I live and kite in Texas. I love wax the way it grips and the direct feel to the board only problem is that I live in Texas. Wax only will last about 20-30 minutes kiting before I have to reapply. Hot air and hot water made switch to pads.
no a good basecoat will help that easily...then if you use a harder wax it should be no poroblem. It is all in how you apply the wax.
There are a few that can be harder to keep on, but some of them are so good it is worth bringing a little bar out in the water.
I have my own recipe that works killer. Maybe I'll film me waxing up my new skater.