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Waxing new skis?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hey, 

 

I just bought new skis and I was wondering if I should have them waxed before I ski on them or if they are ok to ski on for a bit and then have waxed.

post #2 of 10

Either is fine. They come with wax on there. But I usually will wax mine up before skiing them.

post #3 of 10

It is possible that the wax is only a protective layer and may not last that long, so keep an eye out for gray spots

post #4 of 10
newguy13, you're skiing in Vermont?

That snow's a bit more aggressive than in other places in the country.

This is for the Titan Cronus? Put me down as a vote for waxing with a cold-temp wax before you go.
post #5 of 10

I would throw down some wax on them, especially if you are doing some early season turns in vt.

post #6 of 10


I wouldn't think twice about cleaning a waxing new skis. You don't know what is on them for wax and dirt,etc. It's doubtful there is more than one application of wax which is far less than needed to get your bases prepped and protected. How much did you spend on skis, time and tickets, etc to then reduce the performance of your skis when you could be enjoying them to their maximum potential?

 

Learn to wax and maintain your gear yourself and enjoy the process and benefits.

 

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Originally Posted by newguy13 View Post

Hey, 

 

I just bought new skis and I was wondering if I should have them waxed before I ski on them or if they are ok to ski on for a bit and then have waxed.

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post

newguy13, you're skiing in Vermont?

That snow's a bit more aggressive than in other places in the country.

This is for the Titan Cronus? Put me down as a vote for waxing with a cold-temp wax before you go.


Yes I am skiing in vermont and this ended up being for A pair of Salomon Tornados

 

Thanks for all your help guys

post #8 of 10

Wax is a good idea, always... but not waxing wouldn't stop me from skiing, that's for sure. As Alpinord said above, learning to do the basic maintenance yourself is a good idea, if a shop is mounting or adjusting bindings it's probably good to have them throw a hotwax on the skis (if you don't wax yourself)... but waxing is easy and fun. Every 'real' skier should learn to do it themselves.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

I waxed them and they look great. Csnt wait to get out for my first run on jay this weekend!!!!!

post #10 of 10

Yeah it's a good idea to put more than one coat of wax on them.  The more you wax and brush, the better/faster the ski will be.

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