Waxing the tail pad

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Waxing the tail pad

Post by Gumby » Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:51 pm

Noticed Julian waxing his tail pad before the Margies final. Well at least I assumed it was wax as he'd been waxing his board at the same time and I don't now what else you'd want to rub on a tail pad.
Does anyone else do this?

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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:34 pm

And by waxing your tail pad you mean?
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Post by offshore1 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:43 am

^^^ ...a bum Brazilian.
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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:21 am

Back, crack n sack ... ?
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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by Gumby » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:00 am

Well perhaps that's his pre heat ritual as well, but fortunately they didn't televise that (and it obviously didnt help his result).
However just to clarify, I was referring to rubbing surfboard wax on the surfboard's tail pad. Saw him doing this in the locker rooms when they filmed him before the final.
That was Surfboard tail pad. No more disturbing mental images please.

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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by godsavethequeen » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:15 pm

Nick Carroll does it, as do most of the top 32. I still think it's something that only a moron would do but there ya go

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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by Gumby » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:31 pm

Thanks for the insight GSTQ. Didn't know it was that common. Still seems weird to me. Why stick on a tail pad if its not going to give the grip you need? Keeps the tail pad sponsors happy I suppose.
I've just had a great idea for a new invention. Tail Pad Wax! Special secret formula (ie. normal surfboard wax presented in packaging that says "Tail Pad Wax" on the box).

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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by godsavethequeen » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:43 pm

It's Nick's insight, from his Ask Carroll thread. I called him a cretin then and goddam it I'd call him a cretin again if only the big fool would come back to us *sniff*

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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:33 pm

We are too core for him. He's off laughing it up with the corpos
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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by alakaboo » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:19 pm

They also wax the top of their feet to drive onto the soles after paddling out.
Can't trust them.

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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:02 am

Do they come in cork?
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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by alakaboo » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:11 am

Good one! Image

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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:56 am

Is that ball made of cork ?
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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by alakaboo » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:09 am

Image

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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:16 am

Are those pearls made out of cork ?
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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by saltman » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:04 am

The instructions on my new tAilpads advise against waxing them
Rather a lite rub with some fine sandpaper if they lose some grip
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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by Cranked » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:01 am

There's something very strange, weird and unsettling about this thread, I don't know whether to laugh or cry
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Re: Waxing the tail pad

Post by Beanpole » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:58 pm

I hate tail pads.

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