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Wax in your footpads/straps

Postby philmb » Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:09 am

Hey all.

I've just seen a video about Nick Jacobson getting ready for the RedBull King of the Air thing.

He put wax on his foot pads and straps.

Makes sense i suppose to have a bit more grip while riding in certain conditions.

Anybody do this? Any thoughts?

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Re: Wax in your footpads/straps

Postby C Johnson » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:39 am

never tried it but saw the same thing and kinda want to try it.

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Re: Wax in your footpads/straps

Postby edt » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:46 am

nick jacobson's most famous kiteboarding move is the "one foot in one foot out" jump, aka the ACL buster.

The wax helps him keep one foot holding the board while the other foot is out.

I respect him but I really don't want more grip in my straps! last thing I want is for wax to keep me from slipping out my second foot if the first one gets loose.

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Re: Wax in your footpads/straps

Postby philmb » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:56 am

Might give it a go. Wouldn't mind a bit more grip. I suppose just normal surf board wax?

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Re: Wax in your footpads/straps

Postby Starsky » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:56 pm

Wax the tail pad on my SB from time to time. Esp on punt days. Makes a big diff

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Re: Wax in your footpads/straps

Postby philmb » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:03 pm

What the fk are punt days?

When your lit?

I gotta get down with the lingo =)

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Re: Wax in your footpads/straps

Postby edt » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:03 pm

philmb wrote:What the fk are punt days?

When your lit?

I gotta get down with the lingo =)
u no how you punt a ball into the air?

Punt = air

but it's just for when you get air on a surfboard

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Re: Wax in your footpads/straps

Postby Starsky » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:59 pm

philmb wrote:What the fk are punt days?

When your lit?

I gotta get down with the lingo =)
There is a wax called punt wax... there are others too, but punt is popular. Gets its name from punting aka busting airs. It's the messiest nastiest awsomest stuff ever. You really only "mess" with it on your small board... shit always gets on clothes, wetsuits, towels, car seats... whatever so its only for the good wave days when your getting good airs and so pumped you don't care. Its so sticky you can slap your hands on the deck and just lift it up like spiderman. Its said to unleash mystical powers on the water. Someone else mentioned that feeling of having to peel you feet up when stepping. Gives so much confidence in the air, but If you only put it on the board and not the tail pad there is a serious mismatch in grip.

http://youtu.be/udkZ6898Txc

but this one says it all quicker

http://youtu.be/Szrt13LzAjY

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Re: Wax in your footpads/straps

Postby C Johnson » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:31 pm

I rub punt wax all over the front and rear traction pads of my secret weapon.

love the stuff for strapless kiting!

I wouldn't want to use it on a paddle in board though since it would get all over you.

I'd try base wax first in straps, then maybe punt wax if that wasn't working since once you put punt on its not coming off

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Re: Wax in your footpads/straps

Postby Starsky » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:25 pm

The punt wax generation......... mystical powers

http://youtu.be/XrpoBRv94hg


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