Why We’re Different
Reason No. 1
Unlike other kinesiology tapes made for rehabilitation, RockTape was created in the heat of competition. We knew first hand that medical tape would fail under race conditions, so we developed a lab in the Santa Cruz mountains where we could test our product until it met our standards.
RockTape may be higher cost, but when it’s all on the line, it’s nice to know you’ve got the best. RockTape is kinesiology tape evolved and enhanced, we did this to meet the demands of athletes but the net effect is simply the best kinesiology tape around. So whether RockTape is being used on international athletes, kids or arthritic octogenarians they all notice and benefit from the improvements we have made.
Reason No. 2
Stretching is good. Our research shows that by making our tape with a 180% elasticity, we allow the athlete fuller and better range of motion. Our competitors only offer a 130-150% stretch.
Can you feel the difference? To us, it’s like night and day. When we wear our competitors tape we feel like we’ve been bound – we don’t believe that’s what anyone wants to feel when you’re walking much less running.
stretch with RockTape
quality nylon and cotton
different types of tape
Reason No. 3
There are always options in life and compromises can be made. When we designed our tape, we wanted superior snap-back which is the ability of the tape to stretch without too much resistance, yet provide assistance to muscles when they return to neutral.
To get the right stretch and recovery dynamics and the proper moisture defense we were faced with using a special nylon called “6/12” – which is more expensive. Could we have used a cheaper nylon? Sure, but life is short and making the best possible product for you is what we’re all about. We chose not to compromise our standards because neither do you.
Reason No. 4
One size does not fit all. Imagine if we all tried to wear the same shirt. Some of our competitors seem to think we’re all the same size so they only make one width of tape and conveniently pre-cut their tape to inconvenient lengths expecting us to adjust to their marketing.
We think there’s a big difference between a 7ft tall rugby player and a 55kg ballet dancer. A difference in size perhaps, but identical in attitude and spirit. We think it’s our job to fit you in size and spirit rather than the other way.