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Old 01-21-2012, 09:09 PM
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Default Stick rap

About a decade ago, I bought several rolls of stick rap. This stuff was a gauze-like tape that stuck to itself, but not the stick. Now, I am out and can't find the stuff anywhere. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Know of anyplace where to find this stuff?
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:53 AM
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Sporting goods store. Although different sizes will work, I use the Tourna-Grip Original size. Comes in packs of 3 strips. Cutting a single strip of this model in half makes the perfect length for a stick wrap, so you cover 6 sticks with one pack,which is $3-$7 a pack, depending on where you get it. I get mine at Sport Authority. You can use the bigger stuff (XL model), but thinner strips allow for more wraps around the stick. I've never had a problem with them.

http://www.uniquesports.us/mm5/merch...gory_Code=TOUR
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:12 AM
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Thanks for the tip. I decided to try out some of my hockey tape, the stuff you put on the blade and the shaft where you grip it. It's 2.49 for 27 yards of the stuff.

http://www.totalhockey.com/Product.a...=3614&div_id=1

If it doesn't work out, I'll try the stuff you recommended.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:04 AM
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I don't like the adhesive-backed tapes because over time the gum starts to seep out and get on your hands, which then ends up as residue on all kinds of stuff. You also cannot reuse the tape, once a stick breaks. The Tourna-Grip wrap has no adhesive. So far, I've been able to re-use one wrap on two sticks, meaning it lasts over three sticks' lifetimes. I don't break sticks any more, they just wear out, which means my sticks last quite a while. That might give you an indication of the lifespan of Tourna-Grip in real life scenarios. ;-)

Tourna-Grip is also lighter than hockey tape, and while that might not sound like it means much, I've found that the weight of tapes like hockey tape adds weight to the butt end of a stick which seems to throw off the balance and action of a stick.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:56 AM
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Default Re: Stick rap

I've used the Tourna Grip and regular baseball bat tape which is really more of a gauze.

Sports Authority or even Wal-mart. It's a lot cheaper than stick tape at the drum store.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:39 AM
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Go to the tennis section of your local sporting goods store. Any brand of tennis overgrip will do it. Cheap too. Tourna grip is good. Tacky and absorbs sweat well. I've been using it on my rackets for years, use it on the sticks too when I wear gloves. I like Prince Dura-tec too.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:24 AM
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Tourna grip can be found for WAY cheaper on amazon10 Pack

Or my favorite, the 30 pack30 Pack
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