Tuning Alpine Race Skis: Advice From a Pro

Alpine ski racers know that proper base structure, edges and wax make a dramatic difference in results on race day.  Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods satisfies the discerning tastes of these athletes with professional ski tunes using Wintersteiger ski tuning equipment and professional Swix Hot Box complimented by the artistry of a 20-year tuning veteran Pete Kohlmoos.

Can’t make it to downtown Wausau, WI before you get in the start shack?  Here are Pete’s recommendations.  Many can be accomplished with tools you can buy at Shep’s:

Race Training:

  1. Professional machine tune with  race structure and favorite edge
  2. Professional Hot Box with prep wax, then scrape and apply CH wax
  3. At home, after practice, wipe skis dry and apply prep wax
  4. At home, before practice, scrape prep wax and apply CH wax

Race Series:

  1. Professional machine tune to open base structure and deep clean
  2. Professional Hot Box with prep wax
  3. Apply LF or HF wax just prior to race.  Brush until structure is clearly visible.
  4. After each raceDe-butt edges with goo diamond or sharpen with ceramic disc.

Shop 2017 Wausau Ski Swaps to Save at Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods

Bring your 2017 ski swap sales receipt to Shep’s for discounted pricing on the necessary ski binding adjustments and ski tunes when you present your swap sales receipt in store within one week of purchase.

Shep’s provides the swaps with not only a bulk of their used and new ski equipment inventory, but also expert staff to answer technical questions about equipment and provide advice about proper fit.  These great local groups are the heart and personality of our local ski scene.  Get involved.  Make new friends and take your skiing to the next level!

Granite Peak Ski Team Swap is Oct 7, 2017 at Granite Peak.

Rib Mountain Ski Club Swap is Nov 4, 2017 at Marathon Park

Wausau Nordic Ski Swap is Nov 4, 2017 at Marathon Park.

 

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Hundies Matter! Shepherd & Schaller is Wisconsin Ski Racing HQ

Calling All Ski Racers!

Wausau is Wisconsin’s Ski Destination, and Shepherd & Schaller is headquarters to Alpine and Cross Country Racers alike.  Are you part of a team? Interested in trying something new? Have your eye set on a Gold Medal?   Come see us.  Racing equipment and maintenance is highly specialized and regulated.  You’ll want expert help and with 65 years experience, Shepherd & Schaller is where the experts shop, tune and wax their skis.

We partner with Granite Peak Ski Team and support Wausau Nordic Ski Club skiers, offering team members special pricing on race equipment.  We also contribute significantly to their ski swaps and support their fundraising activities year-round. Visit or call for contact info and details!  715-845-5432.Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 9.56.57 AM