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Stone Grind Ski Service in Burlington, VT | Skirack

Stone Grind Ski Service

Skirack is proud to offer world class stone grinding services using the Wintersteiger Race NC machine. This service flattens and refreshes the base material of skis, and adds a finish structure to match specific snow conditions.

With a Race NC stone grind, skis absorb and hold wax better, ski with greater stability, edges more easily, and glides more efficiently. Refinishing skis with an annual stone grind extends ski life and preserves base material. New waxing rules have leveled the playing field for junior racers, however a well prepared base can give you the advantage and make your skis faster.

The Wintersteiger Race NC service stone grinding machine:

  • Used by most major biathlon and nordic race federations at the Sochi Olympics.
  • Used in the race departments by all major ski companies.
  • Available in only a select few ski grinding service shops in the United States.
  • The highest quality, most consistent grinding available.

Skirack has worked with Wintersteiger and Swix to offer a focused menu of grinds based on temperature, snow type, and humidity for skate and classic cross country skis as well as for alpine skis.

Cross Country Ski Grinds Available:

  • 4.6 Skate Fine Grain, Sharp Crystal Snow Conditions
  • 6.7 Skate Universal Cold
  • 7.8 Skate Universal Warm
  • 8.10 Skate Wet, Transformed Snow Conditions
  • 4.6 Classic Fine Grain, Sharp Crystal Snow Conditions
  • 6.7 Classic Universal Cold
  • 7.8 Classic Universal Warm
  • 8.10 Classic Wet, Transformed Snow Conditions

Cross Country Ski Grind Pricing:

  • Grind: $69.95
  • Basic Base Wax Saturation with Grind: additional $20
  • Basic Base Wax Saturation, plus hardener with Grind: additional $40
  • 15% discount for teams/clubs

Cross Country Ski Batch pricing (10+ pairs)

  • Grind: $55
  • Grind + Basic Base Wax Saturation: $70
  • Grind + Basic Base Wax Saturation, plus hardener: $85

For downhill skiers who want a race quality stone grind, Skirack is now offering alpine race grinds with our new Wintersteiger Race NC machine.

What is an alpine race base grind, and why do I need it? The base grind of your skis is kind of like the tread pattern on a car tire - it is important that you use the tread that matches the surface you are driving on. Skis are no different when alpine racing or high performance skiing. The factory grind is very generic and not very accurate when your skis are new. By getting an alpine race quality grind, you will ensure a completely flat base, and the right depth and pattern on your base for the conditions you are skiing.

All skis new and old will perform better with a proper grind. Stop by and talk to one of our service techs to see if the alpine race grind is right for you! We can also help determine what types of grind the current snow conditions are calling for!

Alpine Race Grind Menu:

  • Cold EW-TR33/SWIX5: Snow Type: Cold, hard snow or ice
  • Universal EW-ML3D/SWIX7: Snow Type: Moderate snow, hard snow, or ice.
  • Warm EW-ML3/SWIX810: Snow Type: Warm, wet, frozen granular

Alpine Ski Race Grind Pricing:

  • Grind: $69.95
  • Elite Alpine Race Tune* plus single saturation wax: $129
  • Elite Alpine Race Tune* plus double saturation wax: $139
  • 15% discount for teams / clubs

Alpine Ski Batch pricing (10+ pairs)

  • Grind: $55
  • Elite Alpine Race Tune* plus single saturation wax: $110
  • Elite Alpine Race Tune* plus double saturation wax: $120

*Elite Alpine Race Tune includes:

  • Removal and sanding of sidewall.
  • Shaping of tips and tails.
  • Stone Grinding with Race NC and flattening of base.
  • Stonegrind event specific base structure.
  • Set the edge bevel on base and on side.**
  • Hand polish all edges.
  • Apply either single or double event specific swix wax saturation.
  • Any of the above can be priced separately starting at $15 per service.

**Bevel options:

  • The base bevel is adjustable in .25 degree increments - starting at .25 degree and ending at 1.5 degrees
  • The side bevel is adjustable in .5 degree increments - starting at 1 degree and ending at 3.5 degrees.
  • Optimal race set up is .5-.7 degree on the base and 3 degrees on the side. This will give the sharpest edge and achieve the quickest edge engagement.
  • Optimal recreational bevel is 1 degree on base and 2 degrees on side.