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Ski Tuning....Haven't used the skis in 2 years

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Hey guys, first post on here so forgive me if I'm beating down a commonly asked question.  

 

So I bought some Skis 2 seasons ago after not skiing in about 8 years.  Used them 5 times on Mount Snow and Sugarbush then they sat all last season.  Do I need to take them to the local shop for a tune up?  I couldn't tell you if they need a tune up every 2 times or 200 times so any advice would be appreciated.

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Welcome to EpicSki!  So you didn't ski at all last season, right?  Probably best to take to a shop for at least a good hot wax.  They should be able to tell you whether or not anything more is needed.

 

If you look at threads in the Tuning and Maintenance section, you'll find a variety of opinions about how often tuning is needed.  It does depend on the type of snow.  Those lucky enough to ski out west on natural powder usually don't need to wax as often as someone who skis mostly on manmade snow in the mid-Atlantic.

 

Here's a place to start:

http://www.epicski.com/t/115484/how-often-do-you-wax-your-skis

 

Where are you going to ski?

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Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply.  I'm going to be going up to Mount Snow in a couple weeks.  Heard the conditions are good this year so fingers crossed!

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For future reference, check out the EpicSki article about what to do when storing skis for a long period of time, like all summer.

 

http://www.epicski.com/a/storing-skis-for-summer

 

There is a lot of good info about basics when you buy skis and boots under Articles on the menu bar (top of any EpicSki webpage).

 

You should be in good shape for snow in a couple weeks.  The heat wave of this weekend is supposed to be followed by a cold spell.  Hope it lasts at least until the end of Feb.  I learned in the Adirondacks long ago but moved to NC over 30 years ago.  It was in the 60's at our home mountain in northern VA last weekend.  Great spring skiing, but makes it hard for Massanutten to get all the runs open.

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