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The unfamiliar benefits of ski tuning and waxing

post #1 of 19
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I spent three hours sharpening and waxing skis tonight and about the same amount of time last night (doing my kids skis and some skis of friends as a favour for races - 7 pairs tonight). While pondering the essence of ski tuning and waxing it occurred to me that there are hidden benefits of the process.

The obvious benefits include:

Going faster –
Easier turning -
A better sense of sliding -

The less obvious benefits include:

A chance to drink scotch (several glasses) –
Good music –
Time alone –
Building muscles in arms and back –
A feeling of accomplishment when the edges are very sharp -
Being one with a file (or diamond stone) –

Has anyone found other benefits of ski tuning and waxing?
post #2 of 19
LOL
You forgot one, smoke a cigar, if she doesnt check on you tell her the smell is a new all natural wax, good for the environment.
post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by canadianskier View Post
Has anyone found other benefits of ski tuning and waxing?
Playing pyromaniac?
post #4 of 19
-get to play mad scientist :
-get more connected with your boards
-get to use your hands, make a mess and play with tools :
post #5 of 19
And bad things:
- get burned
- destroy your skis because of small errors
- freezing a lot and catching a cold
- not catching the movie you wanted
post #6 of 19
I cant think of anything else...
But I did not notice anything past the drinking several glasses of Scotch ...Single Malt yes/no...?
post #7 of 19
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I cant think of anything else...
But I did not notice anything past the drinking several glasses of Scotch ...Single Malt yes/no...?
This is what I like best about this place.

Some one is always watchin yer back for you with good advice!

Althong my personal choice is not scotch:but darn near anything from a certain brewery in South Burlington VT---its even named after a ski area! (sort of)
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
-get to play mad scientist :
-get more connected with your boards
-get to use your hands, make a mess and play with tools :
I'm not to mad scientist stage yet but I can definitely relate to the connecting with my boards part

I really enjoy the positive feeling of a job well done when I pass everybody on the run outs and the immediate learning experience that comes with being passed on the run outs
post #9 of 19
You get to buy more tools
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by ZeroGravity View Post
You get to buy more tools

That helps to keep the economy going, always a good thing.

I'd be careful about getting strong fore arms. Sounds like to much pressure.

You need to be gentle and caress the skis like a fine women...
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
You need to be gentle and caress the skis like a fine women...

well then, should I continue to use the roto brush? Or sub another tool?
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by rspacher View Post
I cant think of anything else...
But I did not notice anything past the drinking several glasses of Scotch ...Single Malt yes/no...?
Yes - single Malt - 16 Year Bowmore finished in sherry cask
post #14 of 19
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well then, should I continue to use the roto brush? Or sub another tool?

The roto brush on low speed my have a pleasent effect...
post #15 of 19
That's a good one...very tasty...
Couple of my favorites are...
GlennMorangie, Madeira wood cask finish...
MaCallan cask strength, its aged in a sherry wood cask...
Glennfarclas 12 yr...
post #16 of 19
Highland park 12, or Lagavulin 16, with a splash of distilled/non-chlorinated water to open the flavour.

Always with a splash of non-chlorinated water. It was meant to be drunk like that.....
post #17 of 19
Highland park is good stuff...
The 12 is very nice, the 18 is outstanding...avoid the 15yr, for some reason it does not measure up to the other two...

Lagavulin, been a while since I have had some, but very good, very smooth...

Agree on the splash of distilled water...
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
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You need to be gentle and caress the skis like a fine women...
Max, I couldn't help but notice the plural...more than a 1 ski quiver I guess.....

I can't say this is a benefit but the other night i was waxing my skis when Ms. Ragin' poked her head in the door saying "I'm soooo glad you're practicing with that iron....you can now iron all your shirts along with those skis!:
post #19 of 19
The heating properties of petex while on the skin quickly followed by the cooling properties of the cold beer to same area ::
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