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A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« on: June 13, 2018, 06:22:13 AM »
...and completely reshape the industry.
One product causes more grief and waste than all others, and thatís...


Grip tape

Imagine for a second that instead of the sticky sandpaper we use now, we used a thin sheet of smooth (or textured) rubber, that gave the same amount of grip, yet was easy to clean, and could use when wet.

Years ago I read about such a product, but it was allegedly drummed out by the shoe companies, who depend on people wearing thru shoes quickly.

In this age where more and more skaters are giving a shit about the environment, if this ever made a comeback, it could change how shoes are designed, the materials used (no longer need super-durable environmentally unfriendly uppers), and how many shoes are kept out of landfills.

All we need is a company willing to take that risk.
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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 06:26:11 AM »
abrasive rug like middle schoold in the 80-90s might work. my local shop had a deck covered in it, felt good in the store but i never sessioned in the streets. doesn't gou miyagi run that stuff?
set it of, i wanna be part of this change.

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 06:30:58 AM »
Wasn't it called Duck Grip or something? I think Lavar rode it.

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 07:00:25 AM »
You mean like DKL grip? Go ahead and give it a try then report back with your findings.
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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 08:05:24 AM »
What about Rip Grip like material?


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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 08:13:05 AM »
What if we made grip tape from poopy baby diapers??? Gross! :o :o :P

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 08:30:17 AM »
...and completely reshape the industry.
One product causes more grief and waste than all others, and thatís...


Grip tape

Imagine for a second that instead of the sticky sandpaper we use now, we used a thin sheet of smooth (or textured) rubber, that gave the same amount of grip, yet was easy to clean, and could use when wet.

Years ago I read about such a product, but it was allegedly drummed out by the shoe companies, who depend on people wearing thru shoes quickly.

In this age where more and more skaters are giving a shit about the environment, if this ever made a comeback, it could change how shoes are designed, the materials used (no longer need super-durable environmentally unfriendly uppers), and how many shoes are kept out of landfills.

All we need is a company willing to take that risk.
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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 08:41:03 AM »
we should grip our outsoles then

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 08:45:58 AM »
You mean like DKL grip? Go ahead and give it a try then report back with your findings.
That was it.

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 08:47:34 AM »
i like griptape.. i just used black shoes and hockey tape and skate the same shoes for a year or more

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2018, 09:23:09 AM »
this happened in the 90s.
i used to skate with a guy who wouldn't put grip onto the board, but would spray hairspray on the top sheet every couple of mins.

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2018, 09:32:14 AM »

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2018, 09:33:47 AM »
this happened in the 90s.
i used to skate with a guy who wouldn't put grip onto the board, but would spray hairspray on the top sheet every couple of mins.

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2018, 09:57:38 AM »
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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2018, 09:59:51 AM »
We've been thinking about this with couple of my friends..

Maybe planning on doing something with spray cans or something similar for application..

It can be done basically in every color too..

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 10:10:22 AM »
Has anyone here tried DKL grip? Every time I think of ordering a sheet, the thought of youtubers vlogging about it makes me stop.

There's also this sort of stapled rubber mat that Gosha used for that crazy Russian winter part that was on Thrasher not too long ago:

http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/the-follow-up-gosha-konyshev/

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 10:15:32 AM »
I like fuckin up my shoes though. But I'm all for experimenting.

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2018, 10:32:09 AM »
I like things just the way are

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2018, 10:53:41 AM »
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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2018, 11:03:53 AM »
Lucky for you we live in a free market society, if the product works it will succeed, if it doesnt it will not. fucking up your shoes looks cool. People have been talking about alternatives to wooden skateboards for 20 years also, yet we keep chopping down trees. Honestly offer this as an idea without mentioning the environment and it will sound better

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2018, 11:21:38 AM »
Lucky for you we live in a free market society, if the product works it will succeed, if it doesnt it will not. fucking up your shoes looks cool. People have been talking about alternatives to wooden skateboards for 20 years also, yet we keep chopping down trees. Honestly offer this as an idea without mentioning the environment and it will sound better

Agreed, if the product worked well it would succeed.  The DKL grip i've been sent before and tried.  It sucked.  End of story.

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2018, 11:45:34 AM »
I think a big way skating could reduce waste is if everybody wore pants with the inseam a few sizes too small. Plus everybody would look fuckin rad.


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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2018, 12:41:51 PM »
dont act like you're smart and had a random epiphany you obviously just saw that savage skating in russia in the snow on thrasher

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2018, 12:47:53 PM »
Whenever I see grip tape I feel as if I'm being sexually assaulted by multiple people of all genders and races.

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2018, 01:10:45 PM »
Ze Germans already have it: http://www.sys-grip.com/

Now if they'd only figure out that it's not performance that sells the product they might have a chance in the market.

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2018, 01:13:49 PM »
Whenever I see grip tape I feel as if I'm being sexually assaulted by multiple people of all genders and races.

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2018, 01:39:19 PM »
...and completely reshape the industry.
One product causes more grief and waste than all others, and thatís...


Grip tape

Imagine for a second that instead of the sticky sandpaper we use now, we used a thin sheet of smooth (or textured) rubber, that gave the same amount of grip, yet was easy to clean, and could use when wet.

Years ago I read about such a product, but it was allegedly drummed out by the shoe companies, who depend on people wearing thru shoes quickly.

In this age where more and more skaters are giving a shit about the environment, if this ever made a comeback, it could change how shoes are designed, the materials used (no longer need super-durable environmentally unfriendly uppers), and how many shoes are kept out of landfills.

All we need is a company willing to take that risk.

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2018, 03:20:17 PM »
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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2018, 03:37:42 PM »
Lucky for you we live in a free market society, if the product works it will succeed, if it doesnt it will not. fucking up your shoes looks cool. People have been talking about alternatives to wooden skateboards for 20 years also, yet we keep chopping down trees. Honestly offer this as an idea without mentioning the environment and it will sound better

That's not how that shit works at all. Consumers aren't rational and don't buy the "best" products on the market. People buy low end Mercedes when they could spend less for a much better car from Honda or Toyota. This is why marketing is so important.
I know people who make decks that last 3x longer than the decks you get in the skateshop just by using more glue, a manual press, and letting them cure longer. This is far less profitable though which is why this type of manufacturing is niche.

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Re: A single change to your kit could save a lot of waste...
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2018, 09:04:03 AM »
I just got three sheets of DKL grip in the mail to split with a homie, but don't have a board to put it on yet. I'll report back with my findings eventually.