What kind of tape do you use on a hockey stick? As for what tape to use, hockey tape (or “hockey stick tape”) is the obvious choice. It is typically a cotton/poly blend with rubber adhesive and formulated to not leave residue when removed. Other options include cloth friction tape, gaffers tape, athletic tape and electrical tape.
Should I put tape on my hockey stick? The reasons are obvious: Tape makes a stick easier to hold. Tape “softens” the blade, making it easier to corral a pass, lets the puck linger in your cagey control, or allows you to snap a precise wrister through the five-hole. Tape protects the blade, helping it survive the brunt of your cannonading slap shots.
Do hockey players still tape their sticks? As the game moved from wood sticks to composite sticks, and with the development of synthetic hockey ice, protection from warping due to snow and ice buildup became less of an issue. Protecting the blade is still essential, however, and taping the stick still prevents the blade from chipping or breaking.
Why do people put white tape on hockey sticks? Many believe that using black tape is what hides the puck from the goalie, but many goalies actually mentioned that white makes it harder to see when they are shooting the puck because the tape blends into the color of the ice.