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Non Tear EAB is a cotton, stretchy (170%), adhesive tape. It is used for everything from moderate support, to holding lifting blocks (for rugby) in place and thumb taping.
There are two types of EAB; TEAR EAB and NON TEAR EAB (also known simply and confusingly as EAB). Our Non Tear EAB has the highest tensile strength of any sports tape, and needs to be cut with scissors.
Available in three sizes and two fabrics (TEAR and NON-TEAR), EAB tapes are your go-to for quick applications and light support.
2.5CM x 4.5M
5.0CM x (4.5M & 6.9M)
7.5CM x (4.5M & 6.9M)
Tear-ability is not on the only difference between the fabrics, read below to discover how to choose the right EAB for the job.
Is made from woven cotton spandex and is used for 90%+ of EAB applications.
When you want moderate support and protection, fast. It is hand tearable, stretchy, sticky and durable. TEAR EAB is the most versatile and popular tape around.
Is made from a premium woven cotton cloth with a high tensile strength.
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When you need more support than TEAR EAB but don’t wish to immobilise a joint by using a ZINC OXIDE tape. EAB is a good “in-between” option for taping non-load bearing joints.
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Created to withstand the British weather. We've added a bit more bite to our glue.
Durable fabric, a consistent stretch and even recoil minimises slippage.
No scissors are required for our TEAR EAB. Allowing for quick and easy application.
Individually wrapped rolls, to keep them safe and dry. Changing rooms are grubby places.
Porous glue helps your skin breath. Reducing irritation and improving performance.
EAB is the go-to tape for moderate support. Consider it an "in-between" for K TAPE and ZINC OXIDE TAPE. It's often used in combination with ZINC OXIDE tapes to provide added comfort and protection.
Quick, simple and effective. TEAR EAB can be applied quickly, making it the first choice for pitch-side patch-ups and extra protection.
EAB is very versatile and easy to use. The stretchy fabric can be manipulated around joints making it a good choice as an under-wrap or over-wrap for securing strappings.
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The difference is far greater than the names would suggest. Both are elasticated adhesive bandages that adhere to the skin and stretch 170% but that’s where the similarity ends.
Discover how to use the tapes on our SPORTTAPE Youtube Channel.
Our EAB and TEAR EAB come in 3 sizes; 2.5CM / 5CM / 7.5CM
2.5CM – Use to protect ears, fingers and smaller joints.
5CM – Ideal for ankle, wrist and knee taping. Also used for thumb taping and the hook-grip in weightlifting.
7.5CM – Knees and shoulder taping. Securing lifting blocks for rugby.
Neither EAB or TEARABLE EAB is waterproof. However they are both breathable and water resistant, meaning that it will survive a heavy down pour during a match but they can not be used for water sports.
The No 1 choice for thumb taping is TEAR EAB 5CM. Just wrap it quickly around your thumbs and tear. Discover how to tape your thumbs here.
Shaving before applying is not necessary. The level of adhesion combined with adequate pressure will hold the EAB in place.
Due to the compressive nature of the tape, if applied incorrectly you can inhibit blood flow. Therefore we would always recommend that you check circulation post application and during activity.
Our EAB glues don’t contain any colophony or rosin, which are the normal irritants for anyone with an Elastoplast allergy.
However, we would recommend that anyone with an Elastoplast allergy trials a small test patch before using EAB TAPE as the skin sensitivity may disagree with any kind of adhesive against it.
If you have a known allergy to ZINC OXIDE, then you should opt for a different tape as EAB uses a ZINC OXIDE glue.
The most common tape used to secure lifting blocks in rugby is TEAR EAB. The jumpers use this tape to hold the foam block in place and to provide the lifter with a grippy area to hold on their leg. Discover more on our blog post.
Using EAB around the head and ears helps to prevent ‘Cauliflower Ears’; a deformity to the ears caused by repeated blunt force. Forwards are particularly susceptible to this because of their head position when scrummaging.
Using EAB around the ears also helps to reduce the chances of sustaining a cut or tear on the ear by securing the ear to the side of the head.
It can be removed really easily by simply peeling away the tape. The adhesive on EAB is not as a strong as ZINC OXIDE TAPE or K TAPE, so although it sticks to the skin, it is much easier to remove.
Talk is cheap, unless it comes from other athletes and therapists. Check out what they have to say out our EAB tape
EAB tape has been an absolute life saver for the health of my ears. After receiving cauliflower ears I began using this tape to keep pressure and slowing down the increase in size post incident. This has helped so well that my ears healed quicker and with less pain. A great buy
After having multiple knee operations, this tape is a lifesaver. Always holds well for rugby matches and sent and received quickly. Thank you! Definitely recommend
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