It's our mission to support athletes. That's why 50% OF THE PROCEEDS from the sale of this K Tape go to supporting British Triathlon. The triathlon is the ultimate test for an athlete and K Tape. In the heat of competition this tape wont let you down.
WHY USE K TAPE - It may aid function and reduce pain in many injuries and musculoskeletal impairment. For our "theory" on how it works please read our FAQ'S.
OUR K TAPE - Designed with the triathlete in mind. Our tape is stretchier, stickier and more robust than others. It has evolved from traditional K Tape to suit the demands of triathlon and match the techniques and principles we believe in.
OUR TAPING MANTRA - Whether you're a seasoned taping pro or a first time taper, the same principles apply. Always fully assess:
FABRIC - This is no ordinary K Tape. We use thick organic cotton to provide durability and specialist nylon to give the perfect stretch. GB Triathletes don't compromise and neither should you.
EXTRA STICKY - Stickier than the proverbial. Our glue is formulated to withstand triathlons in extreme conditions. Making it ideal for injury recovery, training and race day.
SIZE - 5CM x 5M
APPLICATIONS - On average you should expect to get 8-10 applications per 5M roll.
STRETCH - 180% unilateral stretch
WHY CHOOSE SPORTTAPE? Because we know tape, it's all we do! By applying our tapes we can't guarantee you'll feel pain relief, decrease your recovery time or get a new PB, but what we can promise is that we will:
Our tape is only as good as the application. But don't worry, we've created easy-to-follow application videos to deliver simple, effective results. So go grab yourself a sharp pair of scissors and get taping.
We've been making peerless K Tape since 2012, so there isn't much we don't know about it. Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions. However, if you don't find the answer you're looking for please get in touch.
SPORTTAPE Kinesiology Tape can be used in a multitude of ways; from kinesiology taping methods to providing sensory support. Every day we see the results of kinesiology tape, however the evidential science behind the methodology is somewhat lacking, so until it catches up here are our thoughts....
Although kinesiology taping has been used by millions of people worldwide, its popularity has been gained through its clinical effectiveness at reducing pain and changing athletic function rather than hard scientific evidence. Several theories exist as to how kinesiology tape works however none have proved conclusive. To put it simply, we know it works but we're still not 100% sure how.
Reduce pressure on painful areas - K Tape can be applied to relieve the tension often associated with weakened or inflamed muscles and tendons. It can help by reducing the pain caused by the overload and be helpful for engaging actively in rehab.
It all depends on the application and the usage. Our tape can remain on for a number of days since it is water resistant, however we recommend that you keep it on for a maximum of 24-48hrs. The length of time will vary depending on the area of application. For example, applying to the feet may only last 1-2 days (more wear and tear)whilst the postural area could last 5+ days.
We would ONLY recommend using kinesiology tape for the following instances:
K Tape isn’t a miracle cure & should always be used alongside other treatments
Unfortunately the applications and tape are designed for single use only.
Shaving before applying is not necessary, however it unquestionably helps with adhesion and we would certainly recommend it for more intensive exercise. If you prefer we recommend that you trim the hair down rather than a clean shave.
Put simply; nothing. Fortunately if you don’t apply to the correct area, then the tape will have little or no affect so you won’t do any harm to yourself. Just be careful not to put too much stretch on the tape and ALWAYS apply a test strip if using our K Tape for the first time.
We would always recommend you seek the advice of a medical professional before applying K Tape. Once, checked out you can easily self-apply. There are areas of the body, which may require some help or an extra pair of hands, such as postural, lower back and shoulder, however we supply clear instructions to follow so anyone can do it.
You may have heard a few rumours about kinesiology tape applications, we’re hear to bust a few:
It doesn’t. All of our colours are identical tapes and performance and adhesion is the same. Our branded, platinum and GB tapes are printed so contain an extra layer on top of the tape, but this doesn’t affect adhesion or stretch.
Nope. Myth. You can start top down or bottom up. The key is to lay the tape correctly over the area you want treated. Often this does mean wrapping a joint a specific way or starting at a specific point, but as long as it’s applied correctly over the area performance is the same.
We have seen and felt the affects of SPORTTAPE first hand, as have thousands of people around the world.
We wont lie to you, kinesiology taping applications don’t work for everyone. This can be for a multitude of reasons but often it’s down to incorrect application techniques or unrealistic expectations. Therefore we would always recommend that you visit a specialist first and study our user guides before applying the tape. As ever if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We obsess over quality, it's our number one priority. That's why, when you buy any roll of SPORTTAPE, we GUARANTEE that you're getting the best.
We like to keep things affordable. That's why we offer low cost delivery on all orders and FREE delivery over £25.00. All orders placed before 2pm are dispatched on the same-day (Mon-Friday)
Expected Delivery Times: Please note, these are expected delivery times based on the last 12 months. We can not be held responsible for delayed delivery caused by factors outside of our control so please consider this when ordering.
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