HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The Rink
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

The Rink For the not so ready for prime-time players, coaches, referees, and the people that have to live with them. Discuss experiences in local leagues, coaching tips, equipment, and training.

taping blade of stick for roller hockey

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
12-05-2010, 01:25 AM
  #1
Waltah*
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Country: United States
Posts: 12,030
vCash: 500
taping blade of stick for roller hockey

im running into a problem of the tape at the bottom of my sticks just getting shredded. obviously because its sticking to the flooring and just getting rubbed off.

anyone have any taping tips for me?

*quick edit. some people seem to be buying things you stick on the blade so there is no tape running under the blade. whats the consensus on these?

Waltah* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-05-2010, 01:43 AM
  #2
nullterm
Registered User
 
nullterm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Port Moody, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,559
vCash: 800
Try this.


nullterm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-05-2010, 02:06 AM
  #3
Thepandamancan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 234
vCash: 500
Yeah...you can buy one of those attack pads or whatever its called or just do the Cole method, as posted.

I do that and it works great. It's obviously cheaper than those pads and you end up saving a lot on tape. You still gotta change it out every so often, if you don't want any wrinkles and bumps on your blade.

Thepandamancan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-05-2010, 07:26 AM
  #4
JustinW
Registered User
 
JustinW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 854
vCash: 500
You could keep some wax on the bench and wax the hell out of it when your sitting down or use a fibre glass blade.

JustinW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-05-2010, 08:17 AM
  #5
Waltah*
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Country: United States
Posts: 12,030
vCash: 500
I'm going to try that tape method in the vid, thanks guys!

Waltah* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-05-2010, 02:22 PM
  #6
Reverend Mayhem
Cory = Glory
 
Reverend Mayhem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Port Coquitlam, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 22,784
vCash: 500
Send a message via Skype™ to Reverend Mayhem
Here's a hint. Don't tape your stick for roller hockey it's pretty much unnecessary.

Reverend Mayhem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-05-2010, 03:23 PM
  #7
WickedWrister
Registered User
 
WickedWrister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Country: United States
Posts: 5,222
vCash: 500
If you're playing roller hockey with a ball, don't. The ball just sticks to the tape which makes it more difficult to stick handle.

WickedWrister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-05-2010, 03:24 PM
  #8
ponder
Registered User
 
ponder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,654
vCash: 500
I do the Erik Cole tape job for ball hockey, but I don't bother with the spray adhesive. Works great, just make sure you use your nail and really push the tape into the blade, or else it'll fall off mid-game.

ponder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-07-2010, 05:42 PM
  #9
KingNothing4
Registered User
 
KingNothing4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Basement of Staples
Country: United States
Posts: 899
vCash: 500
For the Erik Cole method, how well does it work without adhesive?

KingNothing4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-07-2010, 06:28 PM
  #10
nullterm
Registered User
 
nullterm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Port Moody, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,559
vCash: 800
One trick I have is if you use a lighter, heat gun, hair dryer, or anything that gives off enough heat. Apply the tape then heat it up and the tape's glue will get soften and adhere a bit better when it cools.

nullterm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-07-2010, 06:48 PM
  #11
ponder
Registered User
 
ponder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,654
vCash: 500
Or just really sort of really thoroughly rubbing/pushing the tape to the blade with your fingernail works, tape stays on fine for me this way (for ball hockey). You definitely don't need tape for ball hockey, but I do slightly prefer the Erik Cole tape job to no tape, feel like I get a bit more zip and control on my shots.

ponder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-07-2010, 07:07 PM
  #12
KingNothing4
Registered User
 
KingNothing4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Basement of Staples
Country: United States
Posts: 899
vCash: 500
I play roller with a puck on painted cement...but ya HATE tape on the bottom of the blade. Usually do normal tape job then rub the stick on cement until all the tape is off and the blade slides smooth(er), so this Erik Cole should solve that problem.

KingNothing4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-08-2010, 06:30 AM
  #13
Torquenstein
Registered User
 
Torquenstein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Country: Germany
Posts: 135
vCash: 500
For me it's either the cole method or a normal tape-job but then I cut off the tape on the bottom of the blade.

Torquenstein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-08-2010, 07:28 AM
  #14
Waltah*
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Country: United States
Posts: 12,030
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torquenstein View Post
For me it's either the cole method or a normal tape-job but then I cut off the tape on the bottom of the blade.
but then the tape peels off from the blade. does my tape suck or what?

Waltah* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-08-2010, 10:09 AM
  #15
Torquenstein
Registered User
 
Torquenstein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Country: Germany
Posts: 135
vCash: 500
Well from my experience in inlinehockey (I play with a ball btw.) the tape wears down faster. You can try to heat it a little with a hair dryer and then rub it really hard with a ball/puck.

Torquenstein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-08-2010, 10:10 AM
  #16
Waltah*
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Country: United States
Posts: 12,030
vCash: 500
ill give that a go i guess.

i cant wait to start playing again (dec 18th). its been too long.

Waltah* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-16-2010, 12:32 PM
  #17
Waltah*
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Country: United States
Posts: 12,030
vCash: 500
thanks folks, i went and picked up that wider tape and did the cole method. its perfect for what ill be doing. hell, if i ever go to ice ill probably still tape it that way.

Waltah* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-16-2010, 01:29 PM
  #18
gintonic
Registered User
 
gintonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Country: United States
Posts: 459
vCash: 500
Forgive my ignorance because I've only played ice hockey and never roller, but it would seem to me that the conditions that exist in ice hockey that make it desirable to tape your stick blade do not exist in roller hockey, so why tape the stick at all?

gintonic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-16-2010, 02:11 PM
  #19
ChiTownHawks
Registered User
 
ChiTownHawks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Orland Park, IL
Country: United States
Posts: 1,288
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by gintonic View Post
Forgive my ignorance because I've only played ice hockey and never roller, but it would seem to me that the conditions that exist in ice hockey that make it desirable to tape your stick blade do not exist in roller hockey, so why tape the stick at all?
You are right. There is really no reason to tape your stick in roller. In fact in the limited times I have played roller I found tape actually hinders and does not help. When I play ball or roller hockey I just use my Sherwood 5030 with no tape and let it steadily wear donw until its time to buy a new stick.

ChiTownHawks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-18-2010, 05:57 PM
  #20
KingNothing4
Registered User
 
KingNothing4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Basement of Staples
Country: United States
Posts: 899
vCash: 500
I play roller with a puck and notice the difference with and without tape on my stick, so i tape. Puck seems to slide off my blade at different time without the tape (slides off the blade too easily). Biggest difference I notice is that I have a harder time elevating the pucks on the backhand without tape.

KingNothing4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-18-2010, 06:17 PM
  #21
nullterm
Registered User
 
nullterm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Port Moody, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,559
vCash: 800
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingNothing4 View Post
I play roller with a puck and notice the difference with and without tape on my stick, so i tape. Puck seems to slide off my blade at different time without the tape (slides off the blade too easily). Biggest difference I notice is that I have a harder time elevating the pucks on the backhand without tape.
Puck - tape

Ball - no tape

Problem with the ball is because it rolls. If there's tape, then the friction will prevent it from rolling so stick handling can become more difficult.

nullterm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-18-2010, 06:50 PM
  #22
Waltah*
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Country: United States
Posts: 12,030
vCash: 500
I didn't have any noticeable issues with tape and ball. I'll try without and see what's up

Waltah* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-18-2010, 09:41 PM
  #23
KingNothing4
Registered User
 
KingNothing4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Basement of Staples
Country: United States
Posts: 899
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by nullterm View Post
Puck - tape

Ball - no tape

Problem with the ball is because it rolls. If there's tape, then the friction will prevent it from rolling so stick handling can become more difficult.
Thought the couple posts above mine were saying taping is useless in roller, but probably talking about playing with a ball. Honestly I haven't played hockey with a ball so have no personal opinion on that.

KingNothing4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-18-2010, 09:46 PM
  #24
nullterm
Registered User
 
nullterm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Port Moody, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,559
vCash: 800
The issue I noticed was on pavement where the ball doesn't want to slide because of the rough surface. You can still play with tape, but it's easier to drag without.

nullterm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:41 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2016 All Rights Reserved.