Originally Posted by RockSteady
No I'm saying it's a good example cause it clearly shows how important glide is. They use next to nothing for ski's to get l lighter weight and better stamina and depend soley on the wax glide for any solid momentum. Throw a steap hilll in with the right wax glide and rockets are engaged.
I still don't get your point, we all are in agreement that wax helps. You stated that it is the most important thing and that all else is secondary, yet all your examples don't show this. Cross country skiing was done before wax and it still was relatively efficient....