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What do you put over your tape? Wax, Baby Powder or...

View Poll Results: What do you put over your tapejob?
Wax 23 52.27%
Baby Powder 1 2.27%
Something Else 3 6.82%
Nothing! 17 38.64%
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03-02-2009, 03:22 PM
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i just use a candle

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I generally use wax; however if I don't have wax, which happens quite often, I take a puck and use it like wax on my blade. I find it works almost as well as wax to stop snow buildup.

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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.

Do you really think this works? I have never heard of it but if it will make the gloves last longer, I am on board.

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Do you really think this works? I have never heard of it but if it will make the gloves last longer, I am on board.
Yes, that works, it's not 100% but it helps. I've done it many times.

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Do you really think this works? I have never heard of it but if it will make the gloves last longer, I am on board.

Absolutely works. Just give it a shot... You'll notice the difference right away.

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I use powder on my handle, and wax on the blade. I melt the wax w/ the heat gun if I have time.

I use surf wax too but prefer base wax it's even harder than cold water wax so one piece lasts a long time.

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friction tape.

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friction tape.
and easy on the tape in the heel of the stick, i cut my stick down about six inches and still used to get a bit more wear on the heel. using friction tape and starting the tape out an inch or so from the heel has worked wonders. i only have to re-tape every couple of sessions now. but like alot of other suggestions, use what works for you.

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I generally use wax; however if I don't have wax, which happens quite often, I take a puck and use it like wax on my blade. I find it works almost as well as wax to stop snow buildup.
Heh, I use a puck as my backup aswell. I usually use a candle but recently bought stick wax. I really dont see much difference between the two, but atleast now Im not killing so many candles.

Good topic. Very overlooked but important part of equipment management.

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Eh, I don't think so...
has for me for over 30 years.

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friction tape/no wax

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Do you really think this works? I have never heard of it but if it will make the gloves last longer, I am on board.
I just use white tape for the knob, it does not chew through gloves as much as black I find.

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I just use white tape for the knob, it does not chew through gloves as much as black I find.
I use white as well and white on the blade. I guess I can try the baby powder thing, does the powder go on the knob and on the gloves too or just on the knob, or again is it all preference? Since I have never done it I would like to do it "right" so I can make my own decision down the road.

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