Is it alright to wax your paddle for grip?

I read in a previous post that you shouldn't wax your paddle. It has really good grip that way. If not, what should you do?

Submitted by keahikekai on Sat, 03/01/2008 - 10:01pm



If you need a bit more grip, a swipe or two of wax is great and will last for a day or two. I'd keep away from layering it on like on a surfboard. A little bit goes a long way, sort of like JC9's lotion.


#1 Sun, 03/02/2008 - 7:31am


rough up the shaft with 600 wetdry sandpaper. never need wax again and in a change race you will not piss off half the crew


#2 Sun, 03/02/2008 - 5:18pm


New paddles still have curing wax on them sometimes. I usually wait it out, and the slippery felling goes away if thats it. Windex gets rid of wax.


#3 Sun, 03/02/2008 - 7:19pm


try the 600 grit wet sand it works for me


#4 Sun, 03/02/2008 - 10:15pm


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