If you want skis and boards that turn more easily, have better grip on icy snow and edges that stay sharper longer, you need to get your gear tuned by us.
Our technicians use Wintersteiger machinery which is commonly acknowledged as the best in the world. Over the past few years in our workshop we have installed two Wintersteiger machines with a combined value of over $100,000. This guarantees you the best possible professional tune that you can get from Mt Ruapehu Workshop.
Our Workshop Services & Prices
After an initial consult to determine what tuning or repairs your gear needs, we give you a time frame for the work to be done. In most cases a full tune is offered as a overnight service and in some cases we can edge & wax your gear while you wait.
Full Tune (Skis or Snowboard) From $50.00 – $60.00
Got some scratches or gouges in your bases? No problem – we can P-Tex fill those holes and run them through our new Wintersteiger Micro quality stone grinder which gives such a precise finish to your skis/snowboard you would think they have never been skied on before. Then we put them through the New Wintersteiger Trim Disc for a Ceramic Finish on the Side & Base Edges, De-tune tip & tail, Hand Hot Wax, Scrape and Polish… for the perfect result and the best day on the slopes.
Edge & Wax
Base, Side & Base Edges, Wax (Skis or Snowboard) $40.00
Base Grind, Ceramic Disc Finish on Side & Base Edges, De-tune tip & tail, Hot wax, Scrape & polish.
Side, Edges & Wax (Skis & Snowboard) $25.00
Ceramic Disc Finish on Side Edges, De-tune tip & tail, Hot Wax, scrape and polish.
Hot Wax (Skis & Snowboard) $ 15.00
Hot wax, scrape and polish. For overnight workshop tuning drop your gear in before 6pm in the evening and pick up in the morning…. we open at 7.30am during the week and 7.00am on weekends
Other Workshop Repairs – $ P.O.A
Drop your gear in for a price and consult with a workshop technician for all other workshop including; Patches, Edge Straightening, Delam Repair, and Binding mounts / remounts (Alpine and Telemark), Race Tune and Race Wax.
Why Ski & Board Tuning?
The answer is quite simple – because you’ll have much more fun on the slopes afterwards.
WINTERSTEIGER Ski and Board tuning.
It’s easy to explain why.
- Less energy needed and lower risk of accidents. Professional edge grinding ensures uncompromising grip even in icy slope conditions. This saves energy and increases safety.
- Easier to turn and glide. Optimum structured base ensures the perfect “turning moment” and smooth easy gliding in all snow conditions. Together they create a feeling on the slopes which you’ll never want to be without again!
- Edges are rusty and dull
- Base is scratched
- Base has no structure
- Edges are perfectly tuned
- Smooth, waxed base
- Structured finish
Ski & Snowboard Analyse
After each day of skiing or riding you should thoroughly inspect your equipment for wear or damage, things to look out for are:
Dull, rounded edges
Dull, rounded edges or damage such as nicks or burrs. If your edges are worn your ski/board will want to continually slip out from under you while making turns, Dull edges will no longer grip the snow helping you carve your turns.
Worn edges can be particularly hard to ski/ride on firm or icy snow conditions. Using WINTERSTEIGER side edge tools combined with either diamond stones or files, you can quickly bring back that new ski feel with a few simple steps. The base edge can only be sharpened at your local WINTERSTEIGER repair shop, any work you do at home to the base edge will only increase the base edge bevel.
Damage to the base
When inspecting your equipment also look for damage to the base such as scratches or deep gouges. Even small scratches can impede glide and can lead to more damage if not repaired.
Deep gouges, which penetrate to the core, or run along the steel edges need to be repaired by a qualified WINTERSTEIGER repair shop.
As you ski/ride the wax wears from the base due to friction and will leave it with a dry, fuzzy, gray appearance.
By applying a fresh coat of wax you will refresh the base and improve the glide while conditioning it against oxidation. WINTERSTEIGER offers high quality wax irons, temperature specific waxes, wax scrapers and brushes to keep the base in top condition. The wax will wear quickly, especially on dry snow and should be re-applied after every 2 to 4 days of use. When you take your equipment in to your WINTERSTEIGER repair shop they will apply wax as part of the repair service.
If you’ve got gear that needs tuning, we’ve got the best Mt Ruapehu workshop!