>>> I would tend to agree with you, fish scales or noisy and slow. and I
>>> have had the experience of them balling up in wet soft snow. However,
>>> I'm sure you always get the wax right but I don't but I tend to ski with
>>> companions who use fish scales. It is difficult to ask them to stop all
>>> the time while you fiddle with your waxes. By the way what are rock skis?
>> Swix liquid F4 goes a long way to stopping the fish scales from
>> gathering clumps. I solved the "getting the grip wax right" problem by
>> using Start Grip Tape (self adjusting to temperature -4F to ~30F (and
>> maybe higher)).
> Do you know if the grip tape be put over warn out fish scales?
sanded most or all the fishscale off, it would work rather nice I think.