benefits of waxing parkskis, even when they're gonna get wrecked; speed
i love it when theres a part of flat snow in a skislope, and all my buddies are struggling to get enough speed and pass it without skating, and i can just ski down it switch with more than enough speed, passing them all, lookin ultra steezy :)
and; i don't only wax my parkskis, but mainly my all mountain skis/powder planks, who i hope will last more than 2 winters....
and just for information, theres alot of controversy in this thread:
skiwax' main purpose is to saturate and protect your base; it makes your base harder and less prone to scratching, breaking or chipping
the main thing that makes a ski fast is however the base structure, not the wax; a ski with a fresh base grind is godly to ski on ....
so; if you wax your ski with the idea to make it faster, you should definitely scrape, and if possible brush out the base texture, otherwise wax will actually slow your ski down
so in short; you wax, scrape and brush your skis for following reasons:
your skiwax makes your base less prone to damage, thereby keeping the basestructure in excellent condition which in turn enhances your overall speed and lowers friction .
if you dont scrape and brush out your base structure your ski will actually be slower than before,
1) the friction coeff. of skiwax is higher then the basematerial, it doesn't slide very well
2) base might be uneven which causes mechanical friction
2.1) if you only scrape, your base is perfectly flat, without any structure and your ski will stick to the snow like a piece of paper to a wet tabletop
on the other hand if you do wax, scrape and brush, you will ski on the actual base, and not on the wax, but your basematerial will still be saturated and less prone to failure....
sorry if this was boring to anyone :)
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