PoikenzYES! Sintering is sintering, it is a process, you can't sinter and call it almost extruding, because they are two entirely different processes. You have one or the other. Iso sport claims 1.75 mg/cm^2 (on the high end), which is about a dime sized weight of wax to an average single ski of 12cm x 176cm. It can be assumed (99.9% fact) that they use cm squared over cm cubed because the wax doesn't penetrate beyond the single micron level. If the wax did they would measure with mg/cm^3, because the other wouldn't make sense. I said absorption happens, but it is very minimal. I do not believe that you have any way of measuring the wax content of your base after a couple of days of skiing, so how can you be certain since we are now on an atomic level? I know you wax skis for money, but that doesn't prove anything other than your obvious bias. Remember, ski wax can't melt through steel beams.
**This post was edited on Nov 4th 2017 at 5:42:55pm
Ha ha! You are awesome for real. I'm not saying that to be funny. Almost nobody talks like you here on NS.
I have over the years based my results from a few things.
When I as a light 130lbs. easily sail past a 180lb. or more person on a flat or cat track.
I also base my results on skiing the same run over and over and over again in all conditions with multiple wax set up's and base structures. Sometimes I might take up to five pairs to the Mt. on a given day.
Then I base my results on feed back given from those who have skis serviced by me.
For me the bottom line is that microns make a difference. I believe that with each heating and cooling cycle the waxes can go deeper each time. This makes for a lasting "wax job".
Let us keep in mind the way they test for absorption. I don't believe they test in the way a super anal dude waxes a race ski multiple times before it ever hits the snow.
Anyway, like I said, I predict that the Phantom will be okay for the weekend skier etc.
It's not going to replace waxing for serious skiers that want max glide speed or for speed events.
It might not even beat out a good broad range hydrocarbon such as Dominator Graphite Zoom.