tennis tom- every study I have ever seen has shown that ankle braces are more effective than taping even when the taping is done by a professional trainer. For someone learning how to do it on the internet it isn't even close. I've read before that because of sweat that the effectiveness of tape goes down dramatically after 20 minutes. Personally I'd say don't waste your time taping your ankles and just get a lace up ankle brace.
I've both worn ankle braces and been taped by a professional. To me it isn't even close- the braces provide FAR more support.
Last edited by spot; 07-10-2011 at 08:55 AM.