Snowboards are sturdy, but that doesn't mean they don't need maintenance. Regular maintenance can improve the performance of the ski, prolong the life of the ski, and also maintain the good image of the ski. However, the maintenance of skis is not something that ordinary skiers can do, because maintenance work requires professional equipment and tools, and these tools are not necessary for ordinary people to buy. The maintenance of skis should belong to the after-sales service of the ski equipment supplier, and most ski resorts can also carry out daily maintenance. Understanding snowboard care procedures and equipment will help you familiarize yourself with the performance of your equipment.
Before carrying out maintenance work on the skis, first secure the skis with a table and clamps. The workbench is divided into many grades, and the fixtures are also divided into alpine ski fixtures, simple snowboard fixtures and veneer fixtures.
After securing the skis, first clean the skis. Use a spatula to remove dirt and excess wax from the board. You can also use fiber nylon brushes and copper brushes. To remove wax, use a special wax remover. Finally, clean the skis with a soft, absorbent cloth or paper.
If the bottom of the board is damaged, it will need to be repaired. In the past, repair strips and steel scrapers were generally used for repairs.
The steel edges on the sides of the skis are consumables. To repair the steel edge, first use a diamond file to roughly grind the damaged vertical edge and chisel edge, trim it with a ski angle cutter, and then process it with a fine steel file. Special deburring diamond. Professional tools for repairing steel edges also have file sleeves at different angles. Of course, the easiest way is to use a power tool - a power edger to repair steel edges, which usually take three to five minutes to complete a pair of skis. All major ski equipment manufacturers produce this power tool.
Waxing your skis is a measure of maintaining the performance of your skis, using a special snow wax. There are many types of snow wax. According to the temperature of the skiing environment, snow quality (new snow, old snow, dirty snow, ice snow, rough snow), air humidity and other conditions, as well as different alpine boards and veneers, choose the corresponding snow wax. There are also quick waxes for all temperatures and refrigerants. Snow wax is divided into liquid and paste. Ski resorts and ski shops use irons for waxing, from tip to tail, and sometimes wax polish. Advanced snow wax is divided into hydrocarbon snow wax, low fluorine snow wax, high fluorine snow wax and perfluorinated snow wax according to the material.