Thanks Mel - I called and called and called every place around , asking for 3/4 and an inch wide tape - Coach's tape , they didn't have it and could not get it - said it only comes in 1-1/2 wide - I sent Bug a PM telling her that - Her reply ??? Yeah it only comes in 1-1/2 wide and you have to cut it ! LOL It was called Zonus tape then changed to Coach's tape - anyway - that is what Bug told me
Oh Kenny, Kenny Kenny--here, I'll tell you again. In nice short sentences.
The Coach tape which now is called Johnson & Johnson Sport Athletic Tape now comes only in 1-1/2 inch. When it was still called J & J Coach tape it came in 1" and in 1-1/2" tape.
J & J Zonas tape comes in a whole bunch of widths--most of which no one carries. If I buy it I buy it in ! inch which is pretty easy to get.
I prefer to use 3/4" tape for most ear stuff (both making posts and posting ears) so I mostly buy the J & J Sport tape in 1-1/2 inch and tear it in half. Like most adhesive tapes if you snip the end where you want it to divide you'll find it tears in a nice straight line--into 2 lengths 3/4 inch wide.
Many years ago there was some discussion going on whether you could substitute that (now Sport tape) Coach tape for Zonas. People argued whether it was the same or different or could be used interchangeably.
I called Johnson and Johnson (figured it was an easy way to get the real story on the tapes.) Johnson and Johnson's rep said. They are the same tape--have all the same characteristics. Low tack, breathable and great for taping ankles and wrists and stuff where you put tape on and take it off frequently.
And then he asked me what I was using them for? I said "Puppies" Boy did I get a long dead silence. And he clarified what he wanted to know--what was I using it for on puppies--I told him ears. Got another long dead silence and I couldn't leave him hanging. And I explained about cropped dogs ear crops and posting them etc. I think he breathed a big sigh of relief.
He told me that because Zonas which had been used as a medical tape for years before they renamed it and repackaged it as a sports tape they knew there was a market out there for it but it didn't sell because the sports guys didn't know what "Zonas" was. He said it turned out to be a great seller once they repackaged it for the sports market.
So Ken--buy the J & J Sport Athletic tape--the 1-1/2 kind and take a pair of scissors and snip a cut into the outboard end of then put your finger on one side of it and pull on the other side and it'll tear into a nice 3/4" strip. Cut off however long a piece you want And you'll have one that's still on the roll to use later.
dobebug (who is giddy with laughter or maybe it's just light headed because the hair place finally opened up and I FINALLY got a hair cut--thank heavens)