Originally Posted by tennisets
I'm not using them for mostly park, I spend much more time out of the park than in it, actually. I was just curious what rails are like, but I definitely don't want do any damage to the skis, since I don't want to decrease performance on the slopes I ski most often. Thanks for the help!
Oh, and when I bought the skis, the guy in the store said that the skis are pre-waxed from the factory. Should I get them waxed anyway? I've only skied on them one day so far.
some here will tell you to always wax skis, fresh from the factory or no. for most uses, though, a factory wax will be fine and re-waxing is redundant. how long the wax lasts is dependent on what type of snow you're skiing on and how you're skiing. hard snow combined with high-speed gs turns will strip wax off much faster than skiing in powder or fresh snow...best way is to check the bases. if you look at it now, it's probably still a healthy, deep black color. when you start to see whitish color, usually along the edges first, then you know you need to wax. that's base burn, or oxidation.