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Best wax for beginners
« on: June 26, 2018, 09:20:46 AM »
My nephew is looking to get into skating and he was asking me about wax.  I want to help him but I donít want him to get hurt.  I feel like most of the wax skate shops sell is for average to advanced skaters which works fine for me, but nothing thatís good for beginners.  Any recommendations?  Also he mainly wants to learn grinds but not slides if that helps.

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 09:27:07 AM »

Sticky enough for beginners, but you really have to put a lot on and let it cool for it to really work.

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2018, 09:32:23 AM »
your "nephew" sounds total poosey and im 100% sure he isn't actually you, wink wink

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 09:33:59 AM »
beeswax. no fossil fuels.

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 09:36:39 AM »
Skateboarding is like jacking-off, it's that good- Jeremy Klein

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2018, 10:18:03 AM »
you can get gulf wax in the baking section of any grocery store for like $4 for a pound. Start with a little then add as needed or just wax the trucks and see what happens. The important part is how to get on top of the grind and lock in.

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2018, 10:49:03 AM »
moms candles

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 11:57:11 AM »
I refuse to believe this is a genuine question.

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2018, 01:15:56 PM »
I remember an article in Transworld in the mid to late 00's where they offer alternatives to wax if you don't have any. The most memorable ones were deodorant and a banana peel. This has nothing to do with anything going on here, but I wanted to share that.

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 01:30:03 PM »
Crayons obviously. No shit brands, only Crayola will work.

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 01:30:21 PM »
moms candles
using these at a skate park is the equivalent of heating up fish in an office break room microwave.

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2018, 01:45:16 PM »
I remember an article in Transworld in the mid to late 00's where they offer alternatives to wax if you don't have any.

we used to use mcdonalds cups

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2018, 02:29:43 PM »
My nephew is looking to get into skating and he was asking me about wax.  I want to help him but I donít want him to get hurt.  I feel like most of the wax skate shops sell is for average to advanced skaters which works fine for me, but nothing thatís good for beginners.  Any recommendations?  Also he mainly wants to learn grinds but not slides if that helps.

You just have to buy the wax that's marked ages 0-7.

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2018, 04:30:57 PM »
Supermarket. Baking section. Gulf Wax (for canning). 4 bars for $3.

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2018, 04:58:22 PM »
moms candles
using these at a skate park is the equivalent of heating up fish in an office break room microwave.

No its not.  No one cares what wax you use.
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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2018, 06:16:10 PM »
moms candles
using these at a skate park is the equivalent of heating up fish in an office break room microwave.

No its not.  No one cares what wax you use.

Scented candles are much goopier than non scented, no one wants that shit everywhere.

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2018, 07:44:43 PM »
moms candles
using these at a skate park is the equivalent of heating up fish in an office break room microwave.

No its not.  No one cares what wax you use.

Scented candles are much goopier than non scented, no one wants that shit everywhere.

I donít wanna smell warm vanilla sugar six-inch 50/50s.

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2018, 08:21:37 PM »
moms candles
using these at a skate park is the equivalent of heating up fish in an office break room microwave.

No its not.  No one cares what wax you use.

Scented candles are much goopier than non scented, no one wants that shit everywhere.

I donít wanna smell warm vanilla sugar six-inch 50/50s.

I sure do

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2018, 04:38:00 AM »


anything other than these and youve played yourself

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2018, 05:53:59 AM »
better tell little homie to go faster

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2018, 06:35:27 AM »
I remember an article in Transworld in the mid to late 00's where they offer alternatives to wax if you don't have any. The most memorable ones were deodorant and a banana peel. This has nothing to do with anything going on here, but I wanted to share that.
I remember that article very vividly. The melted crayons one had me geekin as a young grommet.
Also, if youíre going to use wax, youíre better off putting it directly on your board and just going faster. Donít be a pussy and ruin the ledge and/or, god forbid, coping just because youíre afraid of getting a little speed.

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2018, 10:44:49 AM »
The candles you can steal from the local church, that's what the kids of my skatepark done at the time...

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2018, 12:26:35 PM »
My nephew is looking to get into skating and he was asking me about wax.  I want to help him but I donít want him to get hurt.  I feel like most of the wax skate shops sell is for average to advanced skaters which works fine for me, but nothing thatís good for beginners.  Any recommendations?  Also he mainly wants to learn grinds but not slides if that helps.

I'm still confused on whether you consider shop wax too slick, or not slick enough for a beginning skater.   

It depends on who you ask.  Some feel it's better to slip out than stick.  Others will say the opposite.   There is no "training wax".    If you don't want it too slick, use less.  If you want it really slippery so it's easier to slide, use more.   

Before waxing and grinding anything, make sure he knows how to ollie into an axle stall on a dry curb consistently.     Then you add a little wax so he can grind.
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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2018, 07:58:00 PM »
moms candles
using these at a skate park is the equivalent of heating up fish in an office break room microwave.

No its not.  No one cares what wax you use.


Scented candles are much goopier than non scented, no one wants that shit everywhere.

I have never heard anyone ever comment on how "goopy" a wax is.  No one cares about what kind of wax you use.  If you are at a spot/park, and someone asks "hey do you have wax", in 0% of occasions will they follow up with "oh is that scented or non-scented?"
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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2018, 12:07:35 AM »
Those Jesus candles will do just fine.

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Re: Best wax for beginners
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2018, 05:50:51 AM »
Those Jesus candles will do just fine.
If you're trying to ward off evil spirits yea.

You want sticky? Get surf wax