If you have a bad slice on your driver, you may have heard of people giving you a tip to put chapstick on the driver face. By putting a layer of the material on the face of the driver, it reduces the ball spin which decreases the chances of you slicing and increasing your chances of hitting the ball straight. As a result of this tip there have been products made for this specific purpose. The most popular of which is probably the Slic Stic (or Slic Stick, or Slick Stick depending on who you ask) by a brand called JP Lann. The key question though is, do these other sticks offer anything different than your normal chapstick? Well we reached out to JP Lann to find out.
First let's show your the product we are talking about. Below is an example of the Slic Stick. Currently on Amazon for $9.99 each but there are 2 pack and 3 pack bundles that have prices where you can save money per unit. It also has a 4.3 star score on over 3100 ratings.
So what exactly is the difference if any? Well for that we reached out to JP Lann to get it from the horses mouth. Here is the answer we got from them.
"There is a component in the Slic Stic that changes the viscosity compared to chap stick. Chap stick will melt in your pocket or your golf bag and the Slic Stic will not, it has a very high melting point.
I hope this answers your question."
It does JP Lann thanks for getting back to us and informing us of the difference. So there you have it, with the Slic Stic you don't have to worry about it melting as much and so you can keep it in your bag, more so than chapstick. If you missed the link earlier you can click the box below to get to the sticks on Amazon.
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