USA Bobsled/Skeleton recently announced a formal partnership with tesa tape, inc. Skeleton athletes use tesa® tape to secure padding to the top of the sled pod and to make sled boxes to ship sleds around the world in. It's used by both bobsled and skeleton athletes to fix rips in speedsuits, repair start spikes, and for aerodynamic purposes.

"tesa products, and especially the tesa® 4651 tape, have been a vital part of our success over the years," said Tuffy Latour, USA Skeleton head coach. "To say that tesa holds our team together would be an understatement. It's the ultimate all-purpose tape that has been in bobsled and skeleton toolboxes forever."

According to Karin Gomaa, director of Marketing for tesa North America, "tesa is proud to support U.S. bobsled and skeleton athletes. We're even more pleased that our adhesive technology is helping the bobsled and skeleton teams be more successful. At tesa, adhesion defines us. Our self-adhesive products and technologies solve complex problems across a wide variety of industries—and help our customers succeed every day. Collaborating with USABS reflects our commitment to creating the bonds that drive people and the world forward."

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