We have just come back from our last ski holiday until September ( (. Now it is time to store my skis until later in the year. If stored in the correct manner my skis and ski equipment will be so much better when you dust them off for the next ski adventure. Storing my skis correctly will help them last longer and perform better.
Ski storage doesn’t take long and is a very easy process.
Things You’ll Need:
Clean your skis.
Wipe dirt and grime off of them with a cloth. Dry them of any excess water so rust does not accumulate on the metal portions.Step 2
Dry your boots. You may need to remove the liner to dry any trapped moisture. This will help prevent mold and mildew from forming.
Hot wax your skis. Use a waxing iron and drip wax over the bases and be sure to cover the edges. Use a heavy coating of wax. Do not scrape.
Loosen the binding springs with a screwdriver. Do this on the toe and heel-piece for each binding. This gives the tension in the springs a break. Plus it is important to have your skis and bindings tested each year as a safety measure.
Once boots are dry, replace the liner and buckle the boots into a closed position.
Strap skis together with ski straps.
Find a dry place to leave your equipment, some where away from constant people traffic and sticky fingers. This can be a garage, or in the garden shed. Given the cost and delibate nature of these items the best solution is probably a dedicated unit. Ideally a tough weather proof unit with a good strong locking system and made from rust proof material – This will keep your equipment dry, safe from theft and rodents. Ventilation is a good idea too, some air flow will prevent mold etc. on damp items.
Leave skis standing upright. Possibly hanging off a rail or hook.
Asgard offer a range of all metal secure storage for ski storage and other sports equipment. See the main asgard website for details of cycle/bike storage, motorcycle storage, ski storage, atv storage, scooter storage, fishing tackle storage and all other types of metal storage.
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