The advantage of scale and skin skis is that they are very easy to care for and don't need wax to hold on to on the way up. However, this does not mean that you are exempt from waxing the soles of your skis in the gliding area. Located under the ski, the sole is in fact made up of two zones:
➡️ the glide area: it is behind your heel and in front of your toes when you put your skis on, it is the smooth part of the sole
➡️ the grip zone: located in the centre of the sole, this is where the scales are located or where you place the skins depending on the type of ski.