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How To Perform Daily Ski Tuning instructions

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I have to write an instruction set for my technical writing class and chose to do mine on tuning skis.  I am assuming that the average user of such a guide will be an enthusiastic intermediate to advanced recreational skiing who is largely unaware of what goes into ski maintenance and its effect on their skis performance.  I have a racing background so this type of tuning is not entirely familiar to me, but I tried to put together a fairly comprehensive guide including a discussion on tools, ski construction, and where to find more information. 

 

The instruction set can be found here:  How To Perform Daily Ski Tuning

 

I would really appreciate it if anyone could leave some feedback on my instructions and anything else you feel should be added/omitted/modified. 

 

I give full permission for anyone to use and/or distribute this article however you like.

 

Thanks for your help.

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WE ARE.... PENN STATE!

 

My younger sister just graduated from PSU in May.

 

For the most part, excellent write up.  I'd only suggest swapping the edge section to after cleaning and waxing your skis.  You don't want to accidentally mess up an edge or dull it while you're waxing.  I'd also suggest adding a base repair section.  I thinking sharping your edges is more difficult then a simple ptex repair.  If you add that, make sure you describe that if using a ptex candle, you should rotate the candle as close to the base as possible.  You want the flame to be blue and as close to the base as possible to to avoid carbon build up.  Suggest a soldering iron to melt the ptex or ideally to purchase a ptex gun for the more advanced. Don't forget to mention that you'll need a steel scraper for base repair.

 

Good Job!

 

 

PS, I think you might need a colon in the introductory paragraph.

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I forgot to mention that painter's tape doesn't usually hold up too well for me. Swix tape works great but I don't think anything beats the free packing tape from USPS.  That stuff not only allows your tools to glide but is great for securing hockey shin guards on the cheap!

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