Shuffleboard wax is sometimes called powder, salt, sand or sawdust. It is a mixture of silicone and corn meal that lets the puck slide smoothly and quickly across the board. The use of wax keeps the playfield safe as the absence of wax can lead to surface scratches and grooves from the weights. Each container of wax is 1 pound and can be bought in a pack of 8, 12, or 24. Venture Games recommends Speed I on tables 9′-16′ and recommends Speed II on tables 18′-22′. Speed III should be reserved for expert players on 18′-22′ tables.