30 Apr 2004 04:55:25
Marc Rosen
board wax on a windsurfer?

Hey group,
(My apologies if this has been brought up recently)
It appears obvious that you would not want non-skid on a surf board
because it would abraid your belly as you swim out, but why don't
board sailors use board wax on their windsurf boards? I don't surf so
I do not know how sticky board wax is on your feet when wet. Does it
not have the same non-slipperiness as non-skid? Do any of you
boardsailors use board wax on your windsurfers?
Thanks in advance, and here's one more plug for the first BABA race of
the season:
Sunday, May 02, 2004 at Rocky Point Park, Essex MD see
http://windsurfbaba.org/

Marc


30 Apr 2004 11:57:50
Alan
Re: board wax on a windsurfer?

I'm always stepping out on the beach or dirt. I'd sure hate for all that
sand to get imbedded into the wax.

Alan

--
Windsurfing Club: http://www.ibscc.org


"Marc Rosen" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hey group,
> (My apologies if this has been brought up recently)
> It appears obvious that you would not want non-skid on a surf board
> because it would abraid your belly as you swim out, but why don't
> board sailors use board wax on their windsurf boards? I don't surf so
> I do not know how sticky board wax is on your feet when wet. Does it
> not have the same non-slipperiness as non-skid? Do any of you
> boardsailors use board wax on your windsurfers?
> Thanks in advance, and here's one more plug for the first BABA race of
> the season:
> Sunday, May 02, 2004 at Rocky Point Park, Essex MD see
> http://windsurfbaba.org/
>
> Marc




30 Apr 2004 20:59:47
(Pete Cresswell)
Re: board wax on a windsurfer?

RE/
>It appears obvious that you would not want non-skid on a surf board
>because it would abraid your belly as you swim out, but why don't
>board sailors use board wax on their windsurf boards?

I did once. Nonskid wore down, I didn't know about ReDeck, and gave board wax
a try.

It does work.

Three problems:

1) It gets really nasty-looking in a short time.

2) To the extent that it gets captured in the residual non-skid stuff, it
becomes extremely difficult to remove. With a surfboard, you just leave it out
in the sun for awhile and then wipe....

3) You have to keep freshening it up and the consequences of forgetting can be
more severe than on a surfboard.

4) The crud that it accumulates transfers to other things - like sails.
--
PeteCresswell


30 Apr 2004 21:58:31
Dan Weiss
Re: board wax on a windsurfer?

Yep, the last issue is THE issue with wax, IHMO. Talk about gooping up the
rest of your gear. Wax is a compromise as Marc points out -decent grip
without the abrasion.

--
-Dan
"(Pete Cresswell)" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> RE/
> >It appears obvious that you would not want non-skid on a surf board
> >because it would abraid your belly as you swim out, but why don't
> >board sailors use board wax on their windsurf boards?
>
> I did once. Nonskid wore down, I didn't know about ReDeck, and gave
board wax
> a try.
>
> It does work.
>
> Three problems:
>
> 1) It gets really nasty-looking in a short time.
>
> 2) To the extent that it gets captured in the residual non-skid stuff, it
> becomes extremely difficult to remove. With a surfboard, you just leave
it out
> in the sun for awhile and then wipe....
>
> 3) You have to keep freshening it up and the consequences of forgetting
can be
> more severe than on a surfboard.
>
> 4) The crud that it accumulates transfers to other things - like sails.
> --
> PeteCresswell




01 May 2004 17:18:19
Steven Carter
Re: board wax on a windsurfer?

I used it on an old board and I stopped slipping, but ruined the look of the
board.
"Dan Weiss" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Yep, the last issue is THE issue with wax, IHMO. Talk about gooping up
the
> rest of your gear. Wax is a compromise as Marc points out -decent grip
> without the abrasion.
>
> --
> -Dan
> "(Pete Cresswell)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > RE/
> > >It appears obvious that you would not want non-skid on a surf board
> > >because it would abraid your belly as you swim out, but why don't
> > >board sailors use board wax on their windsurf boards?
> >
> > I did once. Nonskid wore down, I didn't know about ReDeck, and gave
> board wax
> > a try.
> >
> > It does work.
> >
> > Three problems:
> >
> > 1) It gets really nasty-looking in a short time.
> >
> > 2) To the extent that it gets captured in the residual non-skid stuff,
it
> > becomes extremely difficult to remove. With a surfboard, you just
leave
> it out
> > in the sun for awhile and then wipe....
> >
> > 3) You have to keep freshening it up and the consequences of forgetting
> can be
> > more severe than on a surfboard.
> >
> > 4) The crud that it accumulates transfers to other things - like sails.
> > --
> > PeteCresswell
>
>