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What's a good deal on tuning kit?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Just got new skis, trying to mount them, then waxing.  Don't ski much, so probably mostly just waxing.  Maybe some simple tuning, cleaning up, fixing scratches, but nothing fancy.

 

What's a good deal on a tuning kit?  Is the $200+ one from RaceWax overkill?

 

Or maybe someone can give an ala carte suggestion?

 

Thanks.


Edited by whoever - 11/2/10 at 8:51pm
post #2 of 9

The kit you are looking at is a good starter set. Vise sets are very expensive as are good tools. This set is a good value and doing your own skis is something that is very enjoyable as you get better.

post #3 of 9

Here are our tuning kits and combos.

 

Cinch_superstaion_combo.jpg

 

We'll be adding more kits and combos as time allows.

 

Please provide ideas for tuning, base repair and waxing kits and we can assemble some from our deep stock of guides, vises, waxes, stones, files, irons, scrapers, etc from Tools4Boards, SVST, Briko-Maplus, KUU, Toko, etc.

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

That just a starter kit?  I thought I was plunging for the ultimate tune-a-rama 

post #5 of 9

It is a very good starter set.

post #6 of 9

At a minimum, I'd ask the Race Werks people to add in a set of 3 diamond files (and I like the Moonflex better than SVST) and a brass brush. When I got my starter set from them, I got a discount applied to the extras I bought at the same time. They are always very helpful and it it excellent stuff.

post #7 of 9
I was wondering the same thing. Is there anything special about the vises? Are there some general woodworking vises that would do the trick?
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

I got warm, cold and universal wax, each supposedly getting harder than the other.  I thought using the softer wax to prep the base then applying the harder one as the final coat. 


But just realize there's a separate base prep wax.  Does it really make much difference?  I don't really care much about pure performance, prefer going slow anyway.  Just wonder if the special base prep will provide extra protection for the ski.

 

Thanks   

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Nevermind, after further reading, seems the soft wax and regular paraffin are good for prep.  Thanks.

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