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Tapes are for everyone. Even our specialty tapes aren’t reserved for businesses. In reality, tapes hold it together to keep your favorite athletes moving – and we’re not talking about injury-focused kinesiology tape.
Here’s how athletes use different tapes in their respective sports:
Lead foil tape balances tennis and pickleball rackets. It’s also used to weight golf clubs, which have grips held in place by double-faced paper tape.
Hockey players cover their sticks in cloth tape and use it to hold their socks up. In the same fashion, soccer players apply it to their socks and cleats.
Bowlers place die cut tapes inside the finger holes of their bowling balls to change the surface characteristics. Some prefer smooth tapes while others use textured.
Racers – in both cars and boats – apply cloth tape to their vehicles for quick repairs and temporary seals. Foil tapes are also used to keep heat away from places that need to remain cooler.
If you play a sport, we have a tape that can help you swing more accurately, kick straighter, move faster, or keep cooler…because Tapeworks!
If you’re not familiar with tape uses in sports, don’t go to just any retailer. Find someone who knows the specialty applications of tapes in your sport.
Whether it’s Mil Spec, ASTM, UL, or any other spec, confirming these standards for the tape you need is challenging. Consult a tape expert to help you quickly and accurately find the tape that meets your requirements.
The first Mil Spec for a tape product was written at least 60 years ago. While many of you know the U.S. Military has written tape specifications, it's not the only entity with set requirements. Many companies and organizations have tape standards, such as the American Standards for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and Commercial Item Description (CID) for federal agencies.
These tape specifications apply to various characteristics, including but not limited to:
Finding the right specifications can be challenging to identify for various reasons:
If you're struggling to find products with necessary specifications, ask an expert who researches specifications daily.