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Hey NS'rs. Hopefully this thread will be useful to others with the same question:With a lot of people buying new skis for next winter, what should they do to prevent dry bases and rusted edges ? Should you just slather some wax and call it good or should you be fine since they come waxed and ready to go when you buy them ? WHat about bindings ? Is it really necessary to lower the DIN to relieve tension off of the spring. Thanks newschoolers !
when buying new skis it is always good to wax them many times before you ski on them the first time. My advice would be to wax them a few times when you get them, then lay on a fat layer of wax and let them sit for the summer (make sure you cover the edges to prevent rusting). Then a week before the season starts scrape the summer wax and wax a few more times and the last few with a temp specific if you want.
For bindings the lowering din isn't necessary. If you really want to you can but it will not affect the springs to much.
Also keep them inside, preferable in your closet or somewhere else dry and room temp
I would recomend using all temp wax for the first couple of waxes to get a good base wax, then for the last few it is really up to you. If you want to spend a little more $ on a temp specific wax and you know what the temp will be then it will make you go faster.
I usually give my stuff a hot scrape with yellow wax, then put on another coat and don't scrape at all when storing skis for the summer. Before that I clean the top sheets off with just some slightly soapy water and a towel, then file all the nicks and burrs on the edges off. Then I do turn down the DIN. Probably won't hurt if they're turned up, but springs can still take a 'set' if stressed in a certain way for long periods of time. I think it would take a few years of sitting before any noticeable weakness in some springs would occur though. Hope that helps!
Getting the dins lowered is pretty unnecessary. While it may help, it's almost a bit overkill because they won't really wear out much at all over the summer. Your choice, it's more whether you want to put the effort in on them