#1. Why not always hot scrape?
I have been using hard wax this winter a lot and Swix says to hot scrape the 4 series waxes.
Why not always hot scrape.
You can easily generate several thousand psi under the edge of a scraper, why not use this to force hot wax into the open porosity.
I hot scrape most of the wax off like I was cleaning the base and rescrape after cooling...this is fast and easy and I can't think of any reasons not to do it.
#2. Where is the magic?
I bought a pair of racing skis from a USST member and they were really, really fast when I first got them.
All I did was scrape them and ski and they would walk away from the others.
Later in the season I could never duplicate that glide even though I put the Swix tech manual under my pillow and slathered them with double and triple high fluoro overlays.
I would like to think it was structure but they didn't look like they changed much in the 50 or so runs I am talking about.
My skis usually run faster than most but after I tasted that USST Cool-Aid, I want more.
What's the deal?