RIBBON Sportgrip

Want to level up your hockey game? Then take control in your own hands!

Why only the best hockey grip is good enough

When on the pitch, your hockey stick is the main weapon used to either attack the goal or defend opponents. The field hockey stick is your most valuable asset with the power to spell the difference between success and failure. Given this importance, it is expected from a wise athlete to ensure his stick does not fail while you are feeling the heat of the game. The best way to ensure you can easily maneuver your ball with your stick is by taping your hockey stick with the best hockey grip.

A regular field hockey stick / shaft / handle is gripped with an average grip at the top end of the hockey stick to enable you in swinging and controlling the stick. There are numerous types of material used for hockey grips, therefore a lot of hockey players find it difficult to choose the best grip to get a grip on their game. 

Picking the right grip is crucial as it has an incredible impact on the feel of your hockey stick. Wrapping a new RIBBON Sportgrip around your stick provides durability and outstanding traction. As a result, with the best hockey grip in town around your hockey stick, you won’t lose control anymore! 

Today’s hockey game is ever evolving, even the tried and true wooden hockey sticks with old hockey stick tape we have used for decades have found competition. To the exacting hockey players we therefore offer only the best hockey grip. Some people may still prefer the classic white tape, but the RIBBON hockey stick grips do offer benefits in many areas! Read on to help decide if it is time to replace that old tape you are still using on your revolutionary, innovative, carbon fiber hockey stick. 

Don’t play with old hockey grip tape! Use the revolutionary RIBBON hockey grip instead!

The old hockey grip tape only had one color. RIBBON Sportgrip offers the cork grips in multiple colors so you can customize and create a one-of-a-kind hockey stick. Besides the colorful cork grips, we offer a unique one piece overgrip: the Sleeve. The RIBBON Sleeve pops out in a second for its 100% water resistance and raw surface. Applying the Sleeve requires shrinking with the help of a heat gun or boiling water. 

Hockey grip tape is a useful tool used by professional hockey players. Way back, when wooden hockey sticks were used, players would tape their sticks mostly to protect them from wear and tear. Nowadays, with carbon and composite hockey sticks being the norm, hockey grip tape is used to make the sticks easier to grip as well as to improve ball control. 

Treat yourself with a superb comfortable hockey accessory

Even the best hockey players of all times lose their grip on their hockey stick sometimes. When you are on the hockey field there is a lot to think about. The last thing you need at this moment is worrying about the grip on your hockey stick. The best hockey stick grips are used by the best hockey players out there. Several hockey accessories are important when playing hockey, not to mention hockey stick tape and hockey grips. 

You have plenty of options out there, so which grip do you pick? Everyone has their own preferences, but only the best hockey grip will be good enough. If you want to level up your hockey game, look for the best and most advanced hockey accessory on the market. Control over your hockey stick is extremely important, so improving this with the use of the best hockey grip tape is useful. 

RIBBON hockey grips are designed for optimal comfort in your hands. The RIBBON grips are resistant to slippage by wicking away moisture with the thousands of little incorporated cork flakes. RIBBON Sportgrip is by far the market leader providing you with the most important hockey accessory; the hockey grip tape. RIBBON offers you an awesome hockey grip in multiple different colors, so you can stand out!

Hockey grip tape is a useful tool used by professional hockey players. Way back, when wooden hockey sticks were used, players would tape their sticks mostly to protect them from wear and tear. Nowadays, with carbon and composite hockey sticks being the norm, hockey grip tape is used to make the sticks easier to grip as well as to improve ball control. 

The founding of RIBBON – from idea to starting up a hockey grip brand

Lieke here! You are listening to a self-confessed ‘hockey-gear freak’. After a way too long lockdown due to the COVID pandemic, I was finally allowed to hockey again. Searching in the garage, I found my hockey stick covered with a thick layer of dust. My freaky sport gear mind told me I needed to prepare my stick to shine again. What’s a better way to pimp your stick than putting a new hockey grip on it?! I faced a problem… I could not find a hockey grip that met my high standards. That’s when I took the plunge and decided to develop a new hockey grip myself.

But where am I going to start? I began questioning the needs of hockey players. I asked advise from my teammate at H.O.D. Valkenswaard, youth players of HC Oranje-Rood Eindhoven and a lot of motivated kids to who I give hockey training at the MB Hockeyschool. They were all excited about my idea to innovate a new hockey grip and gave me a lot of specifications they thought a hockey grip would definitely need: be waterproof, have a non-slip surface, be long enough to grip down the stick, dampen vibration and of course look stylish as hell. Quite a task for me to make a grip that meets alle these requirements.

But, for me there is no mountain to high! I started thinking, developing, making samples, try out sample grips, get feedback from hockey players, learn, improve, make new samples, test samples again, implement feedback, I have been going through this innovation cycle over and over and could finally put all the pieces together in order to deliver the best hockey grip solution for all hockey players: RIBBON Sportgrip! The RIBBON hockey grips are ready to go around your hockey stick! Or not?? Find out more about it in the next blog post

RIBBON Sportgrip is ready to go around your stick, or not?!

Proud me climbed the first mountain, and found a solution for my dusty hockey stick. From now on I’m always going to grip my hockey stick with a fresh RIBBON Sportgrip : ) Oh no… there it is already, the second mountain I have to walk, or rather RUN up. What about all the other things that come into play when starting a brand. Let’s start with designing a logo. Because a brand without a logo is like a playing hockey without a hockey ball, that doesn’t work at all.

The creative mind of Angelique, a very close friend, produced numerous amazing logo ideas. Take a minute to look at all these sketches and try to pick one design you like the most, I guarantee this is a daunting task… keep in mind the RIBBON logo must be colorful and it becomes a bit easier to choose. Nevertheless it was a hell of a job to make that final decision between all those potential RIBBON logo’s. Luckily Angelique was by my side and gave me good advices. This resulted in the design of the definitive, and very tasty RIBBON logo you see everywhere these days. I cannot put into words how thrilled I am every time I see that characteristic ‘R’. Somehow I have that strange nervous tick to brand every item around me with a RIBBON sticker, so yes I am thrilled a lot during the day : )

Oké, I could continue talking for hours and days about this nice beautiful good looking RIBBON logo, but enough about that. I already ran up a bit higher on the second mountain and the next step is creating a website. I told you I am a crazy sport freak, but the IT world is totally new for me… obviously, I didn’t get a whiff of that sock. When facing the second mountain I came across a really steep slope, called: ‘creating a website’. I didn’t have any choice, I had to face this heavy and steep climb and it took me a lot of time… want to know why? Stay tuned, I will tell everything about the obstacles I faced when building a website without any IT knowledge in the next blogpost!

Lieke

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