Your bases will dry out and be a bit more fragile, but it's not a big deal. Just don't expect your skis to slide at 100%. If you really don't want to do it, then don't. It's your choice. They are your skis.
Dude you can to to REI and walk up to the ski tech area and ask for a bar of their wax. They have different temps and you can get a huge stick for a few bucks. They don't advertise it, but just go up to the techs and ask for it.
I find it hurts most when I knuckle on a 35 foot step down, but it will also hurt the skis a little bit as others have mentioned. Up here in michigan where we have tiny ass hills, not waxing often means that you can't hit certain jumps because you just can't get enough speed.
yeah, actually a lot of companies use it in at least some of their skis.
Wiley Miller: "Well skiing is kinda like partying, you swerve to and fro, hit shit, and sometimes you fall. You can be hurting the next day and say ill never do that again, yet a few days later your back at the same stupid antics you were doing."
I didn't wax my skis for all of last season and they didn't explode or nothing. I started waxing them this season. And my bases did get brittle in a very small area of one ski. But they are 3 years old so whatever.
you can wax with candle wax, even better, go to your local art supply store and buy a 15lb brick of parafin wax for $8. i wax every week or so and i have been using the same brick for like two seasons now.
im invincible, nobody and nothing can tell me otherwise