This is how you care for your ski touring equipment

Do you go on ski tours regularly and want you to enjoy your equipment for as long as possible? We have valuable tips in store for you. From the right battery for the avalanche transceiver to the impregnation of the skins to the storage of ski boots.

A report by von Franziska, Transa Backpacking AG

In the mountains the first peaks are already covered in sugar and outside it smells like winter? We know that. So it's high time to plan the first ski tours for the start of the season. 

In early winter, however, patience is often required. Not all tours are equally suitable, gentle ground (ideally alpine meadows) and the right choice of tracks protect you and your skis from scratches. 

Wax skis regularly hot

In addition to quick and dry waxing, we recommend that you wax your skis regularly while hot. You can do this in a Transa branch have it done or at home with the appropriate equipment.

Annually a great service

We recommend that you treat your skis to a major service at least once a year. The base and the edges of your skis are grateful to you. Over the summer it is worth waxing the skis after the last tour so that the base does not dry out. You can relax the spring in the front jaw of the pin binding using the running mode.

Check your bond regularly

You should check your bond at least once a year. Are all screws still tight? Are there cracks in the binding? At most, it is worthwhile to lubricate the moving parts a little.

Drying and impregnating skins

Important for the skins: Always let them dry at room temperature and not in direct sunlight and remove them from the skis. Otherwise, you run the risk of the glue sticking to the ski instead of the skin. As soon as the fur is no longer sticking properly, you can have the adhesive layer renewed. One is particularly worthwhile for spring tours regular impregnation.

Avalanche transceiver check & correct batteries

At the beginning of the season, we recommend checking the search and transmission mode of your avalanche transceiver. The use of the right batteries is also essential: As a rule, you should only use alkaline batteries. Except for Barryvox S. and Beep Micro: Lithium batteries are also possible here. You should also check every two years whether an update is available from the manufacturer, and generally check the device every three to four years. You can do this easily via the Customer service at Transa do. Important: It is essential to remove the batteries over the summer and insert new ones at the start of the season.

Check search equipment

Before the first tour of the season, a quick check of the search equipment such as shovel and probe is recommended. Are all parts still intact? It helps to take the equipment apart and put it back together again.

Dry and store shoes properly

The inner shoe and any insert should be removed from the shell and dried after each use. And never directly above a heat source: this could deform the inner shoe. The buckles of the outer shoe should be loosely closed after inserting the dried inner shoe. In this way you also prevent the outer shoe from deforming.

Dry sticks

As banal as it sounds, it's best to dry your sticks before pushing them together. Otherwise, nasty lime will stick between the individual elements and you will almost not be able to pull them apart next time.

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