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Old 02.03.2011, 17:29
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Ski Sharpening

I need to get the edges on my skis done for friday.

Was told that this takes a few days. What's a good reasonable place in zurich I can get this done say overnight at the longest?
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I need to get the edges on my skis done for friday.

Was told that this takes a few days. What's a good reasonable place in zurich I can get this done say overnight at the longest?

Just go somewhere with a machine. They can put it in the machine and it sharpens/waxes in 5 minutes. All the larger rental shops at the slopes have these.
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BEWARE - those machines are great in the hands of an experienced specialist - but too often they will just shave off your edges and sole until 'clean' and next thing you know there is nothing left. I only trust my skis to a specialist and will always discuss the process and my expectations if I am away (from home and friend specialist I can truly trust).
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Old 03.03.2011, 08:09
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Re: Ski Sharpening

I'm always weary about automatic machines.

Issue being, I have never sharpened my skis (8 years). Yeah, I'm a pussy when it comes to maintenance.

Heading to Crans-Montana this weekend, and heard it's icy conditions.

Hopefully since they've never been sharpened (since I got them) every a Tool using these auto-machines will be able to give them some edge and base.
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Get your skis hot waxed regularly too - not just for the better glide, but to 'feed' the sole - at least twice a year, beginning and more importantly, end of season (hopefully some powder will feed your soul too).
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Re: Ski Sharpening

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Get your skis hot waxed regularly too - not just for the better glide, but to 'feed' the sole - at least twice a year, beginning and more importantly, end of season (hopefully some powder will feed your soul too).
I used to do this myself but not had time recently. At the end of the season you can leave the wax on till the start of the next season, which also protects the edges. In-between a liquid wax keeps them topped up.
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Old 03.03.2011, 13:48
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Never bothered to do hot waxing myself, as it is not expensive - and it really does extend the life of your sole. Paid E8 in St foy a couple of weeks ago.
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I'm always weary about automatic machines.

Issue being, I have never sharpened my skis (8 years). Yeah, I'm a pussy when it comes to maintenance.

Heading to Crans-Montana this weekend, and heard it's icy conditions.

Hopefully since they've never been sharpened (since I got them) every a Tool using these auto-machines will be able to give them some edge and base.
you havent done maintenence on your skis for 8 years and you're worried about getting them damaged from a machine?!

anyway i wouldn't worry too much. the machines aren't that bad. also those guys at the rental shop have the most experience using them, since they are constantly sharpening all their own rental skis that people bang up every day.

i just go in the morning to the ski rental shop at the base of the mountain and get them done while having morning coffee and gipfeli.
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you havent done maintenence on your skis for 8 years and you're worried about getting them damaged from a machine?!

anyway i wouldn't worry too much. the machines aren't that bad. also those guys at the rental shop have the most experience using them, since they are constantly sharpening all their own rental skis that people bang up every day.

i just go in the morning to the ski rental shop at the base of the mountain and get them done while having morning coffee and gipfeli.

The hesitation of machines general automation experience--and specifically ice-skate machines, which butcher your skates.

That last note was indeed to say I really didn't care if the machine eats them :P
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Re: Ski Sharpening

Buy your own cheap travel iron, wax and sharpener. Only takes 10 minutes to do and you can regulate how much they sharpen them- many machines over sharpen to make their job easy and will reduced the lifespan of your skis
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