What is the best way to tape a hockey stick?
How do NHL players tape their sticks?
Should you tape hockey stick? Taping protects the blade from wear and tear, provides a better grip on the stick shaft, and allows you to customize the knob size to fit your hand. Wrapping hockey tape on the blade also prevents moisture and ice buildup, so the puck tracks with your blade instead of slipping out of control.
Do you tape a hockey stick heel to toe? You can tape from toe to heel or heel to toe. Heel to toe makes for easier trimming and leaves “seams” that face the heel. Start with the tape a half-inch or so from the top of the blade, on the back. Wind up and over the top of the blade, down the front side and up the back, and so on until you’re done.