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How to get pre-wax off your new cross country skate skis

Before you hit the sunny cross country trails on your new pair of cross country skis, you need to make sure that you have removed the pre-wax from the base.

The good news is that it’s quite easy to remove the pre-wax yourself. Just follow these four steps:

  1. Remove all stickers that the manufacturer has put on the skies.
  2. Remove the wax in the groove in the middle of the base. It’s a good idea to use either a pencil groove scraper.
  3. Now it’s time to remove the glider wax. Use a plexiglass wax scraper. Make sure to move it in the direction from the tip of the ski to the tail. Make sure you’re not applying to much pressure on the ski when you scrape the wax off. Repeat this 3-6 times.
  4. The last step is to brush off the base of the ski. Once again it’s important that you do this in the travel direction of the ski. For the best possible glide make sure that the surface is totally clean, so the structure of the base is visible. Repeat this at least 3 times. You can use either a nylon brush or a combi brush.

Make sure to check out the video above to see how to remove the pre-wax. Furthermore, you can find all you need to get your new cross-country skis ready to rock here.