Designed specifically for athletes who participate in water-sports, H2O is the only kinesiology tape on the market designed to withstand the extreme conditions encountered during competitive surfing, water polo, wake boarding and open water swimming. RockTape H20 is exactly the same as the other RockTape kinesiology tapes but made with twice the amount of glue to make it extra sticky. RockTape is a high quality kinesiology tape that features a tighter weave, greater elasticity and stronger adhesive than other kinesiology tapes. The aim of the tighter weave of the tape is that it is meant to increase the support provided to the muscles and joints. It is also a bit more elastic than other kinesiology tapes on the market with 180% stretch, a similar elasticity as skin which helps to promote full range of motion.
RockTape H20 2"x16' Roll is manufactured with a mixture of 97% organic cotton and 3% nylon while the adhesive is a hypo-allergenic acrylic based adhesive and contains no latex. RockTape is water resistant.
Hello~ I have now used almost one full roll of the new Rocktape H2O ordered from Source Ortho on March 10, 2018. While the H2O product is still far superior to regular Rocktape, the first roll has not adhered for as long a time span as what I had purchased previously from other sites. It may be due to the length of time the product was stored in inventory before being shipped from the manufacturer, which is impossible to know since there is no mfg. date on the tape boxes. Or perhaps the company has changed the adhesive composition since last year. All I know for sure is that this new tape from my March 10 order does not last as long between changes. Other rolls which I used in the past lasted 4 months or more before being depleted, but the first roll of tape from this order is almost gone after 2 months. I have 3 more rolls to go, to see if there will be improvement in how long the tape stays in place before coming loose and needing to be changed. My P.T. says "some rolls are stickier than others," (referring to the tape adhesive's ability to stay in place) from his experience in using the bulk rolls of Rocktape at his practice.
This tape is great for my chronically impaired Achilles tendon. The Extra Sticky H2O version is far superior to regular Rocktape, adhering better and lasting 2-3 times longer before needing to be changed. Also, it is sold most places at the same price as regular Rocktape, but you'll need to closely check the online listing on each site, to make sure it specifically states "Extra Sticky H2O" in the product description.
Source Ortho clearly shows this information in their product heading as well as in the item description. And if you order a few rolls at once (totaling $75 or greater on the order) shipping is free.
Finally, in my case, shipping was very FAST! The shipment was delivered 36 hours after placing my order.
I USE A LOT OF H20 ROCK TAPE AND IT WAS DIFFICULT TO FIND A CONSTANT SOURCE. REPRESENTATIVES T KNOWLEDGEABLE AND HELPFUL AND ABLE TO ANSWER MY QUESTION-A HINT ORDER BEFORE YOU RUN OUT THE SHIPPING TAKES A BIT LONGER THAN OTHER VENDORS, BUT IS FREE FOR THE AMOUNT I BUY
Not as sticky as similar tape I've had before