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Black tape vs. white tape?

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Black 25 43.86%
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04-19-2012, 10:08 AM
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Whatever I have around (black or white) for the blade and grip tape up top.

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04-19-2012, 11:21 AM
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I didn't say stickhandle... You're talking about a skillset completely different than me. I'm talking about guys who literally stick the puck to their blade when I talk about Crosby, Granlund, Ho-Sang, Schremp, and Jurco
Fair enough, you should have specified lacrosse moves/michigans. Regardless, I really think it's just a coincidence, I know personally that I can pull lacrosse moves equally well with white or black tape, the only thing that's really important for lacrosse moves is to have a well-waxed blade that's free of snow/ice, but this doesn't depend on the color of your tape. If any of these guys are using friction tape (aka "Gordie Howe tape"), that's a different story, that always seems to come in black, but standard black or white tape, I really don't see the difference in stickiness that you're talking about, at least not as a general rule across all brands.

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04-19-2012, 11:22 AM
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I've always used white tape, it tends to be more durable and provides contrast. I play defense so there's no need for me to disguise/hide my shot from 60+ feet out. I usually rawk white tape and then rub it down with a puck to darken it a tad as well as the rubber provides some anti soaking.
Same here, and I have found that rubbing it down with a puck keeps the edges from peeling up and seems to make it last longer.

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04-19-2012, 11:36 AM
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A heat gun does the same thing. Helps adhere the tape to itself and the blade. Sucks peeling it off though.

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04-19-2012, 12:10 PM
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Does anyone use spray adhesive on the blade before taping? I've seen a few guys do it and I'm curious.

I also use black for the blade and white (to avoid marking up the palms of my gloves) on the knob. Have always preferred black on the blade regardless of stick color. I also rub it down with a puck to keep the edges down and then apply a little wax.

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04-19-2012, 02:21 PM
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White for both.

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04-19-2012, 04:23 PM
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Same here, and I have found that rubbing it down with a puck keeps the edges from peeling up and seems to make it last longer.
Yup! I rub the edge/grit side of the puck on forehand side, back hand side, bottom and top of blade and it really helps keep the tape job lasting longer through out a game or a puck hour skate. I also prefer Wide Tape as it produces less ridges with in turn creates less friction for the puck as it rolls of your blade. It also gives a tad bit better feel because of the fewer ridges. I'm also a toe to heel guy.

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04-19-2012, 05:11 PM
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either black or white, doesn't matter on the blade

white for grip, doesn't burn a hole

I use wax, and use a good amount... helps handling, dampening a bit, and water
sexwax any flavor

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04-19-2012, 05:55 PM
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White on top, and always black on the blade. Can't play with white.

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04-19-2012, 06:22 PM
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Straight up black on black.

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04-19-2012, 06:26 PM
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Black all around. No special reason, I just like the look of it better. Its nice and clean looking, in my mind - unlike white, which looks awesome until your first shot.

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Black all around. No special reason, I just like the look of it better. Its nice and clean looking, in my mind - unlike white, which looks awesome until your first shot.
Im the pposite, kinna like white tape covered in black puck marks.

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04-19-2012, 06:54 PM
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A heat gun does the same thing. Helps adhere the tape to itself and the blade. Sucks peeling it off though.
Heat gun + wax. Melted into the tape is nice.

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04-19-2012, 07:21 PM
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Im the pposite, kinna like white tape covered in black puck marks.
Same here. I wish my tape lasted longer so I could have that for a few skates.

I like white on top and normally white on the bottom. I went with black to change up a slump and liked how well I could see the full blade in my peripherals but then I couldn't see the puck position on the blade as well as with white. So to get the best of both, I use white and then dark wax.

I also use thin white to candy cane the midsection.

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04-19-2012, 09:26 PM
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I have always used white on both because my favorite player Garry Unger used white. When I was a midget my coach had a rule that you had to use black on the blade. I did it for a few games and did not score so I switched and had a hat trick in the first game and he ignored the white tape the rest of the season.
I always use a skate lace for my grip and oversized knob. I also use a couple of pieces of old tape under the nob when i get a new stick. I have one strip from 1990 still buried

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04-20-2012, 08:39 AM
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Heat gun + wax. Melted into the tape is nice.
I did that off and on for a while but I didn't like how the wax messed with the friction of the tape.

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04-20-2012, 04:58 PM
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Doesn't matter. I switch it up every time I retape my stick although I usually go like a month of playing twice a week until I retape it.

I can't be the only one here that uses duct tape for the knob of the stick though? I'll use wide hockey tape just to make a good handle and then cover it all up with duct tape. Hockey tape chews through the palms of my gloves, duct tape helps preserve your gloves better and still gives you a good grip on the stick.

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I used to think black on the blade would "hide" the puck more.

I've been told that white is better, because the blade tends to blend into the ice, making it harder for the goalie to read where the shot is going. Makes sense to me; it's the stick that propels the puck.

Not going to turn a plug into a scoring machine either way. Not this plug anyway.

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04-20-2012, 07:52 PM
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I suppose a follow up question to this would be how long does the tape last on your stick? I don't think I ever re-taped the top of my stick but I did the blade every single game and sometimes between periods. Any little rip and I hated it.

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I suppose a follow up question to this would be how long does the tape last on your stick? I don't think I ever re-taped the top of my stick but I did the blade every single game and sometimes between periods. Any little rip and I hated it.
For goalie I replace it whenever there's a rip, or when the bottom has completely worn off exposing the blade. Usually lasts a while because I give it like 2 layers, don't want the bottom of the blade peeling off.

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I used to think black on the blade would "hide" the puck more.

I've been told that white is better, because the blade tends to blend into the ice, making it harder for the goalie to read where the shot is going. Makes sense to me; it's the stick that propels the puck.

Not going to turn a plug into a scoring machine either way. Not this plug anyway.
Honestly it's a myth, it doesn't make a difference to me or any other goalies involved in a discussion about it

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I alternate between Scotch, duct, and electrical tape.

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I prefer white... just my opinion.

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I alternate between Scotch, duct, and electrical tape.
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Honestly it's a myth, it doesn't make a difference to me or any other goalies involved in a discussion about it
Yeah, that's a myth. I laughed at your avatar. Hot girls also have problems.

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