he was making fun of you.... who the fuck uses candle wax and leaves an iron sitting on a ski base??
thiis guys so legit...
over heating can ruin the shape of your ski... next time you wax look at the camber of your ski... then go over it a few times with the iron and look at the camber again... when its hot from the iron the ski flattens and the camber returns once it cools down.. over heating could probably lead the the ski not returning completely to its original camber... but im not an expert, so i don't know if thats true or not but i'm not about to iron the shit out of my skis to find out
right before I leave the skis to sit a bit before scraping, I do a pass on each with the iron in my right hand followed by a steel brush in my left so the wax heats and the brush leaves grooves in the wax... like race bases? less surface area touching the snow=faster? I dono this is just how my dad taught me to do it... and then at the very end I rub both skis with a big piece of cork to really work in any way the bases absorbed