Custom Stone Grinding
Stone Grinding Schedule
Grind batches are processed weekly. Please email for further details.
As you have come to expect, we are offering high-precision, custom stone grinding using only the best equipment and techniques. Our Wintersteiger Micro 1 Grinder is the most widely-used grinder for cross country skis. We only grind non-metal edge Nordic skis, keeping our equipment and your race skis free of metal shavings.
Stone grinding is the best METHOD to refresh ski bases that have been damaged, oxidized or worn out. normal wear and tear will eventually make a ski base convex. In addition, poor snow conditions can leave bases scratched or badly gouged. Long term exposure to the atmosphere will also oxidize the delicate polyethylene base materials. years of ironing medium and cold weather waxes can effectively "seal" microscopic base pores — vital to wax absorption — creating an impermeable plastic sheet that is only fast for a few Ks. Stone Grinding will flatten a ski’s base, open up its pores and leave a pristine finish, allowing easy wax absorption and many Ks of fast skiing. if desired, you can request a condition-specific, specialty grind or a broad spectrum universal grind depending on your needs and goals. Slow skis never make for a fun day — a fast grind will help you enjoy the experience that much more.
The New Moon Way
Before skis are ground, each pair is individually evaluated and hand-tuned as needed. Following the grinding process, each ski immediately receives a generous application of Rex Base Oil. This prevents oxidization of an untreated base and provides a protective coating for shipping or transport. We recommend applying and scraping 2-3 additional layers of base prep wax or soft glide wax before applying the "wax of the day." Repeated waxing and scraping helps condition and speed up the gliding surface of freshly ground skis. We also provide a ready-to-ski waxing service that leaves skis fully prepped and ready upon pick up or arrival at your door. Remember, freshly-ground skis will become faster with frequent follow-up waxing. Please allow 6-10 waxings before skis are fully up to speed. For further information, the grind service menu or for general grind service help, give us a call, (800) 754-8685. Satisfaction is guaranteed.
The Grind Service Menu
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Old Man Winter Cold Grind — $55
General temp. range: 12°F and colder, low to high humidity.
Perfect for your cold day race skis, this is a closely-spaced, linear grind for the really cold days on the trail. A fine linear pattern minimizes friction on cold, dry, fresh snow crystals and is recommended for those days you walk out and hear the snow squeak under your feet. Old Man Winter is a shallow, low-impact grind that can be refreshed and repeated many times.
New Moon Universal — $55
General temp. range: 10°F to 34°F, medium to high humidity.
The New Moon Universal is our most popular grind that will bring new and old skis back to factory condition with fast, flat bases. We recommend this grind if you ski one pair of skis in many different conditions. This versatile grind works especially well for highly variable Midwestern and New England snow conditions, including new snow, transformed snow, machine-tilled and man-made snow — always a safe choice for the high school or citizen racer.
New Moon Universal Dry Grind — $60
General temp. range: 10°F to 34°F, low humidity.
The Universal Dry is a great performer in the dry or new snows, often encountered in the Rockies. While best suited for low humidity, it can also handle moderate snow moisture, if needed. We recommend this grind if you are skiing in varying altitude or marathon races where significant temperature changes may be experienced.
Skiing in a T-Shirt Warm Grind — $55
General temp. range: 32°F and up, medium to high humidity.
We’ve all been there, and you must be ready with some special skis. As the title suggests, this grind can channel water like a rain gutter, — a necessity for warm weather racing. Intended for 32°F and warmer, this grind utilizes deep channels to handle snow moisture and reduce speed-killing suction, while helping your skis move over wet transformed and corn snow crystals that are associated with warm-weather and spring skiing.
Pre-Grind Tuning & Repair — $15 and up
Some skis that are badly scratched and gouged may require significant repair work before grinding. In most cases, scratches, gouges and minor edge damage can be repaired. In addition, strongly convex or concave bases can be steel-scraped to acheive a flat base before grinding. Skis will be evaluated upon arrival for repair and tuning needs. We are glad to address any tuning requests that you may have.
Ready-to-Ski Waxing Service — Add $40 to any grind
After your grind, we will add 3 layers of base-prep wax, with extensive soaking, and the condition-specific, low-fluoro wax of your choice as the final layer. Your skis arrive at your door scraped, brushed and ready to hit the trails.
Hot Boxing Service
New Moon has now partnered with Ski Sauna Hot Boxes. Hot boxing involves applying a generous layer of a soft, penetrating glide wax to a ski, then carefully heating the skis in our Ski Sauna at a precisely controlled temperature for a period of time, then slowly returning them to room temperature. This allow maximum wax saturation and assures the best possible on-snow performance. Hot boxing is just the first step- continued waxing is a must for all high performance skis.
Hot boxing is a great way to prep new skis, but it will also help used skis, especially if they are freshly stone ground, as grinding opens up pores in the ski base.
Hot Box Service with a New Moon Stone Grind — Add $25 to any grind
Skis are left unscraped for base protection.
Hot Box Service without a stone grind — Add $40
Skis are left unscraped for base protection.