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SLiiCK Kite Line Wax

Postby SLiiCK » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:23 pm

Hi
Been kitesurfing for the past 13 years and power kiting and boarding years before that looked about for a line wax to wax my lines for a long time and could not find one so after a year of trying different wax combinations have finally got it sorted if anyone is interested in helping wear and tear on their lines please visit my Site http://www.sliickkitelinewax.co.uk/
Based in the UK but can Ship worldwide prices on checkout in the website.
Cheers for looking Steve

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Re: SLiiCK Kite Line Wax

Postby Bain » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:14 pm

Wax on lines?
Wouldn't that make a bunch of sand coated lines?

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Re: SLiiCK Kite Line Wax

Postby SLiiCK » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:30 pm

It's a firm wax which needs working into the lines with the cloth it sheens them up and you just leave any excess on the lines and it's fine,not like a surfboard wax that is deigned to be sticky/anti slip.
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Re: SLiiCK Kite Line Wax

Postby NYKiter » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:30 pm

Consider selling temperature dependent waxes as some will melt quicker than others under varying conditions....
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Re: SLiiCK Kite Line Wax

Postby Toby » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:34 pm

I would also think the sand gets stuck and then it will be more wear?

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Re: SLiiCK Kite Line Wax

Postby SLiiCK » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:46 pm

Yes have made a few different consistencies of wax and this is now this one is stiffer so better for all round as you said the warmer the climate the softer the wax will be.
Thanks Steve

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Re: SLiiCK Kite Line Wax

Postby elliott george » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:57 pm

So what does this wax do?

Reduce wear? How does it do that?

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Re: SLiiCK Kite Line Wax

Postby SLiiCK » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:08 pm

By helping to reduce friction especially when looping the kite where the lines are rubbing against each other and also on the depower rope plus helps to waterproof them.
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Re: SLiiCK Kite Line Wax

Postby NYKiter » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:17 pm

My understanding is that sand may stick, but the wax does not allow it to enter the weave.
If it does enter, it can cause your weaves to become wider, which in turn causes line length to shorten to a degree over time. Thats the theory from what Ive gathered on the forum anyway...edt is really good with this stuff..
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Re: SLiiCK Kite Line Wax

Postby southflorida » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:06 pm

Was playing around with some 2014 cab lines over the weekend and someone commented how stiff they were. There are very stiff. Do you know if they are waxed?

The advantage of the stiffness is that they knot WAY less than the traditional softer lines when you walk the lines, especially at the end when the tips are flapping around and wrap together right as you get to the end.

Do you have a youtube of lines before and after waxed?


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