I bought new skis about 6 months ago and have not skied on them yet. I figured since they had sat for a long time without use and my trip is a little more than a week away I would go get a coat of wax on them.
Well when I get them back and hold them up to light, there are visible scratch/scuff/hairline marks on various parts of the bases. The scratches don't run parallel to the skis' bases, and they don't just occur in one or two areas. When I run my fingernail over them, I cannot feel the scratches, but they are definitely there. Overall, they appear to be shallow.
Other than that, there was one or two small streaks of wax on the bases, which I assume is excess that was not scraped off properly. Also, there was still some wax left on the edges, which I assume should have been scraped off as well. The majority of the base material seems to have absorbed wax well, as they are glossy.
This seems like a poor wax job to me. Should I take the skis back? Should I not worry about it and just ski on them? I know it may seem like I'm too worried about nothing, but these are brand new skis and I want to make sure that they are in the best condition when I first take them out.