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For those that wax there shaft/handle...man what a title

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Created by Nugdam 1 month ago, 15 Feb 2020
Nugdam
QLD, 408 posts
15 Feb 2020 6:31PM
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G'day all

For those that a like me, I always wax my paddle before a surf. Now that we are in summer I was annoyed the wax would only last half a session if that. I found a product called paddle wax, its a real sticky wax that stays on for a few sessions between touch ups it's bloody awesome stuff. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a handy long lasting wax. I think I paid $29 delivered which is pretty pricey but worth it in my eyes.

supthecreek
1926 posts
15 Feb 2020 9:55PM
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$5 dollars for 3 bars of Paddle Wax in the US

Must be cheaper to wax your shaft in America

justaddwater
NSW, 156 posts
16 Feb 2020 8:15AM
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supthecreek said..
$5 dollars for 3 bars of Paddle Wax in the US

Must be cheaper to wax your shaft in America


Ke Nalu textured shaft,love them

kiter50
QLD, 3 posts
16 Feb 2020 10:00AM
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Yeah, we get ripped of with everything in Aus

lam
VIC, 77 posts
16 Feb 2020 7:40PM
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supthecreek said..
$5 dollars for 3 bars of Paddle Wax in the US

Must be cheaper to wax your shaft in America


Economies of scale, I guess

Area10
1462 posts
16 Feb 2020 8:15PM
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Field hockey grip. No mess, even more grip, kinder on the hands.

Nugdam
QLD, 408 posts
17 Feb 2020 5:25AM
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Area10 said..
Field hockey grip. No mess, even more grip, kinder on the hands.


This is apparently the same stuff. Its good stuff hey, is there a brand you know of thats cheaper? Though this tube will last a long time.

justaddwater
NSW, 156 posts
17 Feb 2020 8:05AM
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Nugdam said..

Area10 said..
Field hockey grip. No mess, even more grip, kinder on the hands.



This is apparently the same stuff. Its good stuff hey, is there a brand you know of thats cheaper? Though this tube will last a long time.


Wax ya hands!!! Just saying

22 Feb 2020 2:25PM
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Paddle wax comes in a plastic container lasts a long time Tropic works good for all surf shafts and the anti sweat lasts longer on race paddles !!!
$29.95 inc $8 postage and I have been using the same one since Merimbula Nov.
Thanks Rod
Jimmy Lewis Boards Australia


Nugdam
QLD, 408 posts
22 Feb 2020 4:26PM
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Jimmy Lewis Boards said..
Paddle wax comes in a plastic container lasts a long time Tropic works good for all surf shafts and the anti sweat lasts longer on race paddles !!!
$29.95 inc $8 postage and I have been using the same one since Merimbula Nov.
Thanks Rod
Jimmy Lewis Boards Australia



That's the one I'm using. Loving it so far

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1918 posts
22 Feb 2020 7:04PM
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How do you buy it? I tried to order it on Jimmy's website but it says customer pickup. They only had the sweaty one and the tropical one, not the cold water Vicco one. I want the cold one and the tropical one (for my trips this year).

Nugdam
QLD, 408 posts
22 Feb 2020 8:23PM
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cantSUPenough said..
How do you buy it? I tried to order it on Jimmy's website but it says customer pickup. They only had the sweaty one and the tropical one, not the cold water Vicco one. I want the cold one and the tropical one (for my trips this year).


I managed to get it delivered from the website. The package actually came from wind surf and sea so maybe can contact them directly?

colas
3753 posts
22 Feb 2020 7:25PM
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I also use wax on my paddle. The trick is to use a wax that:
- supports high temperatures (the inside of the hand): base or tropical grade. It thus also does not melt in the car
- lasts long in use
- does not create big bumps (you may get blisters)
- does not stick too much (you will get blisters), avoid the ultra sticky ones like the Fu Wax

By looking at the reviews(*), I chose an Australian one: Mrs Palmers Tropical, it works quite well. It is consistently reviewed as the longer-lasting one, and very adapted to hot waters. I didn't try their new "Bali" one, though.
I think it belongs to the same group as Billabong, so you should find it in any store carrying Billabong gear.

As a backup, any "base" wax should work too, but avoid the ones designed to create bumps.

(*) E.g:
www.globosurfer.com/best-surf-wax/
worldsurfers.com/best-surf-wax/
www.surfnation.com.au/blogs/news/ultimate-guide-to-surf-wax
stabmag.com/hardware/stabs-best-surf-wax-test-guide/
surfhungry.com/best-surf-wax/

OkiWild
32 posts
23 Feb 2020 1:02PM
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As a former surfer, one of the great things about SUP surfing was completely ditching the wax. Wax Mat forward of the pad on the longboards, and I'd put grip on the shaft if I needed it. I'd wear grippy gloves before I ever touch wax again

colas
3753 posts
23 Feb 2020 2:10PM
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Well, as a surfer I had ditched the wax for a long time: all my prone surfboards have had full pads and no wax since 1993.

But I always missed the scent in the morning :-)

Also the modern waxes have made a lot of progress, and since you only use very hard ones (base / tropical) on the paddle, you do not have the mess associated with the softer ones that you use on board decks. And you do not need to re-apply before each session, and even if you get some "bald" spots it does not cause problems.

Linkus
29 posts
23 Feb 2020 6:29PM
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I always use sail gloves with the palms in amara. This is my favourite model:
www.mareshop.eu/boat_it_it/slam-gloves-long?utm_source=google&utm_medium=comparator&utm_campaign=G_Shop_Ita&utm_content=Boat&gclid=Cj0KCQiA4sjyBRC5ARIsAEHsELH7X5Yt9NzQTuH7LKAsT66NfaSaxE5Rf45Y9ajrQ_0VWSDMm5Pe3FQaAsTfEALw_wcB
The grip is perfect, protect the hands from the sun and they are also very comfortable when you keep the leash.

robg1703
NSW, 126 posts
26 Feb 2020 3:17PM
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I've been using the Paddle Grip Wax for over 1 year now...still have the same tube & get anywhere up to 10 surfs with the one application....It doesn't melt & run on your paddle like my surfboard wax does nor does it pick up all the sand & **** off the ground....Can't rate it enough...Great value!

Todzilla
186 posts
11 Mar 2020 2:38PM
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Check out the VMG Blades Dragon Grip...



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