DrZoidbergDidn't somebody SEM some base material and prove that it's not a porous structure? They wrote a paper about that and how wax works, maybe for their phd or something?
Either way wax obviously feels better than no wax, and is most definitely faster.
Yeah, its authored by kuzmin, the guy im referring to in my op. He said bases have no pores, which some people have refuted. But even if the bases of sintered skis dont have pores, they still have a mountainous/nooks and crannies surface that can hold wax in the valleys and cracks. I read somewhere that lower molecular weight polyethylene has pores while higher mol weight polyethylene has no pores, which in itself flies in the face of kuzmins belief that there are no pores in sintered PE
i really cant believd there is this much disagreement in the waxing industry.
At the bottom level, i think the waxing is good camp will win, bc everybody has busted out their skis after a fresh wax and felt like they were the puck on an air hockey table where its floating on a cushing of air. Everybody knows the feeling. Sharp edges, frictionless gliding.
feels good man.
**This post was edited on Apr 27th 2020 at 4:43:23am