Renfrew Pro Blade Friction Hockey Stick Tape 3/4 in
Comments: Solid friction tape that does what you expect it to. It goes
onto your stick blade easily and provides a nice tacky grip that can aid
in stick handling, passing, and shooting. It's durable and lasts quite
awhile depending on your use and how hard you are on it. It can hold
onto moisture and ice but nothing that would be a real problem while
playing. I wouldn't use it on the butt end of the stick personally as it
will stain your palms and wear them away pretty quickly I'd figure. They
work great on the blade end though and is worth using.
Comments: After finding friction tape, I haven't gone back to wax.
After finding Renfrew, I won't buy any other brand if I have the
choice, it grips yet is easy to deploy.
The tape usually lasts me 2-3 (adult rec league) games, especially if
you throw a piece on the bottom of the blade, running the length of
the blade to take the extra wear.
Unlike wax, it provides no moisture resistance, so the very bottom of
your blade will lose a little of the added grip over the course of a
game, but I'm not good enough for that to matter, and it doesn't
accumulate a ton of ice either.
It's much easier and cleaner than using wax. I keep mine in a sandwich
bag, because otherwise it will pick up dirt and lint.
Like most tapes with excessive adhesive, the edges fray pretty easily
and leave dingleberries (for lack of a better way of describing it)
but this tape like the cloth Renfrew tape peels easily yet holds.
** Butt End **
If you really want to hold on to your stick, wrap the butt end with
this, it will cut down on you dropping your stick, even when poke-
checking around someone. It will destroy the palm of your gloves in
about 2 weeks, and you have a tape mark on your hand even after
showering, but you won't drop it. You'll only need to tape the butt
end once per stick; the stick will wear out before the tape does.
From: Damon, MO
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