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Old 02-02-2010, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question 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?

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Old 02-08-2010, 08:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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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