To treat your ski right, you do not necessarily need the newest edge tuner or the most expensive racing wax. you don’t want to prepare your winter equipment for the downhill race in Kitzbühel, you want the maximum flow while carving down the Funcross. For that, a basic wax for 10€ is more than enough. The same goes for files and the iron: Whoever wants to improve his skills in preparing his equipment, does not have to buy a ski wax iron, but can use a traditional iron. You have to keep in mind that you won´t be able to iron any shirts with it afterwards, though.
To tune ski edges properly, the stoppers at the ski binding have to be tucked in with a rubber band. As soon as the ski is fixed properly on the working table, the fun can begin:
Following rule applies on both, traditional slopes and the Funcross: If the ski slows you down, your day on the mountain is only half fun. That’s why passionate sportsmen and -women wax their ski before having their first day of skiing: