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    So I picked up a bunch of tuning gear without really considering WHERE I was going to use it. Get to our condo and realize there is no good place inside to do it without driving my wife crazy with the mess. So, is it possible to tune outside? I don't mind being in the cold but does tuning in sub-freezing conditions have a negative result? I thought I read somewhere that the ski should be "room temp" before beginning.


  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by El Bishop View Post
    So I picked up a bunch of tuning gear without really considering WHERE I was going to use it. Get to our condo and realize there is no good place inside to do it without driving my wife crazy with the mess. So, is it possible to tune outside? I don't mind being in the cold but does tuning in sub-freezing conditions have a negative result? I thought I read somewhere that the ski should be "room temp" before beginning.
    Room temp definitely helps when it comes to waxing (for many reasons).

    I've found that a big plastic tarp down on the floor before you put the bench in the room and then tune, followed by a thorough clean up, with a quick pass over with the vacuum keeps most wive's happy (even when you're tuning in a room that has carpet as I do! )
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  3. #33
    So I picked up a bunch of tuning gear without really considering WHERE I was going to use it. Get to our condo and realize there is no good place inside to do it without driving my wife crazy with the mess. So, is it possible to tune outside? I don't mind being in the cold but does tuning in sub-freezing conditions have a negative result? I thought I read somewhere that the ski should be "room temp" before beginning.

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    I think the biggest problem would be hot waxing. If you boards are cold and you apply hot wax and an iron to the bottoms you could cause irreparable damage as the base upon expanding could pull away from the core.
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  5. #35
    Room temp - yes! You can use a rub on technique with cork or brushes even.

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    Go outside use bronze brush to clean base up then wipe off with a cloth

    Sharpen edge while out there

    Let skis warm up

    Rub on the correct temp wax covering completely

    Brush using a nylon brush followed by a horse hair brush or cork. Cork will generate enough heat to get but to bond well with the base
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    Well that's a technique I hadn't considered. Would this work?

    Skis at room temp (inside) -- bring them outside for nylon brushing and edge sharpening (diamond stone).

    Bring inside for hot wax and let cool to room temp inside

    Bring outside again and quickly scrape and brush.

    That work or does the cold outside immediately hinder teh scraping/brushing?

    Thanks

  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by El Bishop View Post
    Well that's a technique I hadn't considered. Would this work?

    Skis at room temp (inside) -- bring them outside for nylon brushing and edge sharpening (diamond stone).

    Bring inside for hot wax and let cool to room temp inside

    Bring outside again and quickly scrape and brush.

    That work or does the cold outside immediately hinder teh scraping/brushing?

    Thanks
    I think that would be fine!
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    Get a big painters tarp. Then roll it up and shake it off somewhere oustide out of the way.

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    I use this toolo vs a cork for waxing withou an iron:

    http://www.alpineskituning.com/

    Rays Way Wax Whizzard (sp?) Simple really. PVC pipe with an abbrasive cloth wrapped around it. Drives the wax into the ski. Brush and done.

    www.Skimd.com recommends this procedure as well.

  10. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by El Bishop View Post
    Well that's a technique I hadn't considered. Would this work?

    Skis at room temp (inside) -- bring them outside for nylon brushing and edge sharpening (diamond stone).

    Bring inside for hot wax and let cool to room temp inside

    Bring outside again and quickly scrape and brush.

    That work or does the cold outside immediately hinder teh scraping/brushing?

    Thanks
    If you've ever the the top of a mountain team race course, you'll see PLENTY of racers and/or racers parents (depending on the age of the kids racing) scraping and brushing skis in whatever temp it is outside at that moment. You can scrape at any temp.

    Or here's another idea.

    I'm a BIG fan of a Stuntwax. (www.stuntwax.com) - it's developed and produced by a few chemists who also happen to be instructors and patrolers. It's universal temperature, with very good longevity, and the actually recommend that you DON'T scrape. You can if you want, but I can vouch from having over 200 days on the hill and going through well over a dozen bars of their product the last 5 years or so since I was turned on to their product, that 99% of the time, you won't notice any difference between scraping and not scraping (the only exception that I've noticed is when the air and snow temperature are REALLY cold (like below zero cold) when I feel that skating and gliding at slow speed benefit from a scraped and brushed base
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    December: 1,7,14,15,21,26,27,28,29,30 (Mount Snow) 16 (Mount Southington) 22 (Okemo) 31 (Berkshire East)
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