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Ribbed tape job

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04-15-2014, 10:54 AM
American in Paris
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Ribbed tape job

Most stick taping guides I've seen recommend rubbing the roll of tape or a puck with the grain of the taped stick as a final step in the taping process.

Recently, I accidentally rubbed my finished tape against the grain and the result was soft, sticky, verticle ribs.

You can increase/decrease the number of ribs by varying the amount of overlap in the tape job.

I've found these ribs to improve my puck handling and finess passing (eg. back hand sauce, etc.).

Does anyone else do this?
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04-15-2014, 04:30 PM
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I know some people rip the tape in half when they tape the blade to get more ridges. In theory it could put more spin on the puck but I never noticed a difference.

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04-15-2014, 07:29 PM
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We do that as a prank on other guys after they freshly tape it so they gotta re do it

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