Prodigy Snake Tape - High Quality Aerial Hoop Tape (14m / 15yd)


Prodigy Snake Tape is a 100% cotton tape for your aerial hoops and trapezes.

38mm wide, 14m long.

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Comfortable grip

Prodigy Snake Tape is made from 100% cotton, which gives you a soft and comfortable grip.

The texture of cotton tape helps you grip the bar. Without tape, an unwrapped bar can be slippery. An unwrapped bar is more gentle on your hands, but most users prefer the feeling of security with a better grip.

how to tape a hoop info

Easy to wrap

One 14m roll should be enough to cover any size of aerial hoop with a tube diameter of 25mm. It has no serrated edge and is easy to tear by hand.

Use two rolls of tape if

  • your tube diameter is larger than 25mm
  • your hoop diameter is larger than 100cm
  • you want a two-colour hoop!

Wrapping the hoop is easy and the tape unrolls easily.

  • Start at the bottom of your hoop.
  • Wind your tape up, wrapping around the bar in a spiral, overlapping the tape until you reach the top of the hoop.
  • Start again at the bottom, overlapping the tape by about a hand’s width. Start wrapping in the other direction until you reach the top!

See here for more information on how to tape your hoop!

A variety of uses

Prodigy Snake Tape is perfect to use for the following:

  • Aerial hoops/Lyra
  • Trapeze bars
  • Rope splices
  • Sports injuries/injury prevention taping
  • Add grip to hockey sticks, barbells, baseball bats.
  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Keep protective equipment in place – knee pads/shin pads etc.
  • Many more sports/medical applications besides!
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A note about glue

Often, the tape will be a little sticky on the surface after you have taped the hoop. This is normal, it is excess adhesive coming through gaps in the cloth.

This could happen immediately or after the tape has warmed up when you’re training. We always recommend rubbing new tape with chalk; it will help absorb excess adhesive. You may need to reapply the chalk, but with use, it will no longer be a problem, and you won't need any more chalk.

If you do not use chalk, the new tape can make your hands and clothes sticky.

This can happen with all tape brands that we have tested, and it’s inconsistent; some rolls are good, while others are sticky. Warm weather and other conditions can affect it, too. If you have a problem, please let us know. We will be happy to help you!

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews

Does the job

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Note from Firetoys - New tape can be sticky, and when it warms up, glue can come through the porous cotton. Rub new tape with chalk and the problem will be solved. Please contact our customer services so we can assist you with any probems.

So Sicky

I went and rolled one hoops with it and it was so sticky that my fingers were glued together by the end of wrapping. I'll apply some chalk as seen in some of the comments above but I think it's really excessively sticky to start with.

pretty good

After a few days of use in our studio we had one hoop that stayed particularly sticky while the other 2 evened out with chalk. Otherwise, it's a great product. The tension on it is perfect for taping. Much easier than some of the stretchy sports tape we've used in the past.

Not convinced

I was so excited to receive my roll of tape, it meant I could hop on my hoop with confidence!
Wraps beautifully, really soft and not hard to control at any point.
Unfortunately I found that it only covered 3/4 of my hoo, so potentially have gone more than half with my overlapping - Which is something I'll avoid next wrap.
I do, however, find it extremely sticky which means that it has made the hoop look a little grubby within 10 minutes of usage. Hands were also very sticky after use.
Only went for the black in colour so as to keep it from looking dirty, and it does look and feel lovely in spite of the stickiness!!!

Reply from Firetoys - the tape should not be excessively sticky. A little bit of excess adhesive can be absorbed by rubbing the bar down with chalk. Please contact our customer services so we can assist you.

Kay Bale
Not all that nice

I've used a couple of brands to tape my hoops and thought this one looked great. Unfortunately it does roll if you go over half on the taping and it is really quite sticky.

To the point I have more Leggings on the tape then I did on the Leggings... It originally felt quite nice and went on well though until I used it.

Will probably go back to previous brands used.

Note from Firetoys - the tape shouldn't be sticky, but we have found some of the rolls of tape having excess adhesive. If you have received a roll of tape like this we are very sorry, let us know, and we will replace the tape for you.

Personal Fave

Easy to tape, one roll covers a whole hoop, even the largest ones. Not too sticky but provides enough grip to stop you sliding off the hoop! This is my personal favourite tape to use especially the purple.

Love this tape

I'm so glad I found this tape because its perfect. I love the amount of grip it offers (a little but not too much), the way it's not too rough on your hands, it lasts a nice long time, the colours are really pretty and bold and one roll does your whole hoop! (also its super useful its latex-free because I have a latex allergy.) It's now the only tape I use and recommend!

Not great grip

This started off really sticky , chalked it now it has next to no grip at all . I haven't found the middle ground yet. Much prefer the feel of mueller tape
Im going to see if double taping helps, the colours are beautiful
Its thinner than mueller tape especially the lighter colours

Bat City Circus
Smooth feel, great wear

I've been using M-tape for years, and always have to apologize for the stickiness when I have to retape, which is way too often in a studio setting due to excessive fraying on both hoops and bars. The snake tape looks the same and feels great, but I haven't seen any of the fray I'm used to (after several months of use). That's a big deal when dealing in quantity, while ensuring a safe and comfortable experience for students. So glad I gave it a try, we're switching over completely as we run through our stock.