Slippery shoes, Dow Corning etc.

Dr Andrew C Aitchison

Message 6910 · 10 Mar 1997 13:59:15 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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Brenda Claridge <xxxxxxxx@xxxx.xx.xx>
> We have found that powder detergent works pretty well (not recommended for
> very wet floors!).
>
> We have some in a box at the front of the hall, and if you're finding the
> floor too slippery you wiggle your shoes in the box. It does build up on
> the soles after a while, but can be scraped off quite easily.
>
> I've yet to hear the feedback from over-diligent caretakers.

I have seen "soap" powder used too, but didn't know whether it was soap
or detergent based. Whichever it worked fine for the dancers.

I believe (from a report in the strathspey list a number of years ago
if my memory is reliable) that the "Slip-Stop" that the RSCDS sells is
zinc-stearate, a relative of soap.

I suspect that the main advantage of using the official stuff, over
soap/detergent powder is the ammunition that it gives against awkward
caretakers.

Andrew C Aitchison

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