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Skiing | Not waxing lyrical | Economist.com: "But recent research suggests they are wasting their time, not merely in their choice of wax, but in bothering to wax their skis at all. A study by Leonid Kuzmin, a former cross-country racing champion turned ski coach who is now a doctoral student at Mid-Sweden University, concludes that for runs of more than a couple of hundred metres, the presence of ski wax slows the skier down. Admittedly, Mr Kuzmin's research was conducted on cross-country skiers, but he believes it will prove true for downhill racers as well."