New Ski Prep - Hand Wax and Bevel tip and Tail Edges
Hand waxing lasts much longer then the machine wax which is applied at the factory. The base material is heated...opening the pores and allowing the wax to penetrate the deep into the base material.
Non-contact areas (where the ski doesn't touch the snow) of the edge at the tip and tail are dulled. This helps minimize scratching the top skin of opposite ski.