EXTRA STICKY KINESIOLOGY TAPE - 10cmx5m (EXTRA WIDE ROLL)

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Our flagship K Tape made its debut in 2012 and has become a firm favourite with Olympians, World Champions and weekend warriors alike. Discover more below.

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  • OUR K TAPE
  • HOW TO APPLY K TAPE
  • FAQ'S

UNRIVALLED K TAPE

Born from an obsession over quality, our kinesiology tape provides unrivalled performance. Our flagship k tape made its debut in 2012 and has become a firm favourite with Olympians, World Champions and weekend warriors alike.

WHY K TAPE?

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 - Is stretchier, stickier and more robust than others. It has evolved from traditional K Tape to suit the demands of sport 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:

  • What needs supporting and / or protecting
  • Which movements need promoting
  • What's the best taping technique
  • Do I actually need tape?!

OUR K TAPE

FABRIC - This is no ordinary K Tape. We use thick organic cotton to provide durability and specialist nylon to give the perfect stretch. Olympians don't compromise and neither should you.

EXTRA STICKY - Stickier than the proverbial. Our glue is formulated for intense sport in extreme conditions. It has survived jungle marathons, CrossFit competitions, 7's tournaments and ocean swims.

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST? - 3+ DAYS, however it's entirely dependent on the application and activity. We've heard of it lasting 10+ days, but we'd always recommend removal after 24-48hrs for hygiene and effectiveness.

ALLERGIES - Our tape is hypoallergenic & latex free. But for first timers always apply a small test patch of tape before you begin.

THE FACTS

SIZE - 10CM 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:

  • Provide you with best products possible
  • Give examples of taping techniques that have worked for us and our athletes
  • Share our knowledge gained from working with elite athletes openly and honestly

WATCH & LEARN

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 KNOW TAPE

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.  

HOW DOES K TAPE WORK?

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.

3 Takeaways on how WE THINK IT Works:

  • 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.

  • Improve your ability to move - depending how the K Tape is applied it is thought to activate stretch receptors in the soft tissue which feedback to our higher brain centres. This positively influences the control of muscle tension by activating muscle spindles. This in turn improves our ability to flex and respond to the stresses and strains of increased activity.
  • Promote blood flow and lymphatic drainage - when applied to the skin with stretch the K Tape naturally wants to recoil. As a result, it lifts the skin (see above) and fascia to allow blood and lymph flow to increase which may be beneficial in the recovery of soft tissue injuries.

How long will K Tape Last?

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.

When should I use k tape?

We would ONLY recommend using kinesiology tape for the following instances:

  • Mild to moderate pain on movement or exercise
  • No major swelling or bruising
  • No major loss movement or strength
  • To help improve athletic function

PLEASE NOTE:

  • K Tape isn’t a miracle cure & should always be used alongside other treatments

  • The skill is in the application. To get maximum benefit the right combination of tape and tissue stretch is vital
  • If the tape is stretched too much it can cause irritation & the anchors must be laid with 0% stretch
  • Often the point of pain isn't the root of the cause. To get the best results ask a trained professional to assist

CAN IT BE REUSED?

Unfortunately the applications and tape are designed for single use only.

SHOULD I SHAVE BEFORE APPLYING

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.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I APPLY INCORRECTLY?

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.

CAN I APPLY THE TAPE MYSELF?

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.

COMMON K TAPE MYTHS BUSTED

You may have heard a few rumours about kinesiology tape applications, we’re hear to bust a few:

Myth: The colour of the tape makes a difference

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.

The direction that it is applied in affects performance

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.

It’s a placebo

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.

  • OUR K TAPE
  • HOW TO APPLY
  • FAQ'S

UNRIVALLED K TAPE

Born from an obsession over quality, our kinesiology tape provides unrivalled performance. Our flagship k tape made its debut in 2012 and has become a firm favourite with Olympians, World Champions and weekend warriors alike.

WHY K TAPE?

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 - Is stretchier, stickier and more robust than others. It has evolved from traditional k tape to suit the demands of sport 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:

  • What needs supporting and / or protecting
  • Which movements need promoting
  • What's the best taping technique
  • Do I actually need tape?!

OUR K TAPE

FABRIC - This is no ordinary K Tape. We use thick organic cotton to provide durability and specialist nylon to give the perfect stretch. Olympians don't compromise and neither should you.

EXTRA STICKY - Stickier than the proverbial. Our glue is formulated for intense sport in extreme conditions. It has survived jungle marathons, CrossFit competitions, 7's tournaments and ocean swims.

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST? - 3+ DAYS, however it's entirely dependent on the application and activity. We've heard of it lasting 10+ days, but we'd always recommend removal after 24-48hrs for hygiene and effectiveness.

ALLERGIES - Our tape is hypoallergenic & latex free. But for first timers always apply a small test patch of tape before you begin.

THE FACTS

SIZE - 10CM 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:

  • Provide you with best products possible
  • Give examples of taping techniques that have worked for us and our athletes
  • Share our knowledge gained from working with elite athletes openly and honestly

WATCH & LEARN

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 KNOW TAPE

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.  

HOW DOES K TAPE WORK?

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.

3 Takeaways on how WE THINK IT Works:

  • 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.

  • Improve your ability to move - depending how the K Tape is applied it is thought to activate stretch receptors in the soft tissue which feedback to our higher brain centres. This positively influences the control of muscle tension by activating muscle spindles. This in turn improves our ability to flex and respond to the stresses and strains of increased activity.
  • Promote blood flow and lymphatic drainage - when applied to the skin with stretch the K Tape naturally wants to recoil. As a result, it lifts the skin (see above) and fascia to allow blood and lymph flow to increase which may be beneficial in the recovery of soft tissue injuries.

How long will K Tape Last?

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.

When should I use k tape?

We would ONLY recommend using kinesiology tape for the following instances:

  • Mild to moderate pain on movement or exercise
  • No major swelling or bruising
  • No major loss movement or strength
  • To help improve athletic function

PLEASE NOTE:

  • K Tape isn’t a miracle cure & should always be used alongside other treatments

  • The skill is in the application. To get maximum benefit the right combination of tape and tissue stretch is vital
  • If the tape is stretched too much it can cause irritation & the anchors must be laid with 0% stretch
  • Often the point of pain isn't the root of the cause. To get the best results ask a trained professional to assist

CAN IT BE REUSED?

Unfortunately the applications and tape are designed for single use only.

SHOULD I SHAVE BEFORE APPLYING

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.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I APPLY INCORRECTLY?

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.

CAN I APPLY THE TAPE MYSELF?

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.

COMMON K TAPE MYTHS BUSTED

You may have heard a few rumours about kinesiology tape applications, we’re hear to bust a few:

Myth: The colour of the tape makes a difference

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.

The direction that it is applied in affects performance

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.

It’s a placebo

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.

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D
D.C.
great service and helpful staff

The speed of dispatch for this excellent product is second to none

E
E.P.
I don't know how it works - but it does!

When my chiropractor first taped my arthritic knees I was surprised to say the least but I felt the benefit immediately. I have now been taping myself for several years and find it indispensable. Whoever thought of it was a genius. Thank you.

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M.W.
Tape

Great stuff guys, fast efficient service

K
K.R.
Great product!

We switched to Sporttape from Rocktape last year after being sent a couple of samples. This tape is just a adhesive and more breathable than Rocktape with it being just a fraction of the price. It has become a firm favourite in our clinic with therapists and clients alike!

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f.L.
Best Kinesiology tape ever!!

I have used sporTtape for a long time now and have gained unreal results. My clients have had rapid recovery and it has the best resistance i have ever came across. Simply amazing!

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