If they are new, I would get them waxed. They come waxed from the factory and some people would leave it at that but it is good to have a nice coat of wax on them IMO. If they are used, depending on their condition I would atleast have them waxed. If the edges and bases are beat it would be a good idea to have a full tune done.
-------------------------------------- 'Duran Duran bought Armada, Armada bought Microsoft, Microsoft bought MSP and AOL, AOL owns Time4 which owns the MountainSportsMedia which owns SKi, Skiing and RIP Freeze... so Armada now owns McDonalds and Coke.
generally the factory wax on k2's is pretty good and the edges are usually quite sharp straight out of the factory too. you probably don't need to do anything to them. unless you plan on hitting lots of rails, you might want to detune the edges a bit prior to hitting any boxes or rails, but that's about it.
i say dont do anything to them unless they were used then depending in the sape they are in get them waxed, dont get them sharpend unless you ride a pipe. and if you get them waxed make sure its not rub on stuff some people are stupid and pay a lot of money for run on wax and after one run its off.
WHAT EVER YOU DO DONT WAX THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Factory wax comes on newly bought skis and factory wax is the best wax ever, you could ruin it. if they dont have factory wax, then u got jipped.
'WHAT THE WTF?!?!!?' -Armada420
'Tanner stopped blazin? hell i just blazed with a couple guys that quit last week.' -Bigj
skiing should be like mcdonalds...sure they started out with just hamburgers, them they progressed to breakfest sandwiches and salads and mcflurries. we all love the new stuff, but we still love the old stuff as well. so its a good thing they still offer
I don't know where you heard that from. Factory wax is just a film wax to protect the ski. Whenever we sell a pair we either wax em right away or tell them that they can only use the skis for about 2-3 days before bringing them in for a wax.
A good hot wax is 10000% better than a factory wax and lasts much longer. A crappy hot wax is about the same quality as a factory wax and lasts much longer.
Either way a hot wax is better.
"please use the search bar, convieniently located on the top right hand side of you screen unless you dislexic which in that case it could be anywhere"winterkid33
ugh!!!! you people have NO idea what your talking about! dont listen to anyone who said its good wax, blah blah blah. here is whats really up:
new skis are shipped with a thin layer of parafin wax. its there strictly to kep the bases from drying out. parafin is the base material to ski wax (you can get it at the grocery store), but it lacks any of the chemicals and additives that reduce static and such. so basicly, its the worst wax you could use. also, any decent race tech will tell you the very first coats of wax are the most important. many racers will wax a new ski as many as 20 times to build a solid base of wax that penetrates deep into the pores of the base. while thats way to excessive for a freeride ski, you should absolutely have your skis hot waxed, (with an iron, not the wax wheels), it makes a huge difference in preformance, both immediate and long term. and when your bases start getting pale, that means they are cryied out. its time to re wax. that gets expensive (only takes about 3 days of skiing to peel most of your wax out) so my suggestion, is to get a cheap iron, some wax (get a big ass block of it) , a scraper, and a couple scotch brite pads, and for the price of one or two shop wax jobs, you'll be good for as couple seasons.
i looked on google but all i could find was 3D Animation porn-sxmarty6
Def. wax them. Listen to East_Coast a few posts above. When I used to race I would wax my brande new skis 3 or 4 times before I used them. And remember to keep them waxed or they will dry out. Just buy a cheap iron, go to your local ski shop, buy some wax and a scraper. Then you can wax your own skis in your basement/garage. Keeping good care of your skis shows them you love them, then they'll love you back.
It's all about taking care of your skis. I look at it like this....I have to change my oil in my truck to keep it running at top performance and so the engine doesn't seize up on me. Waxing your skis is kinda similar....