Questions about caretaking of your equipment. This can be cleaning, maintaining and storing.

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Will using kick-wax on my alpine touring skis ruin the bases?

My favourite backcountry ski area has a really long approach along a groomed trail. I started putting a bit of kick wax on the base of my skis so I could make better time on the flat instead of ...
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How do I know when my snowboard edges need to be serviced?

I haven't serviced my snowboard for a couple of years but then again I haven't used it much in that time unfortunately either. I went a couple of days ago and did fine, did double black diamonds with ...
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How do I repair the “Fishscale” side of a cross country ski?

I have a 20cm long, 2ml wide, 1ml deep gouge in the Fishscale portion of a cross country ski. How would I repair this? Some have suggested Ptex will just burn into it too aggressively, others that I ...
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Impregnation and waxing full weather shoes

I will go to a wet territory (Jotunheimen) next week and would like to prepare my full leather shoes for that. I have read a lot of articles about shoe care and they are either about impregnation ...