Call it all you want science already proved what I know.
That friction and slowness you're feeling is probably base burn which means you should just go have some structure put in.
You know what I'm going to do opening day? I'm going to slap some bindings on a deck I rode over 70 days that hasn't seen wax since it hit the belt waxer at Elan. I'm going to go ride and get down the hill just as fast as everyone else. Poor craftsman blames his tools.
Cool. Im going to still do what I know works for me