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Discussion in 'Surfing' started by miscreant, Oct 5, 2018.
wax the bottom - makes you go faster!
A buddy of mine did this when we were just getting started back in the 80s.
I still have seven cans of Slip Check left from 1968.
Hahaha! Your dating yourself John! I still remember the sexy add with this gal, Jeri, in a Surfer Magazine touting the stuff. Went out, bought a can (big mistake) and proceeded to spray the whole deck down with the shit. Next day, paddle out at Cowells in SC during a plankton bloom. The stuff clung to the Slipcheck like oil! Never could get the shit off my new Winterburn completely! Lesson learned! Use wax!
I always wanted that crocodile skin texture, with big "nipples" coming out of it. And asked many people how to get it.
And never got a true answer.
So I did my own, tried many times, and finally got it right.
I use a heat gun to melt basecoat ( holding it like 15 inches on the air) and let it drip over the board. In that way, it will be just big drops of wax evenly distributed ( if you are fast moving both your hands at same time !!) .
After that, rub whatever temperature wax you want on top. It will only stick onto previous drops. And will leave most of the surface of the board exposed.
It ends up looking like a $ 1M. At least to me.
Do you have pics of this ?
for me, when i do basecoat and lightly lightly add the topcoat it ends up crocodile skin like. i could empty 2 bars of topcoat, and if i don't muscle it in, it bumps up nice.
"I'm waxing down so that I go real fast." - Weezer, Surf Wax USA
This could get fun.
1 for 12.
Let’s see where this goes.
Here are a few more that Tom shot that day. Perhaps you can make a meme from these as well: