my dad made the first surf wax in the uk, fat wax, back in the 70's and later made wax 4 kangaroo poo. i remember this wax being quite hard like tropical wax but it still worked. ms palmers is very easy to rub on the board but thats where the perks stop. there is no need for a wax 2 b that soft. i know a very reputable wetsuit manufacturer who wont use ms palmers because its so soft and sticky it sticks to a wetsuit and destroys it due to the petroleum content delamming the layers of neoprene. i use sex wax, it works perfectly at home and abroad, and does'nt destroy my wettie. i wonder if u r applying the wax properly, using a wax comb is a good idea.