The United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation and tesa tape have announced that tesa tape is the official supplier for the US Bobsled and Skeleton team. The company will provide the team with highly-specialized tapes designed to optimize their equipment and increase speed.
“As a world-class pressure-sensitive adhesive tape manufacturer, we are pleased to support the world-class athletics program of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation,” says Daniel Germain, North American Regional President for tesa tape, inc.
Tuffy Latour, US skeleton head coach, says “tesa tape is an integral part of our sleds, as it holds the padding to the pod of the sled and helps the aerodynamic flow around the sled. Our athletes also use tesa tape on helments and any open areas to cut down on aerodynamic drag, which can help us gain valuable hundredths of a second to get onto the podium. The adhesion of this tape is second to none, and is the world leader in adhesive tapes.”
The company first sponsored the US Bobsled and Skeleton team during the 2010-2011 season. During that season, the team won both gold and silver placements at the World Cup in Whistler, Canada. The agreement has now been extended through 2014.