Skate Wax - For smooth sliding and grinding
Skate Wax helps your skateboard slide and grind easier when you do tricks. You rub the skateboard wax on the surface you are about to skate on, or rub it underneath your skateboard, in order to reduce friction. Using skate wax reduces friction by filling in gaps and imperfections on hard surfaces, making it easier to learn tricks without falling.
Experienced skaters use skateboard wax
Skateboard wax is often used by experienced skaters who seek to improve their sliding and grinding skills when coping in ramps or grinding on rails. There are lots of metal rails out there on benches, stairs and in skate parks that can be used for grinding and sliding on your skateboard, but these metal objects often have rough surfaces. In order to make these rough surfaces a bit less rough, skate wax is used to smoothen it up a bit. Doing sliding and grinding tricks on your skateboard becomes easier on a smooth surface with no resistance, and the risk of falling is slightly reduced.
Some skaters are against using skate wax because they think it isn’t hardcore, and maybe it isn’t, but sliding is more fun for some people than not sliding, and for those people skate wax can be a useful and fun tool when skating.
Beware of slippery rails in skate parks
When visiting skate parks and you are planning to use skateboard wax, it is usually wise to check the rails before putting wax on. The rails may have been waxed heavily already, making it much more slippery than you thought and thereby increases your risk of falling. So basically, it’s important that you begin with testing your spot before skating hard. Start by going nice, easy and lightly. Once you feel how it slides, go nuts.
Skate Wax these days come in many different designs, smells and colours depending on the brand that makes it, but what they all have in common is that you can bring it with you in your bag whenever you go out skating.
Find your skate wax here at SkatePro
Skate wax is made by many different popular brands such as Spitfire and Baker and comes in organic wax versions from brands like Butta which is biodegradable. If skateboard wax is what you’re looking for, SkatePro is the right place to begin looking around.
What could have been a frustrating skating experience can potentially turn into one of those days where you landed lots of different tricks. But to be fair towards other skaters in parks and other areas, keep this old saying by Mr. Miyagi in mind:
Wax on, wax off.