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04-13-2006, 06:53 PM
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Stick wax?

Does anybody use it? I have some guys on my team that do and some dont? Does it help?

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I use candle wax and rub the edge of a puck on my tape when i use white and just candle wax when i use black

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I find I play better without it, but that's just mine.

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Yeah i guess its just a hockey players superstition whether or not to play with it on i find it keeps lots of the snow from sticking to the blade

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I doubt it really affects performance much. Tape and if you use wood blades, they will last much longer with wax. I too use a candle and rub it onto the lower part of my blade. Then I heat it up a little to melt it...but not too much or the tape soaks it up.

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Mink oil is easier to apply to the tape and works better for waterproofing your tape and wood blades.

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Stick wax helps keep snow from accumulating on your blade, which in turn helps your tape job last a bit longer.

That's about it.

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i like it. i hate friction tape, and i think its (wax) better than just plain cloth tape.

plus the easton stick wax smells awesome.

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I used to play with a guy in high school that would rub candle wax in and then use a heat gun to melt it into the tape. He probably could've used one tape-job for the life of the blade but would go through the ritual before every game, or if he was bored while the ice was being resurfaced between periods and the coaches weren't demanding our attention. Certainly didn't affect his slap shot any.

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plus the easton stick wax smells awesome.
It does smell good, but I find it doesn't go on very easy.

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If you want good smelling...Mr Zog's Sex Wax for hockey

http://www.mrzogs.com/

I know some people realllly love it, and lotta different scents.

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Thanks guys!

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It does smell good, but I find it doesn't go on very easy.
it does at first, then clumps.

i need to finish it off, so i can get to my zogs sex wax.

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I have use it one time and its very good . I dont know if its me , but its better to stickhandling .

I just use it one time , but next year , I will try it many time ... will see the result !!

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If you want good smelling...Mr Zog's Sex Wax for hockey

http://www.mrzogs.com/

I know some people realllly love it, and lotta different scents.
Only problem is that you have to order $15 worth of wax.

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