How To Lubricate Skis

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How To Lubricate Skis
How To Lubricate Skis

Video: How To Lubricate Skis

Video: How To Lubricate Skis

In order to win the ski race and enjoy skiing, you need to lubricate your skis on time. The lubrication technique is quite varied, since it requires taking into account the humidity and temperature of the air, but also the mode of movement (ridge or classic) and some other factors.

How to lubricate skis
How to lubricate skis


  • - skiing;
  • - table or machine for fastening;
  • - iron;
  • - ointment;
  • - soil;
  • - scraper;
  • - nylon brush;
  • - paraffin;
  • - rubbing stopper.


Step 1

If you brought skis from the cold, let them warm up to room temperature, let them sit for a few hours. Fasten the skis on a special machine or on a table, bottom side up. Prepare a special iron (it is sold in sports stores, but you can also use a regular iron that has become unnecessary).

Step 2

Apply paraffin wax to clean, dry skis. On skating skis, paraffin is applied along the entire length, and for classic skis, it is enough to apply it to the ends of the skis. Thanks to the paraffin wax you will be able to glide well on the snow.

Step 3

Rub the skis with a bar of paraffin so that it is evenly distributed. You can also first heat it by holding it to a heated iron, and then apply it in drops to the surface.

Step 4

Then slowly iron the bottom of the skis with a heated iron, so that the entire surface should be covered with a thin layer of paraffin. Let the grease cool for 15-20 minutes and scrape off any excess from front to back (toe to heel). The scraper should be plastic or plexiglass, but never metal.

Step 5

Brush the surface with a nylon brush in the direction of travel (from nose to heel).

Step 6

If you ski in the classic way, lubricate the center under the feet for holding. First, go over the last with a fine sandpaper to ensure better grip, then apply primer or ointment (you can iron it).

Step 7

Choose an ointment depending on the weather: the warmer it is outside, the softer the ointment is needed. Typically, tubes indicate the approximate temperature range for use. If you are not yet an experienced skier, buy a universal ointment so as not to be mistaken.

Step 8

Cool the surface and rub the skis with a cork, apply a layer of ointment, rub again. Apply the ointment to the skis not in a thick layer, but in several thin ones, each time rubbing the mass until completely even and without lumps.

Step 9

Remove excess ointment with a plastic scraper, and it can be completely removed with a cloth soaked in solvent. In addition, there is such a way to remove the ointment: apply paraffin to the surface, heat with an iron and remove the entire layer.