What do you put over your tape? Wax, Baby Powder or...
This applies only to ICE hockey: I was playing some shinny recently and switched it up to baby powder after hearing Gretzky did it. I noticed I was having less snow build up on my blade as compared to using surfers wax. I don't know however if I've seen anyone else using baby powder in person. So which do you use, if any?
Well, considering I just played an open skate for ice hockey for the first time I put nothing. But at the end I realized that there was a load of ice on the blade. No one told me otherwise so now I know that I have to put something on the blade.
i use wax now but used to use baby powder when i was kid. the baby powder was really good but only for a little while. after handling the puck for whatever shifts per period, the powder would be gone and the snow buildup would come. wax stays on the tape better and any snow buildup will scrape off easily.
This is what I do. The wax seems to make the the white cloth tape I use on the blade last a few ice sessions (before it would last like a period). The baby powder keeps the black cloth tape I use on the knob from destroying the palms of my gloves and keeping the stickyness down. I apply it liberally and rub it in every few weeks when I feel the grip starts feeling sticky again.