Got a pair of new Atomic Access this season, and after a few cycles of waxing I noticed a difference in their camber. It's not much, about 1/8" at the center; it takes about 5 lbs of force to get that much flex. I'm guessing that that kind of difference is within normal variation and that they were like that when I got them, but I'd like some confirmation. Was using Swix moly fluor, and during one application I got distracted and got one of the bases warm enough that about 8" of the pool stayed fluid for maybe 15 seconds. I'm hoping I didn't screw up my new shoes.
What's the real durability issue with ending up with unused mouting holes after a binding remount? I can't see why it'd necessarily delaminate merely because the binding plate isn't bearing down on it, because if that were the case you'd see delamination along all of the edges of the ski. If it's a concern about the hole getting packed up with ice and freeze/thaw cycling stressing the edge, a plug Loctited flush with the surface should take care of that. I get that a drilled ski is a used ski, and that ideally you'd not have any unused holes drilled out. But is there actually a history of problems with open holes on an otherwise properly constructed laminate, or is it just a matter of best practice?