Tantramar Outdoor Club

Active Living in Sackville and the Tantramar Region

Ski Service Before 1 November October 14, 2016

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As some of you may already know Ike (Whitehead) is moving out of Sackville this fall.

(Booo Hooooo.    We will miss Ike!)
If you had your skis summer prepped, or wish to get you skis tuned for this coming season be sure to contact him before November 1 to make arrangements.
The almanac is forecasting a snowy cold winter 🙂

 

Ike Whitehead Ski Services April 4, 2016

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Summer Storage Ski Preparation. Available between April 4 -12 & again in June

Interested in having your skis (both waxable and wax less, yes they also need wax)  cleaned or prepared for summer storage, this service may be for you.
If your interested in this service contact me at the email address below:
Fee schedule:
5.00$  clean of last seasons wax
10.00$ clean of last seasons klister
12.00$ to prepare skis for summer storage (includes a Hot Scrape**)

Jackrabbit families get 4 pair done for the price of 3

Note: a portion of these fees will be donated to the Tantramar Outdoor Club

For pine tarring and minor repairs , contact me using the email below
Swix2@hotmail.com

*Oxidation – when there is no glide wax on the ski base, the p-tex reacts with oxygen in the air to form a whitish layer. This oxidized layer will reduce the glide properties of the ski and also blocks the pores in the base so that additional glide wax will not penetrate the base
**Hot Scrape – a method for cleaning the glide zone of classic skis or the whole base on skate skis. Glide wax is applied, melted to an even layer and then scraped off while still in a liquid form or very soft. This process will clean the bases effectively.

Jackrabbit families get FOUR pair prepared for summer storage for the price of THREE.

 

Potluck, Waxing January 16, 2016

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Ike Whitehead is putting on a waxing clinic at Salem School on the 25th January, 2016, a Monday, from 6:30-8:30, cost $8, proceeds to Salem Cross Country program.

Mike’s Bike Shop is also putting on a waxing clinic at Mike’s from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday the 21st. It is free, other than the gas to get there and back.

Potluck at St Anne’s Church Hall next Saturday the 23rd of January, doors open at 5:15, food at 5:45. Cabin naming to follow. Nominations so far: “The Birches”, “Sugar Brook Camp”, ( the New Cabin and “the second Cabin” have also been mentioned, but don’t seem to feature the prerequisite allusions to nature…)
Ross

 

Ski Waxing Clinic, 25 Jan January 11, 2016

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Do you have a pair of cross country skis at home, but aren’t sure how to get them ready for the trail? Have you been skiing for a while but have some questions about waxing, equipment, sizing or other aspects of the activity? Or are you just interested in learning more about the sport as you think about giving it a try? Join us for an informal evening of information on cross country skiing…equipment differences and selection, sizing, wax selection and technique and anything else you want to know. Feel free to bring in your own equipment if you have specific questions about it. The evening will include a waxing and maintenance demo.

Where: Salem Elementary School, in the multi-purpose room.

When: Monday, January 25, 2016 from 6:30-8:30

Cost: $8 with proceeds going towards Salem’s Outdoor Classroom

This fabulous information session is courtesy of Ike Whitehead, local ski enthusiast and is sponsored by Mike’s Bikes. RSVP is not necessary but would certainly help us prepare for the evening…we will not turn you away! Call 364-4072, swix2@hotmail.com, for further information or to let us know you are attending.

 

Ike’s Inventory December 15, 2015

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Equipment to give away to a good home, contact swix2@hotmail.com
Boots*
Size 38 (6.5) NNN (original)
Size 43 (9-9.5) NNN (original)
* I have bindings that will work with these boots
Skis**
Jarvinen. 195 cm. waxable For skier approximately 5 ft 7 in
Karhu. 215 cm. waxable. For skier approximately 6 ft 5 in
Peltonen. 190 cm. less wax. For skier approximately 6ft 3 in
Splitkein. 180 cm. waxable. For skier approximately 5ft 3 in. (Very soft camber)
Fischer Air Core. 210 cm. waxable. For skier approximately. 6ft 3 in
Fischer Carbon. 195 cm. waxable. For skier approximately 5 ft 7 in
Edition Supersports S. 210 cm. less wax. For skier approximately 6 ft 3 in
** for skier approximately sizes taken from standard sizing chart, can vary
** skis come with no bindings
Poles
Bambo. 130 cm some repair work
Bambo. 145
Bambo. 105 cm

 

Ike’s Ski Service! November 17, 2015

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Interested in having your skis (both waxable and less wax skis,yes they also need wax)  cleaned or prepared for the coming season,this service is for you.
When ski bases are left with out wax they start to dry out caused by oxidation*
If your interested in this service contact me at the email address below:
Fee schedule:
5.00$  clean of last years wax
10.00$ clean of last years klister
12.00$ to prepare skis for the ski season (includes a Hot Scrape**)
6.00$ glide waxed using your wax ( and brushed)
10.00$ glide waxed using my wax  (and brushed)

Note: a portion of these fees will be donated to the Tantramar Outdoor Club

For pine tarring and minor repairs , contact me using the email address below:
swix2@hotmail.com

*Oxidation – when there is no glide wax on the ski base, the p-tex reacts with oxygen in the air to form a whitish layer. This oxidized layer will reduce the glide properties of the ski and also blocks the pores in the base so that additional glide wax will not penetrate the base
**Hot Scrape – a method for cleaning the glide zone of classic skis or the whole base on skate skis. Glide wax is applied, melted to an even layer and then scraped off while still soft. This process will clean the bases effectively.

Jackrabbit families get FOUR pair prepared for the season for the price of THREE.

 

Pre-Storage Ski Servicing, swix2@hotmail.com

 April 18, 2015

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Interested in having your skis (both waxable and wax less, yes they also need wax)  cleaned or prepared for summer storage, this service may be for you.
If your interested in this service contact me at the email address below:
Fee schedule:
5.00$  clean of last years wax/klister
10.00$
12.00$ to prepare skis for summer storage (includes a Hot Scrape**)

Note: a portion of these fees will be donated to the Tantramar Outdoor Club

For pine tarring and minor repairs , contact me using the email address below:

swix2@hotmail.com

*Oxidation – when there is no glide wax on the ski base, the p-tex reacts with oxygen in the air to form a whitish layer. This oxidized layer will reduce the glide properties of the ski and also blocks the pores in the base so that additional glide wax will not penetrate the base
**Hot Scrape – a method for cleaning the glide zone of classic skis or the whole base on skate skis. Glide wax is applied, melted to an even layer and then scraped off while still in a liquid form or very soft. This process will clean the bases effectively.”

Jackrabbit families get FOUR pair prepared for summer storage for the price of THREE.