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Buckwild

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Storm Thunder Tape equivalent
« on: June 16, 2021, 04:55:52 PM »
Iíve been an avid user of the Storm Thunder Tape in the rolls, but they have been discontinued. Storm now has a Max Pro Thumb Tape, but it is only available in pieces. Anyone know of a close replacement for the Thunder Tape?

 

sportcoupe

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Re: Storm Thunder Tape equivalent
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2021, 09:38:16 AM »
I migrated to using the Storm Thunder Tape from the Turbo branded tapes. I too prefer the rolls. I bought all the Thunder Tape I could get my hands on... but the day I will have to permanently switch is looming... 

Turbo "Driven to Bowl" is the most similar to the Storm Thunder tape that I've used.

https://www.bowlerx.com/Turbo-Black-Driven-To-Bowl-Fitting-Tape-Roll-TAPETURBOFITBLKROLL.htm

If you find the texture of the driven to bowl tape to be a little bit too rough, The Turbo Beige Tape works well too.

https://www.bowlerx.com/Turbo-Beige-Fitting-Tape-Roll-TAPETURBOFITBEIROLL.htm

Of all of the tape brands that I've tried, I find the Turbo stuff to be most consistent from roll to roll.

Stay away from the "generics"  The adhesive doesn't hold up.

Hope this helps.



Buckwild

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Re: Storm Thunder Tape equivalent
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2021, 09:54:32 AM »
Thanks! I did the same. Luckily my pro shop carried the last few rolls. I did buy some Black Driven To Bowl Turbo tape. I will do a comparison on feel to see if I can use it when my Thunder tape runs out.

SVstar34

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Re: Storm Thunder Tape equivalent
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2021, 12:14:31 PM »
If you're not stuck on using the rolls, I highly recommend Genesis with their Excel thumb tape. I started out using Vise Hada Patch and tried a couple others. I've never had an issue ever since I started using Genesis.

You can get a sample pack off Amazon for $7

https://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Excel-Performance-Tape-Sample/dp/B015M4XJI8

Buckwild

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Re: Storm Thunder Tape equivalent
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2021, 12:36:11 PM »
The main reason I use the rolls, is that I tape my entire thumb. I cut two pieces, 11 squares long and 13 squares long. I fold the pieces, then cut the corners. The shorter piece goes on my thumb on each side and the longer piece goes from front to back.

lefty50

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Re: Storm Thunder Tape equivalent
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2021, 03:01:59 AM »
I went from Vise Hada Patch to Genesis as well....   Good stuff. I do get a bit of residue periodically, but no real issues.

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