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    Artech has a lot of great stuff too! Prices are reasonable.


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    Take your time and get them tuned well, then mine have skied well after initially melting/ironing in a couple+ layers of softer wax to build up bases. Has worked well....don't know if it's needed anymore...y/n?
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  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by wa-loaf View Post
    Check out these guys: http://www.tognar.com/bevel_edge_tip...snowboard.html

    They have a ton of tuning tips on their site.
    Good site!
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    Everyone has their favorite wax brands. I'm happy with Saucer Wax. Simple temp ranges...decent (or better) performance. They have some race overlays as well that I've used.

    Ironing...lots of people like to melt wax and scrape and make a mess. :> (applogies to all of you who do) I follow the guidance from SkiMd...and use tthe Wax Wizzard (or however it's spelled). Crayon the wax onto the base. Wax Wizzard (friction) the wax onto the base. Roto Brush (love the roto brush...choked on the price). :>

    Sometimes I use a Swix iron after crayoning the wax to the base, then I scrape, then I roto. Meh. If you're going to tune (or a least wax) after each day on snow....it seems to me the crayoning method should be adeqquate...and you burn through lots less wax....and that pile of scraped wax (which probably carries a bunch of debris from your ski...which is why people still use the method) is avoided.

    Base bevel...I've heard from several legit tuners to leave it alone. Side bevel? 2 to 3 degree depending on your ski. You can check your side angle by puting a sharpie layer on, then use the lower degree bevel and take a few strokes. See if the sharpie wipes off.

    Arctech...great source. I'm sure the others are just as legit. Returns and deliveries from Arctech are speedy and problem free. Just sayin.

    Swix has a great tuning vid on line. Arctech has a DVD.

    As for base repair...I leave that to the pros....let them put the stucture back into the base.

    Enjoy!!

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by andrec10 View Post
    Artech has a lot of great stuff too! Prices are reasonable.
    I just bought a bunch of stuff from Artech - Brushes, wax, base and edge filing tools, scraper, and a cool device that locks into my bindings that I can secure in a vice. Bought a generic vice from Home Depot and bought magnetic plastic covers to protect the ski. I also built my own bench and for now using a regular iron.

    Roto brushes will be next since regular brushes are a lot of extra work and more time consuming - but they are a whole lot cheaper!

    Just need to add the finishing touches and a will post a pic!
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    Another site:http://www.slidewright.com/

    I wanted to order the SkiVisions edge tool but Tognar didn't have the stone or ceramic pieces available. Slidewright not only had all the parts but was a little cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky View Post
    ..........Crayon the wax onto the base. Wax Wizzard (friction) the wax onto the base. Roto Brush (love the roto brush...choked on the price). :>

    Sometimes I use a Swix iron after crayoning the wax to the base, then I scrape, then I roto. Meh. If you're going to tune (or a least wax) after each day on snow....it seems to me the crayoning method should be adeqquate...and you burn through lots less wax....and that pile of scraped wax (which probably carries a bunch of debris from your ski...which is why people still use the method) is avoided.
    Usually use the standard blue-stuff..but have always had good results with the Crayon wax whenever used. Produces a fast base with little, if any, mess... I still drip a little too much of the standard stuff on with the iron....
    SteveD

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Rex View Post
    Missing brushes! Looking forward to their next article on this topic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Rex View Post
    Missing brushes! Looking forward to their next article on this topic!
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