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ZINC OXIDE
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Zinc Oxide 3.8cm Athletic Strapping Tape
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It's game time. You need support and protection from a tape you can trust. Strap up with our ZINC OXIDE TAPE, we guarantee it wont let you down. An elite performer, it is incredibly strong and extremely sticky.

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WHAT IS
ZINC OXIDE
TAPE?

The protector of joints and a saviour from sprains. If you’ve played sport long enough, the chances are you’ve been “strapped-up” with ZINC OXIDE tape.

A tool of the trade for rugby players, netballers, BJJ wrestlers and rock climbers alike, ZINC OXIDE tapes provide the highest level of support and protection.

Sizes

Available in four sizes, ZINC OXIDE tapes are used for everything from finger taping and blister prevention to shoulder, knee and ankle strapping.

Zinc Oxide Tape 1.25cm

FOR COMBAT SPORTS

FINGER TAPE

1.25CM & 2.5CM x 10M

  • Fingers, thumbs and wrists
  • Rock Climbing, Grappling (BJJ) and Boxing
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Zinc Oxide 3.8cm

Most Versatile

STANDARD

3.8CM x 10M

  • Ankles, elbows and wrists
  • Rugby, Crossfit, Netball and Football.
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Zinc Oxide 5cm

For Large Joints

WIDE

5CM x 10M

  • Knees and shoulders
  • Rugby, American Football and Basketball
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Fabrics

More than just the colour, TAN and WHITE ZINC OXIDE tapes are made from different fabrics and have unique qualities.

Zinc Oxide Tan Ankle

TAN

Is made from rayon and is 3X stronger. Use it for maximal support and superior protection.

CHOOSE TAN
If you want to tape weight-bearing or heavily stressed joints i.e. ankles, knees and shoulders. It’s also a favourite with runners for blister prevention and plantar fascia support.

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White Zinc Oxide Tape 2.5cm used to splint fingers

White

Is perfect for light support and protection. Made from cotton it gets the job done on a budget.

CHOOSE WHITE
If you want to tape non-weight bearing joints such as fingers, wrists, thumbs and elbows. It’s really popular with climbers, Crossfit athletes, boxers and BJJ wrestlers.

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ZINC OXIDE TAPE FEATURES

GAME CHANGING

Our ZINC OXIDE tapes won't be beaten. Engineered for performance and value.

EXTRA STICKY GLUE

The waterproof adhesive, guarantees your applications stay stuck

SUPERIOR STRENGTH

We’ve bench-marked the best and made our ZINC OXIDE TAPES 20% stronger.

HAND TEARABLE

No need for scissors. Ideal for fast applications in the changing rooms or on the go.

EASY UNWIND

Patented EASY PEEL technology means a smooth and easy unwind.

BREATHABLE

We use a porous glue. This allows your skin to breath without compromising adhesion.

WHY USE
ZINC OXIDE
TAPE?

  • 01

    TOUGH
    SUPPORT

    ZINC OXIDE TAPES are rigid (non-stretch). This means they are perfect for immobilising, restricting range of motion, and providing support for a ligament or muscle.

  • 02

    TRUSTED
    PROTECTION

    ZINC OXIDE WHITE is widely used to protect non-weight bearing joints; fingers, wrists and thumbs from the inevitable injuries in contact sports. Meanwhile, ZINC OXIDE TAN is the tape of choice for protecting ankles and knees.

  • 03

    BLISTER
    PREVENTION

    As a side-effect of being incredibly durable ZINC OXIDE tapes are used for blister prevention. ZINCE OXIDE WHITE is primarily used around hands whilst ZINC OXIDE TAN protects the feet.

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HOW TO TAPE UP

Depending on the application, using ZINC OXIDE tape is not complicated but it does take practice. Always seek professional advice. Then tape up and re-test until you're happy.

HOW DOES ZINC OXIDE TAPE WORK?

ZINC OXIDE tapes are the go-to tape for providing support and protection. Here's how they manage to keep you safe and handle the demands of sport.

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IMMOBILISATION

ZINC OXIDE tapes are inelastic, which means they don’t stretch. You can use this rigidity to help restrict and prevent painful movements, or movements that may cause further injury.

SUPPORT

The rigid nature of ZINC OXIDE tapes means they can be used to provide structural support to muscles and joints, acting as external slings that protect or reposition muscles and joints.

PROTECTION

ZINC OXIDE tapes can provide protection for your skin and joints, especially when grappling, climbing or weightlifting. Using ZINC OXIDE tape reduces the risk of dislocations, blisters, calluses, grazes and cuts.


WORN
BY THE BEST

  • Official Tape Supplier Bristol Bears
  • Official tape Supplier Cardiff Met RFC
  • Official Tape Supplier GB Snowsport Park & Pipe Team
  • Official Tape Suppliers to Rugby School
  • Official Tape Supplier British Triathlon
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FAQ's

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HOW DOES ZINC OXIDE TAPE WORK?

ZINC OXIDE TAPE is non-stretchy, has high tensile strength, strong adhesion and conforms to the skin. Because it doesn’t stretch, it is perfect for immobilising joints or creating changes in muscle, or joint position.

IS ZINC OXIDE TAPE GOOD FOR BLISTERS?

ZINC OXIDE TAPE can be used to help prevent blisters, especially around the feet and ankles. ZINC OXIDE TAN is generally preferred to ZINC OXIDE WHITE when taping the feet.

It works by preventing your shoe or sock from rubbing directly against the skin. It is incredibly sticky, but also lightweight and breathable. This means that moisture passes through the tape and prevents blisters from forming due to excess moisture around the foot.
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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ZINC OXIDE WHITE AND TAN?

ZINC OXIDE TAN is made from a rayon cloth, which provides unrivalled tensile strength. It is 3 x stronger and more durable than ZINC OXIDE WHITE, which is made from an organic cotton cloth. Cotton is more lightweight, pliable and comfortable to wear.

The tape you choose should be based on budget, joint size and the purpose of the taping application.

WHAT WIDTH ZINC OXIDE TAPE SHOULD I USE?

Our ZINC OXIDE TAPE comes in 4 sizes; 1.25CM / 2.5CM / 3.8CM / 5CM

1.25CM – Often referred to as “finger tape” it is predominately used for fingers. This is most popular within martial arts, in particular BJJ where grappling is heavily involved

2.5CM – Hugely popular within boxing for hand strapping. Also great around the wrist and thumb.

3.8CM – The most commonly used size of ZINC OXIDE TAPE. Perfect for ankle, wrist and knee taping.

5CM – For large joints. Knees and shoulder taping

CAN ZINC OXIDE TAPE BE RE-USED?

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

IS ZINC OXIDE TAPE WATERPROOF?

ZINC OXIDE TAPE is not waterproof but it is water resistant. However, unlike other tapes, our glue is laid to make sure the tape is porous, allowing the skin to breath and moisture to wick away more easily.

As a result it is more suited to withstand the demands of sport. Our ZINC OXIDE TAPE has been used by water sports athletes with great success.

I’M ALLERGIC TO ELASTOPLAST, WILL I GET A REACTION TO ZINC OXIDE TAPE?

Our ZINC OXIDE 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 ZINC OXIDE TAPE as the skin sensitivity may disagree with any kind of adhesive against it.

WHY DO FIGHTERS TAPE THIER FINGERS?

Finger Taping is used by fighters in martial arts for 2 main reasons:

1. To increase grip strength when grappling

2. To reduce lateral movement and rotation of fingers
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WHAT IS THE BEST TAPE FOR ANKLE STRAPPING?

Strapping the ankle requires a tape with a high tensile strength and no stretch. For that, there’s no competition. You must choose ZINC OXIDE tape. For added support and protection we would always recommend ZINC OXIDE TAN tape.
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WHAT OTHERS THINK

Talk is cheap, unless it comes from other athletes and therapists. Check out what they have to say about our ZINC OXIDE TAPES

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