Hardware: storing skis and snowboards properly
Step 1 – cleaning: Remove superficial dirt and dust from skis and snowboards
Step 2 – drying: Let skis and snowboards dry properly. If required, you can wipe it with a cloth.
Step 3 - checking: Check the snowboards and skis for possible “damage” from the last ski season and if required bring it in for a professional service. The advantage: If scratches are taken care of in the spring, the edges sharpened and the binding checked, then you make your first turns in the autumn right away.
This also applies for skis:
It is recommended to invest in a ski strap to prevent that the coatings chafe and get scratches and fix and tighten the strap at the points of the base where the two skis meet to prevent loss of tension.
Snowboard: Check the binding screws on the discs regularly for their tightness or at the latest after the summer break.
Step 4 - storage: In principle absolute dryness is top priority, so that there won’t be a bad awakening due to rusty edges.
Tip from the pro: Waxing with hot wax is always recommended. The wax can then be easily removed with a scraper in autumn. Many specialist shops offer a special service for storing skis over the summer.