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Skiing

 

 

Skiing is a sport that is accomplished on long thin boards or facsimiles made from other materials that are attached to the feet for locomotion on the snow. It is accomplished on steep inclines (downhill or alpine), flat ground (cross country) or in the performance of stunts or tricks (freestyle). The skis are waxed to make them slippery for alpine and freestyle skiing and to grip the snow in cross country to provide thrust. The skier will often use hand held “poles” to assist with balance and thrust during the activity. Skiing can be done on commercially maintained slopes or trails as well as unmarked natural snow.

Wax Articles

Posted In Alpine Skis on Friday, December 13th 2019
Ski wax is applied to the skis by the use of a waxing iron to spread the hot wax evenly across the surface of the ski base...
Posted In Alpine Skis on Friday, December 13th 2019
Ski waxes for downhill (or Alpine skis) are applied to the bases to both protect the ski surface and to allow them to glide smoothly over the snow.
Posted In Alpine Skis on Friday, December 13th 2019
Weather Predictions and Conditions and Wax
Posted In Alpine Skis on Friday, December 13th 2019
The process of waxing your skis is not a difficult one, but to do it well does take a bit of time and knowledge of the principles behind the process.
Posted In Alpine Skis on Friday, December 13th 2019
Sometimes waxing your skis repeatedly during the day can be a necessity....
Posted In Alpine Skis on Friday, December 13th 2019
When you buy a new pair of skis off the rack, or even if you have an older pair...
Posted In Nordic Skis on Saturday, December 14th 2019
Structure is a component of the waxing process that is sometimes overlooked as to what it takes to get the most out of Nordic skis.
Posted In Nordic Skis on Friday, December 13th 2019
Sometimes waxing your skis repeatedly during the day can be a necessity....
Posted In Nordic Skis on Friday, December 13th 2019
Ski Wax Recommendations
Posted In Nordic Skis on Thursday, December 12th 2019
Posted In Nordic Skis on Wednesday, December 11th 2019
Weather Predictions and Conditions and Wax
Posted In Nordic Skis on Wednesday, December 11th 2019
Nordic skis come in two varieties, waxless which have ridges or “scales” on the base of the ski which grips the snow and allows kick by the skier,
Posted In Ski Wax Mfgs on Friday, December 13th 2019
Ski Wax Manufacturer Links
Posted In Snowboards on Friday, December 13th 2019
Weather Predictions and Conditions and Wax
Posted In Snowboards on Wednesday, December 11th 2019
Miscellaneous Tips on Board Waxing