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New skis bring with them the prospect of having a "fastest pair ever." But they'll only be fast if you prepare the bases correctly
First, when you purchase your new skis, eyeball the skis carefully, looking for defects such as sidewall dents or cracks, top sheet cracks or base damage. If you see these, go for another pair. Then, inspect the base carefully Sometimes skis look great; the factory stonegrind looks appropriate for the average condition that you will ski. You can simply wax them and ski away
However, look particularly for three base gremlins: hairs, aggressive structure and waves. Often times, ski bases are white and hairy especially when they've dried out in a storeroom. Also, the structure can be too aggressive, making the skis run only in wet snow, probably …