low wax board on rails?
Normally, when I hit rails, particularly board sliding on down rails or boxes, I would notice a little bit of resistance during the slide, generally I just got through it by anticipating the stickiness and keeping balance and adjusting my weight accordingly. I figured, that's just a part of rail riding: sometimes the board sticks a little bit, just balance and get through it.
At the moment, however, my board is in major need of a waxing. Usually I wax often, but lately I've been busy between days on the mountain and haven't had a chance to wax in quite a while. Anyway, riding yesterday, I noticed that I slid waaaaaaaay smoother on the rails. So much so that my first hit of the day I ended up slipping out onto my ass on a back board because I anticipated the usual resistance, and landing on the rail with my weight too far back. Once I made the adjustments in my riding, I was hitting boardslides smoother than I have before on both flat and down rails/boxes.
My question is, is this actually because my board was really really low on wax? Logically I suppose it makes sense, because wax creates friction between board and ground, so less wax means less friction, means less resistance on rails... If so, is this something that all park riders know, and I've just been riding like an idiot with a waxed up board for the last few years? Or is this all in my head, and something about my technique has unconsciously changed to make my rail riding smoother?