Here are some tips on waxing cross country skis:
- Start by cleaning the skis thoroughly, removing any dirt or debris with a ski brush or scraper.
- Select the appropriate wax for the current snow conditions. Warmer temperatures and wetter snow typically call for a softer, more flexible wax, while colder temperatures and drier snow require a harder, more durable wax.
- Apply the wax to the skis using a wax iron, being careful not to overheat the skis. Move the iron in a slow, steady back-and-forth motion to evenly distribute the wax.
- Allow the wax to cool and harden for a few minutes before using a plastic scraper to remove any excess wax.
- Use a nylon or horsehair brush to polish the skis, creating a smooth surface that will glide more efficiently on the snow.
- Repeat the process as necessary, depending on the snow conditions and how often you use your skis.
- Finally, don’t forget to wax the tips and tails, they are important to protect the ski from damage and prolong the life of the ski.
It is recommended to get yourself a good quality wax iron and waxes, a good brush and scraper. It is also recommended to learn how to do the process on your own or at least understand the process, to make sure you have the best wax for the snow condition at the time of use.