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10-21-2010, 09:55 AM
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I haven't heard of any pros who use the TM blade pads. As far as I know, Willie Mitchell and Chris Mason are the only NHL'ers who don't use tape (they use Bladetape pads).

I tried shaving down the big TM knob last year with a rasp file but it didn't work well.

For the last couple seasons, I usually get new Tacki Mac grips and cut off the knobs (they are too short so no knob works better), and about mid season I'll switch back to tape because I miss the knob again. Last night I put on some new wrapped texture grips and the dang knob is again too short, but I'll try and live with it for now.

I always want to have my ring and pinky fingers resting on the knob of the stick, but I can only get the pinky on, which is annoying.

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10-21-2010, 10:11 AM
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Blade: heel to toe, ending just before the end of the toe

Grip: Get clear plastic tape and pull it to a decent length. Hold the sticky end and let the roll itself dangle. Spin the tape around so it gets all wound up, then start putting it on the top of the stick. Once the plastic tape is on, tape from the bottom of the plastic tape to the top with white tape. Once you're at the top, wrap extra amounts on the top to create a knob. I don't make my knob too big but it's still enough to notice/feel.

I just find that the plastic tape adds a bit of extra grip to the top of the stick and prevents my hands from sliding. (That sounds dirty)

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Pretty much how it was done in the videos. Nothing too flashy really. I used to out a big ball on the top, but with my new stick, I plan to have it like in the video. Always do the twist with the tap for the grip.

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10-21-2010, 06:58 PM
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Did a blog on my tape job because of a few people asking me, here are the pics:


And details here: Link

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10-22-2010, 07:50 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o21aqqeM8Yc


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Haha, now I've got three different tape jobs on three sticks:

- Ovie style on P92 (wide white mid over toe)
- Cole style on PM9 (wide black horizontally)
- Heel to toe with 1" black on P91 (like TBLfan)

I'm joining a practice for a team a couple levels below me tonight so I'm dragging everything out to screw around before the first real game of the year.

Also put an old wrapped ribbed TM on the end of one stick and spent 45 minutes trying to shave the thing flatter. It's a little better but still a PITA.

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10-22-2010, 02:52 PM
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over the toe starting from the TOE to HEEL (a bit difficult to do at first) and then the entire tape job is rubbed down with a puck

reason being, if you do heel to toe your tape ends up over lapping in the opposite direction that a puck would go from the heel to the toe of the blade ...





the puck has no obstructions from the overlap this way...




..ya i maybe going a little overboard, but it's what i'm used to

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10-22-2010, 02:59 PM
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Ah, but when the puck has the ridges going the other way, it puts more spin on the puck, causing it to fly flatter and truer

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10-22-2010, 03:43 PM
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over the toe starting from the TOE to HEEL (a bit difficult to do at first) and then the entire tape job is rubbed down with a puck

reason being, if you do heel to toe your tape ends up over lapping in the opposite direction that a puck would go from the heel to the toe of the blade ...
Exactly, which is why I always go Toe --> Heel, and I take my time trying to keep things as even and smooth as possible.

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i normally go with a piece of tape that covers the toe and goes down the bottom of the blade. then i tape from half way down the blade to the toe just like Selanne. and I have switched my grip is just very light no knob any more. its been helping a lot.

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10-23-2010, 12:25 PM
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Ah, but when the puck has the ridges going the other way, it puts more spin on the puck, causing it to fly flatter and truer
Kinda my view on it too

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The way you do it in the video for the blade
Use a Tacki Mac on the top.

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11-09-2010, 11:38 PM
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Neat, where did you get them? I was on the website and might try them out.
http://www.tackimac.com/shop/categories/Hockey/

Also available in quite a few hockey stores
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/commandgrip.html
I'm sure you can find a Canadian site somewhere that has them.

They're actually quite popular with NHL players too. If you pay attention, you'll see quite a few of them.

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11-10-2010, 03:16 AM
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I do the usual white tape up top, I use black from heel and cover the toe. So nothing special here.

One interesting thing though, I noticed one guy I know uses some kind of racquet grip (tennis I think) for the top of his stick.

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75% of the blade, heel to toe, over the toe, white howies.

Candy cane white tape on the grip.

Used some of that gauze/grip tape for a month or 2.

Tore the hell out of my palms. Felt pretty good but not worth it in the end.
Plus, I just HAD to get black.

Many mistakes were made that day.....

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75% of the blade, heel to toe, over the toe, white howies.

Candy cane white tape on the grip.

Used some of that gauze/grip tape for a month or 2.

Tore the hell out of my palms. Felt pretty good but not worth it in the end.
Plus, I just HAD to get black.

Many mistakes were made that day.....
Gauze tape doesn't wear on your palms. I have to replace the tape often because my palm wears out the tape.

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I'm going with Erik Cole's way of taping the blade. Would it be alright to go ahead and tape the blade without using the "spray adhesive" he mentions, though?

Also, should I wax my knob? Would it enhance my grip on it to a fair degree?
Thanks to everyone who has posted in this thread so far! It's interesting to see the benefits that different taping styles have.

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I do a lot of shooting on my own backyard pad, so I do 2 horizontal strips along the underside of the blade then go toe to heel. The 2 strips make it so that I can go at least a week without changing the tape, as the shooting pad absolutely eats blades.

One side-effect is that it creates a ridge along the bottom, increasing the "loft" a bit. It helped me get the puck up on my shots when I was first starting, but now I'm having trouble keeping the shots low. Oh well, more things to practice...

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I'm going with Erik Cole's way of taping the blade. Would it be alright to go ahead and tape the blade without using the "spray adhesive" he mentions, though?

Also, should I wax my knob? Would it enhance my grip on it to a fair degree?
Thanks to everyone who has posted in this thread so far! It's interesting to see the benefits that different taping styles have.
If you rub the tape down well with a puck and heat it up with a hair dryer to get the adhesive sticky, it should work fine.

Don't wax the knob, you'll just get wax all over your gloves and it will be a mess.

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Grip: About 10 times around the top for the knob, then down and back about 6-7 inches down the stick, not much more than where my hand goes, then I go about 2-3 more times around the knob.

Blade: Toe to heel with a nice layer of candle wax on both sides and the bottom.

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Blade: Piece of 2" white tape on the bottom of the blade, sides folded up onto the front and back of blade. 1" white tape wrapped from 1/2" from heel to start of the curved part of the toe.

Grip: White tape wrapped down about 8", then back to top. Stretch out the tape, roll it into a string lookin thing and then candy cane down the grip. Creates a raised spiral around the shaft. Then back to the top regular, back down and up again. Then I make a 1/2" knob at the end.

I like white tape better simply because it doesn't fade like black tape does.

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If you rub the tape down well with a puck and heat it up with a hair dryer to get the adhesive sticky, it should work fine.

Don't wax the knob, you'll just get wax all over your gloves and it will be a mess.
Thanks for the advice!

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I do the grip the old school way. I have been doing it since i started playing 20+ years ago. Start and the knob and go around the top of the knob about 10 times to create a small doughnut then take about 1-2 feet of tape and spin it to create a rounded tube of tape. Then right under the doughnut make grooves for my fingers.

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