My first full tune!

Discussion in 'Tuning Techniques and Tool Information' started by DanishRider, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. DanishRider

    DanishRider Putting on skis Skier

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    Just gotta share this little win. Usually i just drop my skis off at the shop for a tune, but with 6 pairs in the house, i started calculating the cost of this, and ended up with buying a complete set tuning-kit from Holmekol. Did 5 pairs yesterday evening, and couldn't stop since this i actually therapy - Why did i not do this before! The first pair took some time, but the i got the hang of it, and the next 4 pairs just came along nicely. The result and wax-job were much better than i expected! Obviously this wasn't a world cup tune, but i am very happy, and it about the same quality i would expect from a resort shop. I have spent hours and hours watching others on Youtube, and it really isn't that hard! Recipe here:

    1. Tune one pair of skis
    2. Drink a beer
    3. Wax the above pair of skis - and leave for cooling
    4. Drink a beer
    5. Tune another pair of skis - And leave them for cooling
    6. Drink a beer
    7. Scrape the first pair of skis, and brush them good (nothing beats a good handjob!)
    8. Repeat above steps!

    No wife and no kids in the garage while doing it - Why did i not do this before?
     
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  2. KingGrump

    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    I guess the last sentence explains a lot. ;) :D
     
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    DanishRider Putting on skis Skier

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    Indeed - man-cave time ! :ogcool::)
     
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  4. Plai

    Plai Paul Lai Skier

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    Welcome to the addiction of quality.
    You must have better shops where you are. Shop wax is hot belt wax around here. I've much more trust in the hand wax than the shop wax.
     
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    DanishRider Putting on skis Skier

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    A handjob is better than no job :facepalm::yahoo:
     


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    Primoz Making fresh tracks Skier

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    With all those beers between each step, watch out when scraping second pair, that you are actually scraping second pair and not neighbors car windshield :D
     
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    DanishRider Putting on skis Skier

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    You just reminded me that i need to check the car next door when i get home:huh::roflmao:
     
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  8. Jerez

    Jerez Out on the slopes Skier

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    Man cave eh? I tune the skis in this family!
     
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  9. Novaloafah

    Novaloafah Should've paid attention to that lesson. Skier

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    Welcome to tuner/waxers not so anonymous. Your 7 step program looks good.
     
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    DanishRider Putting on skis Skier

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    Just made a quick count - a sixpack a pair seems to be the recipe:micdrop:
     
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    DanishRider Putting on skis Skier

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    Will report back about the actual quality in two weeks - Going to Portes de Soleil/Avoriaz on friday ! I guess i would be able to get data, for checking if the above recipe ( mainly beer ) need to be adjusted in either direction. Sharp edges and good glide = ADD One more beer ( step 8 becomes step 9, and beer becomes step 8 ). Dull edge and bad glide = remove one beer!
     
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    DanishRider Putting on skis Skier

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    i stand corrected! Fem/man-Cave :wave:
     
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  13. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Bring a fine diamond stone or ceramic in your pocket in case there's a hanging burr. Very hard to turn on hard snow.
     
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    Then you must get yourself a proper She-Shed.
     
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  15. Steve

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    There are two reasons I love to tune (besides the pure enjoyment of just doing it.)
    The feeling of tuned skis all the time.
    The gratitude and praise from my wife on how her skis feel.
     
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  16. Jacques

    Jacques Workin' It on Skis Best I Can Skier

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    My wife is so spoiled! Sometimes I have to threaten her by telling her I will just forget about her skis for a month, and see how she like those apples!

    I would also add that by doing your own, one can learn what they like or not. Knowing how a base shape can affect the way the ski handles.
    Yes, I said base shape! Some shape in tips and tails is not always a bad thing. Maybe concave. Maybe convex. Who knows, maybe perfectly flat! Most NOT.
     
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  17. Jacques

    Jacques Workin' It on Skis Best I Can Skier

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    Hard snow? Oh, you must mean ICE! ;)
     

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