ROCKTAPE's Active-Recovery (AR) series of tapes are designed to enhance performance and recovery. Unlike regular compression garments and tapes, ROCKTAPE's AR series can be used both to apply compression to promote recovery, or decompression to relieve pain and swelling. Rocktape is engineered to meet the demands of endurance athletes like runners, swimmers and cyclists.
The ROCKTAPE AR series features:
- Stickier, hypoallergenic adhesive that won't fall off during competition
- 180% stretch, the same elasticity as skin, to promote full range of motion
- 97% cotton, 3% Nylon 6/12, low moisture absorption
- Tighter weave, which enables muscle to more easily snap-back to neutral
- Water resistant
- Variety of designs and colors
- Wearable for up to 5 days
- Each Roll is 2"x16.4' (5cmx5m)
Posted by sarah on 4th Nov 2013
I got started on kinesio brand tape after a class on kinesio taping and lately have seen kinesthetic tapes in the drug stores that have different colors or different qualities to the surface material being more reflective etc. and are pre-cut so I've tried a few and they work about as well immediately but don't stick for more then a day and don't hold up in water. The rock tape, as far as i can tell uses the same or similar materials and glue pattern as kinesio brand tape possessing what i think are the important aspects of any kinesthetic tape..long duration of sticking power that holds up after exposure to water and repeated movement and some abrasion. but rock tape possesses something that kinesio brand tape no longer does which is the variable widths that origional kinesio used to offer but stopped and are useful for larger clients and smaller clients but the fun patterns I've never seen an other company yet offer...I have a big collection of kids band-aides/plasters of pickles and animals and kiss lips etc. that makes getting cut a little less medical and while I like the original kinesio bright blue and pink and black just fine, I never used the tape according to the color theory because clients naturally gravitate toward or reject certain colors that have little to do with cool or hot and more to do with gender culture in America. For this reason, I am ecstatic to have these fun choices (cool white medical cross/lifeguard print and the 3" argyle rock-tape) to offer to my clients and myself when I strain my bad knee. I've found that if it's medical beige people ask oh my are you all right and if its colored, they recognize it as something to do with sporting...I'm very curious to see how people take to the patterns and new colors will it be seen as sport still or will it move into expression and fashion?