Athletic Sports Tape – SELF-STICK – Cohesive – VERY Strong
Folks, I don’t think that it is often someone actually reviews something like athletic tape. However, I had to make an exception for this product, because this product is dope.
Look, athletic tape is athletic tape. You hurt yourself, need support, whatever, you tape that up. Then after you are done, you rip it off, you lose any hair that was attached to it, and you spend the next two days trying to remove that gooey sticky residue from your body. Sounds about right? Well, that’s athletic tape.
Here’s where this product differed for me. I taped up my finger because I wanted to protect it after jamming it in Brazilian Jujitsu. While I trained again, the tape stayed on and it did exactly what you’d expect athletic tape to do. However, when it was time to remove it, the tape came off super easily, and it didn’t leave behind any of that sticky mess or take any of my hair! That is dope!
Say what? No glue to clean up after? Word y’all, this tape is the dopest one I’ve ever used. I bought one pack, but I’m gonna pick up another, this is just too damn good to not keep on reserve! Anyway, now you know why I reviewed athletic tape! If you need some good athletic tape, pick up some of that Gauztex white athletic tape.
Taping really helps – and this is good tape
August 15, 2018
I am 63, and at my age if you have two of anything, one of them hurts, LOL. I used this tape to tape my knee, my foot, and my breasts! I tape my knee and my foot because of my old war wounds, I tape my breasts to minimize movement when I am… moving. The tape is odorless, it is effective, and it doesn’t stick. The adhesive didn’t give me a rash, YMMV. I really like it and I will buy it again.
VERY STRONG and easy to use.
August 15, 2018
It is VERY Strong but very easy to use. This White Athletic Sports Tape is VERY Strong yet EASY to Tear and has NO Sticky Residue. I think it would be the BEST TAPE for Athletic Trainers & Medical wrappings. It would also be PERFECT on a bat, or a Lacrosse or Hockey stick.
Perfect Exactly what I was looking for
August 15, 2018
Perfect – exactly the kind of tape I was looking for – a little bit of the “clothy” feel and has a little bit of texture to it, not the shiny silky kind of medical tape. But also not really thick and bulky. you can rip it with your hands, not SUPER easy – but also not really hard either. I also like that this is somewhat wide and not a really narrow roll of tape.
Different Tape Jobs for Different Rips – RIPT Skin Systems
Rips aren’t created equal.
When a client gets a large blood blister that turns into a deep rip in the palm of his hand, I usually recommend avoiding handwork for a day or two. Versus, when someone whimpers about some superficial skin loss on his thumb from hook gripping during high-rep hang cleans, I tell him to tape it up and suck it up!
Generally speaking, regardless of the rip, tape can be useful. It’s great for preventing rips, and it’s also great for reducing pain when you do rip. Further, it helps prevent further damage to the skin when you hit the bar.
1. Finger and Thumb rips
These guys, which often result from using a hook grip on the barbell, or even from high-rep pull-ups, bar muscle-up or toes-to-bar, aren’t usually all that deep (unless you’ve forgotten to tend to your calluses with your GRINDSTONE).
And when they do happen, they’re easy to deal with. All you need is 3 or 4 inches of cloth athletic tape.
** Make sure the tape is cloth hockey tape and NOT plastic first-aid tape. Plastic just won’t stay on well. Also, don’t waste your expensive, super sticky ROCK tape on these rips.
** If the rip is deep, place a band-aid underneath the tape for more protection.
Step 1: Cut (or if you’re talented you can just rip it pretty easily) a piece of tape 3 to 4 inches long (enough to wrap around your finger or thumb 2 times).
Step 2: Cut this 4-inch piece of tape in two—lengthwise. (If you wrap the thicker piece of tape around your finger, it will likely get in the way of the knuckle, which is uncomfortable and restricts finger range of motion).
Step 3: Wrap the tape around (2 to 3 times around) your finger or thumb to cover the rip.
Step 4: Get back on the bar!
2. Palm Rips
These guys are trickier, especially if they’re not in the centre of the hand (it’s a bit more awkward to get the tape to stick nicely when the rip is close to your pinky finger or your pointer finger).
For taping, ROCK tape works best for these rips, but cloth athletic tape is ok, too.
Some athletes—like in this video—choose to create gymnastics-like grips with athletic tape that they can re-use over and over. Tape grips work, but I also find it works just as well to stick the tape directly to your hands, especially if you have super sticky ROCK tape. And it’s way less time consuming!
Step 1: Cut 2 to 4 pieces of ROCK tape about 6 to 8 inches long. ROCK tape is stretchy, so you don’t need as much as if you’re using athletic tape, where you’ll need 10 to 12 inches, depending on how big your hand is. Essentially, you will need enough length for the tape to start at the base of your wrist, wrap around your finger, and then extend back to the base of your wrist.
Step 2: Place one end of the tape on the inside of the wrist. Stick it to your palm, cover the rip, wrap it around the closest finger, and pull the tape back to the base of the wrist on the inside of your hand. Pat it down with your other hand to make sure it is stuck nicely to your skin.
Step 3: Repeat Step 2 one, two or even three more times, depending on how much padding you think your rip needs.
Step 4: Cut another piece of tape—this time athletic tape—about 6 to 8 inches long. Wrap it around the wrist to cover up the two ends of the ROCK tape. If you don’t do this step, the tape will start peeling off your wrist as you’re working out. Again, athletic tape is fine for the wrists. Don’t waste your expensive ROCK tape!
3. Wrist Rips
These often come from false gripping on muscle-ups. I ALWAYS rip my wrists if I log more than 12 muscle-ups, so I usually use this tape job as a preventative measure first and foremost.
Step 1: Cut a piece of tape—either ROCK tape or athletic tape both work for this—long enough to wrap around your wrist 3 or 4 times.
Step 2: Wrap your wrist three or four times around, making sure you’re wrapping low enough to cover the entire area of your wrist that rubs against the rings when you’re doing muscle-ups.
Step 3: THE MOST IMPORTANT KEY HERE is if you’re using white tape you’ll need to leave a little slack in the tape. For you perfectionists out there, it will feel a little sloppy, but if you pull the tape too tight, there’s a good chance the tape will bust open when you’re on the rings, exposing your skin and defeating the purpose of the tape. The slack also allows the tape to almost stick to the rings, which can give you more confidence in your grip!
Check out this blog for another muscle-up tape job idea I’ve also used. It works wonders.
Emily Beers, hailing from Vancouver, crosses bridges by being not only a CrossFit athlete, but also a journalist. She has been a regular contributor to the CrossFit Journal since 2011. She qualified and competed at her first CrossFit Games as an individual athlete in 2014.
7 Best Climbing Tape Brands in 2021
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From garden-variety athletic tape to specialized finger tape, we tested seven of the best climbing tapes on routes across the country to see which held up best. The winner is the USA’s own Metolius Climbing Tape, a reliable Top Pick despite sophisticated competition.
Tape is one of the constants of climbing life — like beta sprayers and bolting debates, it always seems to have a place in the world.
It’s worth finding a tape that won’t let you down. Crack climbers need to make gloves, boulderers need to support their tweaked pulleys, and all climbers need to take care of their skin.
Most of these tapes are respectable performers. Even the worst of these competitors was serviceable given time and enough retaping jobs. Still, we found ourselves reaching for a select few rolls when it really counted. Read on for the details.
The 7 different brands of climbing tape we tested.
Metolius comes away with our highest honors because of its reliable performance.
It’s our favorite tape with which to wrap crack climbing gloves because of its stickiness and ease of use.
It’s among the stickier varieties in our test, which we appreciated — I wore the Metolius on one hand for a 12-pitch alpine crack climb, and at the end of the day the glove was fully intact.
It works just as well on the fingers. It’s not the easiest tape to rip, but it splits easily into smaller widths. I generally consider myself to be an unskilled tape-ripper, and I could use the Metolius with only mild struggle.
The only real downside of the Metolius Tape is that ripping it off can be a little painful, especially for those of us with hairy hands.
This is an easy price to pay for stickiness and versatility, and the Metolius still wasn’t as troublesome as the Evolv or Leukotape offerings.
Best of all, Metolius rolls are reasonably priced and available at most half-decent gear stores. If you need an all-purpose daily driver, look no further.
By far the most unusual tape in our test, the Evolv Magic Finger Tape was a polarizing performer.
Some testers preferred it, while others wouldn’t touch it after their first use. Woven of latex rubber, the Evolv tape has a mesh-like surface that somewhat mimics the feel of skin.
The first time I used this tape, I shored up a few finger phalanges for support and protection on finger cracks. Two of my tape jobs fell off after two pitches; the other two had to be cut off at the end of the day.
After that experience, I understood why Evolv puts pictogram instructions on the packaging. As odd as it sounds, this is a tape with a learning curve.
The Magic Finger Tape doesn’t stick to skin much at all, but it sticks to itself like hell. With judicious use of Evolv’s taping tricks (like overlapping a small tab at the beginning of finger wraps), it’s very supportive.
The trouble seems to be getting consistent results. Even at the end of the testing period, I found myself having to rewrap fingers from time to time.
Because of its mesh-like surface, this tape is among the most breathable we tested, making it less noticeable on the hand. It provides better traction than more standard tapes, which is a blessing after wrapping a split fingertip.
Due to these advantages and its impressive customizability, the Evolv takes home an award for the best finger tape. It’s too thin to make crack gloves out of, but for finger-related uses it’s an excellent width. Just be prepared for a little frustration along the way.
Sticking the Evolv Magic Finger Tape to itself is the key to success.
Tape is relatively cheap, so a Best Value award carries less weight than it might in other arenas.
Still, the Johnson & Johnson tape deserves an award and makes a point: traditional athletic tape is perfectly serviceable as climbing tape.
This tape was not our favorite, but it was also not our least favorite. We did make crack climbing gloves with it, and it was a middle-of-the-pack performer.
It was more supportive and durable than we expected, especially on tricky finger wraps. It’s not as sticky as the Metolius or Leukotape, but with careful work it was entirely adequate. It’s also easy to tear and manipulate, and it resists sweat well.
The J&J was usually cheaper than any competitor. If you don’t have a gear store in your area, fear not — just head to your pharmacy or grocery store and pick up some J&J.
Reviews of the 4 Other Climbing Tapes We Tested
Leukotape’s version of athletic tape feels serious, from its nude coloring to the medical-themed packaging.
It’s so serious that on Amazon it’s categorized under “Industrial & Scientific,” instead of “Sports & Outdoors.”
The performance is equally robust. “It feels like it’s fused to my skin,” said one tester after wrapping up in Leukotape.
The Leukotape felt the stickiest of any tape in our test. It almost always remained exactly where wrapped, even through rain, sweat, blood, and sustained abuse.
Normally, “stickiest” would be an honor in the world of tape, but in this case it’s also the Leukotape’s main weakness.
One tester built a crack climbing glove out of the Leukotape. At the end of the day, the tape hadn’t budged a bit, but the tester spent a full 20 minutes trying to remove the tape before giving up and reaching for a climbing knife. Even then, he lost most of the hair on the back of his hand.
The Leukotape also comes with a serious price. Even with 45 feet per roll, at the price found at most online retailers it’s easily the most expensive tape in our test.
If you have extra sweaty hands or you need tape that absolutely will not move (such as for stabilizing an injury), this stuff is for you. For most climbing applications, however, we felt that other offerings did the job for less.
Mueller (Trango) EuroTape
Trango is Mueller’s USA distributor, so you’ll often find Mueller EuroTape (and MTape) being sold under the Trango brand.
It’s still the same old Mueller tape. This tape is a frequent favorite in the climbing world, and I had high hopes for it heading into the test.
Sadly, the EuroTape did not live up to the hype.
I expected stickiness and versatility to rival Metolius, but the EuroTape was noticeably less adherent and durable. It’s a reasonable performer, but I found myself needing to retape after a pitch or two, especially if I was crack climbing.
On the plus side, the EuroTape is easier and more pleasant to remove than the stickier offerings. Some testers preferred the EuroTape for its removability when only a single pitch of crack climbing was required. It’s easy to tear and manipulate, which makes application stress-free.
Still, testers preferred tape that would stay put when it counts. The EuroTape isn’t bad, but its mediocre performance landed it in the middle of the pack.
Liberty Mountain Climber’s Tape
Manufactured by a US-based company called Jaybird, this tape is sold by both Libery Mountain and Cypher. It’s another run-of-the-mill performer, neither awful nor especially good.
The roll we tested was only a half inch thick, which restricted its use to finger taping. It also comes in 1-inch and 1.5-inch widths, which is convenient for climbers who prefer specific widths for different uses.
The Liberty Mountain isn’t as sticky as the Metolius or Leukotape options, but it stayed in place reasonably well on our fingers. We felt that with proper use the Evolv Magic Finger Tape was more useful in a wider range of wraps, but the LM tape wasn’t too far behind.
A trickier issue is the price. Liberty Mountain sells this thickness for cheap, but other retailers tend to be more expensive. If you can find it cheap, it’s a decent bargain for finger tape, which may be useful for climbers who dislike ripping their larger rolls in half.
Mueller (Trango) MTape
The MTape was the only true disappointment of this test. Available in a cheerful range of colors, it’s Mueller’s cheapest cotton-based offering.
The MTape was a poor performer in almost every test. When used for crack climbing gloves, it was useless after a pitch or two.
On the fingers, it slid at the first sign or perspiration or exertion. With careful wrapping and enough retaping it will work, but testers almost always preferred to reach for other rolls.
The MTape is easy to tear, but the list of virtues ends there. Compared to other top climbing tapes, it doesn’t measure up. It’s not cheap enough to warrant consideration as a budget pick, so it’s a product we don’t recommend.
The MTape gets mangled after only a few minutes on plastic.
How to Choose the Best Climbing Tape for Your Needs
If you only ever tape your fingers, you’ll likely want tape in the 0.5-1 inch range, depending on finger size and personal preference. Some climbers prefer to buy wider rolls and rip strips down the middle, though the Evolv Magic Finger Tape is a tempting thinner option.
If you need to wrap larger body parts or make crack climbing gloves, 1.5 inches is the standard width.
Wider tapes allow easier coverage for a variety of cracks.
Stickiness, Tearability, & Removability
Most climbers like a sticky tape, but some testers also prized tapes that were easy to tear or remove. In most cases, the stickier the tape, the harder it is to remove. If you only ever use tape here or there, you might be fine with a less adherent tape.
On the other end of the spectrum, climbers with especially sweaty hands or special taping needs should consider looking at the Leukotape P, the stickiest tape in our test. It was too inconvenient for most testers, but it is a shockingly resilient performer.
How Much Do You Crack Climb?
If you’re taping up for frequent crack sessions, get a stickier tape. The Metolius is our favorite tape for crack climbs. The EuroTape is serviceable but less durable, and the Leukotape is strong but difficult to remove.
How We Tested
Ready for war
We took all these tapes where they’re needed most: a long, action-packed outdoor climbing trip.
We climbed everything from granite cracks to sandstone faces, taping up whenever we faced intimidating cracks or deteriorating skin.
When we returned to civilization, we headed to the gym to see how the tapes would handle sweat and plastic. I even taped up my fingers and hit the hangboard to test finger wraps and traction.
At the end of the testing period, testers rated tapes in three categories: general performance, finger-specific performance, and ease of use. For thinner tapes only the latter two categories were scored, and the overall scores were adjusted accordingly.
How well does the tape stick? Can I use it for things like joint stabilization or crack gloves? How confident am I that the tape will stay in place?
How well does the tape perform in finger support? Do X-wraps or tip-wraps stay in place? How easy is it to climb with the tape on my fingers?
Ease of Use
How easy is the tape to tear? How easy is it to manipulate and wrap with? How much do I enjoy using the tape?
2021 Best Athletic Tapes Reviews
Athletic Tape Reviews
Any athlete will tell you that their “tool kit” is never complete without some athletic tape in it. That’s because the tape is more flexible than a brace, and still offers that extra bit of support for weak joints or injured limbs. There are a number of different tapes out there, and some are more tacky and strong than others. Some popular brands of athletic tape provide vibrant colors that allow you to customize how you wear your tape to celebrate your sports team, country, or a special holiday. Even if you don’t feel like making a statement, you need to have some tape nearby for the unexpected twist of a wrist or ankle. The tape also works well on sprained fingers and other limbs. If you have even a slight injury, it’s bad news to do too much activity on it without having support and protection from further injury. Athletic tape is the answer to keeping yourself safe and comfortable when you’re constantly in motion. Each brand is different, so it may take some experimentation before you find what’s best for you.
Most Popular Athletic Tape
Mueller’s M-Tape is some of the best athletic trainer’s tape on the market, and the bright colors allow you to choose something that fits your style and tastes. It is designed to work well for all sports-related applications. Whether you need to tape ankles, wrists, or sticks, Mueller gives you a way to protect your limbs and express yourself while doing it. The bright colors really are a statement, and help you to stand out in a crowd when working to your athletic potential. You can use the tape to signify your team colors, or the colors of your national flag. This is a favorite for Breast Cancer Awareness walks, when everyone can tape themselves up in Pink! No Fourth of July marathon is complete without red, white, and blue tape. But it’s not just amount making a statement. The tape also is a great way to protect ankles and other joints.
- Highest ranking colored tape for all sports-related applications
- Perfect for themed marathons
- A great statement for sports teams to show their colors
- High tensile strength and excellent tackiness
– Anthony Dawson
Best Overall Athletic Tape
Ace is perhaps the single most trusted name when it comes to bandages and compression garments, and this sports tape lives up to the brand name. The sports tape will never tear skin or leave a sticky reside, and offers firm support and added protection when joints are injured or weak. Whether you’re taping up your ankle, wrist, or fingers, you’re going to find that this tape gets the job done. ACE reigns supreme when it comes to supports, braces, bandages, and cold and hot therapy products, and if you already experience the benefits of these other brand items, then you’re going to see that this tape provides the same trusted and reliable support. If you live a healthy and active lifestyle, then you need to definitely stock up on some of this tape to have in your medicine chest. Even if you’re not injured, using the tape is a preventative measure that keeps those injuries at bay.
- Prevents sprains and other injuries
- The firm support and protection are great for injured joints
- Works for any strenuous activity
- Ideal for fingers, angkles, and wrists
– Anthony Dawson
Best Budget Athletic Tape
Mueller provides the most user-friendly athletic tape that you can find. That’s because it rips very easily from the roll, and you don’t get those annoying strings at the end of the line. It’s super clean, easy, and tough. You don’t need to be injured to reap the benefits of this tape. It provides a great preventative for those who have weak joints and want to avoid injury in any athletic or day to day activity. Please note, there are some people who say that this tape smells a little funny, but because it’s so effective and easy to use, you’re not going to mind much. In fact, some athletes begin to enjoy the smell of this tape because it reminds them of a marathon, hiking expedition, or cycling race. The smell begins to be associated with sports! Bring back the stability of your ankle or wrist with this durable tape that you’ll come back to again and again.
- Durable, multi-purpose sports tape
- 1.5″ and 15 yards in one roll
- Offers all the support and protection that you need
- Incredibly user friendly
– Anthony Dawson
Athletic Tape Buying Guide
Engaging in sports is fun; it is also essential in keeping an active and healthy lifestyle. To people who are into sports as a career, especially the ones who are involved in strenuous and high impact motion, severe muscle strain is a part of life, and injury is always a looming danger. The risk is always there, much more in the world of competition sports than in anything else.a Athletic tapes have been a staple of both athletics and combat sports for years. Recent developments in technology have helped many an athlete in minimizing severe injuries in certain sports, thanks to the proper application of athletic tapes. Thus, they will always be part of any sports practitioner’s survival tool kit.
Which Athletic Tape Should I Use?
There are three major kinds of tape to choose from: the Elastic Adhesive Bandage (EAB), the Kinesiology Tape, and the Zinc Oxide Tape. Each one has its own advantages and challenges. Deciding on which one is right for you depends mostly on the kind of injury that is to be treated,which part of the body it is going to be wrapped, and/or the intensity of activity without compromising your mobility.
The Kinds of Athletic Tapes
1. The Elastic Adhesive Bandage
Standard EAB: More commonly known as EAB, it is primarily used in joint-tissue strapping and immobilization, so it is quite strong. It is made from the same material as heavyweight plasters and has some thickness.Also, it is made from woven fibers and its usual colors are white and tan. It also has feathered edges that could help prevent rubbing and chafing.
- EABs are known for the thickness of their bandages. Capable of giving solid, stiff, bandaging, support that can last for long durations.
- The thickness of the bandages can be a challenge in tearing it from the affected area. Your standard EAB will require you to use a pair of shears in removing it.
Estimated Price: Under $10
Tear Lite Elastic Adhesive Bandage: It is basically your standard EAB, but is made up of lesser materials, which means it is easier to tear and remove. In other words, it is not as strong as its older counterpart and thus not recommended for supporting injured areas.
- Easier to tear due to a more open weaved construction.
- Not as durable as the standard EAB. Not recommended for holding injured areas for a long time.
Estimated Price: Under $10
Training EAB: It is just like your basic Elastic Adhesive Bandage, with its sticky strong quality and cheap price. The only difference this has with its standard counterpart is its disposability. This bandage is only recommended for short holding support. That is why it is utilized heavily during training.
- Its adhesive is as aggressive as its standard version and the price is very cheap, giving reasonable support for soft tissues.
- Not for extended use. This bandage is more suitable on temporary basis.
Estimated Price: Under $10
In choosing the right EAB, here’s the Rule of Thumb: the more expensive the bandage, the more powerful its adhesive is. The quality of the bandage itself differs only so slightly. Training or standard EAB would be well enough if you will only apply it for a number of hours; however,for serious injuries, you will need a more durable, reliable, and more solid hold, and you will be better suited wearing a premium EAB.
2. Kinesiology Tape (KT)
This tape was named after the Kinesio Taping Treatment, a muscle treatment method developed by Dr. KenzoKise of Japan in 1979. He was a Japanese chiropractor who made the first therapeutic tape. The KTape or KT, as it is commonly called nowadays, is known to treat both sore and injured muscles and tendons while allowing the injured area some mobility. In other words, it helps the affected area to heal and recover without restricting movement.
- It is cost-effective and is been known to last for days. The tape itself allows the user freedom of movement in the injured area thus, keeping that part active while it heals.
- It is also one of the most well-known and most used therapeutic tape in the market, not to mention that it has been around for at least three decades.
- It has been known to occasionally cause minor allergic reactions to some people. Minor skin abrasions, if too much tension is applied, can also happen.
Estimated Price: Less than $15
Frequently Asked Questions About KT Tape
1. Will it make a difference if I wear it before a strenuous activity such as running or exercise?
Whether you have a known condition or needs extra support, it is always advisable to wear the tape before the activity as a way to prevent unforeseen accidents.
2. How long does the tape stay on?
Under normal circumstances, the tapes are designed to last multiple days at a time. Though, it is highly recommended to use the tape not more than five days for optimum performance. The part of the body where the tape is going to be applied also determines how long the tape will stay on. If the tape was applied in an area like the foot for example, it might be able to stay on for 2 to 3 days.
3. Will a 10″ strip work on every application?
10″ strips are the standard length used in most clinics. Healthcare workers rarely utilize shorter strips. But if the need for shorter strips arises, cutting the 10″ strip in half will solve the problem in no time.
4. Is it possible to hurt oneself if he applies the tape incorrectly?
It will be very difficult to hurt yourself with the KT Tape, even if it was applied incorrectly, unlike other treatments and medications for managing pain and injury.
5. Does the KT Tape help in stress fractures?
The smart thing to do is to immediately call a doctor to have the patient checked. If the tape cannot provide immediate relief to the patient, it would be best to call a physician to have him looked at.
6. Do I need to shave first before applying the tape?
The KT Tape will stick on your skin whether or not you are shaved or not, so shaving is not really necessary.
7. Can I apply the KT Tape by myself?
The answer is a YES! For many years, Healthcare professionals had been teaching people on how to apply the KT Tape themselves. It is really easy and anybody can do it in the minimum amount of time. The lower extremity areas like the knees and shins can be taped by any individual easily. Whereas, the back and neck regions can be easily taped with someone.
8. How do I remove the tape?
Simply, pull the tape off using the same direction as the hair. Use a little bit of baby oil to make the removing of the tape easier.
3. Zinc Oxide Tape
This adhesive tape is used primarily to prevent injuries to the joints like the ankles, the knees, the shoulders and wrists. Zinc oxide tapes are also used as a means to protect joints that were previously injured by limiting the motion of that joint during activity because of the tape’s lack of flexibility.
- It allows the joint to move a little; thus, letting it recover from the injury faster by letting blood flow back to the joint and at the same time keeping the injured part active.
- Zinc oxide tapes are also known to be skin-friendly.
- The adhesives on some zinc oxide tapes are more suitable for temporary use.
Estimated Price: Less than $15
Things to Consider in Selecting the Right Zinc Oxide Tape
1. Adhesive Quality: The tape should be sticky enough to stay put once it has touched the target area.
2. Tensile Strength of the Tape: The tape should be relatively strong to withstand harsh conditions that might remove it from the target area. It also should be able to face high levels of stress before breaking off.
3. The Comfort: The user must feel the freedom of movement, while at the same time provided with just the right amount of tightness to support injury or immobilize the target area if needed to.
4. The Tape’s Flexibility: The tape should be able to contour itself in such a way that it can cover or occupy the area evenly.
5. Removing with Ease: The tape could be easily torn out from the affected area without the help of scissors or other cutting devices.
how to cut kinesio tape
My last two posts covered resources for learning to apply precut kinesiology tape and resources for beginners working with rolls of tape. This post will focus on resources for health professionals interested in learning to apply kinesiology tape from rolls. Because of the diversity among patients, health professionals have a greater need for the customization that is possible when cutting applications from rolls of tape. Applications can become quite complex for patients with complicated injuries. It is important to understand both the basic principles of kinesiology taping as well as different taping techniques for different situations.
The following resources have been developed by the manufacturer of Kinesio Tex Tape, but the application principles are identical for either SpiderTape or Rock Tape.
Clinical Therapeutic Applications of the Kinesio Taping Method
This detailed, technical manual was written for individuals with an extensive understanding of anatomy and medical terminology. It begins with an excellent introduction to the concepts of Kinesio Taping and the rationale and methodology for the 7 different corrective taping techniques. This is followed by chapters for different parts of the body, with detailed explanations and step-by-step photographs for a wide variety of injuries and medical conditions.
(2003) 8.5″ x 11″ Softcover, Spiral Bound, Black & White, 249 pages, $49. 99.
Kinesio Taping for Lymphoedema and Chronic Swelling
The most recently-published Kinesio Taping manual, it is beautifully illustrated, with simple, step-by-step, full color photographs. It contains detailed explanations and instructions for promoting lymphatic drainage using a variety of taping techniques. It also covers basic taping techniques for a variety of other injuries and health conditions. This manual is recommended for individuals with a good understanding of anatomy and medical terminology or experienced professionals who have been trained in the Kinesio® Taping Method.
(2006) 8.5″ x 11″ Softcover, Spiral Bound, 172 pages with color photos, $59.99.
Kinesio Taping in Pediatrics
Developed for pediatric medical practitioners and therapists, this comprehensive manual covers conditions that affect children from infancy through adolescence. It begins with an excellent introduction to the concepts of kinesiology taping and a detailed overview of the seven different corrective taping techniques, followed by condition-specific instructions. Its user-friendly format includes numerous color photos to accurately demonstrate each of the taping techniques.
8.5″ x 11″ Softcover, Spiral Bound, 218 pages with color photos, $59.99.
Clinical Kinesio Taping DVD.
This introductory DVD introduces the Kinesio® Taping Method and its applications for clinical settings. It explains how kinesio taping can be used as a therapeutic modality for a wide variety of common medical conditions or injuries. Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor Jim Wallis, MS, ATC guides viewers, step by step, through the proper selection and application of appropriate Kinesio Taping techniques. Includes concepts, applications and several taping techniques.
Run Time 41 minutes. $54.99
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Tennis Elbow: How to Tape it, An Image Guide
Lateral epicondylitis, also known as the tennis elbow, is a common injury when the elbow is overused during activity, typically from sports like tennis that involve a lot of arm movement.
A tennis elbow is a medical condition characterized by a sharp pain in the tendon located near the elbow area. It is a common occurrence among tennis players or those who frequently play racquet sports. However, it can also affect individuals who do repetitive motions with their arms, even if they do not play tennis at all.
One of the best ways to deal with a tennis elbow is by using a compression wrap. Aside from allowing the injured area to heal correctly, a wrap may be able to provide some support to help minimize the pressure on the affected area. You can also use sports tape to stabilize the injury and prevent swelling or inflammation.
Here are a couple of points you need to consider so you will know how to tape tennis elbow.
What is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is the inflammation on the tendon that joins together all of the forearm muscles. This tendon is located near the elbow. It works together with the nearby joint to allow the wrist to articulate. Tennis elbow happens when this area of the elbow is overused or overloaded. The increased pressure directed towards the tendon will damage it, causing it to develop intense pain as well as tenderness.
The elbow is a joint that connects the single bone of your upper arm with the two bones in the forearm. The forearm’s muscles extend all the way from the wrist and fingers and they help these parts of the body gain multidirectional movement. This tendon is called the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis or ECRB. This tendon is where tennis elbow occurs, which is why when you suffer from this injury, it can be quite challenging to move the forearms and sometimes even extend the wrists and fingers.
What are the Common Causes of a Tennis Elbow?
One of the most common causes of tennis elbow is overuse. The ECRB muscle stabilizes the forearm and absorbs the most impact whenever you use the whole arm to do an action with the elbow being in a straight position. Subjecting the ECRB to this kind of use frequently creates microtears. This is why activities such as tennis, especially when you frequently do a groundstroke, will weaken the forearm muscles and damage the tendon over time. The ECRB can also be overused and damaged whenever the elbow is frequently bent and straightened. Especially if there is too much pressure involved, the tendon can get rubbed against the bone, which may cause gradual wear and tear.
Another common cause of tennis elbow is the nature of work or activity that you frequently do. This type of injury does not only happen to athletes; workers like manual laborers also have a high risk of developing this kind of injury. For example, blacksmiths who need to use the hammer at high forces and impact pressures daily, may easily suffer from a tennis elbow. The same thing goes for carpenters, painters, and people doing construction work.
Age and injury can also play a part when it comes to getting a tennis elbow. Older people who may no longer have the proper muscle or joint integrity can experience pain in the elbow area. People who also experienced injuries to bones or muscles in their arms may also suffer from a tennis elbow later on.
What are the Common Symptoms of a Tennis Elbow?
When it comes to knowing the signs and symptoms of a tennis elbow, there are more symptoms to look out for than just pain. You should understand how the elbow pain develops. While sudden injuries to the elbow can cause pain and discomfort, the tennis elbow is different because the pain is not acute. Instead, the pain will worsen across several weeks or months. It should also be noted that before one might suspect having a tennis elbow, there should be no previous accident or injury relating to the pain in the elbow area.
Here are some of the symptoms that you need to look out for:
■A growing pain in the elbow/arm that intensifies over time
■ A pain that hinders you from moving your forearm properly
■Pain that is felt when shaking hands or twisting the wrists
■ Weakness when it comes to grip strength
It should also be noted that both arms can suffer from a tennis elbow at the same time. This situation may happen when both arms are frequently used during weightlifting, bodybuilding, and during some cardio exercises.
Diagnosing a tennis elbow to establish it as a fact is also different from trying to assess the situation on your own. Diagnosing a tennis elbow may require an x-ray scan to rule out osteoporosis. A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or an Electromyography (EMG) may also be needed to check for nerve compression or arthritis.
How is a Tennis Elbow Treated?
Treating a tennis elbow may require either a surgical or non-surgical approach. In most cases, doctors will prescribe pain relievers, anti-inflammatory medicines, and rest for those who have just begun experiencing pain from a tennis elbow. Doctors will also recommend that patients use a brace, a sports tape or compression wrap to help reduce the pain in the forearm and tendon. As much as 80-90% of the patients who used these medical responses have had success against the tennis elbow.
Doctors may also recommend that you check your exercise equipment or racquet, use steroid injections, avail of physiotherapy, or use shockwave therapy to recover from this problem faster. However, people who do not respond well to non-surgical treatments after a minimum of six months might have to go through surgery to help them deal with their tennis elbow problem. The surgical procedure for a tennis elbow may require an open surgery where the doctor might have to remove diseased muscle tissues.
The Benefits of Taping a Tennis Elbow
Using athletic tape to help deal with a tennis elbow has been scientifically proven to decrease elbow pain. The use of tapes has also been known to do the following:
■Provide significant pain relief
■ Help patients get a pain-free grip
■Reduce pain caused by wrist extension
Compression has also been known to help people deal with tennis elbow by providing people with the following benefits:
■It may help limit the range of motion
Using a wrap will help prevent the muscles in the forearm to move too much. By limiting the range of motion, you can avoid triggering the pain that is often activated when you move the fingers, wrist, and forearm. Limiting the muscles’ mobility in the forearm may also help damaged muscles rest and recover properly, aside from reducing discomfort.
■Compression may provide to the whole elbow
Providing support to the elbow joint allows you to avoid the intense pain that is often associated with having a tennis elbow. But at the same time, the pressure created by the compression wrap allows you to regain some of the mobility that you might need so you can still keep on using your hands and wrists with only a little discomfort.
■Using a wrap and a tape may help provide pressure
The pressure that you can get from a compression wrap can be targeted to areas that need the most healing and support. The presence of pressure may help you avoid swelling and inflammation, and it may also help improve the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to hasten repair.
■Compression may also help provide warmth
Compression may help cover the injured area of the elbow. This allows the affected area to have the protection it needs from cold, which may trigger pain. Injured tendons, muscle tissues, and joints are often susceptible to slight changes in temperature. By providing it with warmth, blood flow can stay normal, and you may be able to avoid discomfort as well as sudden bursts of pain.
How to Tape Tennis Elbow
To tape a tennis elbow, we highly recommend that you use self-gripping compression wrap and an easy-rip tape. We suggest that you use our Easy Rip Trainer’s Tape, as well as our SuperusGrip FItness, self-adhering performance compression wrap. These products may offer the best stability and compression. They may also be able to provide adequate support to your elbow area to minimize the pain and decrease the pressure on your injured tendons. You may also use a compression wrap if you do not have any of these sports tapes yet.
Using the compression wrap, start by wrapping the forearm three to four inches below the elbow. Secure the loose end of the wrap by overlapping the next wrap rotation by half over it. Each time the wrap goes outwards, pull it slightly to increase the tension slowly. The goal here is to add compression and never to restrict blood flow.
Let the patient bend his or her elbow slightly. If the patient is experiencing pain, allow the patient to bend it to a level where he or she is comfortable.
Wrap upwards, going to the upper arm by rolling the wrap diagonally. Then make a figure 8 pattern by rolling it through the back of the upper arm and then rolling it downwards and across the previous wrap as you go back down to the forearm. Secure the figure 8 pattern by wrapping around the forearm once.
Do the previous procedure one more time but before you take the roll downwards to make the figure 8 pattern, wrap the roll around the biceps twice before going down towards the forearm. Repeat this procedure until the entire elbow has been wrapped.
Secure the end of the wrap using an easy-rip tape. You can also opt to cover the wrap around the forearm with more tape if you think the area needs more compression or support.
A tennis elbow is a problem that can worsen if left untreated. In most cases, racquet sports are the main culprits behind this type of injury. However, it can also happen to individuals who do manual labor or to older, more susceptible individuals. While in most cases, minor treatments such as compression using a sports tape, rest, and over-the-counter medications can quickly help treat the problem, there are situations where the tennis elbow will worsen over time. If this happens, the doctor may recommend that you opt for surgical treatments.
To tape a tennis elbow, you will need to make use of a compression wrap or a self-grip wrap and an easy-rip tape. These athletic tools should be a part of any first aid kit because they can be handy for athletes and everyday workers. Compression is known to help get injuries and swelling under control, and its immediate use is also considered necessary for faster recovery.
Here are some of the compression wrap and athletic tape products that we highly recommend.
Carpal Tunnel Taping – Kinesiology vs Athletic Tape
Kinesiology tape, also known as KT or Kinesio tape, is a lightweight, breathable sports product that supports joints and muscles. When used for carpal tunnel syndrome it opens the space around the median nerve and reduces inflammation. Learn more about carpal tunnel taping, how to apply it and how it can help with carpal tunnel syndrome below.
What is Carpal Tunnel Taping?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a wrist condition when the space that surrounds the median nerve becomes swollen or inflamed which results in nerve compression. When the median nerve is pinched sufferers will feel pain, tingling, or numbness in the fingers and hand.
Kinesiology tape is used in people with carpal tunnel syndrome to support the wrist, improve blood flow, and open the space that surrounds the median nerve to reduce pain and prevent nerve damage. It is one of the most conservative treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome, being both inexpensive and having minimal risks.
The Benefits of Taping
When you look at the benefit-risk ratio for Kinesio taping it is clear that for most people the benefits largely outweigh the risks. Here are a few of the benefits to taping for carpal tunnel:
- Minimal risks
- Maintain flexibility
- Improves circulation
- Medication free
- Wear anywhere, anytime
Carpal Tunnel Taping Methods
Athletic tape and Kinesio tape are the two most popular types of adhesive tape for carpal tunnel syndrome. Each one has its pros and cons when using it for carpal tunnel.
Athletic tape is rigid, less flexible and porous when compared to kinesiology tape. It is easier to find in stores and is commonly used for ankle sprains or wrist support. It has its own specific taping technique for carpal tunnel.
How to Apply:
- Gather your supplies: a roll of athletic tape, scissors, and pre-wrap. The pre-wrap is an optional non-adhesive underlay that is positioned beneath the athletic tape to protect the skin.
- Wash your hand and wrist to prepare it for tape application.
- Wrap tape around your wrist like a bracelet and then around the palm of your hand, above your thumb. These pieces are the anchors and the lengths do not need to be exact. Just make sure that the tape wraps completely around the hand.
- Cut two pieces of tape for the cross straps. Measure the length from the top of your thumb across to the outside of your hand and cut tape accordingly.
- Keep your hand in a neutral position. Place one piece of athletic tape on the back of the hand, at the base of your pinky finger, and attach it diagonally across to the base of your wrist.
- The second piece of tape should also start on the back of the hand and attach from the area between the thumb and forefinger down to the opposite base of the wrist. The tape should make an X when you are finished.
- Check your fingers for adequate circulation. Remove if there is not proper circulation or if you experience pain or discomfort. Athletic tape should be removed or replaced after 48 hours.
Kinesiology taping has a wide variety of applications including shoulder pain, shin splints, tennis elbow, and plantar fasciitis. When using it for carpal tunnel syndrome the goal is pain relief and maintaining an adequate range of motion. Here’s how to effectively use kinesio tape for carpal tunnel.
How to Apply:
- Gather your supplies: kinesiology tape and scissors. Some kinesiology tape comes pre-cut.
- Clean your lower arm, wrist, and hand with soap and water.
- Measure from the middle of your fingers down to your elbow. Cut three pieces of kinesiology tape to fit that area.
- At the end of two pieces of tape, bend 1” of tape and cut two holes to fit your fingers with adequate spacing between them.
- With your palm facing upward, extend your hand down to the ground and put your middle and ring fingers through the tape with the adhesive side facing your skin.
- Remove the adhesive backing and gently put the tape down, extending up your forearm.
- Take the second piece of tape with holes cut into it. Face your palm to the ground, put your middle and ring fingers into the holes with the adhesive facing your skin. Gently press the kinesiology tape on your the back of your arm.
- The third piece of kinesiology tape should be positioned around your wrist like a bracelet.
Replace the kinesiology tape within a week or when you feel like it is not supporting your wrist.
Athletic Tape vs. Kinesiology Tape
For wrist pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, you’ll see different benefits from athletic tape and kinesiology tape. Take a look at the benefits of each taping application to see which one works best for you.
Athletic tape has historically been used in sports medicine and physical therapy for sprains. It is more rigid than kinesiology tape, giving users a similar experience to wearing a splint. It is inexpensive and easy to find. If you are looking for a higher level of wrist support, then athletic tape is the best choice for you.
Kinesiology tape is a newer product that doesn’t provide significant joint support like athletic tape. The breathable, lightweight tape gently lifts the skin to increase space where the tape is placed allowing for better lymphatic and blood circulation. The Kinesio taping method has been adopted by physiotherapists and other health care professionals as a treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Taping can be an effective and inexpensive method in treating carpal tunnel. Combining with stretches and exercises, massage and other treatment methods can increase the effectiveness; however, make sure that you talk to your doctor about your symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause long-term health problems like nerve damage if not treated promptly and correctly.
SHOP CARPAL TUNNEL PRODUCTS
How to Find Carpal Tunnel Pain Relief at Night 90,000 will withstand a ton, weighs a few grams / Blog of the company Qwintry / Habr
Qwintry talks about Braeön – a super strong tape that can be used to fasten anything. 30 meters of such tape weighs only half a kilogram, and a six-meter roll costs only $ 20. So far, no one has succeeded in breaking this “composite armor”. As a bonus, we recall a few more unusual materials, including luminous cement and a completely black substance ↓
“Braeön was inspired, on the one hand, by our colossal experience in the development of polymers, on the other – by everyday problems that we all constantly face …If you ever needed to connect, fasten or fix something, you will understand me, ”says Dustin McWilliams, a spokesman for Braeön.
Braeön is a project that raised nearly $ 75,000 on Kickstarter in less than a month. Users of the largest crowdfunding platform chipped in to release heavy-duty material in the form of a lightweight and cheap tape that can withstand colossal loads.
Of course, one cannot say with certainty that Braeön is the strongest of the lightest or the lightest of the strongest materials on Earth. But the fact that the tape folded in half can withstand a maximum tension of 900 kg sounds incredible. Moreover, 30 meters of such a tape weighs only 500 grams.
Here’s how it works: Let’s say you need to connect the broken links in a chain. You make a loop from Braeön, but do not tie a knot, but heat the joint to 60 degrees, for example, with a lighter. The ends of the tape “melt”, and after the ring has cooled, it will be almost impossible to break it. If the connection needs to be removed, heat it up again, the material will become soft, like plasticine.
“We wanted to create a material that has industrial characteristics, but does not require special equipment in order to use it. I hope Braeön is in every toolbox and glove compartment in the kitchen, ”says Dustin McWilliams.
Braeön plates, heated with warm air or water, take any shape, which allows them to be used in different situations: fixing broken limbs, wrapping hockey sticks, tying a dog, making anatomical handles for anything – you can do whatever you have enough imagination to do.True, the manufacturer warns: from frequent and prolonged exposure to sunlight, Braeön can be destroyed. The material is non-toxic and does not react in any way to moisture and chemicals, and the cold only makes it stronger. The manufacturer even suggests making boxing mouth guards out of it.
Braeön is a composite made of ultra-high strength thermoplastic fiber with a low temperature activated thermoplastic polymer matrix. The creators keep the exact composition a secret, but they willingly share the material itself, offering to check how strong it is.For $ 5, they handed out two loops that had to be torn with bare hands (if possible), while filming themselves on video. This is how the guys killed two birds with one stone: they collected content for their Youtube channel and proved that it really is impossible to break Braeön.
The product fundraiser ended on Kickstarter this March. In addition, at the end of January, Braeön entered into an agreement with Laura Neis, a professional dog sled race participant. Laura will use the material in the harness instead of the cables, as well as to fix anything that might break during the 3,200 km race.
It is not yet possible to order Braeön in the USA, although the creators promised to release the tape in May. In a recent update, the guys announced that the product will still go into production in July, and Kickstarter investors are looking forward to it. It is expected that a six-meter tape will cost $ 20, for 45 meters of super-strong material you will need to pay $ 100, and for 120 meters – $ 340.
While we wait for Braeön to be delivered to Amazon, there is time to remember even more amazing materials, though not always as available as Braeön.
We all remember the “blackest material” – Vantablack – which reflects 0.035% (for comparison: the blackest coal reflects 4%) of the visible light spectrum and therefore looks like a perfectly black spot from any angle in the photo and live. This substance from carbon nanotubes was created by scientists at the British National Physics Laboratory in 2014. The material can potentially be used in telescopes, in energy production, to protect humans from radiation, in the manufacture of weapons, as a coating for miniature assemblies and elements of various microelectromechanical devices.However, Vantablack cannot just be taken and bought, you need to obtain permission to export material from the UK, and it costs prohibitively expensive. It is also interesting that due to the almost complete absence of reflected color, Vantablack is perceived by people not as a very black object, but as a black hole, bottomless blackness. See for yourself ↓
There are other no less interesting developments. For example, the Japanese company Spiber produces Qmonos, a synthetic analogue of the spider’s web, the threads of which are created by genetically modified bacteria.A year ago, The North Face even started selling its $ 1,000 Moon Parka jackets in a fabric that includes Qmonos threads. A fabric with such additives not only has extraordinary wear resistance, but also excellent heat retention.
Another example is self-healing polymers. Scientists from the universities of Cardiff, Cambridge and Berkeley have created a range of building materials that can heal scratches and cracks in buildings without human intervention. Experts hope that the use of these polymers will at least double the lifespan of bridges, houses and roads.
Another material of the future that is already available today is the so-called bioplastic. It is made from chitin obtained from crustacean cells. Bioplastic is much lighter than aluminum, but much stronger than metal. Its production does not cost a lot of money, the material is environmentally friendly and can serve as raw material in 3D printers.
Well, the last interesting material presented at the end of 2016 is glowing cement. Having retained all the properties of ordinary cement, scientists were able to make it absorb light and give it back when it gets dark.It is assumed that the use of such cement will make some public places, such as parks, more energy efficient.
You can always buy other progressive pieces and modern devices in the USA and deliver with Qwintry. Register using this link and get a 7% discount on the first delivery. By the way, until tomorrow in American stores there are sales in honor of Independence Day →
Roma’s home success! – football.ua
At home, the capital team easily outplayed Regina, who was able to demonstrate at least something only at the beginning of the second half.
Panucci scores, Reuters
February 09, 2008 11:20 pm
Naturally, after the “Sienese disgrace” Roma had to win at home against one of the championship outsiders. True, this inhabitant of the depths of the standings walked well through the transfer market, strengthening the attacking line with the well-known Brienza and Makinvoy. However, only the first of them came out at the start. As for the home team, they could not rely only on João, and so, in general, the Romans put out quite the main team.
As expected, Regina immured herself in her penalty area from the very beginning of the fight, so it was thought that the match was going to a goal: Roma could score – that’s it, the game is done. “Wolves” quickly grabbed the ball and so lazily began to circle in someone else’s half of the field. Regina cracked on 21 minutes when Panucci headed for Totti’s cross at the far post. Perhaps the defenders of the Calabrians simply did not believe that Christian would be able to get the ball, and let the player go.
After that, the guests stepped up a little, but this cannot be compared with Regina’s game at the beginning of the second half.This was clearly facilitated by the exit of Mackinwa and Amoruso. The latter quickly organized a good header to the far corner, but Doni played great! And Roma midfielders started making mistakes often, losing the ball in the center of the field. Unfortunately for ordinary fans, the guests simply did not have enough class to use such confusion of the opponent. Although Regina managed to equalize the score, the referee rightly noted the goal because of an offside position from Olivieri’s players, who were closest to Doni’s frame at the time of their partner’s blow.
I liked Regina’s fuse, but Roma also surprised: I had not seen Spalletti’s guys so lost in the game in the middle of the field for a long time, at the very moment when it was necessary to turn on the command speed and break the opponent. Fortunately for the owners, Julie was the first to wake up, who clocked several opponents on the right edge of the penalty area and shot into the far corner. The goalkeeper barely coped, but the defenders did not help him, allowing Mancini to finish off the ball into the net. Naturally, it was thought that this was the end for the guests, but Makinva took over the game and had a great chance to play one goal – only the bar saved Roma!
Well, the Romans scored three points, but on the eve of the most difficult matches in the championship and the Champions League, Roma did not look too confident.Perhaps, having had a good first half, they decided to rest in the second.
As for Regina, it is very sad to see a good game for only 15-20 minutes, although the midfield and especially the attack allow you to count on something more. It should be noted that the Calabrians have a rather complicated calendar of upcoming matches: Udinese, Juventus, Lazio, Palermo, Inter. I don’t even know where they could win. Well, maybe with Palermo.
However, Roma is still worse! Judge for yourself: Juventus, Fiorentina, Inter, and between them there is still a League match against Real Madrid! It will be very difficult and incredibly interesting!
Zinchenko Ivan, football.ua
Roma – Regina 2: 0
Goals: Panucci, 21, Mancini, 76
Roma : Doni, Cassetti, Panucci, Mexes, Cicinho, De Rossi, Aquilani, Taddei (Tonetto, 65), Julie (Perrotta, 84), Mancini, Totti (Vucinic, 75)
Regina : Campagnolo, Aronica, Lanzaro, Modesto, Valdes, Missiroli, Cozza, Tognozzi (Cozza, 77), Vigiani (Amoruso, 53), Brienza, Ceravolo (Makinva, 46)
Warned : De Rossi, Cicísi Valdez
Shootout in El Clásico.Unsuccessful Koeman experiment, controversial decisions of the referee and confusion instead of tactics
Real Madrid won a major victory over Barcelona (2: 1). A masterpiece by Karim Benzema and a curious goal after Toni Kroos made Zinedine Zidane’s team the main contender for the championship title in the Spanish La Liga. LiveSport.Ru found out what the media wrote on the results of El Clasico, which took place in the pouring rain.
“Real Madrid” was helped by the tactical experiment of Koeman
Madrid suffered at the end, but won, because they did all the most important in the first half hour – already in the 28th minute they led 2: 0.
Ronald Kuman’s unsuccessful experiment with the lineup and the formation helped a lot – Barca came out to play 3-4-3 with Langle, Araujo and Mingesa on the defensive, while Alba and Dest apparently had to set the pace on the flanks.
However, this cautious choice only led to the fact that Barcelona lost coordination in defense, and almost did not reach the interaction of the top three (Pedri, Dembele and Messi).
The second half was much more fun, but Barcelona lacked the realization of Real’s level from the first half when they scored with the first two hits, ”writes Sports.ru .
Le 1er but Benzema @ # Elclasico pic.twitter.com/Pqad08M8PM
– 𝑽𝑶𝑰𝑺𝑰𝑵 𝑰𝑴𝑨𝑮𝑰𝑵𝑨𝑰𝑹𝑬 (@ daouda12831) April 10, 2021
The judge played a key role
“There was good football in ‘el clásico’, but after the meeting in Madrid, the work of the referees will be discussed first of all. Barcelona fans have no doubt: the team of Jesús Gil Manzano has condemned their team, deliberately mistaken in favor of ‘Real’. Interestingly, initially this The referee was not supposed to work in the main game of the second part of the season of Examples, but the day before the match he replaced Mateu Laos, who had received muscle damage.
The discontent of the fans of the Catalan club is associated with several episodes. In their opinion, Real Madrid’s first scoring attack began with a foul on Leo Messi. However, the repetition proved that Manzano made the right decision sooner. But the other two moments of the first half are really very controversial. The free kick from which Toni Kroos scored may not have been there, as Vinicius Junior fell on his own initiative. At the same time, the fall of Usman Dembele in the penalty area of Real Madrid after contact with Ferlan Mendy’s leg looks more like a violation.If Manzano believed Vinicius Junior, then why did he remain silent after Dembele’s fight with Mendy? In addition, Barcelona could have received a penalty when Casemiro stepped in his own penalty area on the foot of Clement Langlet, but the referee called an offensive foul.
Meanwhile, the opinions of professional judges differed. Iturralde Gonzalez said in an interview with Marca that Real Madrid should have been punished for a Brightwaite foul: “It’s a penalty. The player is thrown off balance while running. He moves in one direction and is grabbed by the hand. ‘He called the episode with Dembele controversial, since he is not sure that the contact provoked the fall. On the other hand, Andujar Oliver, on the other hand, believes that there were no violations either on Brightwaite or Dembele. He supported these decisions of Manzano, “- notes in his text the author of ” Championship “Anatoly Romanov .
Goal – KROOS
Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona (27 mins) #ElClasico pic.twitter.com/3INfvT126M
– 𝑽𝑶𝑰𝑺𝑰𝑵 𝑰𝑴𝑨𝑮𝑰𝑵𝑨𝑰𝑹𝑬 (@ daouda12831) April 10, 2021
No tactics – just shootout
“Based on my impressions, I read Lukomsky, and not only that.I completely agree that it makes no sense to analyze the match as a tactical duel.
In his decisive half hour, a little more in fact, he boiled down to a firefight. There were a lot of goal chances, and when the game ended +1 for the hosts, and the guests hit the crossbar seconds before the whistle, it doesn’t matter who had more chances.
In general, I think that ‘shootout’ is exactly the meaning that should be taken as an axiomatic basis. By the way, I really love these situations.They are reckless. Therefore, everyone understands. They are captivating, there are no subtleties. For example, I like to watch boxing, but I don’t understand anything about it; and my most striking boxing impression was the Holyfield vs. Tyson fight since Mike bit off Evander’s ear. Pure fight. Element. Delight.
But back to the classic. OK; shootout so shootout – but why does Real win it? Why did Real Madrid score better? Not because the words are of the same root.
Barcelona approached the clásico after ten unbeaten games with two draws.Leading in points – and this is not being ahead in general, but specifically achieved in a more successful pursuit of the leader, Atlético, which (the chase) seemed hopeless.
Goal – MINGUEZA
Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona (60 mins) #ElClasico pic.twitter.com/MWYUfds3CY
– 𝑽𝑶𝑰𝑺𝑰𝑵 𝑰𝑴𝑨𝑮𝑰𝑵𝑨𝑰𝑹𝑬 (@ daouda12831) April 10, 2021
And at the same time, even without burdening the Champions League, Barsa approached this game.
Why am I doing this? And to the fact that if it comes down to implementation, then the more self-confident usually wins.
In football, confidence comes from the coach.
Thus, we saw a match that showed Koeman’s failure. Of course, the insolvency is not in principle, but at a very high level. Here he is an amateur.
And Zidane is exactly unsurpassed in this, “the famous blogger Vasily Utkin wrote in his Telegram channel.
Dialogue between Luke and Pique.
LM: Well, is it time to complain?
ZhP: Dude, did you see how many minutes he added?
LM: How much did you want?
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– Real Madrid | FondoRuso.ru (@Realmadridru) April 10, 2021
Real Madrid Unique Skill
“At some points, ‘Real’ held on with the last bit of strength. It was not possible to remove the pressure with his goal, because Vinicius, after the benefit with ‘Liverpool’ in the final stage, played the role of a natural pest a couple of times. as a result of which the Barça players almost tore the referee Gil Manzano, who did not see the crime in the actions of Ferlan Mendy against Martin Braithwaite.
Kazemiru received two warnings in a matter of minutes. However, chilled in the pouring rain and changing Messi’s shirt, he did not use another chance with a free kick and did not score against Real Madrid in the seventh match in a row. And Eliš Moriba did not turn into the new hero of Catalonia, having hit the crossbar moments before the final whistle.
The victory of ‘Real’, at the end of the first half seemed unconditional, turned out to be strained and nervous. And also – incredibly emotional, as well as one of the brightest classics of recent years as a whole.It seems that on this day the Spanish grandees would arrange a real show even on the courtyard site. Perhaps a draw would have looked a fairer outcome, but no one can cope with Real’s unique ability to win the most important matches so far. For intrigue in the championship, it’s even better – now ‘Atletico’ has two full-fledged competitors “, – writes the correspondent of ” Sport-Express “Andrey Kuzichev .
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Nothing top-notch, just bustle
“And yet, with all the daring that was happening on the field, one thought haunted.It’s not the first time that it seems to me that the Spanish league in general and the Classico in particular have been slightly crushed. Benzema’s ball, Griezmann’s goal pass, Modric’s passes, Kroos’s game control, a couple of Messi passes, a series of Valverde’s actions and Courtois’s saves with ter Stegen – all this and something else was cool, I admit it. But there was no general feeling of the top-class from what was happening, even if you crack. There was more turmoil than greatness.
Or am I wrong? “, – asks the columnist ” Sport-Express “Igor Rabiner .