How to Wax a Surfboard
How to Wax a Surfboard
Using surf paraffin may seem a little strange for beginner surfer. But when you have gone a few times, you don't even think about it. Paraffin is applied onto the board to get traction, so your feet will not slip at critical moments.
It's fun to look at the beginner surfers carrying their perfect surfboards, brand new, straight from the store to the beach and try surfing without wax.
There are even testimonials from people who spend the paraffin in the bottom of the board. How can anyone have that kind of idea! Maybe some people believe that the paraffin is likely to facilitate the sliding board better and faster in water. So if you're new, stay tuned. Choose the exact type of wax is important for you to get the best out of the fun that lies ahead. Today there are a large number of manufacturers in the world of surf wax.
Of course you must use an environmentally friendly paraffin. In fact, depending on the quality of ingredients, eco wax today, work at least as good as the traditional toxic.
Make sure you have the right wax in relation to water temperature where you are planning to surf. Manufacturers of surfboard wax to produce a series of different types ranging from tropical to cold water (hot). Anyway, you should have on hand, a paraffin base coat (base). It is the hardest wax. In the case of eco GO GREEN wax is the wax for hot water. In conditions of very hot water, this is really the only wax you need to use.
The types of wax are: Hot water - 24 degrees upward. Warm water - 19-24 degrees. Cold water - 15-19 degrees. Cold water - up to 15 degrees.
Where should you spend the paraffin?
Chances are you're wondering exactly where you should spend the paraffin. Basically you want a lot of wax on the board, so do not think in spare.
Longboards are generally passed to the fullest extent, from tail to beak. This allows you to walk the plank without slipping. Although most probably if you're a beginner, you can not perform maneuvers like this for some time, then you need not spend a whole plank in paraffin.
In case you have a board or maybe a little fun you do not need to spend the entire board in paraffin. You must pass the paraffin at about ¾ of the board, from the tail to the beak. Paraffin extra up half the board where you probably will not set foot Pro provides an extra grip your chest when paddling.
You may also prefer to spend the paraffin around the edges, in areas where it is more likely you put your hand to get up or time to stick to wave or make a turtle. This paraffin near the edge will allow you to hold your board with your hands without slipping.
Application of paraffin
Requirements: A board, a bar of paraffin base, a bar of paraffin to the water temperature where you surf, a wax comb, surf music and you're on.
Never passes the paraffin exposed to sunlight, especially during the summer. She will begin to get very sticky and can even melt.
You need to keep your wax, and the board, off the heat to make the application ideal. If your board has removable fins, then remove them first.
Place the plank on top of a bench or table with a blanket or a folded towel under it. If you do not have a place where you can put the board, then put it up in your lap. It is important not to put it straight into the ground. It may scratch the board or even break the fins (if any) when you put pressure on the movements on the board. In most cases there are no recommendations in the package of paraffin as pass it.
That makes the newcomers are often left wondering exactly how they should proceed to pass the paraffin on the board.
Then, as mentioned earlier, you must pass the paraffin on top of his board. The result you get when demand starts to paraffin are small pits (bumps) that increase the adherence of the feet on the board.
Take a bar of paraffin base and move towards tail - tip - tail to create a thin layer. No need for excessive force. Then start passing the paraffin in the transverse edge - the edge. Such a move will help cross paraffin begin creating small bumps.
You must switch the pressure you apply to each layer. Sometimes, the wax is a little hot because of friction and can start getting too soft and sticky. If this happens, relax a little and enjoy some more songs and then start again. Once you have obtained a solid layer on the board, with several bumps, take the paraffin right temperature water where you surf and get going on the board, on top of the paraffin base in a circular motion. With this layer will thicken more, creating more lumps over the league. Now, if you wish, you can spend your comb and wax carefully give the final finish in this work of art.
Aloha and Good Waves.