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How do you store your skis when the season is over...?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
How do you store your skis when the season is over...?
In the basement...?
Is it OK to hang them in the garage...?
Can the heat in the garage in summertime damage the skis...?
post #2 of 15
in the bedroom closet, avoid extreme heat and temp changes.
post #3 of 15
I put a thick coat of wax on them and keep them in my bedroom. Try to avoid having them anywhere humid.
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hmmmm....
My wife, even though she has a couple of pairs of skis...might not like the idea of having our skis in the bedroom closet...
I don't have to worry about humidity here in Colorado...
Would a nice final coat of wax and storage in the garage work...
It does get to 100* in garage in the summer time....
post #5 of 15
i sell them in the Spring so i don't have to deal with storing them over the summer and can give "in" to my gear-head tendencies .

actually i throw some warm wax on them and leave them in my garage... which can get hot and seeing these other responses, makes me think i should sell them... hehe....!
post #6 of 15
I also turn my bindings down to zero DIN and close them (like they came out of the box) to reduce spring tension.
post #7 of 15
I store mine in the bedroom closet. Of course living in Tucson, Arizona, it probably gets to be 100 degrees in the closet!!
post #8 of 15
Storage wax, in the basement, but on a towel so that they are not directly on the concrete floor. I never turn the bindings down, and never have a problem with them. The skis will die long before that spring does.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by fudman22 View Post
I also turn my bindings down to zero DIN and close them (like they came out of the box) to reduce spring tension.
Close them? Like with a boot in them? That's not how my current bindings came in the box (Rossi Axial2's).

I just put a coat of wax on and stick 'em in the closet, personally.
post #10 of 15
Wax prevents the bases from oxidizing and the edges from rusting. Shoot some grease in the bindings and move all the moging parts around some to suck it up. I've also heard that snapping the binding heel pieces down actually puts less stresson the springs. But, I've never done it.. Look at my quiver, gotta be the oldest skis on EPIC. No problems with binding springs so far.
post #11 of 15
I separate the skis, and lean them against the wall, binding side towards the wall. That seems to have the least pressure/weight on the natural camber of the ski.

I once made the mistake of leaving a pair of skis locked together tightly with the ski brakes, perhaps for a year or two, so that the bases touched along the length of the ski. When I took them apart, the ski was flat and had lost its camber... had to toss them after that.
post #12 of 15
somewhere out of sight. less temptation to blow my savings on a trip to chile that way.
post #13 of 15
I store mine in the basement with a heavy coat of wax on them. Around August, I start measuring the temps in my sunrooom. When I see that the max temps are between 115F and 120F, I put the skis bases up in the sunroom for a day here and there. I make sure that the bases aren't in the direct sunlight (ceiling is glass) so that they don't get too hot and I make sure that they are well coated with wax so that the bases don't dry out. Although I have a hotbox, this does the same thing with no electricity costs. Plus I can only fit four pairs of skis in the hotbox.
I have friends whose attics get up to 120F who have done the same thing. Again, I do it for a day or two, I wouldn't suggest storing them in any location that gets to these temps for the entire summer.
post #14 of 15
I designed the closet in my home office to hold my skis. One half of the closet is wardrobe and the other half stores my skis leaning against the clothes bar. At one point, I was able to separate them but as the quiver has grown, that is no longer possible. The space behind the skis holds boots and poles. The temperature never varies much from around 70 degrees year round. I know wine that isn't treated as well
post #15 of 15

Proper ski storage ideas

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I place the skis in hermetically sealed box, located in a cool, dark place, and line the base with JC Penny white sale pillows of different thicknesses to match the ski camber. Connected to a PV cell and battery will be an iPod and small speakers to continually play soothing music. Once a month, I'll open the lid, rotate the skis, massage them with a soft nylon brush, then tickle them with a soft horsehair one, while talking about how special our next excursion together will be. Before sealing it up again, I'll replace the flower pedals with fresh ones of the season.
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The most important thing about storing your boards is to tell them you love them from time to time, stroking them and remind them that the next winter is coming. It all comes back when they first touch snow again.
Then, when winter is apporaching, in August or so (you have to start early), put the board into your living room, or even better, into your bedroom (If you stored them somewhere else in the first place!) They like that and will appreciate it in an appropriate way once on the snow.
Other options:

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I built a hover bed for my skis. Several electric fans provide a cushion of air for the skis to float on, providing as perfect a pressure distribution as possible.

I'm a bit worried because the weight of the bindings might alter the flex, so I'm thinking about removing the bindings when not skiing.

Another option is to have the skis put into orbit around Earth during the off season. While a tad bit more expensive, the payoffs might be worth it. Unless, of course, they collide with a asteroid.
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