Should I attempt waxing my new 4stars or leave it to a prof? I've always been a hands on guy with all my toys. Any info, links on the subject would be appreciated.
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5/24/05 at 11:59am
Originally Posted by saudan's boudoir
Just jump right in and do it. Get an iron, preferably one with holes in it that can get really hot. Turn it to the highest setting--when the wax smokes a lot on contact it's probably at a good temperature. Then just hold the iron on the base of the ski--turn it lengthwise so the maximum amount of iron is in contact with the base. I'd start right under the bindings, for best effect. Hold the iron there until you can hardly see through the smoke--if you can smell p-tex cooking, you know you're doing it right.
Leave it that way for about ten minutes, eat the wax, and you'll be good to go.
Originally Posted by froto25
Here are two links for excellent tuning tutorials.
These lessons instruct the proper way to tune. Tuning is easy, but you will need the gear. ArtechSki generally has the best deals on quality gear, but you can buy some things locally and save even more if you have the time to look around. http://www.artechski.com/
Here's a link to a thread on what tuning gear you will need, a good place to start. http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=27325
Also, this forum has a bunch of threads discussing tuning in great detail; the best source of skiing information and debate I have found on the net.
Originally Posted by dipstik
I made a picture guide: http://tetongravity.com/forums/showt...ghlight=tuning