|Here is a little overview about tape which you can use for yo-yo play. Tape helps to protect your fingers from injury. Normally you get a thicker skin (callus) by playing often. This is a natural protection which comes by time. If you want to play a longer session, then you should protect in advance. Otherwise you may have an enforced break from play, due to open skin. Do not put the tape too tight, the blood should still be able to flow into your fingertips.|
Leukoplast by Beiersdorf AG is a tape that has a raw surface and is excellent for taping the middle finger where the string is
attached. It lasts very long and you can leave it on the finger during the whole day. The tape is 2,5 cm wide and should be available
in every drug store or pharmacy.
Leukosilk by Beiersdorf AG is smooth and is good for spots where the string should glide over the finger.
Leukosilk is 2,5 cm wide and is available in drug stores and pharmacies.
Yotape is a tape made by Yomega and designed especially for yo-yo play. The tape can be attached very easy to the finger and makes sure that the string does not slip. Yotape does not last as long as Leukoplast, but it is still very useful. Yotape can be bought in different colors in lots of yo-yo shops.
Micropore is a tape made by 3M and it is light and breathable. It also helps that the string on the middlefinger stays where it should stay.
Micropore is 2,5 cm wide and should be available in pharmacies or medical supply stores.
Hansaplast Classic by Beiersdorf AG is not as smooth as Leukosilk, but it also can be used where the string should slide over the finger.
Hansaplast is more durable than Leukosilk. Hansaplast is available with a wide of 1 cm or 2,5 cm in phamacies or drug stores.