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post #31 of 46
Not enough that a good brash brush won't fix it in the fall. I used to obsess about this stuff until I found that my older skis looked just as glossy after a summer of just leaving them sit in my utility room. The new skis were gray, but it just came right off. I think that was just oozing wax. Last three summers I've done zip. I always do lots of prep starting in October anyway, more a getting excited thing than anything else. Good brushing and any dullness is gone.
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And an anger management course, of course. smile.gif

So a seal walks into a bar and says, "I'll have a Canadian Club... "


No, MON everyting IRIE !!!

 

Only baby seals........

post #33 of 46

Boots - store them inside a bag, in your house, not the garage.  Buckle them up with the liners the way they are on your feet to retain shape.

 

Skis - tune the edges or at least make sure to scrub off any rust spots.  Wax generously and cover the edges more than you would normally.  Don't scrape.  Store inside not in the garage.  Don't worry about dialing back the DIN on your bindings.

 

That's about it for me.

post #34 of 46
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Boots - store them inside a bag, in your house, not the garage.  Buckle them up with the liners the way they are on your feet to retain shape.

 

Skis - tune the edges or at least make sure to scrub off any rust spots.  Wax generously and cover the edges more than you would normally.  Don't scrape.  Store inside not in the garage.  Don't worry about dialing back the DIN on your bindings.

 

That's about it for me.

Is there anything definitive on this? Intuitively, it seems like releasing the tension on the springs would prolong their service life and conversely, leaving under tension would shorten it, or at least change their elastic properties.

 

Any actual evidence either way?

post #35 of 46
Nothing definite. Some people go 1 way others go the other.


After forgetting to reset the dins back on a first day and having to ask a liftie for a screwdriver I personally decided not to back them off each summer.
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post #37 of 46

So one Dolphin Turns to the other and says.........

 

"Sorry, I didn't do on porpoise"

 

 

:rotflmao:

post #38 of 46

Leechmon, here is a great resource for your query: Guide to storing winter ski equipment

post #39 of 46
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Leechmon, here is a great resource for your query: Guide to storing winter ski equipment

Heh, good one. But seriously, here's a good, if older, resource.
post #40 of 46
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ALL the advice I have received has been GREAT. I was referring to the first response in this thread. If it was such a BOTHER to answer why answer at all ? The effort for a positive answer would have been the same. I love "ball breaking" as much as the next guy. A "FUN" response would be something like "keep skiing" or "go to South America". Then I could have put LOL or something similar and we can all live happily everafter.

What is funny about the advice that Rossi gave you... is that it is a good advice... ;)

post #41 of 46
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What is funny about the advice that Rossi gave you... is that it is a good advice... ;)


Your right. Being new to this site I was unaware of the search feature. And hindsight being 20/20, AFTER  what I PERCEIVED to be a "brush-off" was actually SOLID advice, He even says please in his post. If anybody has any right to bitch it would be ROSSI.

post #42 of 46
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Boots - store them inside a bag, in your house, not the garage.  Buckle them up with the liners the way they are on your feet to retain shape.

 

Skis - tune the edges or at least make sure to scrub off any rust spots.  Wax generously and cover the edges more than you would normally.  Don't scrape.  Store inside not in the garage.  Don't worry about dialing back the DIN on your bindings.

 

That's about it for me.

Is there anything definitive on this? Intuitively, it seems like releasing the tension on the springs would prolong their service life and conversely that leaving them set would shorten it, or at least change their elastic properties.

 

 

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Nothing definite. Some people go 1 way others go the other.


After forgetting to reset the dins back on a first day and having to ask a liftie for a screwdriver I personally decided not to back them off each summer.


Ha! I was going to mention this as the one big drawback. What's amazing is that not only can you get on the lift but you can also get pretty far down the hill before you actually step out of the bindings. Being a slow learner, I now make sure that my Leatherman is with me . . .

post #43 of 46
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Is there anything definitive on this? Intuitively, it seems like releasing the tension on the springs would prolong their service life and conversely that leaving them set would shorten it, or at least change their elastic properties.

Funny question in a thread where the first response was " search."
http://www.epicski.com/t/83407/dialing-down-bindings-for-summer-storage
http://www.epicski.com/t/40567/binding-storage
http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/190338-Untension-bindings-in-off-season-or-not-Storage-wax
http://www.skituning101.com/2010/04/ski-tuning-101-presents-summer-storage.html

Anyway, while intuitively it might seem like a good idea, binding manufacturers don't seem to recommend it, which isn't to say that they recommend against it either. Reviewing the search results, people that favor intuitive thinking seem to favor backing off, people that favor informed empirical thinking seem to think that it doesn't matter. There don't seem to be any hard information citations in favor of backing the springs off.
post #44 of 46
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There don't seem to be any hard information citations in favor of backing the springs off.

 

I tend to favor American legal-happy society thinking.  As in, if it was important, there would be a huge warning label on the box by now.

post #45 of 46
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Funny question in a thread where the first response was " search."
http://www.epicski.com/t/83407/dialing-down-bindings-for-summer-storage
http://www.epicski.com/t/40567/binding-storage
http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/190338-Untension-bindings-in-off-season-or-not-Storage-wax
http://www.skituning101.com/2010/04/ski-tuning-101-presents-summer-storage.html

Anyway, while intuitively it might seem like a good idea, binding manufacturers don't seem to recommend it, which isn't to say that they recommend against it either. Reviewing the search results, people that favor intuitive thinking seem to favor backing off, people that favor informed empirical thinking seem to think that it doesn't matter. There don't seem to be any hard information citations in favor of backing the springs off.


I actually saw some of these posts but they were largely opinion. I was really asking if there was some more objective information either way, say from the manufacturer or someone with an M&P background. Should have been clearer - sorry for any offense.

post #46 of 46
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post

Funny question in a thread where the first response was " search."
http://www.epicski.com/t/83407/dialing-down-bindings-for-summer-storage
http://www.epicski.com/t/40567/binding-storage
http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/190338-Untension-bindings-in-off-season-or-not-Storage-wax
http://www.skituning101.com/2010/04/ski-tuning-101-presents-summer-storage.html

Anyway, while intuitively it might seem like a good idea, binding manufacturers don't seem to recommend it, which isn't to say that they recommend against it either. Reviewing the search results, people that favor intuitive thinking seem to favor backing off, people that favor informed empirical thinking seem to think that it doesn't matter. There don't seem to be any hard information citations in favor of backing the springs off.

I actually saw some of these posts but they were largely opinion. I was really asking if there was some more objective information either way, say from the manufacturer or someone with an M&P background. Should have been clearer - sorry for any offense.

No offense taken. I was just being amused. I think JayT's post speaks volumes. If it was a serious issue, binding manufacturers would be all over it.
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