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Are there any brands of ski wax that are more resistant to scratches/scrapes from rocks?
Ive always wondered if there was a performance/durability tradeoff with different ski waxes.
Not that i’ve seen. Only performance difference between ski waxes as of now is Fluoro vs nonfluoro. Also using the proper temperature wax for the right type of snow (soft, icy, hard pack, powder, etc.)
That’s not how wax works. Wax is heated to be melted into the pores of the base. And then the excess is scraped off and brushed out.
What will help with your question is doing research and buying skis based on how they are built instead of the graphics or who is riding them, but rather what the ski is meant to do.
From personal experience I can tell you that a lot of the smaller companies (on3p, moment, icelantic, black crows, etc.) use higher quality base material. They don’t skimp on building bomb proof skis because warranties cut into the bottom line of the company. On top of that you get a lot of people that are stoked on quality and talk the companies up. With the east coast having a shit snow year the rocks have been plentiful, and numerous times I’ve popped a ski fully expecting to see carnage and it’s a small scratch and it makes me laugh. Skis in the past I have been on would of been destroyed for sure or at least a nice core shot... barely touch a rock at big sky years back on a Nordica and put a unrepairable core shot in it. Last time I night from big ski companies.
no on wax, the bases themself is where its at
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