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How to Wax Your Skis: Supplies

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SUPPLIES

Ski vise

Waxing iron

Ski wax*

Nylon ski brush

Plastic kitchen scrubber

Ski-specific plastic scraper

Velcro ski straps

Hand towel

* – Racers get picky about wax, choosing specific formulas according to snow and air temperatures. For recreational skiers, Lonetto suggests a hydrocarbon wax. “A harder hydrocarbon wax will give you more durability. He uses Holmenkol Beta, Toko Red or Swix CH7, all available at good ski shops.