So, now that you are a Van der Waal'er...
READY FOR THE FIRST SESSION WITH VAN DER WAAL?
We just want to write down some notes on first sessions and mantainence:
You probably had a deep and lasting relationship with wax, and now you have something new between you and the board. So give time in order to you both get used to each other.
The same way you need to allow your feet to get familiar with the new material, you also have to give Van der Waal time. So be patient, mainly in the first dates, Van der Waal needs some time to absorb water to acquire it's rubbery texture for better traction (usually after the 20 minutes on the water).
And of course, it’s important for you to know how to preserve Van der Waal properties.
Although gives much less work than the wax, in order to keep the Van Der Wall superior grip, consider clean your board with fresh water from time to time, to clear the salt that can accumulate in the gaps