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post #31 of 40
I've never put "summer wax" on any of my skis. I suppose it would make sense if your bases were all white and hairy at the end of the last day last spring, but I never let it get that far.
post #32 of 40
If I put  wax on for the summer, skis would last longer. 

If skis lasted longer, would loose the excuse for needing new skis. 
post #33 of 40
Hey Jer, good to hear from you, I didn't know you put "winter wax' on your skis either :)

I just tuned my boards yesterday for Chile and was thinking about this post.
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I've never put "summer wax" on any of my skis. I suppose it would make sense if your bases were all white and hairy at the end of the last day last spring, but I never let it get that far.
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post

If I put  wax on for the summer, skis would last longer. 

If skis lasted longer, would loose the excuse for needing new skis. 

Good point, one which I have pondered.  My "rock" skis have bases nicer than some people's "good" skis.
post #35 of 40
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Well, you see, this is rather subjective for my novice appraisal skills as I don't really know how sharp sharp should be--er, what kind of burrs are really going to affect performance, what physical defects really matter, etc.

 
 

Mutorq:

seems folks neglected to answer your query on the sharpness of one's edges.

a general guideline is to run your thumbnail (doesn't matter whether it's your left or right thumb) perpendicular to your edges (do this at several different points along the ski, such as tip, binding/boot sole area, tail). you should be able to peel off a small layer of fingernail by just lightly applying pressure to the edge. the more you pull/scrape off, the sharper your edges are. the less you can pull off, without really applying pressure of the thumb to the edge, the duller your edges are. unless you are skiing boilerplate or ice, as long as you're getting some of your fingernail off, you should be good to go.

other'n that, i've gone several season w/o storage wax and my sticks are just fine. i think it helps that i keep 'em inside the house (they are actually lined up on the wall across from my bed), so they don't get hit with the type of elemental damage that can be done in a garage.

this summer, however, i've been using them at least 2X (sometimes 4X) a month, so i've been regularly waxing, scraping, and hot-boxing them. i imagine they'll be in pretty good shape (the bases at least) come the new season's start in Oct.
post #36 of 40
good rule ot thumb ...nail  :)

Ok, just to madden the conversation, sharp edges not tuned to the correct or consistent degree of bevel is not a good thing....  :)
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

good rule ot thumb ...nail  :)

Ok, just to madden the conversation, sharp edges not tuned to the correct or consistent degree of bevel is not a good thing....  :)

But better than dull edges never tuned at all IMHO.  That is as long as the angle is within reason-relatively close to a 90* edge. You can certainly ruin a pair of skis by filing them without paying any attention at all to the edges being at a desired angle or at least "square".

Atomic Edge Bevel Train wreck coming in 3-2-1..................................
post #38 of 40
So, let me get this straight, Dookey shaves his nail and waxes his bottom......hmmmmmm.
post #39 of 40
1st off, yes, it really isn't that important on soft snow, but since it's august.....

Give me a 1:1 and a diamond stone in soft snow and I am a happy camper, the occasional deburr and fresh lines.........

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But better than dull edges never tuned at all IMHO.  That is as long as the angle is within reason-relatively close to a 90* edge. You can certainly ruin a pair of skis by filing them without paying any attention at all to the edges being at a desired angle or at least "square".

Atomic Edge Bevel Train wreck coming in 3-2-1..................................


 
post #40 of 40
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Good point, one which I have pondered.  My "rock" skis have bases nicer than some people's "good" skis.

Sounds like you need to get off the groomers and ski over some more rocks!
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