It didn’t happen last year, but it’s happening this year!
- Brush out and storage wax: $10
- Classic clean, brush, storage wax: $20
Dropoff Dates: March 22. 23. 24
Dropoff Times: 10am – 6pm
- Label each pair of skis with tape including name and phone number
- Drop off on the porch at: 1438 S. 1500 E.
- Please do not knock on the door
- Bring a check made out to TUNA for the total
- You’ll receive a text to pickup on March 24, 25, or 26 from 4pm -6pm
Why Storage Wax?
by Ian Harvey
At the end of the season, it is so tempting to just leave the skis the way they are and walk away. There is a price to pay for this though –– slow skis that need to be stoneground. Here are some basic steps to take at the end of the season that you will be grateful for come early winter:
- Clean any kick wax or klister completely off the ski bases using Waxremover or GelClean.
- Clean and copper brush your bases very well so the bases are clean. Quite often in the spring, the snow is very dirty. You want to remove any dirt you might have picked up. This includes not only brushing the skis out well with a copper brush, but probably also using wax remover. If ski bases are dirty, apply wax remover and then brush well with a copper brush before cleaning. You might need to do this multiple times. Powder snow, which is what is commonly skied on in the fall is extremely sensitive to dirt. Dirty skis will be especially slow in early season snow.
- Hot wax the bases with BP Red. Red is the perfect consistency for storage waxing. A harder wax can yield air pockets and a softer wax can get “eaten up” over the summer. Make sure to use a lot of wax for maximum protection.
- Store the skis in a place or fashion where they will not get very dirty or dusty. If they do get dirty during storage, be sure to scrape the ski bases before heating wax in (do not reheat the dirty summer storage wax!).
- I like to use this time of year to make sure that my klister tubes are closed completely so they don’t leak out over the summer. Additionally, consider storing opened klister tubes in a colder place.
Ian Harvey is the brand manager for TOKO North America. When he isn’t out testing wax, waxing, or talking about wax, he’s skiing with his fellow Olympian wife and his daughter, who is racing the NCAA circuit in Northern Michigan.
Ian always has fast skis, and you can too! Starting with summer storage.S ound like a bunch of work? All the more reason to bring your skis to the Waxtravaganza and let us do it!