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What is the purpose of using a cork after ironing in wax?

i googled and searched and not much coming up. is this the same as brushing in after you scrape?
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A cork basically polishes the base after waxing, scraping, and brushing. To me its not as necessary as the other steps .

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A cork basically polishes the base after waxing, scraping, and brushing. To me its not as necessary as the other steps .
is there a functional purpose to this? or just purely aesthetic
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it will microscopically flatten the wax job as it polishes. Unless you are riding powder, the polishing will be long gone before your first run is over
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I prefer not to polish, I use a horsehair brush last and I feel that does the polishing. You dont want a flat base because then it creates suction with the snow and thats no fun

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