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"-
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
So....sounds great but where can we buy this grip in Oz? Please.
Cheers JR. Order coming through soon.
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?
Thank mate.... I completed the order and sent you a PM