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Ski & snowboard servicing

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. 

Servicing

It’s super important to keep your ski bases and edges in top condition for optimum performance.

Platinum Service

From $80
  • Base grind
  • P-tex gouges
  • Edge sharpen
  • Edge polish
  • Hi-spec structure base (Crystal Glide)
  • Base polish
  • Infrared wax

Gold Service

From $70
  • Base grind
  • P-tex gouges
  • Edge sharpen
  • Edge polish
  • Structure base (Crystal Glide)
  • Hot Wax

Silver Service

$50
  • Base grind
  • Edge sharpen
  • Hot wax

Wax

Keeping your ski bases saturated with wax helps with glide and ease of turns.

Infrared Wax

$40
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Iron Hot Wax

$20
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Major Repairs

When the sharks bite it’s time to get the big tools out.  Contact us for a quote if your planks have suffered major damage.

Base Patch or Edge Repair

From $30
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Delamination Repair

From $15
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Topsheet Repairs

From $10
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Extras

All the extras we offer, from ski binding mounts to climbing skin trimming.

Ski Binding Mount

$75
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Climbing Skins Cut & Trim

$40
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Binding Check

$10
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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.

LET'S TALK TECH

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.

Base Structure

Base structure makes a ski glide faster, in 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 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.


Infrared Waxing

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.

have any questions?

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.