Are the skis already waxed?
Yes, all skis are already waxed in the factory, so you are ready to go on the snow even 6 months after purchase. Make sure to store your pair of skis well and out of direct sunlight. We also advise you to remove the technical description sticker which is stuck under one of the skis.
How long can you wait between purchase and 1st outing without needing to re-wax?
Even if you wait 6 months after the purchase to take out your ski outs, the wax will still be good as long as you have respected the storage conditions mentioned above.
How many outings can I going on with the factory wax?
Between 5 and 10 outings maximum, it will vary depending on the duration of your outings and the speed of wear of the base. The decision will depend on your skiing sensations and the visible wear of the sole (whitening).
Why should I wax my skis regularly and when should I wax my skis?
A little reminder about the base of your skis:
- They do not have a smooth surface. It looks more like a sponge made up of micro-grooves.
- Your skis slide on a film of water created by the friction of the base and not directly on the snow.
Wax is there to fill the micro-grooves to improving the ski's glide. Wax protects your base from abrasion due to friction during your days on the slopes.
If your skis are lacking wax, your ski base will have a white appearance, which will indicate that it is time to iron a layer of wax on the bases of your skis.
When should I sharpen my edges?
There is no recommended time frame, it all depends on usage. Generally, during the end of season maintenance check (sharpening / waxing) or at the start of the season it is advisable to resharpen.
Keep an eye on your edges regularly. If you've passed over stones and marks appear, it is then necessary to iron over to maintain good grip.
Skiing off-piste or on hard snow will mean that you will need to sharpen them more regularly (at same intervals as the waxing) unlike powder snow enthusiasts who will use their edges less often.
Conclusion: No strict rule, do according to wear
How do you store your skis at the end of the day?
- Use ski scratch attachments to prevent the soles from rubbing against each other during transport (See Gif).
- Clean and remove moisture from your ski with a cloth to prevent rust.
- Do not store your skis in direct sunlight on your balcony or terrace.