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Doctor Hook 08-31-2006 08:37 PM

Do you tape your shaft?
I never do for my wood, but for my aluminum, I like some extra grip, so I candy stripe it with some black tape. Makes a pretty good grip, since without it, it's too slippery and feels weird.

Charge_Seven 08-31-2006 08:40 PM

To be perfectly honest, I don't think that's any of your business. What I do with my shaft is my own busniess...

hfboardsuser 08-31-2006 08:48 PM

Candy-stripe the shaft with a bulge on the top. Very little tape on the blade- think Orr's stick.

Hugh Madbrough 08-31-2006 09:17 PM

No tape on the shaft for me.

Fabulous9 08-31-2006 10:20 PM


Originally Posted by JM47 (Post 6401005)
No tape on the shaft for me.


rtafts 08-31-2006 10:53 PM

nope, my shaft is grip

Pothier 08-31-2006 11:53 PM

No I have snake grip on my new Vector.

I've never taped my shaft, anyways.

Patrice37 09-01-2006 12:08 AM

never have never will...i like to be able for my hand to easily slide up on it for slapshots...i dont wanna get caught on no tape

Geogaddi 09-01-2006 12:15 AM

I do on my Innovative. Havent always, but started to about 6 months ago. Really like it as it feels easier to stick handle.

For some reason i've always hated the Grip sticks though

NYYmt62 09-01-2006 12:32 AM


Originally Posted by Bonzai12 (Post 6401854)
For some reason i've always hated the Grip sticks though

I agree. To me at least, I feel like my hands are glued to the stick with the gripped sticks.

Happy Pony 09-01-2006 12:51 AM

I always wrap my tool!

Habsfan 32 09-01-2006 01:04 AM

I used too but I just go new gloves so I havent done it with theses gloves.

xeric716x 09-01-2006 07:30 AM

i dont like the way it feels or the way it looks. i prefer to get a stick that has some grip on it.

stick9 09-01-2006 07:49 AM

Nope, never taped my shaft. I've never wanted to add the extra weight. I figure whats the sense of buying a super lite OPS only to weigh it down with loads of tape.

Twist and Shout 09-01-2006 08:31 AM

You mean like a condom?

redwingsdude 09-01-2006 08:46 AM

I've never tried it, and I don't know why I would, but my brother has tried it in the past, but even he prefers a less grippy shaft these days.

Seph 09-01-2006 09:19 AM

Just near the top with a bulge at the end. I extend my stick one handed for poke checks a lot. I'm short so I often have to really extend myself to get the poke check, and without the tape and bulge there it's easy to get my stick knocked out of my hand.

Ti-girl 09-01-2006 10:49 AM

I have a knob on the end of my stick and tape it about six inches down the shaft (just straight tape) and then I candy cane it.

#66 09-02-2006 11:50 AM

I actually did it when I switched from wood to a composite stick. I've always kept my hands a little close together and used a long wooden stick but the flex on my composite seems a bit low. So I just used it as a reminder to widen my grip for one timers.

CaptBrannigan 09-02-2006 05:27 PM

I've heard that 'candy striping' a one piece stick with tape actually takes away some of the benefits that one piecers have over wood. I don't know why or how. :dunno:

Ti-girl 09-02-2006 05:40 PM

I do it on my one pieces because my gloves no longer have any grip on them and this way I feel like I have more grip.

Its probably all mental, but hey, I'm the only girl in the league who does it so I look cool.

Galchenkel 09-02-2006 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by GregStack (Post 6400745)
To be perfectly honest, I don't think that's any of your business. What I do with my shaft is my own busniess...

so your place is not in the rink:teach:

mac-sniper 09-06-2006 02:01 PM

maann thats for plugs i remmeber kids doing that in pewee haha ive never done it but i tape the bottom of my twig relentlessly

1datsyuk3* 09-06-2006 05:41 PM

i do

TBLfan 10-17-2006 04:29 AM

in my opinion grip should be on the gloves not the shaft. Preferably in the fingertips so that I can control how much grip I have with my lower hand.

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