Waxing and Tuning


Tuning and Waxing are art forms in the Ski and Snowboard world.  There are professional Tuners all over the world!  Tuning is a combination of diagnosing the problem & knowing how to fix the issues, whilst having the skill and patience to do so.


You can never wax your Skis or Boards too much.  The base of your Skis or Boards is porous like your skin.  It is important to keep those pores full of wax to optimize performance of your sliding device.  It’s pretty silly to get all the way out here to Japan (if you don’t live here), and have un-tuned snow surfing devices attached to your feet!


Now that we understand that bases are full of pores, you will love the concept of Joey’s Hot Box.

First, your skis or snowboard are covered in hot wax. Second, we place your skis or snowboard into Joey’s Hot Box for up to 5 hours. Finally, we cool, scrape, brush and polish.

Traditional hot waxes heat parts of your ski or snowboard at a time, for mere minutes. By leaving your fully waxed ski or snowboard in Joey’s Hot Box at the optimal temperature for 5 hours we can ensure the most amount of wax is absorbed into the base. This treatment will help prolong the longevity of your base even against rocks and non-snow obstacles.


It is possible to damage the base of your snow gliding device.  It is fundamental that you fix that problem ASAP.  If your core is exposed (under the PTAX base material later) it can get wet and water logged.  Once the core is wet, all the layers inside the snow device will start to fall apart! Not good.  It is more affordable to fix this problem instead of buying a whole new snow sliding device or pair of sticks.