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How to Grip a Skateboard with New Griptape!

April 20, 2015 0 Comments

How to Grip a Skateboard with New Griptape!

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!)

WHAT YOU NEED:

How to Grip a skateboard with Tie Dye Griptape | Cloud 9 Griptape

 

  • Griptape of your choosing  (*cough* Cloud 9 *cough*) most grip comes in sheets of 9"x33" For this tutorial we used the ( NEW Cloud 9 Tie Dye Stamp Print Grip)
  • File  to outline your grip tape once you have applied it to your board
  • Razorblade   to cut the excess grip off

STEP 1: Peeling the backing paper off of you griptape

High quality skateboard griptape | Cloud 9 Griptape

STEP 2: Align the griptape with the top of your skateboard and then apply pressure to the griptape in order to adhere it to the skateboard deck

Applying pressure to a new sheet of skateboard griptape | Cloud 9 Griptape

STEP 3: File the edge of the board to outline it

Filing down tie dye griptape to a skateboard | Cloud 9 Griptape

Tie Dye Griptape | Cloud 9 Griptape

STEP 4: Take your razor and cut off the excess griptape

Cutting griptape perfectly with a razor | Cloud 9 Griptape

STEP 5: Take your excess griptape and sand down the edges of the board to insure the grip is fully adhered to your skateboard

Ball of Griptape | Cloud 9 Griptape

Sanding the griptape to insure it is fully adhered to the deck | Cloud 9 Griptape

STEP 6: Poke the holes for your hardware

STEP 7: Set the rest of your board up

STEP 8: You are now ready to Skate and Smile :)