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03-06-2010, 04:27 PM
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How to: Tape butt-end side

Now, I am not talking about the traditional snake/earthworm wrap.

I am trying to figure out how some NHLers wrap their butt-ends of their sticks.

It's sort of built-up at the end. Sorry I can't find pics anywhere or any info on this just wondering if you guys know what I'm talking about.

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Hmmm sounds like when you just rip the tape into like a 1/3 or 1/2, whatever preference, and then just continue to wrap it like normal the tear should continue, just gotta make sure you get it even or however rounded you like it.

That sound like it?

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I think I figured it out.

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i know what your talking about i believe, is it almost looking like a taper? but as well a butt at the end of the stick. if so i have been doing it for about 2 months now switching from using the snake type grip and love using just the tape with the little tapered part at the end, let me know if you need a pic posted.

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I don't know what the Hell you guys are talking about .... how about a picture. Snakes, worms and tapers? What the frick?

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You wrap tape around the shaft multiple times to build up the thickness where you want it, you twist the tape into a cord and wrap it around for the ridges, and to get more pronounced ridges you build them closer to your top layer of tape. For softer ridges you have a looser cord, for a harder ridge you spin it tighter.

Some guys are really picky about grips. Some NHL guys have been known to carve wooden extensions to an odd shape, tape them up and transfer them from stick to stick. It's an art, not a science. Everyone has a different preference.

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If your using a composite stick, I highly recommend using a wood plug. Even if you don't need one. Other than being able to manipulate the wood into a shape that is comfortable for you, the wood enhances your feel for the puck.

I use a half inch or so plug that is rounded like a broomstick. Very comfortable, increases feel and saves your pinky....I'm sure some of you know what I'm talking about. lol

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I don't know what the Hell you guys are talking about .... how about a picture. Snakes, worms and tapers? What the frick?
I explained it pretty terribly but this was pretty much what I was talking about and assumed what the OP was wanting to know




Also cptjeff does a better job of explaining some details

Sure you know exactly what this is though just trying to picture what some of us were sayin might be a tad difficult at times hah

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I actually run the "Snake" twice around the very top end before going down the grip, then tape over it quite a few times with the full width of tape. The 2 snake wraps are about half the width of the tape, so this gives a nice flare out to their width.


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They also make these things...if that's what you're talking about?
They make them in a couple of different styles

Oggie Grip

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I explained it pretty terribly but this was pretty much what I was talking about and assumed what the OP was wanting to know




Also cptjeff does a better job of explaining some details

Sure you know exactly what this is though just trying to picture what some of us were sayin might be a tad difficult at times hah
Well I'm a stupid meat popsicle and need extra explanation.

I see what that is now and I see many people use that.

I use just the bottom part with the "snake" aspect that did not ring a bell earlier. I double snake it in a crosshatched pattern to make the end thicker slightly.

I have no knob on the end.

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If it's tapered it could just be a build up of tape and/or a shaved wood plug.

..but nothing is as pimp as this:

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I have taken a peak at some NHLers sticks and a lot of them use a thin slice of tape like blueberrydanish has shown. You tear the tape in half, give it a few laps around the top, then rip. It gives a nice thin knob at the top.

I have also seen a few players who taper, so it gets thiner as it gets closer to the end. My friend had a Roenick stick and the end was about the size of a magic marker.

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I was going to put a youtube video up, if I do I will post it here. I shot it but it wasn't top quality, so I was hesitant on posting. But I do the split tape for a thin knob, then a hand sized area of tape for the grip.

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I'm completely knobless lol. I thicken the butt part with two layers of twisted tape in a somewhat loose string.


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http://www.tackimac.com/shoppingcart...mandgrips.html

Lots of NHLers use them now. I have them, they're outstanding. They don't mess up your gloves like tape also.

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http://www.tackimac.com/shoppingcart...mandgrips.html

Lots of NHLers use them now. I have them, they're outstanding. They don't mess up your gloves like tape also.
Neat, never heard of those before, I would pick one up if I saw them at Canadian Tire

With tape it took 3 years until the palms wore out of my gloves and I was playing 2 leagues in the winter and 2 leagues in the summer.

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http://www.tackimac.com/shoppingcart...mandgrips.html

Lots of NHLers use them now. I have them, they're outstanding. They don't mess up your gloves like tape also.
I'd get one that was ribbed ... for my pleasure. No wait that didn't sound right.

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