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Old January 9th, 2007, 11:45 PM   #1
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Question can i use candle wax as skate wax? will it work?

for a month or so ... ive been looking for skate wax, but the only place i could find it was at sk8 biz , would i be able to just use wax lyk candle wax?
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Old January 9th, 2007, 11:52 PM   #2
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Candle wax is pretty soft, so it wouldn't last as long probably. Give it a shot, eh!
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Old January 9th, 2007, 11:58 PM   #3
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That's all I have ever used...the hard, white, tall candles that most supermarkets here sell. Works just fine. This now has me confused, what other wax do people use?

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Old January 10th, 2007, 12:01 AM   #4
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ok , well now ill just use candle wax..... sounds cheaper and sounds smoothe..... but is it smooth?
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Old January 10th, 2007, 02:38 AM   #5
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well its not as nice as skate wax, but it gets the job done. every once in a while you should use real skate wax on your p-rails or box tho
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Old January 10th, 2007, 06:13 AM   #6
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i went and bought wax, now all i need to learn is not to fall off , slip off..... just on my first attempt i ended up slipping backward, and on my second i did the splits, how do i keep balance
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Old January 10th, 2007, 02:07 PM   #7
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You get all different types of wax

Hard, for base layering

then soft, which is slightly more sticky so will be less slippery!

Candle wax is usually quite soft, unless you have one of those big candles which are good for filling in joints in the curbs.

Whatever you do, never put lard on a curb or rail, you'll hit warp speed as soon as you get on

You can get wax from skate shops.

I still use candle wax, 99p for 100 candles?? Whats wrong with that.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 11:07 PM   #8
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i think i put on to much wax, cuz im just slidding of as u sed at warp speed
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Old January 11th, 2007, 11:32 AM   #9
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Try getting some soft wax from a hardware store.

Cheap candles are usually soft wax which is slow
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Old January 13th, 2007, 07:14 PM   #10
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yo dude no so much thing as 2 much wax on curbs just put plenty of the stuff on then grind for a bit put a bit more on soon it will b like vpart of the kurb. if ya fallen then you need more confidence. hit the thing your grindin at like 45 degrees with your feet quite wide apart when u get better go at completly at the side oh yh and try different directions c if ya goofy or not
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Old January 14th, 2007, 06:37 PM   #11
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u can make ur own wax with candles crisco and realy any thing slippery..and if u want color add crayons
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Old January 14th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #12
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buy parrafin wax....its 2 bucks for a big ass block at a grocery store, melt it, and add, vaseline, crisco, crayons, mix well....let it harden....over night...dont put it in the freezer, itll crack it hardcore.....But that is a simple yet effective recipe....


You can also add in WD40, but take the wax off the heat before you add it, and dont add a ton, it wont harden....Or hell, just spraypaint the curb of ledge....it slides like a beasy....And drop in a coupla plastic airsoft gun BB's///they add to the slippery-ness....
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Old January 15th, 2007, 03:55 AM   #13
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look, you have what you say is a balance problem but thats not whats wrong with you. you need to hit it fast and keep your legs tight, but bent. Dont let yourself loose it. try at all costs to keep on. If that doesnt work try jumping on the rail, standing on it for as long as you can, then stepping off. then try to get on, spread your legs kinda far apart, then bring them back together
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