Author Topic: Waxing irons  (Read 785 times)

LivingProof

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Re: Waxing irons
« on: February 09, 2013, 07:03:12 am »
Byron,

I was at Gary's house this past weekend, and, he has a primo ski workbench tuning center, including dedicated vices, wax iron, Ptex repair iron, etc., etc. etc. My setup is much simpler. My initial buy would include:

For the side edges: Note: this tuning can be done without vices.
Dedicated 2 degree ( 3 degree in the east ) ski side base bevel
Red 200 grit diamond stone
Yellow 400 grit dimond stone (optional)
A sharp file

For Waxing:(
Old iron
All purpose wax
thin metal scraper or plexiglass scrapper. ( a 4" metal drywall blade works well )

Also, I made a template of my boot sole from a piece of 1 x 3 wood, traced the front and rear of the boot onto the wood and then cut it to match the boot shape. I insert this into the bindings when I do tuning, so that it causes the brakes to retract into normal skiing position. With the piece of wood in the bindings, you can clamp a vice to the wood to hold the ski. Not the greatest, but, it functions.


 
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