Okay, so I have conducted an experiment.
The Problem: My surf wax melting. I know it may sound a little over-exaggerated, but it can be a serious problem. If I surf in the morning, chances are high that my board stays in my car the rest of the day. This becomes a particularly annoying problem when I go to surf either later that day or the next morning and realize my wax has melted off my board. In situations like this I never seem to have a stick of wax in my car… it’s ridiculous really. I am left begging for wax from other people, scanning the ground and car bumpers for spare pieces, or simply getting over it and paddling out without wax and hating that decision the whole time I am out there.
The Experiment: Wax a surf board with 3 separate types of wax, leave it in the sun for an extended period of time and discover which wax withstands the heat best.
Sticky Bumps and Mr. Zogs have both been around for as long as I can remember, but Matunas is a newer and greener wax company. Their wax is completely 100% non-toxic, biodegradable right down to the printing on the recycled paper. However, environmentally friendly has its price and this bar of wax is $2 as opposed to the $1 each for Sex Wax and Sticky Bumps.
Variables: None really, it’s a pretty foolproof experiment.
Check out the video:
As you can see from the video, it was conducted in a very fair, be it simple, environment. After 5 minutes Sex Wax was super runny, while the other two were just starting to melt. From there on however, they were pretty even. I mean melted wax is melted wax.
In the end, after an hour in the sun, it was pretty clear that Sticky Bumps still stuck the best, followed closely by Matunas with Mr. Zogs Sex Wax bringing up the rear. Now, you may think that the real decision should be based upon which goes on the smoothest and sticks the best, but to me, melt-ability makes a significant difference in my wax purchasing from now on. The less melt-able the better.
The Results: Sticky Bumps works best for me.