So what do you need to have in your stall? Here comes a small guide with the most necessary!
- A good and stable herding place – a herding profile or a herding bench.
- Whey iron , with temperature indication. Do not use an old iron, but an iron that is intended for ski curling. Preferably one with a thick plate, around one centimeter. They keep the temperature even and stable throughout the paraffining. You use the whey iron for more things than melting paraffin. You can and should also melt in the first layer of fixing wadding so that all other wadding stays in place better. Just be very careful to clean the iron between the different types of walla.
- Plastic sickle
- Guide groove scraper (similar to a pencil that you remove paraffin from the ski's guide groove, the groove in the middle of the ski, with)
- Combi brush (a brush with both nylon and brass / steel brush ), If you want, you can invest in both a nylon brush and brass brush.
- Fibertex cloth
- Wheal removal agent
- Putty shovel or steel sickle to remove slough or scrape off if the slough has frozen under the ski
- Wiper paper, fiberlene , so much more efficient than regular paper towels.
- Sandpaper : grit 80, 100 or 120
The things below can also be good to have but are absolutely not a must
- Hot air gun
- Grooving tool - A grooving tool allows the water to be directed away in a good way and creates the best possible glide for the current bait. You have the greatest effect when it is wet before. Imagine the suction that forms between two panes of glass when you pour water in between. That's the kind of craving a good structure counteracts. A 2-3 millimeter straight groove is a good and simple solution to divert the water when it is wet. In some bows, a rill can almost mean more than what ridge you have on the ski.
- Thermometer to measure the snow temperature
- Moisture meter
- Machine-driven brushes, so-called roto brushes you attach to screwdrivers
- A special wax iron for heating up wax (glue and can wax)
- A special wax iron to heat glide wax and foundation wax with
Don't forget good ventilation or a protective mask
Canopies are mainly used in non-transformed snow. That is, fine-grained snow that has not been exposed to plus temperatures. Converted snow is called fresh snow that has aged for a while and been exposed to mild temperatures so that the snow crystals clump together and create coarse-grained abrasion before.
- A red jar that says about +2 / +0 on it
- A zero degree purple/violet jar
- A blue can about -3 / -10 degrees below zero
- A base wax that is always heated at the bottom so that all other wax will stay in place better, this wax has no real attachment properties.
- A red sticky for really hot before
- A universal adhesive – plus 5 degrees to minus 5 degrees
- A blue sticker, violet or a base sticker, they fulfill the same function. It's a base that you heat into the bottom so that the other adhesives will stay, just like with the can quail.
You need at least three different slide ramps
- A red for around +4 / -4 degrees
- A blue for around -6 / -12 degrees
- A green or black, preferably graphite wool, -10 / -20 degrees. This is used as a base for all competitions because it is durable. You can of course also use it to ride clean as it is if it is the specified temperature.
- When there are a lot of plus degrees, there is hardly any need for skidding. It has such poor wear resistance that it doesn't stay on for long anyway.