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Buckwild

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Thumb tapes with the best adhesive?
« on: September 26, 2011, 12:33:18 AM »
I was wondering which brand of tape that you put on your thumb stays on your thumb longer, Vise, Turbo, or any other brand?

 

 



 

DukeHarding

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Re: Thumb tapes with the best adhesive?
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2011, 04:46:24 PM »
I use the flesh colored, Nichiban, Made in Japan.
It's the only tape that sticks to my thumb....I've tried them all.
I have really moist skin. this stuff stick for 3 games. I cut it, anchoring it on the thumb nail, about 1/4". Cut it with tails that wrap around, below the base of my thumb, just a bit.


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Re: Thumb tapes with the best adhesive?
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2011, 08:18:00 PM »
 Checked my local stores for the benzoin and none of them carry it. Just ordered a couple of small 1 oz bottles, so I'm gonna try that.

I know it sounds like I'm in denial, but I'm not.

Buckwild

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Re: Thumb tapes with the best adhesive?
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2011, 08:56:37 PM »

 



Artimust wrote on 9/27/2011 2:52 PM:Thanks for the info on the Benzoin and the No Sweat. I'll look for the Benzoin at my local CVS. I have the No Sweat, but I never tried using that before putting on the thumb tape. Not sure if it'll help the adhesive stict or
make it worse, but I'm gonna give it a try and report back later.

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Did you get a chance to use the No Sweat before you put on the tape?


Artimust

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Re: Thumb tapes with the best adhesive?
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2011, 11:58:03 PM »
I have to try it again.  I tried it once a while ago and I remember that the thumb tape still didn't stick very well, but I want to try it again, but making sure I wash my hands really well and let the No Sweat dry completely first.  Haven't had a chance to go bowl yet and might not be able to go until at least Sunday.  But I will try it on Sunday and post back after.  Shoots! 


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Buckwild

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Re: Thumb tapes with the best adhesive?
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2011, 07:03:16 AM »
Artimust,

 

I tried the No Sweat last night before league. It didn't work. The tape didnt stick well at all. I used a alcohol packet and that helped. I am going to order the CTB online, I didnt see it at CVS or Duane Reade.




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Re: Thumb tapes with the best adhesive?
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2011, 10:32:03 AM »
I use Turbo's skin patch. This is a 2" wide roll so you cut a slice to fit the back side of the thumb to fit. I do this as 1" wide roll tape is not enough to cover where I want coverage. This stuff will not allow moisture through the tape and never fallen off in over 4 seasons of use. Worst case is it will roll up if an edge catches. It comes off but not easy and always leave a bit behind so it will stick to any clean skin surface. The skin patch is black, thin and super slick for a consistent release.


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Re: Thumb tapes with the best adhesive?
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2011, 10:47:27 AM »

 I really like the Nichiban tape also.  Works great for me.

One thing my girlfriend does is add a bit of skin patch to the edges of the tape to help it stick.  She even used a very small bit of super glue during the Open because it was hot in the bowling center and it was an 8 game block.  Lasted the whole time too.  But a lot of people don't like using super glue.



DukeHarding wrote on 9/27/2011 4:46 PM:
I use the flesh colored, Nichiban, Made in Japan.

It's the only tape that sticks to my thumb....I've tried them all.

I have really moist skin. this stuff stick for 3 games. I cut it, anchoring it on the thumb nail, about 1/4". Cut it with tails that wrap around, below the base of my thumb, just a bit.



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Artimust

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Re: Thumb tapes with the best adhesive?
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2011, 12:24:57 PM »
 Thanks for the update, Buckwild. Ill wait for my benzoin to come in.

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Re: Thumb tapes with the best adhesive?
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2011, 11:27:39 PM »
 I got my order of bz compound yesterday and tried it today at practice.  Used a cotton swab to put on the liquid, let it dry for a few seconds and slapped on the thumb tape. It went on good, but I think I didn't put on enough or didn't let it dry long enough,  because a couple small parts didnt stick completely. But 95% of it did, and the tape lasted 5 games. I didn't even wash my hands thoroughly before doing this, so with clean hands, letting the bz dry, then putting on the tape, I think this is the best solution for those like me who have hands that tape don't stick very well.
On a side not, I thought that it would smell bad and actually be sticky, but it's a very thin brown colored liquid that kind of smells like cinnamon. :)

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