Yes! Wax! Try my page go to- www.lacyslatherworks.com
and click on <links>. You will see <Bob's Ski page>. click on that. Then open the file <How to wax and tune your skis>. Follow directions. I outlined it step by step and also tell you the tools needed, and the tools nice to have but not essential.
In the tune section I mention about detuning, but many say to bevel the tips and tails an extra 1/2 degree just where the edges start to rise off the snow instead of dulling them there. This is for shaped skis.
It is not necessarily how long you wax but how often. This article I wrote is basic waxing. Ther is so much more to it, but read it, print it out, have fun. Pay close attention to temp settings of your iron. My e-mail address is there if you have any questions. Also, anyone here would be happy to help. You're part of the family now!
Here's a list of skis with their edge settings: Well, hell's-bells, I can't find it now. I did write to K2 a while back. They said their skis are 1 degree and 1 degree, base and edge.
If you ski once a wekend wax once a week, more if you ski more often- just a general rule. You can never wax too much!
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