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  1. #176
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealurface831 View Post

    I was having a hard time finding a shop here in Bozeman that could accommodate my limited availability. So I started my own. In the utility room of my dorm floor. Since we ski Big Sky and Bridger, most of what I do is coreshot and edge compression repair. Shown is the lineup for the night.


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  2. #177
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    Same with the Ski Monster

  3. #178
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealurface831 View Post
    I used the Happy Norwegian exclusively last season and still use it to wax boards. No slip at all when scraping and brushing. Super solid there. But Yeahman is right, there are plenty of skis that don't fit. Thus, I upgraded to a proper vise.
    No slip when scraping hard wax?

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    I rip the groomed on tele gear

  5. #180
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    Quote Originally Posted by detrusor View Post
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    Looks sweet but missing posters of lange chick's.

    Then again, that might not go over so well.

    I can't talk. Our wax room is an absolute disaster. Not postable.

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  6. #181
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    May I ask a gaper question?

    I'm ashamed to say I'm new at home waxing but have got the hang of most of it. However I find with most of my skis that there are smears or patches of wax left after scraping and brushing. I can dig them out with the "sharp" edge of the scraper but I don't feel like this is a good idea and it annoys me that I'm not doing it right.

    What's the issue?

    What am I doing wrong?

  7. #182
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    Lets see you home wax bench

    My first thought is that you arent actually scraping thoroughly or properly just as a guess. If it can be scraped, scrape. Sharpen the scraper maybe. Sharp scrapers are nice to have but even a credit card will get it done, its just more work. Could always check skis for flatness but you should still be able to scrape all the wax off of a not-flat base. If youre trying to dig wax from small gouges or small imperfections on the base I wouldnt bother with that, just scrape it level with the base.

    Oh, and some sick set ups in here gots me a little Jelly.

    Heres mine:

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  8. #183
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    fucking killing me jong

  9. #184
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkgt View Post
    fucking killing me jong
    Soon Ill be chiming in on theres still ice on my windshield after I scrape it thread.


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  10. #185
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jong Lafitte View Post
    My first thought is that you arent actually scraping thoroughly or properly just as a guess. If it can be scraped, scrape. Sharpen the scraper maybe. Sharp scrapers are nice to have but even a credit card will get it done, its just more work. Could always check skis for flatness but you should still be able to scrape all the wax off of a not-flat base. If youre trying to dig wax from small gouges or small imperfections on the base I wouldnt bother with that, just scrape it level with the base.

    Oh, and some sick set ups in here gots me a little Jelly.



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    This^^^

    Also, some waxes are more gummy than others and tend to smear instead of peeling off nicely when scraping. Should still be able to get that wax off with enough effort though. Brushing gummy wax out of a structured base is difficult.

    Dont move on to brushing until scraping isnt removing any more wax.

  11. #186
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    OK, Sharpening the scarper has definitely helped. As has leaving the skis for a proper long time between wax and scrape.

  12. #187
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddraver View Post
    OK, Sharpening the scarper has definitely helped. As has leaving the skis for a proper long time between wax and scrape.
    Also check your bases, if they aren't flat it's hard to scrape the wax out of the concavities.

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  13. #188
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    Yeah well it's been a while since they've had a base grind too (if ever actually)

  14. #189
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddraver View Post
    OK, Sharpening the scarper has definitely helped. As has leaving the skis for a proper long time between wax and scrape.
    Scraper sharpening is a regular part of tuning; depending on wax temperature, perhaps as often as after each pair of skis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anotherVTskibum View Post
    Scraper sharpening is a regular part of tuning; depending on wax temperature, perhaps as often as after each pair of skis.

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    +1, it makes the act of scraping so much easier. I sharpen them 2-3x when waxing my daughters snowboard (I hate when she brings all 3 at the same time). Need to convince the wife I need a Rotobrush.

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    Yeah ok, lesson learned.

  17. #192
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    Recs for a good cheap scraper sharpener?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlh View Post
    Recs for a good cheap scraper sharpener?
    12 panser file screwed down on a flat surface. Having a vertical fence to hold the scraper against makes it much nicer to use:

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    I clamp this down to a bench top since I dont have space for a permanent location.

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    This is what I use - https://www.tognar.com/swix-plexi-sc...arpener-t0408/

    I have used this one on friend's benches. It's a little nicer -https://www.tognar.com/toko-world-cup-scraper-sharpener/

    If you have $ to burn they make electric sharpeners

    Just make sure to flatten your scraper every once in awhile

  20. #195
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    I just throw a bastard file in my bench vise and run the scraper along it. Works well enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHSP1497 View Post
    +1, it makes the act of scraping so much easier. I sharpen them 2-3x when waxing my daughters snowboard (I hate when she brings all 3 at the same time). Need to convince the wife I need a Rotobrush.
    What's the hesitation on the rotobrush? Just cost?

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ID:	407175I wish I would have bought the SVST two ski vice and I need a few more diamond stones, but my newer bench set up it coming along.
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  23. #198
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    We're tight on space but I've managed to cobble this together in the back shed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwat View Post
    We're tight on space but I've managed to cobble this together in the back shed.

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    Nice dynastars(the ones on the left)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwat View Post
    We're tight on space but I've managed to cobble this together in the back shed.

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    The munchkin factor changes the space equation. I feel ya

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