The end of the ski season is soon approaching. Full disclosure – I am shilling for some grind business before putting machines in snooze mode for off season. ☺
My last posting ruminated about the value of a grind before a ski race. Now I’d like to argue the value of a grind before hanging skis for the summer. If you haven’t had your race skis stone ground in the last 2 or 3 years, its time. Sure, you can do this next fall (if you remember) but it might be a better idea to tackle now with the remaining snow on the ground helping to remind you (and before biking takes over your aerobic mindset). A grind with wax hardening will result in a re exposed, structured, flat, cleaned base. The wax hardening layers will have a chance at better adhesion. And an un-scraped green glide wax layer will remain protecting your bases over the summer. That way starting next ski season all you need to do is scrape and brush out that protective wax coat or iron on your own choice, scrape brush and go ski.
FYI, Saturday April 22 will be last day accepting stone grinds to be done before May. Stone grinds will continue to be accepted all off season but will not be worked on until October.