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NEW Paddle Grip Wax from the crew at Element Expedition out of Santa Cruz

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Created by Jimmy Lewis Boards 3 months ago, 7 Dec 2018
7 Dec 2018 2:13PM
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I picked up a new Carbon paddle from Adrian at Axis when i was at Merimbula Classic a couple of weeks ago & he asked me if I'd ever tried Paddle Grip Wax from the crew at Element Expedition out of Santa Cruz...
I told him no & that I always either used the EVA paddle grips from Jimmy Lewis or the Hexa-Traction ones from RSPro...Adrian then handed me his paddle & I couldn't believe how grippy it was without seeing any visible grip or wax on it... Next minute he pulled out a twist tube of wax & started applying it to the shaft of my new carbon paddle & then the handle... it was so grippy but without the blobs of surf wax I'd seen & used on paddles in the past... It didn't smear or pick up the sand or grass when you laid it down... I've now used my new paddle about a dozen times & haven't reapplied any more Paddle Grip Wax (not that I have any yet to reapply) & it's still nice & tacky to use...
It's Anti-Sweat, not messy, won't flake or migrate (spread) down the paddle shaft...
Linkage between the body and water sport apparatus is a critical component of performance and safety. Water significantly lowers the coefficient of friction between the skin and smooth contact areas on paddles and surf decks. In paddle sports, control of the paddle is often lost as the muscles fatigue and grip pressure decreases. In SURF and SUP, wax has long been used to improve feet-to-deck linkage. Element Expeditions Grip Wax displaces water between the skin and contact area and significantly increases adhesion to the apparatus. Water displacement and increased friction coefficient permits lower grip pressure to combat fatigue and reduces paddle rotation and longitudinal hand displacement on the shaft. By improving grip and reducing fatigue Element Expeditions Wax formulas improve linkage with the apparatus, increasing both performance and safety. AvailableIt's now going to be available in both the "SUP Paddle Grip" & "Tropical Paddle Grip" formula's in the next week or so from & comes in a "No Mess Twist Tube"-
www.jimmylewisboards.com.au
Definitely worth getting your hands on, so to speak....
Paddle Grip Wax-
Increased Adhesion + Displacement of Water & Sweat- 100% Natural Formula- No Mess Twist Tube4 Grips available:
SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Paddle Grip Wax. Harder wax formulated to repel sweat from paddle and stay on grip area longer. Perfect for the summer months and tropical locations.Anti Sweat...SUP (Stand Up Paddle) ANTI-SWEAT?: Moderate adhesion/tackiness. Moderate density/hardness. Displaces water & sweat. Great All-Temp/All-Purpose formula. Thickens easily, wont flake or migrate, not messy.
Tropical Water Wax: For water temperatures 21 degrees or warmer. Harder wax with less tackiness formulated to stay on grip area perfect for the summer months and tropical locals.TROPICAL TRACTION?: Water temps above 21?C. High adhesion/tackiness. Denser/harder to avoid flow/migration in highest temp ranges. Will not become gummy or stick to hands. Well suited to warmest water paddlers/surfers and equatorial regions.
Cold Water Wax:For water temperatures 17 degrees or colder. Highly tackified and somewhat softer; formulated to retain it's adhesive characteristics and controlled flow in water temperatures < 63 degrees. Popular with cold region surfers and whitewater/surf kayakers.
Warm Water Wax:For water temperatures 17 degrees or warmer. Harder wax with less tackiness formulated to stay on grip area perfect for the summer months and tropical locals...









Axis Full Carbon Fixed Length Paddle
Great all round paddle, full carbon, light weight.26mm shaft diamater83.2 sq. inch blade

CaptainJimbo
82 posts
9 Dec 2018 10:53PM
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So....sounds great but where can we buy this grip in Oz? Please.

10 Dec 2018 11:56AM
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Hi Captainjimbo, i'll email you but you can get if from www.jimmylewisboards.com.au or hopefully your local retailer in very soon..

CaptainJimbo
82 posts
10 Dec 2018 3:00PM
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Cheers JR. Order coming through soon.

Emeboy
NSW, 230 posts
11 Dec 2018 12:02PM
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Hey JR,
I tried to order from the website but it would only show customer pickup? No issue with this unless pickup is in Brissy and I am in Wollongong!!

What are our options here?? Any distributors down this way yet?

11 Dec 2018 1:16PM
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Hi Emeboy, sorry i'll fix that now but if you put your details in I'll post it for free.

Emeboy
NSW, 230 posts
11 Dec 2018 2:39PM
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Thank mate.... I completed the order and sent you a PM

Cheers

glennc
NSW, 140 posts
3 Jan 2019 10:56AM
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Hey everyone.
Recently had my shaft waxed and love it.
Definatley enhanced my performance.
Its un-nerving when you constantly loose your grip.
I recomend this for anyone that suffers from a slippery shaft.

DaveSandan
VIC, 758 posts
3 Jan 2019 1:29PM
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glennc said..
Hey everyone.
Recently had my shaft waxed and love it.
Definatley enhanced my performance.
Its un-nerving when you constantly loose your grip.
I recomend this for anyone that suffers from a slippery shaft.


That's a bit personal????lol

3 Jan 2019 5:16PM
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Thanks GlennC, but there's not one mention of you actually using the NEW Paddle Grip Wax on your paddle that you let me apply :)

glennc
NSW, 140 posts
3 Jan 2019 6:48PM
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Jimmy Lewis Boards said..
Thanks GlennC, but there's not one mention of you actually using the NEW Paddle Grip Wax on your paddle that you let me apply :)


Sorry Rob
i meant to say the new paddle grip wax is awesome!!!!!
disclaimer : I m sponsored by paddle grip wax , (1 block per year).

3 Jan 2019 7:46PM
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Hahaha maybe I block every 5 years :)

FRP
232 posts
22 Jan 2019 5:56AM
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Hi

This wax is amazing! 3-4 degrees air temp and 8 degrees water temp using the cold water product. Two hours of surfing this morning. What was great was when paddling and surfing I could use a light grip and generate more power. From other paddling sports I know that too tight a grip will decrease the efficiency of my stroke. Also I get up from a kneeling position using the "Creek" technique and the great grip on the paddle really helps. Good applicator design. Well worth the wait and expense.

Bob

CaptainJimbo
82 posts
22 Jan 2019 10:56AM
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I agree. I've only paddled a couple of times with the wax on [Grandpa duties at the beach, plus no surf!] and it's great. Can get a bit soft after a long paddle so you just need to fall off and get the grip wet....and I fall off regularly! Great product JL!

23 Jan 2019 5:22AM
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Thanks for the feedback CaptainJimbo & FRP, it is a great product & everyone who has used it loves it... you usually get up to a dozen surfs per application so one tube will last for ages & it doesn't melt or go off when left in the car... Great stuff :)

Grassie
QLD, 2 posts
25 Jan 2019 1:39PM
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Wonder if it would work on a windsurfer boom. The Eva grip is shot. So could remove all of the grip and try this stuff out. Would it melt off in the sun. It gets pretty hot when boom is on top of the car.

25 Jan 2019 4:18PM
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Hi Grassie,
it certainly doesn't melt like normal surf wax in the sun but I'm sure if left sitting in the hot Qld sun for too long it would...There is the "Tropical blend" that is harder

Nugdam
QLD, 236 posts
26 Jan 2019 9:11PM
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For qld temps would you recommend the warm or the tropical wax?

27 Jan 2019 9:56AM
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Hi Nugdam,
The tropical blend is the best for summer in Aus...

NNSUP
NSW, 1246 posts
28 Jan 2019 8:55AM
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glennc said..
Hey everyone.
Recently had my shaft waxed and love it.
Definatley enhanced my performance.
Its un-nerving when you constantly loose your grip.
I recomend this for anyone that suffers from a slippery shaft.


Considering Rob at Jimmy Lewis is a mate of yours glad to see he's happy waxing your shaft



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