In our workshop we have a dedicated team of technicians for all your ski and snowboard tuning needs. Our workshop services include:
- Hot waxing (including storage waxes)
- Edge sharpening
- Base repairs
- Binding mounting and adjustments
- Boot stretching
- Computerised base grinding (performed off-site)
The most important regular maintenance for all skis and snowboards is hot waxing. Wax is what gives skis and snowboards their glide over snow. You won't go far without it. How often you should wax your skis or snowboard depends on a number of factors, including conditions and usage. As a rule of thumb, we recommend waxing after every 3-5 days of usage. We use a range of hot waxes, from standard hydrocarbon waxes, all the way up to high-end racing waxes.
Over the course of their life, skis and snowboards will inevitably take some knocks and bumps. After some time, the metal edges on skis and snowboards can become dull and dented. When this happens it's time for an edge grind and sharpening. This involves our technicians using special hand tools to grind and sharpen the metal edges back to their original factory angle.
If your skis or snowboard need some more serious repairs or base work, we'll send them off-site to go through a Wintersteiger machine. Wintersteigers are computerised tuning machines that perform automated base grinding and edging. Quite simply, they're the best of the best.
The photos below show a ski before going through our Wintersteiger machine (left) and after (right).
Modern ski bindings are packed with technology designed to increase skiier safety. The primary function of a binding is to keep a ski boot attached to the ski during normal skiing, but to release in the case of a fall. It is vital that a binding's safety release settings (DIN settings) are checked and adjusted by a professional. When our technicians set binding release settings they have to take a whole range of information into account, including the skiier's age, height, weight, skiing ability, as well as referencing binding manufacturers' specifications.
As bindings get on with age, their parts and components can deteriorate and eventually become unsafe. Every year binding manufacturers provide our technicians with a list of bindings which are no longer indemnified. Put simply, this means that the bindings have been deemed to be too old to adequately perform safely and our technicians are no longer able to service them. If you have a pair of older skis and you're not sure if the bindings are still safe or not, don't take any chances. Bring them in and ask our team have a look for you.