Skis and snowboards are constructed using advanced processes with hi-tech materials to produce optimum on-snow performance. General use will damage the bases, dull edges and remove wax from the bases leaving the skis running a little slow, harder to manoeuvre and edges that don't bite/grip. Your skis need to be serviced by a fully qualified ski technician who can produce that same factory finish using hi-tech machinery. Check out our list of servicing and prices below.
Full Service + Infrared Wax
For high-performance, what’s included: Base grind, p-tex gouges, edge sharpen, edge polish, hi-spec structure base (Crystal Glide) and Infrared wax
Make your skis new again, what’s included: Base grind, p-tex gouges, edge sharpen, edge polish, structure base (Crystal Glide) and hot wax.
Just a tickle up, what’s included: Base grind, edge sharpen & iron hot wax. Best saved for kids gear and older planks. Bases are left with a belt finish only.
For a wax that lasts longer and offers maximum glide. An Infrared wax fully saturates the base. We use technlogy that is tried and tested in the race world.
Iron Hot Wax
The good old fashion way: You can’t beat a Iron hot wax for longevity. An iron hot wax opens up the base pours so the wax lasts longer giving a better glide for longer.
BASE PATCH OR EDGE REPAIR
For serious damage: Straighten or cut and replace damaged edge and/or cut out damaged base material and resin in new patch.
For when things fall apart: Using epoxy resin to glue your planks back together and make them water tight.
We can repair damage to your ski or board topsheet usig epoxy resin. This will prevent further damage and protect your equipment from snow/water.
Ski Binding Mount
Have our qualified ski technicians professional mount your ski binding (or re-mount including plugging old holes). If we do not have jig in stock add extra $10 to the price.
Climbing Skins Cut & Trim
We can cut & trim your ski climbing skins precisely for maximum grip while just exposing the edges for grip when you really need it.
Let's talk tech
Base structure makes a ski glide faster and turn improving control. Ski and snowboard base structure reduces suction/drag by breaking up and displacing the layer of water between the base and snow.
As the base passes across the snow heat is created caused by the friction. The heat in turn, melts the snow causing a layer of water. A small layer is needed to enable the ski to glide but too much water which is often the case in New Zealand temps can create too much drag and reduce the skis speed.
At Gnomes we have new hi-tech machinery capable of producing World Cup level structure and workshop technicians with years of experience and knowledge.
We can produce many types of structures even though we have a general recipe that works for a broad spectrum of snow types if you need something specific for your race skis please ask.
New for Gnomes this coming season, we are now offering infrared waxing for high-performance glide properties and a longer lasting wax.
The Montana Race Waxer is a machine that has been tried and tested in the ski race world and meets the needs of high-end skiers. The machine has two Infrared heat lamps that pass up and down the length of the ski or snowboard multiple times to penetrate the wax deep into the bases.
Simply, it offers better/deeper penetration of wax into the ski/board base. This full saturation of wax adds increased glide for a longer period. It also protects the base from abrasion from friction caused by rough snow crystals and snow contaminants.
Read more in our blog here: https://gnomes.co.nz/blogs/news/infrared-ski-wax
If you have any questions regarding ski servicing, feel free to contact us for expert advice. Please call us on 03 318 8433 or email us.