Knowing how hard to push when applying your Surf Wax can be trial and error … until you get it right! Believe me there isn’t much to it, PATIENTS is the key.
Applying surf wax correctly is the single most effect thing you need, other than a surfboard! Sounds simple but it amazes me to see surfers rip out their boards with film, after film of wax layered on their sleds. Two things: They’re either using the wrong wax that won’t bead OR putting far too much pressure on their block of surf wax!
Key note: If you’re using a wax that won’t bead, it doesn’t matter what pressure you apply, it will never bead!
This includes very soft wax!! !f your thinking “Well I have to wear a wetsuit all year round therefore I use soft surf wax, Which doesn’t bead, thats what I’m stuck with! That is a myth! You don’t have to be stuck using that surf wax. Surf wax thats properly designed will still bead up at its softest variant!
With all that in mind, PRESSURE! How much do you need? Surf wax, no matter hard or soft should be constructed in a way that will flake and form little to medium size beads evenly all over your board. How? Let the wax do ALL THE WORK!! If the product is constructed correctly, all you need is ‘feather’ like pressure running over the board. You continue this for as long as you need, to gain your desired wax job.
Second key note: If you find a wax that re-beads as you reapply over your first coat you’re onto a winner! This is a good indication that your surf wax will last longer than your standard waxes. Not to mention, stop you layering film after film of wax on your board, hoping the comb will fix your problem!
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