In hot countries one of the most common problems with traditional athletic taping is that sweating during a game can affect the efficiency of the zinc oxide adhesive in traditional sports tapes. Powertape was designed by Andover to be used in combination with Powerflex to create a rigid taping wrap equivalent to zinc oxide style taping, but without the use of underwrap to protect the skin, or the necessity to use adhesives to hold the tape in place. This taping method is claimed by Andover to be the strongest taping system on the market, to be sweat and water resistant, stay in place during play and to conform well to the contours of joints. (This method has particular relevance to the taping of the ankle for sprains and other lower leg injuries).
In recent years Andover has introduced Powertape, and the combined taping method with Powerflex is seen as an alternative to the standard athletic Taping techniques using rigid zinc oxide sports tapes. This strapping method is known as The Ultimate Taping System.
This taping method is widely used in sports in hot environments where the glue on normal tapes can loosen in the warm weather. As there is no adhesive used with Powerflex and Powertape, it makes it the ideal solution for taping in warm or wet environments.
To see how this taping method is used please click on the video in the images or see below.