lowangle al wrote:Skiing on waxless skis is like taking a jump with a rubber on, still worthwhile but not as good as it can be.
hahahah, that's great
maybe i am really weird, but this being my first season having waxless skis, i really like them! it's like the opposite of the scenario above where one would ski waxless and then discover wax skis. however, if i have the option and resources, i don't think i would ever go with a completely waxless quiver. it tells you something when the big honkin' usgi's glide better than the country waxless fischers and grip just as well when waxed properly. i get your point about grip being a key part. it's terrible when you are on the slip and slide! the worst!
i guess i agree with you guys on almost everything it seems, except for maybe waxless being better for beginners. i'm gonna stand by that one. i would concede that going with waxable may produce a better, more well-rounded skier in shorter time, but as far as just having the occasional fun that a total novice skier wants to have, waxless every time.
but then again, this isn't a wax vs. waxless thread! i just gonna shut my yapper now
sorry bout the drift again. just hit me next time....
edited to add that i second the notion that waxing effectively is pretty easy after all, and fun! but when you are a science nerd like me you end up walking out the sto' with every frickin wax possible cause you know that one degree makes a difference...