Ski tuning is a critical part of ski racing to ensure you get the absolute best not just out of your racing, but also your training. Heard that term ‘train like you race’?
Tuning will help keep skis in tip-top condition ensuring you will get the best out of your training. Regular tuning will also mean that it will be a lot easier to get them race ready!
Peak Ski Racing Academy will run tuning clinics and oversee daily tuning to ensure all participants get the most out of their training, we alos offer a race tune service to ensure all athletes have FAST skis for all races.
Another advantage of regular tuning means they may be sold or passed onto siblings to assist in managing some of the large costs involved in this sport.
All athletes will require a ski tuning kit. All tools and wax can be purchased at Peak Ski Racing Academy or pre-purchased online and delivered to the Academy. All iron and vices are supplied with benches and relevant tools.
Ski tuning kits should include the following however if you are feeling overwhelmed by this list we are here to help you:
Diamond files: black 100, red 200, yellow 400
Racing file: 1st or 2nd cut
Brushes: bronze or combo bronze, horsehair or fine nylon
Side edge file gauge: 93 or 3 degree or 92 or 2 degree
Base edge file gauge: 1 or 0.7 degree
Spring clamp for edge file
Fibertex or scotchbrite fine pads
Tools for boots, skis and helmets: Allen keys, screwdrivers etc
Brake retainers: thick rubber bands
Wax scrapers: plastic x 2
Wax: -10 - 0 degrees in red and purple
For skis that require a regrind or major overhaul, Podium Ski Services in Park City uses the latest and greatest race structures to restructure race skis. Podium's owner and technicians have worked with the US Ski Team.