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The season is over, the snow is melting, and it's time to properly prepare and care for your skis and snowboards for summer. By following a few simple steps, you can ensure that your equipment stays in good condition and is ready for use again next winter season. In this blog post we will give you some tips on how to care for your skis and snowboards and show you the best way to store them in the summer.

 

Cleaning

Before you store your skis or snowboards, it is important to clean them thoroughly. Remove dirt, snow, wax and other residues from the bases. Use warm water and a gentle brush. Be careful not to use harsh cleaners or too much pressure, as this can damage the surface.
Cleaning products like that Wax EX from raze-cat were specially developed for cleaning ski and snowboard surfaces and are the ideal choice for gentle cleaning of the surface.

 

Waxing

Applying wax protects the base of your skis or snowboards from moisture and oxidation. Wax your equipment before storage to keep it in top condition. Use a suitable wax for the respective temperature or alternatively use one of ours Liquid waxes . These are very convenient to apply without an iron and do not have to be removed afterwards - perfect for quickly and efficiently preparing your ski or snowboard bases for the summer. Apply the wax evenly to the base and then allow it to dry completely before removing it (hot wax only). This way the surface remains protected and ready for the next season.

 

Edge protection

The edges of your skis or snowboards are particularly susceptible to rust. To prevent rusting, you should protect the edges before storage. Apply a thin coat of rust inhibitor or special edge protection spray to the edges. Make sure that you do not spray the spray on the surface, but only on the edges. If, despite all precautions, some rust has formed on the edge, this is an option Edge sanding rubber for cleaning and derusting the edges.

 

Storage

Properly storing your skis or snowboards is crucial to keeping them in good condition. Store them in a dry and cool place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Also avoid places with extreme temperature fluctuations as this can negatively affect the materials. Ideally, you should store your equipment in a dedicated ski bag or ski rack to protect it from bumps and scratches.

 



Conclusion:
 

Proper care and storage of your skis and snowboards is the key to extending their lifespan and maintaining their performance. By regularly cleaning, applying wax, and protecting edges, you can ensure your gear stays in optimal shape. Also make sure to store them properly in a suitable location to protect them from damage. With these tips you can get your skis and snowboards safely through the summer months, ensure their longevity and be able to fully enjoy them again in the next winter season.

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