Originally Posted by sibhusky
Before you get tuning equipment, spend the money on THE RIGHT BOOTS.
This. Like, a million times this.
That said, I really enjoy waxing my skis, and decided to invest in some basic tooling at the end of last season (and a few tunes done by "pros").
My current Kit:
Toko T14 Digital Iron <- digital is nice, and so is the super heavy base, you could go cheaper.
Artech Oval Brushes <- stellar upgrade from "square" brushes
- Soft Brass
- Horse Hair
Fiberlene Sheets <- Get this. Crayon on wax, iron on top of fiberlene, cuts 90% of the mess.
- Dominator Renew (Cleaning/base prep)
- Dominator Zoom Graphite (Basic wax)
Diamond Stone Set (400,800,1200)
Two places I splurged relative to basic kit - the digital iron, and the "Oval" brushes. I love the brushes. They make waxing a joy, because the shape and, more importantly, the straps on the brush handle make it effortless. As for the iron, no guessing or worry about about temps, incredibly stable while waxing, comes up to temp fast.