1. Make sure you purchase
the proper equipment (or the equivalent):
2. Consider purchasing a ski /
board vise - a moving ski or board is always hard to wax.
You can also use a simple G-Clamp - just be sure to put a
suitable block of wood under the ski and some material
around the clamp to protect the ski surface.
- waxing iron (a
simple cheap electric iron will do for this. Just don't
expect it to be useful for ironing clothes ever again.
This means do not use your mothers ultraglide super
expensive iron - you have been warned)
- universal hot wax
- temp specific/flourinated
wax (only needed for a second coat if you so desire)
- a large plastic scraper
(must be wider than the ski edges)
- a nylon structure brush
(there are many types of brushes - brass, nylon, horse
hair, etc.) unless you have a different preference.
3. Allow the ski / board to
completely cool between wax coats and scrapings.
4. Keep a continuous motion
while ironing wax into the base.
5. Avoid burning the wax -
it will smoke if it is burning. You only want to melt the
wax - however, a small amount of smoke is okay. But if you
can smell burning that is bad.
6. Scrape excess wax off,
but be careful not to injure the base itself by being too
7. Buff the scraped layer of
wax to put some structure to it. This breaks up surface
suction. Useful when skiing on wet snow.