Originally Posted by ctown
I have 2 pairs of new skis. prior to using them for the 1st time should i wax them? Thanks
You certainly cannot overwax your skis. Racers sometimes wax and scrape new skis up to 20 times before using. The best is to first hot scrape with Base Prep wax, this cleans the base and adds wax to the base. Then wax again with Base Prep wax and don't scrape until later. Then scrape and rewax, again leaving the wax on until later. When you're read to ski, scrape and rewax with the proper wax for the conditions. After the skis cool, scrape well and then brush additional wax out of the structure.