I would wax. Helps give the ski a longer life and you will definitely notice a performance benefit on the way down the mountain. Wax often and regularly if you ride a lot, and want to keep them performing well.
"Well, if Rimjobber were to insert dildos up your bum for every terrible thread that you have made, he would have shoved up so many that they would start to come up your trachea. But as they got closer to coming out your mouth, Rimjobber would have ran out. But when he went to the dildo store, they would be fresh out of dildos and he would have to remove one though you mouth and re insert it in your bum to continue the punishment, thus resembling a stack-able pencil." - JakeSmith
Also, if you're planning to not use your skis for a longer period, like during the summer, wax them generously so the wax would cover the edges : it will protect your edges from rust and the base from drying.
^ unless your only a rail rider of course sharpen your edges. Hell even if your a park rat only have your edges sharpened now and again and the define them again, it will keep them much better in the long run.
Not necessarily, when you are sharpening you are bringing the edges back to a sharp 90 degree angle. When you are detuning you are trying to round the edges to eliminate catching on rails boxes etc. Both help eliminating nicks and burrs, but a park skier would never sharpen his edges.
But if you try to eliminate burs without first sharpening you will destroy whatever tool you use. If you sharpen first you can then detune and save your tools. I know it's kind of backwards but if you sharpen first its easier to detune and keep the edge good. Obviously once you have detuned once you can never fully sharpen them again, but just by having them sharpened will mean you get rid of all the burrs much more effectively.
Tell that to my 5 year old stone that has a sweet groove trench into it. I run it side edge to base 4 to 5 times. Then switch tip to tail and has not failed me yet. The only chunk in it was from getting caught on a piece of top sheet.
Dude are you really arguing with me over how I use my gummy stone. Telling me I don't know how and what I am doing with it? Its a gummy stone! Your a cool guy ski tech we get it. Go buff wax some rental skis.