It's important for the skis performance that they are properly tuned AND waxed. Wax protects the bases of your skis and lets them glide smoother on the snow. A ski shop can wax your skis for you but if you are skiing a lot, you may want to learn how to do it yourself.
1. A workspace with a bench
2. A set of vices
3. Sharp plastic scraper
5. Waxing iron
7. Rubber band (for holding the brakes out of the way)