So I walked into my favourite LBS here in Whistler asking for tubeless rim tape.
"Here you go"
"This isn't tape, this is a rim-strip"
"Yes, tubeless rim-strip"
"Surely you jest, why would we still be dealing with fucking tape if this worked"
"Just buy it you dumbass"
So, I did. It works. Busted a couple of spokes, took it off, put it back on and it worked again.
Can someone tell me why tape is still being sold? Why did no one tell me about this?!