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Choosing Tuning Kits

What to look for in a Ski or Snowboard Tuning Kit
About RaceWax kits:
  • We have completely revamped our product kits for 2017.
  • All kits can be used tune both skis and snowboards. You no longer have to choose one or the other; all kits do both.
  • There are two kit configurations:
    • A regular size tool bag with a core set of tools from which you are free to choose brushes, irons, vises of your choice.
    • A large size bag of tuning tools that comes with a waxing iron and brushes (and some with vises).
  • Within these configurations there are three tiers whose major difference lies in the edge tools and brushes.
    • Quick/EZ-Tune kits have an easy to use basic tool that sets and sharpens the side edge, and a buffing pad for wax removal.
    • FreeRide/Carver kits have an edge tool that sets and sharpens the both the base and side edges with the three most common angles used by 90+% of skiers/boarders, and a full-size nylon brush for wax removal.
    • Deluxe/Complete kits have an edge tool that will set and sharpen the both the base and side edges to 20 different angles with high precision, and either a full-size nylon brush (Deluxe) or a full set of three brushes (Complete) for wax removal.
    • Race/Podium(coming soon) kits are similar to the Deluxe kits in that they use the same advanced tool. These kits are best for those who wish to customize their add-on accessories.
What is in the RaceWax kits?
RaceWax kits are assembled at three levels:
  • Quick/EZ-Tune Kits: All the basic essentials for the budget conscious that are tired of paying for shop tunes.
  • FreeRide/Carver Kit: A big step up, these kits offer an introduction to advanced tuning. The main difference is the multi-angle edge tool that has two side bevel selections and one base bevel; the three angles that the tool provides are the most common selections used by skiers and boarders.
  • Deluxe/Complete Kit: A high quality kit with select tools for the serious tuner. The biggest difference is the multi-angle edge tool that will do every angle you ever will need to do. The biggest advantage of having all these bevel angles available is that, if you don't know your bevel angles, you can use it to determine what they are directly rather than guessing or changing the bevels on skis that someone is already comfortable riding on. This also becomes even more important if you are tuning skis for men, women, and children, that all may need different bevels.
  • Race/Podium Kits: These kits step up the quality for some items and are ready for speed demons to customize the add-ons. Select an iron, vise, brushes, and wax.
What do the tools do?
  • edge tool sets angles for boards and skis
  • diamond stone is used to maintain edge sharpness weekly
  • universal wax is rated for all conditions
  • wax scraper removes excess wax that slows skis
  • metal scraper and ptex are to repair base gouges
  • gummi stone is for edge rust removal, detuning, and burr removal
  • file brush used to keep files free of metal waste from edge work
  • brake retainer holds the ski brake during edge tuning
Large tool bags with irons (all kits will tune both skis and boards)
Item Description EZ-Tune     Carver     Complete     Podium     Podium/Speed     Podium/Speed+
Toko T8 Wax Iron (Yellow)                   X     X     X
Wintersteiger Wax Iron (Green) X     X     X                  
Side Only Edger (2 angles) X                              
Base & Side Edger (3 angles)       X                        
Base & Side Edger (20 angles)             X     X     X     X
Snowboard Wax Scraper             X     X     X     X
Ski Wax Scraper (5 mm thick)             X     X     X     X
Triangle Wax Scraper  X     X                        
Two Ptex rods (black/clear) X     X     X     X     X     X
Metal Base Repair Scraper X     X     X     X     X     X
Brass File Cleaning Brush X     X     X     X     X     X
Gray Gummi Stone       X     X     X     X     X
Blue Diamond Stone             X     X     X     X
3 Brush Kit: Brass/Nylon/Horsehair             X     X     X     X
Nylon Wax Brush       X                        
Wax Buffing Pad X                              
2 Brake Retainers (Orange Hooks)                   X     X     X
2 Brake Retainers (Blue Large)             X                  
2 Brake Retainers (Tan Large)       X                        
2 Brake Retainers (Green Regular) X                              
Universal Wax (150 grams) X     X     X     X            
High Fluoro Racing Wax (40 g Universal)                   X            
Large Bag with Handles/Pockets X     X     X     X     X     X
Hydrocarbon Wax (150 g - Warm)                         X     X
Hydrocarbon Wax (150 g - Cold)                         X     X
High Fluoro Racing Wax (40 g - Warm)                         X     X
High Fluoro Racing Wax (40 g - Cold)                         X     X
100% Fluoro Powder Overlay (15 g)                                X
Natural Cork Block                               X
                                 
Regular bags without irons (all kits will tune both skis and boards)
Item Description Quick     FreeRide     Deluxe     Race     Race/Speed     Race/Speed+
Side Only Edger (2 angles) X                              
Base & Side Edger (3 angles)       X                        
Base & Side Edger (20 angles)             X     X     X     X
Snowboard Wax Scraper             X     X     X     X
Ski Wax Scraper (5 mm thick)                   X     X     X
Ski Wax Scraper (3 mm thick)             X                  
Triangle Wax Scraper  X     X                        
Two Ptex rods (black/clear) X     X     X     X     X     X
Metal Base Repair Scraper X     X     X     X     X     X
Brass File Cleaning Brush X     X     X     X     X     X
Gray Gummi Stone       X     X     X     X     X
Blue Diamond Stone             X     X     X     X
3 Brush Kit: Brass/Nylon/Horsehair                         X     X
Nylon Wax Brush       X     X                  
Wax Buffing Pad X                              
2 Brake Retainers (Orange Hooks)                   X     X     X
2 Brake Retainers (Blue Large)             X                  
2 Brake Retainers (Tan Large)       X                        
2 Brake Retainers (Green Regular) X                              
Universal Wax (40 grams) X     X     X                  
Zippered Cordura Bag with Pockets X     X     X     X     X     X
Hydrocarbon Wax (150 g - Warm)                         X     X
Hydrocarbon Wax (150 g - Cold)                         X     X
High Fluoro Racing Wax (40 g - Warm)                         X     X
High Fluoro Racing Wax (40 g - Cold)                         X     X
100% Fluoro Powder Overlay (15 g)                                X
Natural Cork Block                               X
                                 

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