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  • The way to Play Hockey - The way to Tape Your Stick Just like a Pro

    The way to Play Hockey - The way to Tape Your Stick Just like a Pro

    One of the primary things you should master when you learn to play hockey is how you can tape your hockey stick. Although it can be achieved a few different ways and when you play more you might find an easy method to make it happen but there are some basic thing to remember whenever you tape your stick.

    Once you tape at the receiving end end people stick first thing you have to do is to see whether you like to possess a knob at the conclusion of the stick and the size of. The dimensions of the knob is personal preference and up to every individual player.

    To create a knob at the end of the hockey stick you need to try taking a little hockey tape and wrap it across the top of the stay with make a knob. Wrap it more times for a bigger knob and fewer times to get a smaller knob. When you have the knob towards the size you want without having to break the tape roll out about one foot of tape. Using the sticky side facing out roll the tape right into a small rope then wrap it round the stick in the spiral fashion about 1 " apart. This will form a rib across the shaft. If you need it to go farther along the shaft take out more tape, roll it and wrap it even more. The ribs will form a grip and traction to suit your needs if you have your gloves on therefore it is up to you concerning the length of time and just how much space you would like in between each rib. Once you finish making the ribs using the twisted tape then wrap tape over it within the ribs and tape. It might take 1 or 2 coats of tape but be sure that the tape is tight and contains an excellent bond towards the stick.

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    Now that you have finished the butt end of the stick it is time to start working on the blade.

    Initially you need to tear off an 8 inch piece of tape and fix it for the bottom from the blade. It should be on the bottom of the blade and straddle both the back and front side from the stick. This provides extra protection to the bottom with the stick where it meets the ice. Next, be sure to begin with wrapping the stick from the blade for the heel overlapping each bit of tape along the way. The closer the overlap the greater cushion for your puck and also the farther the overlap the less cushion. If you'd prefer an even more firm surface for the puck about the stick spread the tape out. Make sure to make certain you should apply the tape tightly and steer clear of any wrinkles. The tape should end at about ½ inch from the toe of the stick as well as the end of the tape should be about the backhand side.

    One trick that some players use to prolong the life span of the tape is to wax underneath and sides from the tape. This helps force away moisture and water and help in keeping your tape job last.

    Added by Diego & Stanton on Tue, Jun 12th 2012