TO wax or not for bodyboard?(NOT surfing thread)

Discussion in 'Global Bodyboarding Talk' started by shark-hunter, May 7, 2014.



    Sep 17, 2013
    you cant even move on the flats with a lunchtray, all the old uncles I see are right in the pocket getting straight slotted. face it. a bodyboard is the wheelchair of waveriding equipment, wax if you want, its like painting flames on a Chevy Pinto


    Sep 17, 2013
    yes, yes it will

  3. BassMon

    BassMon Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2013
    ^^^^That was good hahahahaha
  4. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    watch and learn kook
  5. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009

    These is one of the funniest things I have read on SI in a long while!
  6. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    It's funny because I never had to wax before. Really depends on the board. This board was like as slippery as an eel. lol Had some funny **** happen out there sliding off like a complete kook! haha My last board wasn't slippery at all. Even first time. Their both same deck material. Obviously different finish to make it look shiny! Oh and the thing I also really like about this board is that it's got the slightest bit of rocker to it. Makes spins easier and makes it really turn easy and maneuverable.
  7. shark-hunter

    shark-hunter Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    It's quite funny when you spin and you don't catch a rail, yet completely fly off the board! LOL
  8. livesurfish

    livesurfish Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2013
    I wax my board on the nose and the rails and the top
  9. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009

    something's not right here...


    Sep 17, 2013
    belly spins! wife's little sister was really good at those in middle school
  11. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    You silly teens, all you do is wax on and whack off!
  12. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Go wax your a$$
  13. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    waxing a I've heard everything.

    Go wax your taint. Go Full Brazilian or Go Home.
  14. johnnykans

    johnnykans Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2013
    It's up to you how you want to wax it, I just put a little in the middle on the stomach area I don't think it's needed for the nose and rails I also dk and i never user the wall for that either and I never had any problems but that's just me, if you want to take wax off just put your shower water on extremely hot and put the board under it let some of the wax melt off then take the rest off with the wax comb just shut your drain so no wax gets down there, i do it for every season change
  15. jizwhale

    jizwhale Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    Oh, the irony! You don't know the basics of your equipment and chosen sport, yet you're a swell expert that we should all bow to.

    You're something special buddy.
    Last edited: May 8, 2014
  16. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    Exactly! This was what I was thinking this whole thread. Shart Huffer talks on here like he is the king of the waves then ask a noob question like this? Shart Sniffer have you ever caught a wave?
  17. SI_Admin

    SI_Admin Guest

    Same here...

    You want to wax where you are gripping the board and also where your forearms go. If you ride DK, then it will be different. Where your abdomen goes, you want to be able to slide up and back on the board, so don't want to wax heavily here (I will often put a bit of wax in the middle if it is a new board and really slick).
  18. SI_Admin

    SI_Admin Guest

    Not everyone is an expert. And everyone needs advice in the beginning. Whether it is a surfboard or a bodyboard, its a valid question.
  19. sponger42

    sponger42 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Not a terrible idea, but I'd be worried about futzing up my shower. I tried stripping wax from a lid on a hot day, but it just left a film imbedded in the foam, so I haven't bothered since. Just throw a little new wax on the spots where it gets rubbed off over time.

    That said, after putting on a fresh coat, I usually farm my first wave out of the gate because there's too much stick and not enough slide. After a few waves you wear it in.

    Yes, different deck material requires different wax. Speaking of materials; anyone have a Manta in the 2000 time frame? They were using some sort of weird semi-rough bottom material instead of surlyn or whatever slick most use. That stuff loved and held ink really well, so I had a mad mural on the bottom. That was launch encouragement, though I rarely stuck anything.
  20. jizwhale

    jizwhale Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    No doubt.

    The irony of this question coming from this self proclaimed swell expert is unfathomable though.

    I feel like you guys aren't calling him out on it just because he's a fellow body boarder. Screw that.