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Snowcountry ski guide

Our guides tell you all about our ski related products and what to look out for when purchasing. Questions? Do not hesitate to ask!

  • What length ski do I need?
    Ski What length ski do I need?
    Going to buy skis and in doubt about the appropriate length? We give you guidelines on what length ski you need when
  • What is rocker and camber?
    Ski What is rocker and camber?
    What is the difference between rocker and camber? In this article, we will tell you more about rocker and camber profiles for ski and snowboard
  • 8 different types of skis explained
    Ski 8 different types of skis explained
    From powder to piste ski. In this article, we talk about the ins and outs of the eight types of skis. We give more information about the ski and its use
  • What width ski should I get?
    Ski What width ski should I get?
    Are you looking for skis and in doubt about what ski width you need? In this article, we will tell you more about ski width and how it affects the way your ski reacts in different conditions
  • How to wax your (touring) skis
    Ski How to wax your (touring) skis
    In this article we tell you how to wax your own skis or touring skis and what you need to do so
  • How to sharpen your (touring) skis
    Ski How to sharpen your (touring) skis
    Are you going to sharpen your (touring) skis yourself? Make sure you have the right equipment at hand: Clean cloth: for removing dirt. Edger: holder for your sharpening stones to sharpen the sides of the ski. File guide: holder for your sharpening stones to sharpen the base of the ski. Oxyd sharpening stone: for removing burrs and damages. Fine sharpening stone: for sharpening. Diamond file: for polishing and repairing small damages and burrs. Grinding rubber: to remove the initial sharpness from the contact points. Water. Stand or holder: to secure your skis. Preparation. While sharpening, you want your skis to be securely held with the steel edge facing up. In our webshop, you'll find a special holder for skis. Of course, you can use something else, as long as the ski is securely fastened. Also, make sure the ski stoppers are not in the way. You can easily do this by pulling the stopper towards the binding with a rubber band. Then use a clean cloth to remove dirt from the steel edge, and you're ready to start sharpening. Step 1: Ensure the correct angles. Create the correct angle for your steel edge with the edger and file guide. Use the edger for the side and the file guide for the base. For the side, the most commonly used angles are 88 or 89 degrees. Note that you use the same angle in all steps. The smaller the angle, the sharper the edge, and the more aggressive the ski. For the base, an angle of half a degree is often used. The final angle has a significant impact on the properties of your ski. Step 2: Check for burrs. Burrs are small protrusions on the steel edge caused by damage during use. Gently run your finger along the edge looking for irregularities; these are
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