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BlairJ 03-16-2012 9:36 AM

Front foot: Traction pad or wax?
Looking for feedback, suggestions and experience on how you keep your front foot planted. I currently use a traction pad on my Walker project. When I rode with Mr. Harold I noticed he used wax for the front foot, as well as our hosts. When I ocean surfed back in the 80's, we only had wax.

Thanks in advance!

tuneman 03-16-2012 12:01 PM

Here in Minnesota, it doesn't make sense to use wax. Not only is it a lot of work, the water temps change too drastically to keep up with the proper wax to use. Plus, I wouldn't want to track any wax into the boat.

tmill 03-16-2012 10:50 PM

i am a fan of using both. little topping wax on the traction makes it super tacky. Mostly i stick with the traction becuase i really like to have a raised center bar of a traction pad.

itsme 03-17-2012 7:19 PM

Hydro Turf with bubblegum wax on top.
Keep the board in a reflective bag while in the boat keeps the mess to a minimum.

sd_wakesports 05-01-2012 5:59 AM

Hydro-Turf traction works great in all kinds of weather conditions and is used by many of the top Professional Wakesurf riders.

brewkettle 05-01-2012 7:21 AM

Wax sux, melts on the sun and gets all over Yur boat. It also pushes when you press hard against it. I would only use it for R&D work .

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