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Discussion in 'General Hockey Chit-Chat' started by João Resende, Dec 10, 2017.
Do anyone know what tape is this on the toe?
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Just plain run of the mill strapping tape.
The kind for bracing joints etc.
People use it for different purposes on their sticks.
Some like extra cushioning for trapping.
Others, (myself) like to be able to grip the ball and impart additional impulse on sweeps/slings/drag flicks.
I was talking about the tape at the end of the stick...what is the advantages ?
Which kind of tape we can use here ?
Thanks for your reply
I cannot see any 'tape' on the toe of the stick, only the pink stuff on the area we used to call the 'splice' (because that was where the cane handle and hardwood head was joined )
The pink stuff is just, as @Waxxed says, just run-of-the-mill strapping tape, for the purposes he mentions. Some PC stoppers feel that it stops the injected ball from rotating.
It’s zinc oxide tape
Oh, this was the tape I was referring to.
You can use anything you like.
Some people use thicker (EAB) tape, some use thinner (kinesiology tape).
Normally it's used to help receive the ball.
A wide range of tapes might be in my new year box for people to try and see what they like....
Having read this post a few days ago and not really understanding why someone would add tape just where it is shown I was surprised when I raided my lost property store. I found an old Malik and it is clear to see that it is encouraged by Malik to place the stick tape exactly there. The stick has it described on the decal as shown in the attached photo. Maybe this is something unique to Malik?
Wasp have a stick with an indent to add the tape to. I can't think of any other reason for a square indent
There was for quite a while a fad for a while for taping or putting some thin padding in that area on all types of stick, especially by PC stoppers. On very hard surfaces especially, a hard push stopped dead often continues to rotate and can roll away inconveniently ... the tape was intended to provide a bit more friction and stop the rotation.
As said above, the extra friction may also help with drag flicking.