These days there is a big emphasis being placed on getting the best surf wax. People are literally going crazy to find FU Wax from Brazil and companies in other countries are quickly churning out their own versions of sticky wax to combat the future arrival of this top-secret stuff!
It is pretty amusing because on good old WordPress in the administration area, one can see the searches that were done to find your site. One of my stories speaks about getting the wax in Brazil and on occasion I have found “key word searches” such as, “FU Wax Brazil”, “I am going to kill myself if I don’t find FU surf wax”, and “Wife for sale for FU surf wax”. Yup! Pure desperation!
However, in this rush for a grip that will turn the average into Heitor Alves, I am going to give you a tip about something that is long-lost. That is the wax comb.
People often use wax combs to rough up the decks of their boards to add an extra element of traction and grip. A good wax comb can also extend the frequency of not having to wax your board as well. Many companies make their own combs and sell them but truthfully, I use the wax scraper side more than I use the comb itself. Why? Because the space between the teeth is pretty wide and it creates large spaces between the grooves.
Years ago, I was using a wax comb from a popular surf company and a friend told me to try his comb. This is the high-tech comb that he used:
Yes, this is the standard, convenience store comb from Unbreakable. So why use such a comb? Because the teeth are very close together and it will really rough up your deck. The downfalls are that you will have to leave it in your car due to its size and that you have to clean the nasty wax residue off the teeth from time to time. However, they are super cheap so when they become unsightly, it is easier to just buy a new one.
So give it a try along with your ultra-sticky goop wax and watch in amazement as you begin to pull off giant airs! *
*A raise in performance level is only a suggestion of what could happen. You will probably fall as much as before.