If you have bought a new ski, you can follow these steps.
If it is the first time you are riding your new skis, you should do a basic preparation to saturate the surface.
- 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.
- Now you have to do a basic waxing / saturation. See the following instructional video that applies to points 3, 4, and 5.
- Melt a soft glider or a cleaning & saturation paraffin with the wax iron on low heat (max. 120°C). Don't skimp!
- 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.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4, 3-4 times.
- Melted into a soft glide. Let cool, drain and brush (brass brush). Leave to cool indoors for approx. 15 min.
- 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.
- 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.