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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 2019.
  • 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 has an edge tool that sets and sharpens the side edges with a diamond stone for routine sharpening, also includes a full-size nylon brush for wax removal.
    • Complete/Digital 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 includes a diamond stone, two Swix waxes, a full set of three brushes, and a beefy wax iron. The Digital kit has all the same tools and supplies, the difference being that the iron has a digital readout/control.
    • Race kits are similar to the Complete kits in that they use the same advanced tool. It is a core kit of essential tools for those that seek a custom kit combination. Choose this kit and add your own choice of waxes, brushes, iron and vise.
    • Race/Complete/Digital kits are high quality kits with select tools for the serious tuner. The key 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.
What do the tools do?
  • edge tool sets angles for boards and skis
  • diamond stone is used to maintain edge sharpness weekly without wearing down your edges
  • 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 (will tune both skis and boards)
Item Description EZ-Tune     Carver     Complete     Digital            
RaceWax Digital Control Wax Iron                   X            
RaceWax Wax Iron X     X     X                  
Side Only Edger (4 angles) X      X                         
Base & Side Edger (20 angles)             X     X            
Long Snowboard Wax Scraper             X     X            
Ski Wax Scraper (5 mm thick)             X     X            
Triangle Wax Scraper  X     X                        
Two Ptex rods (black/clear) X     X     X     X            
Metal Base Repair Scraper X     X     X     X            
Brass File Cleaning Brush X     X     X     X            
Gummi Edge Stone X     X     X     X            
Blue Diamond Stone       X     X     X            
3 Brush Kit: Brass/Nylon/Horsehair             X     X            
Nylon Wax Brush       X                        
Wax Buffing Pad X                              
2 Brake Retainers (Blue Large)             X     X            
2 Brake Retainers (Tan Large)       X                        
2 Brake Retainers (Green Regular) X                              
Swix Universal Wax (60 grams) X     X                        
Large Bag with Handles/Pockets X     X     X     X            
Swix Red Wax (60 g - Warm)             X     X            
Swix Blue Wax (60 g - Cold)             X     X            
                       
                                 
Regular bags without irons (will tune both skis and boards)
Item Description Quick     FreeRide     Race                
Side Only Edger (2 angles) X                              
Side Only Edger (4 angles)       X                        
Base & Side Edger (20 angles)             X              
Snowboard Wax Scraper             X              
Ski Wax Scraper (5 mm thick)             X                
Triangle Wax Scraper  X     X                        
Two Ptex rods (black/clear) X     X     X              
Metal Base Repair Scraper X     X     X              
Brass File Cleaning Brush X     X     X              
Gummi Edge Stone X     X     X              
Blue Diamond Stone       X     X              
Nylon Wax Brush       X                        
Wax Buffing Pad X                              
2 Brake Retainers (Orange Hooks)             X              
2 Brake Retainers (Tan Large)       X                        
2 Brake Retainers (Green Regular) X                              
Swix Universal Wax (60 grams) X     X                        
Zippered Cordura Bag with Pockets X     X     X              
                       
                                 

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