I'm an intermediate skier, in the north east, skiing about a dozen times a year. I'm looking for a simple guide or set of instructions explaining how to take care of my skis. I'm not looking for perfect performance every time, I just want my skis to last as many years as possible.
My skis are this year's model of Head Rev 80. Skied twice already, have not waxed or sharpened other than what the manufacturer may have done. What I was thinking was to have them waxed and sharpened halfway through the season, then again at the end of the season in addition to getting the bases resurfaced. Is this good enough?
Then what about storing for the summer? Is it necessary to have a thick layer of wax applied? If so, do you still do a regular waxing before? Then at the beginning of the season, the storage wax is removed, and is the real wax then applied? What about the DIN setting? Can I loosen it to the smallest value myself, using a screwdriver?
What about after every time I ski? Currently, I'm wiping off as much snow as I can before putting them in the car, but this is mostly to prevent the car trunk to get all wet. I then leave them out overnight to dry. Should I wipe them down with a damp cloth to clean and dry them sooner to prevent rusting or anything else?
Am I missing anything?