For my own views on the original post, Iím with BA on waxing. That is, I donít do it anymore. I didnít wax all last season and noticed no detrimental effects, aside from a little less glide in the flats.
But that's where you need it most. Of course wax won't make much of a difference when you're carving and your base is on a 30 degree angle to the snow, but when I hit the flats the last thing I want to do is have to work hard to get through it, or *gasp* unbuckle.
Of course riding flats effectively is 90% technique 10% board, but I will keep waxing even if that's the only time I ever need it.
I might sound crazy but I actually like to wax. It's sort of a ritual for me. Pre-season, in the hotel on a trip, some weeknight when I'm going out that weekend. It's all part of the fun. I'm not going to cry if I don't wax every 4-5 days out, but I try not to let it get beyond 10.