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Old 06-14-2013, 08:05 PM
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ContainsImages Sports / Athletic Tape

For years I've used athletic tape to wrap up for physical training.

I also prefer this same tape (certainly over duct tape) for hotspot/blister prevention. I tend to only use it when I have to (regretfully) do a lot of road walking in high temperatures.

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I also use sports tape, I used it a ton when I was rock climbing for my hands and I have both duct & NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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SSDD, thanks for bringing up climbing. That's a good application too.

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I like the tape, but don't find it as effective on preventing FOOT blisters as waterproof first aid NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:46 PM
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Thought I'd give my two cents as an ATC. We don't use athletic tape for blisters in any way. (eg. An NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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