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Do skis REALLY need wax ?

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ski wrote:
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@Scarlet, skiing in the rain should be made illegal.


@rob@rar, You are obviously spending too much time in a fridge!
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You may not notice the lack / wrong wax on the piste but I had a difficult task keeping up with the rest of the group on an almost flat run of 2 or 3 km.
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Yesterday I sharpened the edges, fixed the base with a ptex candle and waxed, feeling very proud of myself Laughing
Maybe I was not so consistent on the sharpening but the ptex and wax looks very good, let's see on the next time in snow if it is still skiable NehNeh
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Question: do brand new skis need waxing or do they come pre waxed from factory ?
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AndreSilva wrote:
Question: do brand new skis need waxing or do they come pre waxed from factory ?


Yes they do, and yes, they do.
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AndreSilva wrote:
Question: do brand new skis need waxing or do they come pre waxed from factory ?

It's a question that divides opinion. Basically becomes they come with some a coating of some kind but some people think it's not up to scratch. Personally I've bought several new skis and have always used them out of the box. Other will say they need a clean and rewax. You pays your money and makes your choice.
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Roguevfr wrote:
AndreSilva wrote:
Question: do brand new skis need waxing or do they come pre waxed from factory ?


Yes they do, and yes, they do.

If they come pre waxed, why should I wax again Puzzled
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Because it costs very little, and you'll know it's been done, and you don't know how they have been stored or whether someone's wiped them down with something they shouldn't have and and and....just because.
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Because they may only have had a light coating of wax, and the wax is probably a generic all purpose wax which may not last very long. Whether this matters is, as @Layne, says, a personal choice. You can spend a lot of time, effort and money waxing new skis, and it may improve their performance and lifespan. You may or may not notice the difference.
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I don't think I would bother paying to wax brand new skis, I'd just keep an eye on them and maybe not expect the wax to last as long as normal. However, if I had to had a block of decent wax, an iron and the required skills to hand, I would (and have) do it myself.
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