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jforrest 02-02-2010 03:16 PM

Waxing question
I just got a new pair of skis about 2 weeks ago (Volkl AC50) and was wondering what I should do about wax. I have heard not to wax them yet because the factory wax on them now is the best wax I can get. I have gone out on them once and they were amazing and performed better than I could have imagined. I got them new but they are last years model so the wax is already over a year old. So my question is, should I wax them or leave them how they are? If I do wax them what is the best route to take, hot wax at a ski shop or do it myself?

Thanks in advance,

mlchael4 02-08-2010 08:31 PM

If you don't need any base work done...just a wax, I'd just have a shop do it. Having them waxed alone is usually pretty cheap, and they will do a better job. It's not really that hard...just takes lots of prectice to get a super smooth film on 'em.

...If try it yourself, good luck & let us nkow how it goes! :D

jforrest 02-08-2010 11:43 PM

thanks for the reply

yea i dont need any base work done that I know of, they are brand new skis so it would just be a wax.

yea I guess I have always thought if they can do it in 15 minutes I'm sure I can do it and possibly do a better job. I think part of what makes me what to do it is I just want to know what goes into it and I wan't to learn what it takes to get the best wax job possible and not just relying on some guy to stick my skis in a machine or something. I'll have to research a lot on the topic in the off season and maybe next season I'll try it.

mlchael4 02-09-2010 10:02 AM

Not to say you shouldn't give it a shot...maybe you'll pick it up real quick.
There are some vids out on you tube and what not..check those out and see if it's something you want to try.

jforrest 02-09-2010 06:44 PM

Yea I have an old pair of skis I learned on that I'll try first. I'm definately not going to go experimenting on my new ones till I think I have the hang of it. I'll check out the youtube videos and anything else I can find. Thanks again

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