Zinc Oxide Tape is usually a white or Tan rigid cotton or rayon tape that is used for joint immobolisation, for example ankle stirrups and patella alignment. Zinc Oxide Tape is often used in conjunction with either a foam underwrap or the slightly furry, and very sticky, fixing tape as a base for more or less aggressive immobilisation. Elastic Adhesive Bandage or EAB as it is often known as is very similar to the material used in plasters. It is a fairly heavy material with a short lengthways stretch and is used for joints that need support but require a fair bit of movement as well. EAB is often used in Rugby Lineouts around the second row's thighs as additional grip for Lifting. Sometimes EAB is too heavy and that is where Tear Lite EAB or Athletic Tear Tape is very useful. Often referred to as 'chicken skin' looking the weaved material has a short stretch and great adhesive but unlike the heavier EAB it is hand tearable making it the ideal tape to have to hand on the side of a pitch for any quick fixes! Also available is PVC Sock Tape for wrapping around as an extra secure on legs and heads and cohesive bandage , slightly rubberised so it will grip to skin and 'stick' to itself but not pull hairs or skin off, perfect for wrapping around your head!