This is interesting. At 1:46 mins into this youtube clip, Jamie Dwyer mentions that he puts a bit of tape near the heel of his stick. “I put a little bit of tape on my stick to get that softness of the feel, he says.
It’s across at a diagonal and I wanted to know more so I contacted Jamie Dwyer’s company JDH. A quick tweet did the trick along the lines ‘Wondering what sort of tape and what it’s for?’
Here’s the reply…
@FieldHockeyWork that is just medical strapping tape commonly used for injuries. It is placed just above the stick head for cushioning traps.
Let me know if you’ve tried this – I’d like to know what you think about whether it works for you or not?