So, now that you are a Van der Waaler...
READY FOR THE FIRST
SESSION WITH VAN DER WAAL?
You probably have a deep and lasting relationship with surfwax, and soon you will have something new between you and your board.
So give time in order to you both get used to each other.
It's a new relationship.
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).