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    Any of you guys running big stix push rims from push blax?

    I'm looking for some new hand rims for my rugby wheels. I've burned through a few sets of the blue neoprene ones from eagles and was thinking about trying big stix this season. Any reviews?

    #2
    Here's a review: neoprene sucks.

    I have a background in chemistry and I despise the latex/foam/neoprene paradigm for grip. All of them add weight to the wheelchair that we can't afford. In more ways than one.

    I made a hardware wax that I call CripGrip. Works like a charm. Even better with water and sweat. When it wears down or off, you put more on. When there are too many layers or oil mixes with the wax, you scrape it off with a knife and repeat.

    I can send you one about the size of a deck of cards. For normal use, it should last about two months. I don't know how long it would last for sports use which is why I see an opportunity to send one to you.

    Send me a message with your shipping address.

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      #3
      Originally posted by radio_buddha View Post
      Here's a review: neoprene sucks.

      I have a background in chemistry and I despise the latex/foam/neoprene paradigm for grip. All of them add weight to the wheelchair that we can't afford. In more ways than one.

      I made a hardware wax that I call CripGrip. Works like a charm. Even better with water and sweat. When it wears down or off, you put more on. When there are too many layers or oil mixes with the wax, you scrape it off with a knife and repeat.

      I can send you one about the size of a deck of cards. For normal use, it should last about two months. I don't know how long it would last for sports use which is why I see an opportunity to send one to you.

      Send me a message with your shipping address.
      i wonder if we would be able to use this on our rugby chairs up in canada since the last time i heard we are not a loud to use pine tar anymore well atleast at nats they couldnt use it.
      I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.

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        #4
        Originally posted by bungholebob View Post
        i wonder if we would be able to use this on our rugby chairs up in canada since the last time i heard we are not a loud to use pine tar anymore well atleast at nats they couldnt use it.
        Is that a league wide rule or just a rule the facility that nats was hosted at rule? I can't imagine not running some kind of grip wax that isn't pine rosin based.

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          #5
          Originally posted by radio_buddha View Post
          I made a hardware wax that I call CripGrip. Works like a charm. Even better with water and sweat. When it wears down or off, you put more on. When there are too many layers or oil mixes with the wax, you scrape it off with a knife and repeat.
          More info on that please, where do you sell it?
          Pharmacist, C4-5 injury but functional C6 (no triceps/flexors)

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            #6
            Pine tar is insane to get off of anything. That probably explains it. CripGrip is easy to remove. A plastic knife and sweep. No harm done.

            I set up a face book page to help out with the purchasing info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CripGrip/137375416294404?v=info#!/pages/CripGrip/137375416294404?v=wall

            If you have an understandable aversion to face book, just paypal USD $10.00 to ludachris@cyberista.com.

            I will have a website up by the weekend and announce it here.

            I wonder if I would have to do a different mix for colder temperatures in Canada. Right now, it's perfect for warm and muggy climates like the American south.

            What are your facility temperatures?

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              #7
              cool idea, but it looks messy... or are your handrims just really beat up?

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                #8
                Originally posted by slurpster View Post
                Is that a league wide rule or just a rule the facility that nats was hosted at rule? I can't imagine not running some kind of grip wax that isn't pine rosin based.
                the way i understood it it was league wide but may have been just for nats up here in canada. it was a brand new floor in ottawa hopefully it was just for nats
                I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.

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                  #9
                  Scott,

                  Because of the hard wax, it's not messy. Softer is definitely a mess. I have an eBay listing which shares the " gray dots" which can occur over months. The link is over in equipment and services for quickie casters.

                  Is that the photo from facebook? I have one in higher resolution.

                  Anyway, the first reaction from people is that I rolled through something inexplicable… But it smells good. :-)

                  The beat up look is the texture created from rubbing on the CripGrip. That texture gives you the hold you need without ripping into your skin.

                  As I mentioned in the caption, this is after several days. A fresh coat appears like white paint to a camera.

                  http://edgeofcivilization.com/cripgrip/001.JPG

                  Ridiculously high resolution. Remember to zoom as some browsers will automatically reduce an image size. That usually involves just clicking on the image after it loads.

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                    #10
                    Gotcha. Thanks for clarifying.

                    Yeah, I hotlinked the image above from Facebook.

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                      #11
                      Ok, tried this stuff out last night on a 5 mile push around the neighborhood. Taped up as usual and applied a decent coating on the hand rims. Worked great at low speeds when I could get a decent contact patch and apply enough force. At higher speeds when I would go to punch the hand rim, I would slip almost every time. Weather was really muggy, 80-90% humidity after a rain, and about 85 degrees outside. I have this same issue when I use palmers firm grip. Any ideas on how to improve the tackiness at higher speeds?

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                        #12
                        It's possible that I may have to go slightly softer for the tape to tack for speed. I'll send out a bar gratis if I come to that conclusion. Keep trying it under different circumstances. Make notes.

                        I'll get back to you later today after I get a chance to look at the problem.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by radio_buddha View Post
                          It's possible that I may have to go slightly softer for the tape to tack for speed. I'll send out a bar gratis if I come to that conclusion. Keep trying it under different circumstances. Make notes.

                          I'll get back to you later today after I get a chance to look at the problem.
                          I can see it definitely working with bare hands on an aluminum hand rim. I smeared some on a door knob to try it out initially and it worked great. Without it, my hand would just slip every time I'd try to turn it.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by slurpster View Post
                            I can see it definitely working with bare hands on an aluminum hand rim. I smeared some on a door knob to try it out initially and it worked great. Without it, my hand would just slip every time I'd try to turn it.
                            If that's your bedroom door, brace for some merciless jokes. :-)

                            I use it on my shower chair. Otherwise, I'd be trapped or stressed out from trying to leave. That's part of the reason I think it's the tape and not the weather conditions.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by radio_buddha View Post
                              If that's your bedroom door, brace for some merciless jokes. :-)

                              I use it on my shower chair. Otherwise, I'd be trapped or stressed out from trying to leave. That's part of the reason I think it's the tape and not the weather conditions.
                              I'd got with out the tape but my knuckles and wrist get busted up quick without it. Like I said, at low speeds it has great tack to it but when I'm up to speed and punching it wants to slip.

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