So I was curious to read about ski waxing. And I thought, well maybe there is some home-brew, anecdotal, crappy knowledge, but there isn’t any real science behind this.
There isn’t just some research out there, there is a body of research on the topic.
There is a field. I found this thesis which concentrates on a subset of the co-efficients that affect the performance of skii’s.
I didn’t realize. Waxing at the Olympic level requires a Ph.D..
The countries with the deepest research departments, and the best athletes have a decided edge.