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Hockey Wax (Proformance vs other brands)

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11-22-2013, 03:30 AM
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I'm thinking about applying the wax to the entire blade next time.

I've only been applying it to the bottom half of both sides.

I'm thinking about ordering PF wax if I hear more good things about it. Kinda hard to get my hands on stick wax in Taiwan anyway, might as well as go for something good.

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11-25-2013, 01:49 PM
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Took it for a spin in the backyard yesterday and it did lose tackiness quite a bit in the cold (-5C). Will check at the rink today.

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11-25-2013, 04:24 PM
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Best wax I've used

I got the starter pack a couple weeks ago and gave it a try. My tape lasted much longer and the wax also didn't freeze up like some other ones that I've used.
After I saw jeremy's video and the video from Hockeytutorial.com, I decided to get the full size containers of the base and the Max control waxes cuz I like the tacky feel it provides. Definitely worth giving it a shot.

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What is the benefit to use stick wax? Never even thought about using it until seeing this thread.

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11-25-2013, 04:36 PM
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Main purpose of wax is to keep snow from building up on the blade. Some waxes are sticky and some folks like that.

I waxed two sticks for last week's game, one with paraffin and one with Mr Zog's. Didn't cake the wax on and melted it in with a heat gun. Really couldn't tell the difference between them.

Maybe next week I'll do what I used to do, which was really cake the wax on, then melt it in with a heat gun, then do another layer on top of that.

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Just got done playing in a tournament this past weekend and I didn't have to change my tape at all. Very little snow build up cuz I put proformance base on with the max control. I only reapplied the max control once so I could get some extra tack for my last game. When I got the full size containers, I was surprised at how much wax comes in the containers. One container should definitely last me for more than a month and I play 3-4 times per week.

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I use the Ice Wax stick. Seems to do its job fairly well.

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12-04-2013, 02:13 AM
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I found I really need to put a thick layer on. Snow still builds up on areas where the wax is a bit thin.

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Do you guys put the wax on directly before a practice/game, or the night before/couple of hours before?

I am just wondering if it matters when you do it.

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Usually when I retape, which is often a few days before.

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Usually when I retape, which is often a few days before.
Ok, so i guess it doesnt matter when I put it on?

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Do you guys put the wax on directly before a practice/game, or the night before/couple of hours before?

I am just wondering if it matters when you do it.
I apply it a couple of hours before a game. It seems to dry up and lose its tackiness over time.

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I never used wax when I played, but I've been putting it on my sons tape. it makes it more durable for sure, not having to re-tape for every game.

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I ordered a bunch of Proformance hockey wax and gave it a try.

It's the best hockey blade wax out there, but there's still room for improvement.

I thought a lot of care was required when applying the Base layer. Rubbing the Base wax on the tape created a lot of rolled up bits that fell all over the place, kind of like the stuff you'd get when you rub a crappy eraser against coarse paper.

If it's your first time applying it, make sure you do it in a place where you don't mind making a mess, because the wax bits will fall everywhere and stick.

I used Max Control the first time, and boy was it sticky. Normally I have to put my blade almost parallel + 5~15 degree to the puck in order to lift it. With the max, I didn't have to bend low and the puck stuck to the blade very well. The extra tackiness allows for more room for error when stick handling and toe drags.

Not much of a difference in terms of shots, but the tackiness will probably prevent me from flubbing quite as much in the future after extended play.

Great water resistence in general, but not perfect. Once you get significant chips in your tape, water will eventually seep in and ruin the area around it.

The wax also sticks to the blade, so if you don't tape your entire blade like I do, you still have the choice of applying it to the blade itself.

I only used it once, but one $9.99 stick should be good for a season.

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