i am just curious because i cannont really move when standing even on a steep hill and if i try to go i just stick. when i pick up my skis they have basically hard snow and ice attached to them that i have to scrap of. Is this because i have only waxed my skis like 3 time and tuned them once or is there a better way to do it?
if ur skiing in the east, my suggestion would be hot wax, but DO NOT scrape. it makes the coat last much longer so u only have to wax about every 5 or 6 times you ski. but otherwise id say hot wax and scrape, and add some f1 if you have it. its extra effort, but worth it.
just wax man, be moer carefull if its really cold out, say theys been blowing snow at 0 or sub 0 temps all week and its -5 out when you ski the snow will be so sticky, unless you use the exact wax you need
I will preface what my statement with, if you're running your skis across the pavement or don't care about your bases, stop reading.
Not scraping is a poor suggestion because it is unhealthy for your ski bases. Saying you only have to wax 5-6 times/year compounds the issue, and doing the aforementioned on the east coast is even more dangerous.
Ski wax works by creating an even ratio of wet and dry in the thin surface between your ski and snow. Ski wax melts some of the frozen snow to get at this ratio. The melting action causes your ski to absorb dirt and moisture. The more wax, the more likely a ski will absorb. Not scraping leaves a thicker layer of wax, which causes your ski to absorb more dirt and moisture.
Waxing cleans ski bases by placing a new protective layer over the base. Waxing 5-6 times/year means your skis get cleaned 5-6 times/year. Not scraping and waxing only 5-6 times/year means your skis are absorbing more dirt and moisture and not getting clean. The issue is made worse if you ski at resorts using mostly man-made snow (east coast) because your skis are absorbing nasty chemicals.
There are a couple options to what you mentioned above. Either don't scrape and immediately use base cleaner and rewax after a weekend of skiing or scrape your skis. Regardless, wipe them down when you're done for the day. Leaving water and dirt reduces the longevity and health of your skis.