(Gotta love a guy who insults another and then cries out PEACE. Is Dr D also a hack as well for suggesting the semi-soft scraping? Any more insults to pass around?)
For a hack, my skis glide and carve very nicely, thank you.
I have not insulted your profession, nor you. I just call BS on the 'holier than though' attitude that was been seemingly just below the surface in your posts since you started. Get over yourself. To get all pissy over a frickin' metal scraper or scraping semi-soft wax is pretty sad (especially for a recreational sport) and unprofessional
. A light touch with a metal scraper is a real option, bearing down is not. It's a straight edge, rigid tool than can save some time and additional sharpening of a plexi-scraper.
Most people are not pro/elite skiers or tuners and are looking for practical options and alternatives. Many want it as simple as possible and fun. Others are anal and intense and there's everything in between....and those who won't do anything, including take it to a pro when they should. There is a range of options for those inclined, to achieve their own desired results, their own way. Some are optimal and ideal, others 'work OK' for rec skiers, others are just wrong. It is not black & white and your attitude creates a level of paralysis for some, where if one does the littlest minor mistake, your skis are destroyed or you are an idiot. My goal is for others to realize that their boards are not fragile when they are on a bench, like they are not when you are cranking turns on man made snow or worse.....they can survive some minor mistakes and inaccuracies. Absolutely perfection is not required.....though desired with the least amount of time, effort and expense.
|At what level do you or do you want to learn to maintain, repair, wax, structure and giving some love to your boards? What amount of effort do you wish to employ? What level skier or rider are you? What level of results are acceptable for your personal needs & goals?
-wants to protect their investment and do the basics only to keep it simple and fun.
Performance-recreational & pros, depending on priorities and other factors can range from the highest standards to allow for some 'rationalized' or acceptable 'slop', but still want very good performance and maintain gear.
Serious-racers, pros (makes a living on skis or snowboards) and performance-minded recreational, etc, where only the highest standards of tuning, waxing, repairs, tasks tools and supplies are considered and practiced.
BTW, Happy Holidays & Peace to you and everyone else.