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Elshupacabra 01-20-2009 02:05 PM

What kind of knob tape do the pros use?
 
I've been wondering this for a while now. What kind of tape do the pros use to tape up the tops of their sticks? It's usually colored with the team colors and it looks a lot thinner than the regular tape I'm using.

Like the tape Zetterberg uses...

Does anyone know what it is called and where I can get some?

Thanks

Jarick 01-20-2009 03:01 PM

It's called Powerflex or Grip tape. Hockey Monkey and Hockey Giant should have them, as should most hockey shops.

9Rocket 01-20-2009 03:01 PM

Renfrew grip hockey tape. I tried it but it was to sticky for me.

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/renfrew-...-tape-206.html

densetsu 01-20-2009 03:16 PM

Yup, grip tape. Like has been said before, most sporting stores with a moderate selection of hockey gear will have it. Might also check the tennis/racquet section of stores if you can't find it, I use it on my squash and racquetball racquets.

It's not 'sticky', per say, since there's no adhesive (it's slighly elastic and there's tons of grooves, so it just grips to itself). 'Grippy' is probably a better term. ;)

Elshupacabra 01-20-2009 03:39 PM

Ahh thanks a lot everybody!

I don't think my LHS carries this stuff. :facepalm:

thanks again!

robbiezyg 01-20-2009 03:44 PM

i think ryan smyth just puts the roll on the top of the stick and tapes it down with another roll.

Vikke 01-20-2009 04:38 PM

Tape like that suck. :)

bohlmeister 01-20-2009 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbiezyg (Post 17455975)
i think ryan smyth just puts the roll on the top of the stick and tapes it down with another roll.

You know a better way of interfering with a goalie and not getting a penalty? :sarcasm:

MuffinMan* 01-21-2009 10:01 AM

I'm pretty sure Carey Price and Kovalev use the trojan brand of knob tape, just to be safe.

BadHammy* 01-21-2009 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MuffinMan (Post 17471413)
I'm pretty sure Carey Price and Kovalev use the trojan brand of knob tape, just to be safe.

Ahahaha! Durex wasn't grippy enough?

Headcoach 01-21-2009 11:58 AM

For goalies, check this out. It will save you some tape!
http://www.maltesehockey.com/html/store.html


Head coach

CptKirk 01-21-2009 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Headcoach (Post 17473109)
For goalies, check this out. It will save you some tape!
http://www.maltesehockey.com/html/store.html


Head coach

Things like that annoy me since you can't get them exactly like you like your grip, just how some company somewhere thinks it should be. Those, those premade grips... anything like that.

Headcoach 01-21-2009 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cptjeff (Post 17474265)
Things like that annoy me since you can't get them exactly like you like your grip, just how some company somewhere thinks it should be. Those, those premade grips... anything like that.

Well this is just for the end of the goalie stick. They make two sizes which is kind of nice. These products are made by goalies for goalies.

Head coach

Gino 14 01-21-2009 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Headcoach (Post 17473109)
For goalies, check this out. It will save you some tape!
http://www.maltesehockey.com/html/store.html


Head coach

You can buy an awful lot of tape for $17.00.

Headcoach 01-21-2009 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gino 14 (Post 17475047)
You can buy an awful lot of tape for $17.00.

Yes, this is true. But this is a one time cost. If your stick breaks, like they have a tendency to do. You take the tape off of it and reuse it...get it!

Head coach

Gino 14 01-21-2009 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Headcoach (Post 17476868)
Yes, this is true. But this is a one time cost. If your stick breaks, like they have a tendency to do. You take the tape off of it and reuse it...get it!

Head coach

And, if your stick breaks and you wrap it again, you're still about $15.00 to the better if you use tape.

Headcoach 01-21-2009 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gino 14 (Post 17481884)
And, if your stick breaks and you wrap it again, you're still about $15.00 to the better if you use tape.

Ah, ok! You can continue to use tape.

Head coach

Pog Form 01-22-2009 09:57 AM

I read this thread yesterday and ended up picking up a roll of Renfrew grip tape after work just to check it out. I used it on my stick for my game last night, and, to be honest, it felt great. It wasn't sticky feeling at all, but like someone mentioned early, just really "grippy". Awesome feel

The roll was sort of expensive (around $5) but I barely had to use any of it to tape my stick.

Definitely going to use this from now on.

Thanks yo!

Jarick 01-22-2009 11:53 AM

I'll throw in a plug for the Tacki Mac grips. I switched a few weeks ago, and I'm really happy with them. I wasn't sure if I would be bothered because they weren't exactly like how I did my tape, but they are much grippier, which actually locks my stick in my hand, and that's improved my shot power and accuracy by a noticeable amount. The reason is that before my stick would rotate slightly in my top hand when I hit the ice or puck with the blade of the stick, and now it doesn't rotate.

Anyways, $5, check it out.

kingfisher 01-22-2009 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gino 14 (Post 17481884)
And, if your stick breaks and you wrap it again, you're still about $15.00 to the better if you use tape.

you're impossible

WhipNash27 01-22-2009 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 17492761)
I'll throw in a plug for the Tacki Mac grips. I switched a few weeks ago, and I'm really happy with them. I wasn't sure if I would be bothered because they weren't exactly like how I did my tape, but they are much grippier, which actually locks my stick in my hand, and that's improved my shot power and accuracy by a noticeable amount. The reason is that before my stick would rotate slightly in my top hand when I hit the ice or puck with the blade of the stick, and now it doesn't rotate.

Anyways, $5, check it out.

I use them too. They're awesome. Kovalchuk uses them on his Dolomite as well ;). I got the gold color on my dolo too. It's beautiful.

http://www.tackimac.com/hockey/index.html
Check out the video on the loading page (it takes a few seconds to load).

bohlmeister 01-22-2009 04:13 PM

Has anybody used that tacki stuff on their blades? I guy on my team uses it but he is terrible with the puck regardless, just wondering what it is like.

Gino 14 01-22-2009 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MECHLER (Post 17494278)
you're impossible


Why's that? Because I think using tape savings as a justification for the butt end is foolish? If it's good buy it, if you don't like it, don't. Don't try and justify something like that as some cost savings cause it isn't.

xstartxtodayx 01-26-2009 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anchorless (Post 17491137)
I read this thread yesterday and ended up picking up a roll of Renfrew grip tape after work just to check it out. I used it on my stick for my game last night, and, to be honest, it felt great. It wasn't sticky feeling at all, but like someone mentioned early, just really "grippy". Awesome feel

The roll was sort of expensive (around $5) but I barely had to use any of it to tape my stick.

Definitely going to use this from now on.

Thanks yo!

I picked up a roll of that stuff but paid about half that. It's not what I expected and after further research I've found it's not what the pro's use. The pro's w/ the blue tape on their butt ends are using a diferent type of gauze tape which is less sticky (adhesively) than the powerflex stuff, it gives the grip but doesn't tear apart the gloves like the powerflex does (my palsm were red and starting to show signs of wear after just 2 sessions w/ the powerflex). The blue stuff is thinner but I don't remember where you get it from, it's much harder to find than the pwerflex.

CptKirk 01-26-2009 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xstartxtodayx (Post 17546006)
I picked up a roll of that stuff but paid about half that. It's not what I expected and after further research I've found it's not what the pro's use. The pro's w/ the blue tape on their butt ends are using a diferent type of gauze tape which is less sticky (adhesively) than the powerflex stuff, it gives the grip but doesn't tear apart the gloves like the powerflex does (my palsm were red and starting to show signs of wear after just 2 sessions w/ the powerflex). The blue stuff is thinner but I don't remember where you get it from, it's much harder to find than the pwerflex.

Something to remember here is that not all of the pros use the same thing. In fact, most use plain cloth tape. Both of those sticky tapes may be in use by some guys.


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