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Fästvalla cross-country skis with can walla

Herding doesn't have to be complicated if you know the right techniques! This guide is intended to help you who want to learn the basics of herding to achieve the best possible attachment. Let's start with the first step: Working with the attachment zone of the skis. When you buy skis, most sports shops usually mark the attachment zone for you. If you are unsure of where your attachment zone is, we recommend visiting a sporting goods store to have it properly measured. The attachment zone is in the middle under the skis, but exactly how far you should wallow from the middle depends on the span of the skis and your own weight. Once you have a rough idea of ​​where your attachment zone is, you're ready to go:

Cleaning - We start by preparing the attachment zone

  1. Scrape off the old can scum with one sickle as well as a guide rail sickle. There are special sickles for fixed wax that we recommend. Then hang up Wax Remover, make sure it does not end up on the sliding surfaces. Wait for 30 seconds. Wax Remover dissolves remaining wax. Now you can wipe the attachment zone with Fiberlene. In the case of smeared walls, a fibertex cloth is preferably used first. Then let the ski rest for 10 minutes so that all the wax residue evaporates.

    Cleaning the attachment zone from tin cans:


Can breeding

  1. Use sandpaper (grit P80 - P120) on the attachment zone of the ski so that the surface is roughened. This means that the wall adheres better to the surface.

  2. Always use one basis at the bottom to get a good wear resistance. One layer depending on snow type.

  3. Heat the foundation with a well-cleaned iron set to 100 degrees. Let cool for a minute and smooth with a synthetic block. If you don't have an iron, the alternative is to cork the foundation properly, so that friction heat occurs.

  4. Put on the anchorage for today's fore. Choose according to temperature and snow type.
    Place 4-6 thin and even layers on the attachment zone of the ski. Better many thin layers than few thick layers. You can thin out the last layers at the ends and only put them in the middle. Synthetic block between layers.


Below, you can see Gunde Svan's tips, in collaboration with Swix, for how to lay down wax.

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