boots from hurting your feet.
In a few minutes—and just three steps—you can achieve the perfect fit:
- BOOTDOC’s foot analysis determines your foot type in a matter of seconds.
- After this you select your BOOTDOC insole.
- We then customize your insole for you by heating it up and individually molding it to each foot, which enables a perfect fit.
BOOTDOC compression socks complete the perfect fit to ensure nothing can stand in the way of the perfect day’s skiing.
The boot fitting experts will be happy to provide you with detailed advice and custom your individual insoles for you.
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