Taping MOVEMENT, not MUSCLES…
While ROCKTAPE is known for its tape, we also offer some of the most innovative thinking and training in the industry. Our products and Power Taping method have been developed and tested by DCs, MDs, PTs and MTs so we know how important it is to get it right. Unlike other companies, we take the mystery out of tape application with our 3-step process.
THE STORY….. Greg van den Dries (Founder)
Just like you, I’m an avid amateur athlete…
I’m fit, but my love of running, cycling and swimming have contributed to a variety of minor sports injuries, and one of those injuries required physical therapy. The PT treated me and finished the session by applying some tape to my leg. When I asked if this was the same tape I had seen during the Olympics, the answer was yes.
I was skeptical about the tape, but after a week my injury was healing nicely and I also noticed that my legs felt pretty good after a long ride. I started doing more research on the tape’s effects and that’s when I discovered that the tape can be used to ENHANCE PERFORMANCE. I found that taping in advance of exercise promotes increased blood flow to the muscles, thereby reducing fatigue.
After trying the tape on friends and family with good results, I got excited and talked to a number of companies about buying and selling the tape. The response I got was amazing: no one wanted to sell me tape unless I became “certified” in their specific taping methods. It was their way of making the tape more exclusive and expensive. I decided there had to be a better way to get this great product into the hands of those who needed it, so I located a source, modified the formula and formed ROCKTAPE.
I hope you love ROCKTAPE as much as I do, but if you don’t, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.
So what do you have to lose? Try ROCKTAPE today, and see how it can enhance your sports performance!
WHY WE'RE BETTER
Unlike other 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 meet our standards. Rocktape may cost a little more, but when it’s all on the line, it’s nice to know you’ve got the best product in the business.
Rocktape is the one-and-only developer of Power Taping, a method to apply tape to increase performance. While we can’t take a 5-hour marathoner and turn her into a 3-hour runner, we can take a 3-hour runner and help her get to somewhere below the magic 3 hour mark. How? You really have to come to a class and learn but the short answer is core stabilization and proprioception. Core stabilization leads to better diaphragm use and proprioception leads to better form. We’ve trained over 2,000 medical pros in Power Taping so help is close by.
Stretching is good. Our research shows that by making our tape with 190% elasticity, we allow the athlete fuller and better range of motion. Our competitors only offer 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’ believe that’s what anyone wants to feel when you’re walking much less running.
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.
One size does not fit all. Imagine if we all tried to wear the same pants. Some of our competitors seem to think we’re all the same size so they conveniently pre-cut their tape to inconvenient lengths expecting us to adjust to their marketing. We think there’s a big difference between a 42 year old Ironman mother of three and a 23 year old elite male tennis player. 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 around.
What does it do?
Rocktape is a kinesiology tape and is fantastic for treating common sports injuries like shin splints, plantars and runner’s knee. Rocktape also can increase endurance by promoting blood flow during an athletic event. Rock Sauce is the newest product and is a topical pain reliever. Rock Sauce is one of the most powerful pain relieving lotions you can buy over-the-counter. When Rock Sauce and Rocktape are combined, the athlete is completely revitalized.
How does it work?
When applied properly, ROCKTAPE lifts the skin away from the muscle, which promotes blood flow. Faster blood flow means more oxygen and more lymph drainage, which helps remove Lactic Acid.
Is it difficult to apply?
Not at all. If you can apply tape, you can apply ROCKTAPE. There are instructions in every box and more than a dozen HD instructional videos.
How long will it last?
ROCKTAPE can be worn up to 5 days. It is 100% organic cotton and can be worn while swimming or in the shower.
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