Linkage between the body and water sport apparatus is a critical component of performance and safety. Water significantly lowers the coefficient of friction between the skin and smooth contact areas on paddles and surf decks. In paddle sports, control of the paddle is often lost as the muscles fatigue and grip pressure decreases. In SURF and SUP, wax has long been used to improve feet-to-deck linkage.
Element Expeditions Grip Wax displaces water between the skin and contact area and significantly increases adhesion to the apparatus. Water displacement and increased friction coefficient permits lower grip pressure to combat fatigue and reduces paddle rotation and longitudinal hand displacement on the shaft.
By improving grip and reducing fatigue Element Expeditions Wax formulas improve linkage with the apparatus, increasing both performance and safety.