So here I am waxing the skis. The wife's and yours' truely. I am thinking that... what is a good, but not perfect wax job? I mean, really who notices? The average Joe? Not really. Racer boy/girl, sure. Fact is, after three or four runs everyone's fresh wax job looks the same. Most people don't require perfect, but need "good". I want good. Same for the wife. Besides, I don't want to spent an hour making our wax job perfect.
See, I am an expert when it comes to Mtn bikes (not so when it comes to skis). I build my personal bikes and fix friend's bikes. I do everything "just so". It pleases me to have my (and my friend's) bikes just so and I believe it makes a difference. Well for my mind anyway and yea I have that 2% advantage. But not to the average Joe or Betty. Fact is I get dusted by people riding less than perfect bikes. More than dusted actually.
So this brings me to the subject at hand. What really matters for one's skis and perhaps boots? Yes I have the boots and I have learned that a good edge tune is important, but really what matters? Matters to the average or above average skiier. Not a perfect waxing I am sure.