Do you tape your shaft?

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  1. Doctor Hook

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    I never do for my wood, but for my aluminum, I like some extra grip, so I candy stripe it with some black tape. Makes a pretty good grip, since without it, it's too slippery and feels weird.
     
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    To be perfectly honest, I don't think that's any of your business. What I do with my shaft is my own busniess...
     
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    Candy-stripe the shaft with a bulge on the top. Very little tape on the blade- think Orr's stick.
     
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    No tape on the shaft for me.
     
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    nope, my shaft is grip
     
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    No I have snake grip on my new Vector.

    I've never taped my shaft, anyways.
     
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    never have never will...i like to be able for my hand to easily slide up on it for slapshots...i dont wanna get caught on no tape
     
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    I do on my Innovative. Havent always, but started to about 6 months ago. Really like it as it feels easier to stick handle.

    For some reason i've always hated the Grip sticks though
     
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    I agree. To me at least, I feel like my hands are glued to the stick with the gripped sticks.
     
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    I always wrap my tool!
     
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    I used too but I just go new gloves so I havent done it with theses gloves.
     
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    i dont like the way it feels or the way it looks. i prefer to get a stick that has some grip on it.
     
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    Nope, never taped my shaft. I've never wanted to add the extra weight. I figure whats the sense of buying a super lite OPS only to weigh it down with loads of tape.
     
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    You mean like a condom?
     
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    I've never tried it, and I don't know why I would, but my brother has tried it in the past, but even he prefers a less grippy shaft these days.
     
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    Just near the top with a bulge at the end. I extend my stick one handed for poke checks a lot. I'm short so I often have to really extend myself to get the poke check, and without the tape and bulge there it's easy to get my stick knocked out of my hand.
     
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    I have a knob on the end of my stick and tape it about six inches down the shaft (just straight tape) and then I candy cane it.
     
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    I actually did it when I switched from wood to a composite stick. I've always kept my hands a little close together and used a long wooden stick but the flex on my composite seems a bit low. So I just used it as a reminder to widen my grip for one timers.
     
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    I've heard that 'candy striping' a one piece stick with tape actually takes away some of the benefits that one piecers have over wood. I don't know why or how. :dunno:
     
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    I do it on my one pieces because my gloves no longer have any grip on them and this way I feel like I have more grip.

    Its probably all mental, but hey, I'm the only girl in the league who does it so I look cool.
     
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    so your place is not in the rink:teach:
     
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    maann thats for plugs i remmeber kids doing that in pewee haha ive never done it but i tape the bottom of my twig relentlessly
     
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    in my opinion grip should be on the gloves not the shaft. Preferably in the fingertips so that I can control how much grip I have with my lower hand.
     

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