Finger tape?

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jimbo
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Finger tape?

Postby jimbo » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:59 am

where is the best place to buy zinc oxide finger strapping tape in Cape Town?
seems super expensive these days and often the cheaper stuff isn't sticky enough

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Re: Finger tape?

Postby paulgoddard » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:32 pm

Hi Jimbo

i searched hi and low for the zinc oxide tape at Dischem in Claremont as well as Canal Walk.
They said they had no more stock. That was about 2 months ago.
I then contacted Dischems HQ in Midrand JHB and they ended up sending me 4 x 10mm (wide) x 10metre long Zinc Oxide reels.
Very cool as you can cut the tape into whatever width you want on the same reel. i am not sure this width is available at Dischems anyway, was more like for hospital use. but it is the real Macoy.
The lady at Dischem said the Cape branches should have the thinner (0.8mm) tape.
if the Claremont and Canal Walk Dischems do not have please give me a shout and i can point you in the right direction.
cheers

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Re: Finger tape?

Postby outcast » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:43 pm

hey
over the years i've bought zinc oxide tape from various chemists(discem included) and paid ridiculous amounts. even though discem sells it fairly cheaply,it is a shit quality tape. in my opinion,the best quality and best value for money is the zinc oxide tape sold at Sportsmans wharehouse.its about R80 for a big roll and is super sticky and great quality.i go to the one in Tokai.sure they have it at other branches though.

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Re: Finger tape?

Postby NickT » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:33 pm

You can get the metolius finger tape from City Rock (last time I was there it cost about R35..roughly 3 months ago)...the other tape I liked was called Strappal and got it from the pharmacy across the road from shoprite in mowbray or the pharmacy next to pick n pay in rondebosch...was about R60 a roll...both nice and wide so you can cut your own width...i didnt like the dischem tape much although i think its the cheapest option :)

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Re: Finger tape?

Postby paulgoddard » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:20 pm

The Dischem deal = 4 x 10metre rolls, 10cm wide for R117 including courier costs.
I'll let you naysayers digest that for a while........

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Re: Finger tape?

Postby Stu » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:23 pm

Just get some Leuko rigid strapping from your local pharmacy.
Fairly priced and works great.

jimbo
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Re: Finger tape?

Postby jimbo » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:24 am

Thanks for the info. I landed up trying the strappal tape because I was in a rush. Its ok but i'll try some of the other makes next time.

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Thermophage
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Re: Finger tape?

Postby Thermophage » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:49 am

Hey guys I buy the 3M tape from Dischem.
It is around 37 or so mm wide and 5m long. I then divide it into three roughly equal sections arouns 12mm with a knife so that it is pre-cut when you tear it off.
It has low to no stretch and still has good friction and stays stuck.
It is around R49.95 for the roll, so that gives you around 15 m of tape for that price which is a great deal in my opinion.
I'll try get a picture of it in the packaging sometime and post.

Cheers,
Cuan

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Re: Finger tape?

Postby Leebo » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:38 pm

We have a fair amount of Metolius fingertape arriving next week @ CityROCK / MMO.

Should go for around R36/roll.

3.8cm x 10m. Comes with step-by-step taping instructions.

http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/climbing_tape.html

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Re: Finger tape?

Postby Thermophage » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:23 pm

Sweet....Might get some of that. Will you have stock of it this Saturday?
what is this Zinc Oxide tape anyway? How does it differ to say the stuff I posted above from 3M?

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Re: Finger tape?

Postby proze » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:05 pm

Leebo wrote:We have a fair amount of Metolius fingertape arriving next week @ CityROCK / MMO.

Should go for around R36/roll.

3.8cm x 10m. Comes with step-by-step taping instructions.

http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/climbing_tape.html

This stuff is the Eartha Kitt. True story. A bit stretchy, doesn't easily come off. Much better than the Dischem stuff.

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Re: Finger tape?

Postby robertbreyer » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:35 pm

It never rains, it pours.
aka feast or famine.
Singing Rock. 10m x 1.25cm
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