|What is Your Ability Level?||Day on Slopes||Why|
|Advanced to Experts||3 - 5||Sharp edges for control and the bottoms to be waxed for speed and ease of turning.|
|Intermediate to Advanced||5 - 8||For control too but not as demanding as advanced skiers and snowboarders.
Smooth bottoms that turn easier.
|Beginners||9 - 10||for ease of turning
(should wax more often)
Slope conditions play a BIG part how much wear is on your gears edges and base. Fresh fluffy snow will not wear down your edges or bases as fast. So your tune could last longer. But when you're on hard pack, old snow and ice, your edges dull quicker and the wax will scrape faster from the bottoms. This means you'll have to have them tuned more often.
Most shops won’t tell you to tune your equipment in the spring. First, they are winding down from the busy season and starting to get ready for their summer business. The back room might even be closed for the season. But think of this, they also want your equipment to wear out faster! Why? So you can buy new gear. Either way, if you can't tune your equipment yourself at the end of season, at least get them tuned at a shop. So it will cost you more in the long run if you DO NOT have your gear tuned.
|Tuning your own skis or snowboard is easy to do. It will take about an hour to set up, clean your gear, sharpen, wax, cool and then buff. Use these easy step by step instructions.|
|Basic supplies to DIY tuning is a file, file cleaner, scraper, base repair candle, base cleaner, ski base wax, wax iron and deburring stone. Find all supplies you need at Alpine Accessories.com|