There are some things that you always want to remain shiny and new: shoes, plasma TVs – and your ski equipment! After all, not everything looks good with patina. For your skis to remain in mint condition, they need a bit of tender love and care. This includes regular waxing and professional ski service.
Deburring your skis‘ edges, applying ski wax or a new coating: Proper ski maintenance is not easy for amateurs. There are some parts that you can easily do at home, for instance the waxing. Other parts are better left to the experts, as improper handling can cause damage to your expensive skis. For instance, don’t try to remove rust by yourself – it would be a shame to do more harm than good! There’s a reason why professionals have high-quality machinery to do this kind of stuff – as do the experts at INTERSPORT Rent. This kind of machinery makes proper ski maintenance quick and easy. So if you love your skis, treat them to a professional ski service at least once every season! By the way: The same is true for your snowboard!
Did you know? The perfect time to treat your skis to a professional ski service is at the end of the season, right after your last couple of rides. That’s because the coating of your skis can get porous if untreated. The wax applied during a ski service keeps it supple. What’s more, ground edges result in less rust.
Like we said before, we recommend leaving most parts of a ski service to the experts – for your own safety and that of your beloved skis or snowboard. However, if you don’t get a chance to visit a rental shop at the end of the winter season, there are some things you can do yourself:
Clever winter sports athletes know that using ski wax shouldn’t be limited to the start and end of the season. If you love your skis, you regularly wax them throughout the winter season!
One thing’s for sure: It takes a bit of preparation and professional equipment to wax your skis at home. To wax your skis or snowboard, you need a ski waxing set, an iron (yes, that’s right) and somewhere to secure your skis. Make sure that these three things are at hand before starting your DIY ski waxing session. A workshop or a garage are good places to do your ski waxing, but basically there’s no limit to your creativity regarding the location.
And presto, your equipment is all shiny and new again! The surface of your skis should be neat and polished now and make you long for the next bluebird days. Our experts recommend giving your skis a final waxing before stowing them away for the summer. This helps to reduce rust.
All our rental shops across Europe offer professional ski service – also for your private equipment. It goes without saying that our rental skis are always in tip-top condition!