BRUSH IT OUT
Using the nylon ski brush, buff the base from tip to tail in overlapping strokes until shiny. "The more you brush, the higher your chances of beating your friends down the hill, says Lonetto.
TIE 'EM UP
The two or three bucks you spend on each ski strap is, in Lonetto's mind, money well-spent. "Straps keep the skis from scissoring and scratching the base you just spent so much time waxing. They should be on your skis any time you're not going downhill.