Hockey Talk - Inline & Ice Warehouse  

Go Back   Hockey Talk - Inline & Ice Warehouse > Hockey Equipment Questions, Discussion & Reviews > Other Equipment
Register FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 8th, 2008, 04:00 PM
stotts12 stotts12 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 63
Default stick wax

what is the best stick wax
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old January 8th, 2008, 04:50 PM
TBLfan's Avatar
TBLfan TBLfan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,580
Default

if there is a right answer to this question it's mr zoggs sex wax.
__________________
Some say that I only know two facts about ducks. ..And both of them are wrong.

and that due to a nuclear accident I may have more than 40 pairs of hands...

Trying something new: Join me on Twitter, TBLfan37. You can also find me on AIM via the same name.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 8th, 2008, 05:20 PM
freeskier730 freeskier730 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 79
Default

does the majority of the people use stick wax? personally ive never bothered to try it
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 8th, 2008, 05:25 PM
TBLfan's Avatar
TBLfan TBLfan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,580
Default

Its about as common as waxed laces.

It really saves your tape and helps keep the snow off the blade.
__________________
Some say that I only know two facts about ducks. ..And both of them are wrong.

and that due to a nuclear accident I may have more than 40 pairs of hands...

Trying something new: Join me on Twitter, TBLfan37. You can also find me on AIM via the same name.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 9th, 2008, 12:49 PM
leafsrok's Avatar
leafsrok leafsrok is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,748
Default

personally, i find a regular tea light candle works just as good as a $6 thing of Mr Zogs

ps
dont knock tea candles as wax until youve tried them.
__________________
"I haven't slept for ten days... because that would be too long."- Mitch Hedberg
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 9th, 2008, 12:54 PM
SPREEDIZZLE's Avatar
SPREEDIZZLE SPREEDIZZLE is offline
Administrator
Site Admin
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Posts: 4,525
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by leafsrok View Post
personally, i find a regular tea light candle works just as good as a $6 thing of Mr Zogs

ps
dont knock tea candles as wax until youve tried them.
I have a buddy of mine, and his wife is a candle fanatic.....who burns candles all the time. He simply takes the remains of the ones that don't burn fully and collect them all into a pot, melts them down and then actually dips his blade in there. Granted when he gets on the ice he smells like a box of Fruity Pebbles....but hey....it works for him. ;)
__________________

29 years.....still not a pro
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old January 9th, 2008, 01:02 PM
leafsrok's Avatar
leafsrok leafsrok is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,748
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPREEDIZZLE View Post
I have a buddy of mine, and his wife is a candle fanatic.....who burns candles all the time. He simply takes the remains of the ones that don't burn fully and collect them all into a pot, melts them down and then actually dips his blade in there. Granted when he gets on the ice he smells like a box of Fruity Pebbles....but hey....it works for him. ;)
haha ive never heard of that before... its certainly an original idea
__________________
"I haven't slept for ten days... because that would be too long."- Mitch Hedberg
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old January 9th, 2008, 01:28 PM
TBLfan's Avatar
TBLfan TBLfan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,580
Default

plenty of people use regular candles, nothing wrong with it.

I like mr zoggs and I think I only paid $3 a bar, I have like 5 unused bars sitting on a shelf. I go through literally 10-20 times more blade tape(ANDOVER black cloth tape) than wax. One bar will wax a stick about 30-50 times, who knows? I've never paid attention because it lasts soo long.
__________________
Some say that I only know two facts about ducks. ..And both of them are wrong.

and that due to a nuclear accident I may have more than 40 pairs of hands...

Trying something new: Join me on Twitter, TBLfan37. You can also find me on AIM via the same name.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old January 9th, 2008, 02:34 PM
synergy94's Avatar
synergy94 synergy94 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 527
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by leafsrok View Post
personally, i find a regular tea light candle works just as good as a $6 thing of Mr Zogs

ps
dont knock tea candles as wax until youve tried them.
mee too or you can actually rub a puck on it like 50 times illl post a pic if u r confused but yea the puck works well and looks cooler ;)
__________________
"One game if we played em 10 times they might win nine.but not this game.not tonight.Tonight,we skate with them Tonight, we stay with them.And tonight we shut them down because we can! Tonight WE are the greatest hockey team in the world. You were born to be hockey players.Every one of you. And you were meant to be here tonight.This is your time .Im sick and tired of hearing about how great a hockey tem the Soviets have... This is you time now go out there and take it"! -Herb Brooks
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old January 9th, 2008, 05:27 PM
leafsrok's Avatar
leafsrok leafsrok is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,748
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by synergy94 View Post
mee too or you can actually rub a puck on it like 50 times illl post a pic if u r confused but yea the puck works well and looks cooler ;)
use the same puck and do it for 70 or 80 tape jobs, tell me how much puck you have left at the end of it ;)
__________________
"I haven't slept for ten days... because that would be too long."- Mitch Hedberg
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old January 9th, 2008, 05:50 PM
gonzaga14 gonzaga14 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 190
Default

During the summer I tested different stick wax and the actual function of them. Here is the summary of what I came up with.

For anyone who is persistent on using stick wax, Mr. Zogg's Hockey Sex Wax works the best. It has the most tackiness, and stays on the stick the longest. All the other general waxes are weaker and pick up a ton of ice on your blade.

But in my opinion, I concluded that using wax does not really do anything. Your overall stick handling skills and shooting skills are not heightened by the use of wax, and I found it to be somewhat of a gimmick. Many say they can grip the puck better, but I found that the wax on the stick actually pushes the puck away as you gather up more and more ice on the blade surface.

This is obviously my opinion, and take it as you want. Just showing my personal experiment that I did. Obviously its not the biggest deal so if you do want wax, go for it. If it makes you feel more comfortable as a superstition or whatever, then by all means do it. But I concluded that it truly does not do very much.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old January 9th, 2008, 08:08 PM
carlosrh carlosrh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 273
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TBLfan View Post
One bar will wax a stick about 30-50 times, who knows? I've never paid attention because it lasts soo long.

WOW, I waxed my stick twice already, and theres about 1/5 of the bar gone already. how do you get 30-50 uses out of it? I must be doing something wrong.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old January 9th, 2008, 08:18 PM
TBLfan's Avatar
TBLfan TBLfan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,580
Default

How much wax do you use? I cake it on pretty thick but I still dont go through nearly that much. Keep in mind that the middle of the puck of wax is thicker than the ends so it's going to look like you used more of the bar than you really did.

The first time I waxed the blade I thought it would be gone in a few uses but the bars last forever.
__________________
Some say that I only know two facts about ducks. ..And both of them are wrong.

and that due to a nuclear accident I may have more than 40 pairs of hands...

Trying something new: Join me on Twitter, TBLfan37. You can also find me on AIM via the same name.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old January 10th, 2008, 12:12 PM
Sabres07 Sabres07 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,071
Default

I usually end up throwing my wax out before its runs out as it collects crap from the bottom of my hockey bag...but they last forever.
__________________
99% of the game is 1/2 mental.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old January 11th, 2008, 03:06 PM
warriorsdman13's Avatar
warriorsdman13 warriorsdman13 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,779
Default

I use mr zoggs sex wax too, but while i was california for a recent tournament a teammate and i went to huntington beach between games and when i was picking up some mr zoggs, i saw another wax called sticky bumps. my friend, who was familiar with this wax, encouraged me to purchase some (a bar is 2 dollars and is roughly the size of 2 things of sex wax) and i found it is just as good if not better than mr zoggs. has anyone else used this wax?
__________________
"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity." - Adam Graves

I have an Easton Synergy SE for sale, used twice, 85 flex LH Forsberg. PM me if interested.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old January 11th, 2008, 08:08 PM
Sabres07 Sabres07 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,071
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by warriorsdman13 View Post
I use mr zoggs sex wax too, but while i was california for a recent tournament a teammate and i went to huntington beach between games and when i was picking up some mr zoggs, i saw another wax called sticky bumps. my friend, who was familiar with this wax, encouraged me to purchase some (a bar is 2 dollars and is roughly the size of 2 things of sex wax) and i found it is just as good if not better than mr zoggs. has anyone else used this wax?
After my in depth research (google), i have found that sticky bumps is surf wax. Apparently you want bumps on a surf board, and this wax helps create them, or something along those lines. I dont surf, i just did a brief research. However on some surf forums i also found peopel recomended mr zogs sex wax for their boards. i am not sure if hockey wax and surf wax are one in the same, or if Zoggs max a surf wax and hockey wax. Either way the fact that sticky bumps is surf wax explains why it is so much bigger than zoggs stick wax
__________________
99% of the game is 1/2 mental.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old January 11th, 2008, 09:15 PM
TBLfan's Avatar
TBLfan TBLfan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,580
Default

Hockey stick wax is = cold water wax.
__________________
Some say that I only know two facts about ducks. ..And both of them are wrong.

and that due to a nuclear accident I may have more than 40 pairs of hands...

Trying something new: Join me on Twitter, TBLfan37. You can also find me on AIM via the same name.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old January 12th, 2008, 06:29 AM
SPREEDIZZLE's Avatar
SPREEDIZZLE SPREEDIZZLE is offline
Administrator
Site Admin
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Posts: 4,525
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TBLfan View Post
Hockey stick wax is = cold water wax.
It also works well for waxing up your skiis/snow board. ;)
__________________

29 years.....still not a pro
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old January 12th, 2008, 01:00 PM
goodkiller's Avatar
goodkiller goodkiller is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pittsburgh (Imperial), PA.. Home of NOTHING
Posts: 1,847
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gonzaga14 View Post
During the summer I tested different stick wax and the actual function of them. Here is the summary of what I came up with.

For anyone who is persistent on using stick wax, Mr. Zogg's Hockey Sex Wax works the best. It has the most tackiness, and stays on the stick the longest. All the other general waxes are weaker and pick up a ton of ice on your blade.

But in my opinion, I concluded that using wax does not really do anything. Your overall stick handling skills and shooting skills are not heightened by the use of wax, and I found it to be somewhat of a gimmick. Many say they can grip the puck better, but I found that the wax on the stick actually pushes the puck away as you gather up more and more ice on the blade surface.

This is obviously my opinion, and take it as you want. Just showing my personal experiment that I did. Obviously its not the biggest deal so if you do want wax, go for it. If it makes you feel more comfortable as a superstition or whatever, then by all means do it. But I concluded that it truly does not do very much.
The only thing I have ever found functional about wax is that it keeps tape on your blade forever, if done correctly. (Although, it would seem that wax on top of tape would nullify the benefit of the tape in the first place, but I have never noticed a flinch of difference)

It also depends on whether your league uses iced or warm pucks. Taping a stick, at all, in these warm puck leagues isn't much of an advantage, as the warm puck sticks to your blade anyway.

Rough the "smoothy" blades up with a bit of sandpaper and save yourself some tape & wax. *heh*
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old January 12th, 2008, 03:21 PM
hersheybears's Avatar
hersheybears hersheybears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hershey/On the bus
Posts: 511
Default

I just use a big round candle......I HATE SOFT WAX, I.E. Sex wax, Blade Butter etc. so I prefer a hard candle for my wax, but the other day I picked up some of those rubber pads to go on the blade instead of tape, and I love them......So now I only use tape if the place that sells them is closed LOL.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.