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Valla alpine skis - Basic preparation of new alpine skis

If you have bought a new ski, you can follow these steps.

New ski:

If it is the first time you are riding your new skis, you should do a basic preparation to saturate the surface.

  1. Sickle off the protective paraffin that may have been applied at the factory (see the video below). Then draw a few strokes with a brass, fine steel brush or fibertex on the coating, to remove any micro hair and open the coating. Work from front to back.
  2. Now you have to do a basic waxing / saturation. See the following instructional video that applies to points 3, 4, and 5.
  3. Melt a soft glider or a cleaning & saturation paraffin with the wax iron on low heat (max. 120°C). Don't skimp!
  4. Sickle everything away while the glider is warm with a plastic or acrylic sickle (this is to clean the coating). Then brush off the coating with a nylon brush.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, 3-4 times.
  6. Melted into a soft glide. Let cool, drain and brush (brass brush). Leave to cool indoors for approx. 15 min.
  7. Melt in a hard glider, such as green or black, preferably graphite. Let cool, drain and brush (brass brush). Leave to cool indoors for approx. 15 min.
  8. If you are not going to ride on skis immediately after this basic waxing, leave the last layer unwaxed until you later ride and ride.

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