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SofaKingSickit varies. there used to be this myth that factory wax was AWESOME but it's usually just stuff that's good for storage (since skis can sit on a shelf forever before being sold)
so it might have decent or good storage wax in it already, might not. you can wax them to be safe, it def won't hurt but it probably won't matter. i'd only do it if i was bored and just having fun obsessing over the new gear, or if the bases look thirsty
others would wax scrape brush wax scrape brush wax scrape brush haha. not my cup of tea but it's not a terrible idea to keep brand new gear in the best shape you can
SavageBiffSkis do perform better waxed, no doubt.
SofaKingSickand it's not just that they're faster, they initiate turns better, respond more consistently, and help keep the equipment in good shape
i'm the opposite of a gear-babyer, as often as not the summer storage treatment is the caked-on mud from spring skiing, but even i wax a lot during the season, it makes your skis perform all around better, and fuck going slower than you could on skis anyway. passing everyone on flats is always fun