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07-13-2009, 11:09 PM
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Hockey sticks

dose anyone know what the black stuff nhl players put on the bottom of their sticks is.

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Black stuff? I'm not sure what that would be .... stick wax? Is that what you mean?

I coat my white tape with rubber from a puck to give some grab and that is black looking .... there are several NHL guys as well as many players in all leagues who do this too. You may be thinking it is some special stuff they put on there but it is just rubber from rubbing a puck on the tape.

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tape?
As crazy as it may sound I think that is what he is asking lolz.

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if the answer is tape, then we definitely need to adopt some sort of IQ test before you can make threads

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What are those things players wear on their head ?

Is it a shamwow ?

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What are those things players wear on their head ?

Is it a shamwow ?

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On the blade or the bottom of the shaft? If it's bottom of the shaft, a lot of players use spray paint. If you mean the blade... Wow.

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I'm going to bet he means spray paint...still a pretty foolish question though.

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I'm going to bet he means spray paint...still a pretty foolish question though.
We all have to start somewhere, right? I remember a time when I didn't know that you had to tape the top of your hockey stick

Anyways, it sounds like the OP is looking for black hockey tape. It actually comes in all colours, but black is by far the more prevalent because it (apparently) makes the puck harder for the goalie to see. Many players use black tape on the blade of the stick, and white tape on the top of the stick. Using white tape on the top prevents your glove palm from getting pretty dirty.

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Some NHL'ers spray paint the bottom of their sticks black so it's less distracting. That's just regular spray paint.

Other NHL'ers rub the sticky side of black hockey tape on the stick for more grip. They usually take a wood plug and roll some tape around it backwards so the sticky side is out, then rub it along the sides.

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We all have to start somewhere, right? I remember a time when I didn't know that you had to tape the top of your hockey stick

Anyways, it sounds like the OP is looking for black hockey tape. It actually comes in all colours, but black is by far the more prevalent because it (apparently) makes the puck harder for the goalie to see. Many players use black tape on the blade of the stick, and white tape on the top of the stick. Using white tape on the top prevents your glove palm from getting pretty dirty.
I actually remember a goalie commenting on that in here once. Apparently it makes no difference for seeing the puck to him, but white can disguise the angle the blade is at and make it harder to pick up where the shot will go.

But the black making it harder to see is the reason people use. Also makes it easier to see the stick for the pass.

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We all have to start somewhere, right? I remember a time when I didn't know that you had to tape the top of your hockey stick

Anyways, it sounds like the OP is looking for black hockey tape. It actually comes in all colours, but black is by far the more prevalent because it (apparently) makes the puck harder for the goalie to see. Many players use black tape on the blade of the stick, and white tape on the top of the stick. Using white tape on the top prevents your glove palm from getting pretty dirty.
This dumb ass over here used masking tape on his blade in the late 70s as a 10 year old kid who didn't know any better.

Yeah I still feel stupid about it. "Why does my tape come off after playing for an hour?". DUH!

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This dumb ass over here used masking tape on his blade in the late 70s as a 10 year old kid who didn't know any better.

Yeah I still feel stupid about it. "Why does my tape come off after playing for an hour?". DUH!
Haha I used electrical tape for road hockey. On a plastic blade LOL.

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this should have been posted on yahoo! answers.

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This dumb ass over here used masking tape on his blade in the late 70s as a 10 year old kid who didn't know any better.

Yeah I still feel stupid about it. "Why does my tape come off after playing for an hour?". DUH!
I used duct tape once. Not one of my prouder moments, but hey I was 9.

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...Other NHL'ers rub the sticky side of black hockey tape on the stick for more grip. They usually take a wood plug and roll some tape around it backwards so the sticky side is out, then rub it along the sides.
Is this better than using wax? I suppose this method would only be good for one game (maybe even only one shift?) whereas wax would last a bit longer and keep the tape dry.

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Is this better than using wax? I suppose this method would only be good for one game (maybe even only one shift?) whereas wax would last a bit longer and keep the tape dry.
There are so many ways and so many things that work .... it comes down to preference I guess.

I use wax melted in the fabric when i use black tape and i use a puck when i use white tape and rub rubber from by scrubbing the tape with the puck.

Why I switch once in a while is just a mood thing. the black tape doesn't stick as good as white tape to the blade so melting in wax helps the glue stick better and the tape is also waxed and water proofed sorta.

White tape sticks so good I do not use wax as water doesn't mess the tape up and rubber makes a natural grip on rubber pucks as well as help keep water out a bit.

Okay I am not normal but who cares, hockey players are a weird lot to begin with.

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