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2in Cloth Hockey Tape

I see a lot of pros using 2 inch cloth hockey tape. I'm having a hard time finding where to buy such tape, anybody have any recommendations?

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Pretty sure you're thinking of 1.5" tape. 1" is the regular stuff and 1.5" is the wide. You should be able to find it pretty much anywhere that sells tape.

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If you are looking to buy in bulk I would suggest Hockeytron. They make good quality tape that is already reasonably priced and they always have a 20-30% off coupon that you can use. Their 1.5" x 15 yard rolls are the same price as their 1" x 30 yard rolls. I stocked up back in January and got 40 rolls for $1.69/roll with a 20% off coupon.

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Most hockey shops should have it. Places like Dick'sSporting Goods and other general sporting goods stores likely won't.

I prefer the 1.5 over the 1. Not sure if it actually makes a difference though in performance.

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I think it depends on how you like to tape. I find the narrower stuff is easier to manage with bigger/open curves than the wide stuff, which can kind of go tilted.

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I think it depends on how you like to tape. I find the narrower stuff is easier to manage with bigger/open curves than the wide stuff, which can kind of go tilted.
Yeah, when I tape with the 1.5, the backhand side has the ridges on a slant, while the forehand is straight. Not sure how much of an effect that has on performance. Not much I imagine. I also tape toe to heel now and cover the toe as well.

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If you are looking to buy in bulk I would suggest Hockeytron. They make good quality tape that is already reasonably priced and they always have a 20-30% off coupon that you can use. Their 1.5" x 15 yard rolls are the same price as their 1" x 30 yard rolls. I stocked up back in January and got 40 rolls for $1.69/roll with a 20% off coupon.
Thanks, neither shops in my area stock it. I'm not looking for an increase in performance I just think it'll be quicker to tape with and end up more consistent from tape to tape.

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Btw it's not too common, hockey monkey doesn't stock it either.

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Btw it's not too common, hockey monkey doesn't stock it either.
They have it at Total Hockey. They said they can do bulk orders if you call them.
http://www.totalhockey.com/product/C...x_id=0#reviews

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They have it at Total Hockey. They said they can do bulk orders if you call them.
http://www.totalhockey.com/product/C...x_id=0#reviews


Thanks, totally spaced checking there

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Yeah, when I tape with the 1.5, the backhand side has the ridges on a slant, while the forehand is straight. Not sure how much of an effect that has on performance. Not much I imagine. I also tape toe to heel now and cover the toe as well.
I don't think that matters.

What bugs me is when you are taping say a P92 and when you get to the middle of the blade and it opens up, the tape starts going sideways, and you have to pull it back sort of straight and hope for the best. There's been times the tape wants to veer completely perpendicular to the rest of the tape. But I'm picky about my tape jobs and like them nice and clean. Wide white with a small overlap looks pretty nice when done well. Like Kovalchuk or Ovechkin.

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