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How to Change Your Carbides

Renew your skis, get better 'bite' and improve handling in 5 simple steps
It may seem simple for most, but the difference between good and worn out carbides can make or break your day on the trails. Carbides also offer a wealth of information about what the sled has experienced.

Are your carbides worn thin towards the rear of the skag? Most likely you may be pushing through a few corners then because the weight of the sled is more on the back of the ski. You might want to consider stiffening your rear shock or cranking up your front shocks a little to put more pressure on the whole ski and utilize more of the carbide to give you better grip around those corners. You shouldn’t just change them and ignore the old ones.

If you’ve never changed carbides on your own, here’s a quick guide.

Tools Required

  • Lift
  • Rubber mallet / hammer
  • Ratchet
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