FCS Wax

rowjimmytour

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so it's just me I guess. I much prefer sticky bumps cold vs. sex wax cold which seems better suited to waxing a curb than a surfboard.

edit: damn, you too jkb?!? it's not me that's crazy. I swear, it's everyone else!
Agree 100% only use sexwax tropical for base coat and warm surf trips but find sticky bumps basecoat works equal well.
 

rgruber

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Sticky Bumps fan for general use.

I stocked up on the Bubble Gum Gu wax a few years back and use it on top of the Sticky Bumps as long as I'm in a wetsuit (which is like 3/4 of the year). I really liked that stuff and found it better than Fu but it seems like they stopped making. The less sticky, tropical version of it was good most of the year and the cooler version was great in winter to get a little more stick when it's freezing. I actually liked how it ended up on my gloves and gave a little more tack. Gloves slipping off the rail in cold water and blowing a takeoff followed by a trip through the washing machine and a cold water flush is a circle of hell I like to avoid.
 

billypilgrim

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Having worked in a surf shop for a while, I tried pretty much every type of wax and I've always preferred sex wax. Gives me the best, longest lasting bumps. Sticky bumps and Ms. Palmers smear and get dirty more quickly for me. Wasn't overly impressed with FU. Sticky bumps Munkey and Punt are god awful, especially if you are in trunks. Like the sticky bumps basecoat though. Thought bubble gum cold water was decent too.
 

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I like to go sb base then sex wax quick humps to build up the nice beads Followed by sb for the stickyness. I found just quick bumps ok in warmer temps but not good enough alone when it gets cold. If i just use sticky bumps the bumps flatten out way faster
 

toowalled

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Got a couple of free bars from Jack's in Huntington this past Sunday (and 30% off my daughter's new 4/3) due to several mistakes the shop rats made putting wrong items on hold and our having to run to three of their locations to get the correct suit we supposedly had on hold.

I tried the wax for the first time this a.m. and I was pretty impressed compared to my current purple box Sex Wax that I've been using the past few weeks. The FCS (cool) wax went on without shredding on top of my established beads and remained a respectable amount of tack throughout the the hour and a half session. It's definitely not FU level stick, but noticeably more than the Sex Wax. It's more expensive than normal wax, so I'm not sure my local shop would flow me any. I can't remember the last time I paid for wax, but this was pretty good stuff if I could get a decent deal on it.
jacks:foreheadslap: should have gone to froghouse
 
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Are you guys head over heals with the FU wax? I tried it and liked it, but didn't think it was really any better than my go to "Aqua Battle Wax," from Aqua surf shop SF.
I'm convinced ASS Battle Wax (lol) is the best there is for cold water. I re-stocked when I was visiting old friends out there pre-pandemic. I had recently been using some of that new stacky bamps "super stacky" cold wax and switched back to the ASS wax and its so much better. They sell 6-packs on their website and I'm definitely going to order some when I run out. Once when they were out they told me Stay Covered makes their wax and the formula is similar (but not exactly the same), but I can't find that in NY either.

Something about the super stacky is just weird, almost like it's got some glue in it it has this un-natural stick that seems great at first and then wears out and smudges really fast.
 
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rowjimmytour

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I'm convinced ASS Battle Wax (lol) is the best there is for cold water. I re-stocked when I was visiting old friends out there pre-pandemic. I had recently been using some of that new stacky bamps "super stacky" cold wax and switched back to the ASS wax and its so much better. They sell 10-packs on their website and I'm definitely going to order some when I run out. Once when they were out they told me Stay Covered makes their wax and the formula is similar (but not exactly the same), but I can't find that in NY either.

Something about the super stacky is just weird, almost like it's got some glue in it it has this un-natural stick that seems great at first and then wears out and smudges really fast.
I had to look up ASS battle wax never heard of it out of SFOB:):):)
 
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