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Ultimatestud 11-09-2010 02:22 PM

Taping your stick
 
When it comes to taping my stick, specifically the blade, i'm wondering if there's a best way to do this. I have always taped it similar to this picture: http://images.craigslist.org/3m43p23...90055017b1.jpg

Is there a better way that you've found works for you, though? Perhaps taping it just at the end, and leaving it untaped at the heel? I'm not sure how different tapings benefit in different ways, and if someone could shed some light on this, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

kr580 11-09-2010 02:38 PM

Here's a thread with lots of different methods everyone uses: http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=831350

I think in the end it's 100% personal preference, just getting different feels by taping or not taping certain parts of the blade.

Blueland89 11-09-2010 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by kr580 (Post 28832738)
Here's a thread with lots of different methods everyone uses: http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=831350

I think in the end it's 100% personal preference, just getting different feels by taping or not taping certain parts of the blade.

when I started I tried all different ways just to see what i liked

Jarick 11-09-2010 04:21 PM

I noticed much, much more spin when I went from a regular tape job to a strip of skateboard grip tape on either side of the blade (search YouTube for Erik Cole).

Jive Time 11-09-2010 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 28834381)
I noticed much, much more spin when I went from a regular tape job to a strip of skateboard grip tape on either side of the blade (search YouTube for Erik Cole).

Thanks, I'm going to give this a try!

ponder 11-09-2010 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 28834381)
I noticed much, much more spin when I went from a regular tape job to a strip of skateboard grip tape on either side of the blade (search YouTube for Erik Cole).

Do you find the bottom of your blade wears down quickly?

adaminnj 11-09-2010 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ponder (Post 28836559)
Do you find the bottom of your blade wears down quickly?

yeah I might try the grip tape on a woody for pond hockey but on a 300 dollar stick that I have to spring for myself. pass the hockey tape and electrical tape.

Jarick 11-09-2010 10:23 PM

No difference at all. Graphite is harder than ice. Unless I'm chopping at someone else's stick :D

Oddly enough right now I'm using Tacki Mac grips and skateboard tape so I'm not actually using tape at all.

noobman 11-09-2010 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 28834381)
I noticed much, much more spin when I went from a regular tape job to a strip of skateboard grip tape on either side of the blade (search YouTube for Erik Cole).


I use that method for my ball hockey sticks, but I find that it feels a little off for handling a puck.

canuck44 11-09-2010 11:56 PM

I used to do the normal tape job but after one of my sticks split at the toe into two pieces, I started taping the whole thing including the toe. I use the toe drag a lot anyway so I figured might as well.

ponder 11-10-2010 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by canuck44 (Post 28847172)
I used to do the normal tape job but after one of my sticks split at the toe into two pieces, I started taping the whole thing including the toe. I use the toe drag a lot anyway so I figured might as well.

Yeah, I tape from the heel to all the way over the toe, mostly to protect the blade, but partly cause I like how it looks :)

canuck44 11-10-2010 02:09 AM

I heard that generation of sticks I had was pretty fail at blade construction right at the end where it split into two, but after that I'm paranoid. Even though the ST I'm using right now I got it on sale for a steal...

Blueland89 11-10-2010 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by ponder (Post 28847855)
Yeah, I tape from the heel to all the way over the toe, mostly to protect the blade, but partly cause I like how it looks :)

yeah i've always liked the look myself thats why i do it

Blueland89 11-10-2010 09:30 AM

what are those things Willie Mitchell uses the stickers

Jarick 11-10-2010 10:56 AM

It's called Bladetape, very similar to what I do except it's made of rubber with some texture on it. I don't like how thick it is. I would check out Bladeshark which is similar but made of a grittier material. My next experiment will be with 3M Safety Tape, which is supposedly similar. Just want a bit more cushion if possible.

StrykerB 11-11-2010 09:02 PM

Anyone hear anything about any of the manufacturers making custom rubber hockey grips in different player patterns?

TBLfan 11-11-2010 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by StrykerB (Post 28889117)
Anyone hear anything about any of the manufacturers making custom rubber hockey grips in different player patterns?

Tackimac does. Also Oggie does custom grip plugs.

Fleuryoutside29 11-12-2010 08:45 AM

I normally don't like to leave my heel exposed just because I don't want to take that chance, but I guess it depends on what kind of stick you're using. I normally like to tape the toe, for toes drag purposes, but that's just me.

Jarick 11-12-2010 09:09 AM

Tackimac doesn't do custom grips for non-NHL'ers (I tried a few weeks ago).

Blueland89 11-12-2010 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 28851497)
It's called Bladetape, very similar to what I do except it's made of rubber with some texture on it. I don't like how thick it is. I would check out Bladeshark which is similar but made of a grittier material. My next experiment will be with 3M Safety Tape, which is supposedly similar. Just want a bit more cushion if possible.

that Bladeshark stuff is cool, I really like that you can get it in clear

TBLfan 11-12-2010 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 28896725)
Tackimac doesn't do custom grips for non-NHL'ers (I tried a few weeks ago).

Neither does Oggie. ;)

I think tackimac offers a Kane edition.

McNasty 11-12-2010 03:20 PM

I've always taped the toe. As others have said I toe drag a fair amount, but for me it's more I like the puck to feel the same no matter where it is on my blade. I also cut the roll in half and try to overlap as little as possible.


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