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Should I wax my new skis before use?
new skis have a factory wax on which doesn't last long, it' s just there to make it look better in the store. so ski your new skis a couple times to get that wax off and then wax your skis the way you like!
Put some wax on them, even if they have some factory wax already on them. That's what I do. And if you're planning on hitting rails you should think about detuning your edges a little bit
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what if you are using them for all mounatin
Factory wax is mostly to keep them looking nice in the shop and to help them get through shipping relatively unscathed. It's fine to ski on, it will be better than skis that haven't been waxed in 30+ days, but personally I would wax them. It's nice skiing on freshly waxed skis, and on a new pair it can only make them feel better.
As far as the edge, if they aren't park/pow skis, get them tuned then just touch them up yourself using diamond stones. For park, I prefer a natural detune, but if they are shape, you can run a gummy stone over them. This is also good for removing burrs. I wouldn't take a file to them at 45 tho, removes to much IMO.
Depends. They might have enough factory wax to get at least a few days out of them, but my Lab 001s I got new late last season were super dry. It will vary a bit from company to company I presume but you'll probably want them waxed pretty quickly. Look at the bases, if they are dry (they'll look kinda white) they need wax.
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