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Old 01-09-2017, 07:22 PM   #21
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Yes, paraffin or candle wax rubbed on the runners made them slick, similar to waxing your surf board....
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Surfing, I've seen it but never tried it. They were surfing on Lake Michigan at
Grand Haven Michigan last time I was there. The sea was angry that day my friend.
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:46 PM   #23
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I just love having 4 seasons, and am loving this winter here. We have had good snow for near a month now, and to warm chinook winds to melt it away and make everything yucky. A bit on the cold side, but I am more than willing to take it. It is just so darn beautiful.

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Re, so damn beautiful...
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:56 AM   #25
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Now that is cool!!!! That's what I call "art"!
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Yes, paraffin or candle wax rubbed on the runners made them slick, similar to waxing your surf board....
actually, waxing a surf board is done on the top of a surf board not the bottom and is done to make the top of the surf board less slick and/or less slippery and increase the foot grip the surfer needs to stick to the board.
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actually, waxing a surf board is done on the top of a surf board not the bottom and is done to make the top of the surf board less slick and/or less slippery and increase the foot grip the surfer needs to stick to the board.
Yep, and a good wax job creates bumps on the top of the board, which makes it easier to grip.
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Then why does waxing your sled runners improve it's performance?
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Then why does waxing your sled runners improve it's performance?
Because you ski on the same side you wax. With surfing, you stand on the side you wax.
Have you not felt the tacky feel that wax can give your fingers? That same tackiness is what surfers want when they wax the top of their boards...to give them grip.
http://www.surfscience.com/topics/le...ax-a-surfboard
http://www.evo.com/guides/how-to-wax...and-snowboards
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Just seems counter intuitive, it creates sticky on one item and allows less friction on others.
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