How to Tape a Hockey Stick
Getting a new hockey stick is a big purchase nowadays. When I started playing hockey, I bought $10 wooden Kohos from Canadian Tire. Now I’m dropping $100 for a mid-level, one-piece hockey stick! Some players are spending up to $300 on a stick that might break after a few games. If you are spending that much on a stick, make sure you get the best out of it—and one way to do that is to have a good tape job!
Think of owning a hockey stick like owning a pet. Your stick is your best friend. You take a lot of time to pick it out and the tape job is your time to bond with it. I always look forward to taping a my new stick.
I thought it would be cool to share how I tape my hockey stick and then get some feedback from other hockey players—like you—on how they tape their sticks. If you’re new to hockey, or you’re a parent taping a child’s stick, I hope these videos will help you. While there is no “right way” to tape a stick, and you will eventually learn how you prefer to do it, my techniques should get you started.
How to Tape the Blade of a Hockey Stick
Here I demonstrate how I tape the blade of my hockey stick, and I describe a bunch of other options that I’ve seen teammates and NHL players use.
How to Tape the Grip of a Hockey Stick
Here I show my favorite way to tape a hockey stick grip. I like a decent grip that I create by twirling the hockey tape like a rope and twisting it around the top of my hockey stick. For the knob I use a technique I’ve seen a lot of NHL players using.
After watching these videos, let me know your taping preferences! Click here to comment.
Editor’s Note: Thank you to Jeremy Rupke with HowToHockey.com for this story.
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