SkiNet caught up with the women of http://www.outdoordivas.com/outdoordiv/ target=_blank>Outdoor Divas in Boulder, CO and the ski techs of Roxy to learn more about ski tuning, skis, and more. Check out their pictures and bios here.
SkiNet: Where are you from? How old are you?
BB: Denver CO, 27
SkiNet: What’s your home mountain?
BB: I learned to ski at A-basin and it’s still my favorite local mountain…
SkiNet: Why did you start tuning skis?
BB: I started by tuning my own and eventually started doing small stuff at a local shop. I really enjoyed working in the shop and just continued to do it.
SkiNet: What’s the hardest part about tuning skis? What do you have difficulty fixing?
BB: Base welding is always a challenge…
SkiNet: What tools do you recommend people use for a basic tune?
BB: Basic file, 90 degree file holder, diamond stone, waxing iron, wax, scrapper and a little bit of elbow grease…
SkiNet: In your opinion, who benefits the most from a fresh tune? Who should de-tune their skis?
BB: Anyone who would like a nice performing ski could benefit from a fresh tune. Park rats and jibbers usually de-tune their skis so not to catch an edge…
SkiNet: Anything else you’d like to include?
BB: Girls kick ass!!!