I pasted this from Race-Place site:
For best results on race skis you must follow a procedure to cleanse the base and break-in the structure. It's labor intensive but necessary for podium results. Here is a basic format used by top techs although each tech may have subtle variations.
- Cleanse ski by ironing soft Base Prep wax into base and scraping with acrylic scraper while wax is warm or liquid. Repeat several times to remove impurities such as grinding residue and fluid.
- Iron in Base Prep wax, cool until wax is hardened, lightly scrape and brush aggressively with BEAST Soft Stainless 3-4 times tip to tail. Follow with BEAST Stiff Bronze/HH several passes and then cut off micro hairs with several passes of a coarse fiberpad backed with a file to create even pressure across base.
- Clean base with Fiberlene and repeat Step 2 multiple times to mellow the grind, etch in micro structure and saturate bases with wax. Use harder hydrocarbon waxes after several repetitions of Base Prep wax.
- Graphite Base Prep wax may be used in Step 2 or as separate ingredient in Step 3. Graphite is an anti-static and an excellent lubricant against abrasiveness.
- Clean base with Fiberlene, iron-in hydrocarbon training wax, cool, scrape and brush with BEAST Soft Bronze/HH. Finish with BEAST Horsehair and polish with non-abrasive fiberpad and fiberlene. Take multiple runs on the mountain to further the break-in of your skis until they reach top speed.
Fast skis require tender loving care on a year-round basis. We recommend you maintain them at least monthly to prevent oxidizing of the base after initial preparation. - Scrape off "storage" wax, brush with BEAST Stiff Bronze/HH and Horsehair followed by fiberlene. Iron in soft-mid hydrocarbon wax for storage.
After any race or training day the skis should always be brushed out, cleaned by hot scraping ...
This is in case if you want to go overboard/nuts with waxing and base prep...
Now I am going to try to make it easier for you...
- Get some cheap hydrocarbon wax, iron it, hot scrape it... Once is enough, unless is spring time and the snow is dirty...
-I want you to know that the secret to fast skis, besides the base prep is mostly in brushing...
-You have to get the wax out of the structure..
-If you can't decide between 2 waxes and the temperature will change, go with the cold one
-There is procedure called hot boxing, which can substitute like 10 times or more waxing the skis, to help saturate bases with wax.
Let's begin now:
-if you have a stiff stainless brush , do like3-4 passes tip-tail, don't press tooo hard, clean the base
-hot scrape and clean the bases, once
-get your wax of choice, rub it thick/like crayon/, then drip a little here and there, iron it let it cool. Overnight is better, but at least 3 hrs..
-if your wax requires iron temp over 140*C use fiberlene paper
-scrape well, start with brush progression:
stiff bronze; white nylon; short horsehair, then something softer to polish. As I said get the wax out, then polish..
There are plenty of other waxes on the market.. I would recommend Holmenkol Mix series wax.. The yellow and especially the red/Beta Mix/have very nice temp range suitable for most conditions, also inexpensive..
Last, but not least any wax is better, than no wax... Wax is to protect bases against abrasion, base burn. Unless you are doing speed event/DN, Super G/, most of the time selection of the wax wouldn't matter, because the skis are on edge, period. Just put the wax and enjoy.. The only time that wax might actually matter is in the spring slush and even then, the structure of base is what repels/pushes water out... Hope you find this helpful...