There is a lot that goes into putting a skateboard together, but one of the most important pieces to that puzzle is the grip tape that goes on top of your new skate deck.
Grip tape by definition is the sticky adhesive that goes on top of the skateboard, so that your shoes can grip the board while you are riding. (I only provided this information for people who are completely new to skateboarding!)
So let's dive into this.
HERE IS WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
STEP 1: Peeling the backing paper off of you grip tape
STEP 2: Align the grip tape with the top of your skateboard and then apply pressure to the grip tape in order to adhere it to the skateboard deck
STEP 3: File the edge of the board to outline it
STEP 4: Take your razor and cut off the excess grip tape
STEP 5: Take your excess grip tape and sand down the edges of the board to insure the grip is fully adhered to your skateboard
STEP 6: Poke the holes for your hardware
STEP 7: Set the rest of your board up
STEP 8: You are now ready to learn some new tricks!