Poll

Do you grip your own board?

No, I have the shop, my mom or a friend do it
0 (0%)
Yes, I can grip a board exactly how I want it
1 (100%)
Yes, only when I have to and it turns out terrible, with creases and the edges look like shit
0 (0%)
Fred Gall, I just skate and donít care about grip
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 1

Voting closes: December 23, 2020, 08:47:49 AM

Author Topic: Poll: Gripping your board  (Read 1306 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Gabagoolslide

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 177
  • Rep: -70
  • User posts join approval queueModerated
Poll: Gripping your board
« on: October 18, 2020, 09:47:49 AM »
 Even noticing some really bad grip jobs on here
Get a fresh razor
Admit your grip skills

TwisT

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 3439
  • Rep: 154
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 10:46:24 AM »
I donít grip my board at the shop only because I feel bad wasting peoples time. But if Iím ordering a board online Iíll check that box. I ride plain grip 95% of the time so somebody gripping it no biggie.
 

gripping boards is a chore. Putting boards together and general board maintenance fucking sucks. Iíd rather not do. In a perfe

Twanked n Danked

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 391
  • Rep: 78
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 10:50:26 AM »
I grip my own board, but the box cutter I use hasn't had the blade replaced in over 30 years, so it's a battle to cut with.

Colt Cannon's Cargos

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 190
  • Rep: -8
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 11:18:52 AM »
I love setting up new boards. I think it's fun

white guy in a durag

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 91
  • Rep: 15
  • big bentley truck, gimmie good luck
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 12:43:39 PM »
Rest easy knowing that I will continue to blight this community with my disgusting grip jobs.

Being genuine though, I do like the look of badly applied grip. I find it more interesting to look at than the perfect black top and it helps me remember the feeling of setting up a board for the first time.

imuseless

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 239
  • Rep: 9
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2020, 01:27:28 PM »
I love setting up new boards. I think it's fun

Yep, something very therapeutic and satisfying about it. I have always the next deck hanging on the wall and I grip it ready at some point when I need a little relaxing break from everyday life.

nevrwasben

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 102
  • Rep: 10
  • Iím Buff Rick!!!
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 01:43:21 PM »
Expand Quote
I love setting up new boards. I think it's fun
[close]

Yep, something very therapeutic and satisfying about it. I have always the next deck hanging on the wall and I grip it ready at some point when I need a little relaxing break from everyday life.
All of this

Acky Jacky

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 95
  • Rep: 17
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 01:51:54 PM »
I think I prefer Jessup grip, but I always get air bubbles when I grip it, therefor I use Mob. Either way if you're having the shop do it your missing out on a satisfying process.

Esmith5488

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1855
  • Rep: 210
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2020, 03:26:35 PM »
I personally enjoy the act of setting a fresh board up and the grip is a big part of it. You canít tell me that it isnít fun cutting all the way around and having it be perfect

Banned from the room

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1596
  • Rep: 84
    • Aural Buthcheryers
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2020, 04:55:34 PM »
I don't use a razor.

I use a screw driver or file. Sometimes I use a truck if I'm outside.

I crush all pain into the object and i feel heeled afterwards.

It's spiritual
Plz stop killing each other
(A)pl(E)


SneakySecrets

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 4273
  • Rep: 567
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2020, 06:47:28 PM »
I personally enjoy the act of setting a fresh board up and the grip is a big part of it. You canít tell me that it isnít fun cutting all the way around and having it be perfect

Yep, a nice clean cut pretty darn satisfying.

Must be the same feeling Michelangelo had after he stepped back and looked at the completed statue of David for the first time.

Seventyfrigginseven

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 931
  • Rep: 135
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2020, 06:55:36 PM »
I have to apply the grip. This is the process in which I assure the board that I am now it's owner.

Missled Yutes

  • Guest
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2020, 06:56:34 PM »
Expand Quote
I personally enjoy the act of setting a fresh board up and the grip is a big part of it. You canít tell me that it isnít fun cutting all the way around and having it be perfect
[close]

Yep, a nice clean cut pretty darn satisfying.

Must be the same feeling Michelangelo had after he stepped back and looked at the completed statue of David for the first time.

David is uncut, as in, intact.

SneakySecrets

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 4273
  • Rep: 567
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2020, 07:15:01 PM »
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
I personally enjoy the act of setting a fresh board up and the grip is a big part of it. You canít tell me that it isnít fun cutting all the way around and having it be perfect
[close]

Yep, a nice clean cut pretty darn satisfying.

Must be the same feeling Michelangelo had after he stepped back and looked at the completed statue of David for the first time.
[close]

David is uncut, as in, intact.

My bad, didnít know the Penis Police was on patrol.

Bumpovertrash

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 927
  • Rep: -15
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2020, 07:40:15 PM »
Gripping a board is no problem when I can find a sharp razor blade. I never can find a sharp razorblade. Actually my past two boards have been gripped with a pocket knife. Oh and I just got a  9 inch board  and the shop didnt cut my grip long enough it was literally nose to tail but I fuckin did it perfect anyway. Also life tip dont try to grip boards in heavy wind.

Seventyfrigginseven

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 931
  • Rep: 135
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2020, 07:42:32 PM »
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
I personally enjoy the act of setting a fresh board up and the grip is a big part of it. You canít tell me that it isnít fun cutting all the way around and having it be perfect
[close]

Yep, a nice clean cut pretty darn satisfying.

Must be the same feeling Michelangelo had after he stepped back and looked at the completed statue of David for the first time.
[close]

David is uncut, as in, intact.
[close]

My bad, didnít know the Penis Police was on patrol.
Woop! Woop!

FakieDisaster

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 42
  • Rep: -2
  • front rockin
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2020, 07:50:52 PM »
my latest grip job involved sanding down the whole mob grip instead of the edges. now the board felt kinder to my shoes. then again i skate like thrice a month....

90sDamiano

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 118
  • Rep: -26
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2020, 09:45:39 PM »
very confident in my gripping abilities, been skating for 16 years and worked in a few skate shops. I really enjoy gripping boards

Mbrimson88

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 116
  • Rep: 8
  • Aussie skate shop guy
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2020, 09:47:50 PM »
Always grip my own, almost always just plain black Jessup (with silverado bolts) for the last ten years or so, but sometimes use offcuts to do something a bit different if I like the top colour of a deck (with plain black bolts).

Over the years, I had seen a few cool grip jobs I have copied from time to time, around 2005 I mainly just cut the grip into a few measured pieces to leave a half finger width gap a couple of times down the board when there was yellow or orange tops on DLX wood which worked well for a long time.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBovzCXFDjK/

Nth syd bear

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 942
  • Rep: -1
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2020, 10:44:44 PM »
I'm sure it has happened but I can't recall another person ever gripping my board

Lukabrazi

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 512
  • Rep: 37
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2020, 10:55:16 PM »
I used to use a file / screw driver to give that outline of the board, until someone showed me that itís basically a waste of time .

As long as you have a sharp razor blade , you lay the grip flat , make sure there is no air bubbles and cut into the top from the nose or tail and then use the wood of the board to guide your razor blade around the board , flip over , do other side,  rub down edges with excess grip done.


Mystical Leader

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1085
  • Rep: -96
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2020, 11:41:27 PM »
If I wanna vibe the shop employees I'll make them grip my new board..

I like to do myself too it's a ritual to put new whip together..

But most of the time I'll just vibe them grooms

sammyz

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 190
  • Rep: 21
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2020, 04:40:20 AM »
Setting up the board to me is a ritual that i have to do myself, no matter how bad a job i do...its my board and i feel like i need to own the good and bad grip jobs, just like my tricks

Missled Yutes

  • Guest
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2020, 04:41:22 AM »
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
I personally enjoy the act of setting a fresh board up and the grip is a big part of it. You canít tell me that it isnít fun cutting all the way around and having it be perfect
[close]

Yep, a nice clean cut pretty darn satisfying.

Must be the same feeling Michelangelo had after he stepped back and looked at the completed statue of David for the first time.
[close]

David is uncut, as in, intact.
[close]

My bad, didnít know the Penis Police was on patrol.

Well, itís usually none of your concern.

JANUS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 824
  • Rep: 85
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2020, 06:38:36 AM »
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
I personally enjoy the act of setting a fresh board up and the grip is a big part of it. You canít tell me that it isnít fun cutting all the way around and having it be perfect
[close]

Yep, a nice clean cut pretty darn satisfying.

Must be the same feeling Michelangelo had after he stepped back and looked at the completed statue of David for the first time.
[close]

David is uncut, as in, intact.

Just like Babar

If you can't handle me at my Marc Johnson, you don't deserve me at my Bobby Puleo.

SneakySecrets

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 4273
  • Rep: 567
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2020, 06:04:07 PM »
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
I personally enjoy the act of setting a fresh board up and the grip is a big part of it. You canít tell me that it isnít fun cutting all the way around and having it be perfect
[close]

Yep, a nice clean cut pretty darn satisfying.

Must be the same feeling Michelangelo had after he stepped back and looked at the completed statue of David for the first time.
[close]

David is uncut, as in, intact.
[close]

My bad, didnít know the Penis Police was on patrol.
[close]

Well, itís usually none of your concern.

Whattaya gettin at?  I hope youíre not implying what I think youíre implying.

Mbrimson88

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 116
  • Rep: 8
  • Aussie skate shop guy
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2020, 10:48:29 PM »
Thankfully not too many people nowdays want the top graphic cut out, but that was once a big time waster when you had to cut grip out to fit around the top logo.

Remember NEVER cut grip already on your deck either, as it will almost always cut into the wood and through layers of ply.

People usually learn this once and never do it again.


jay_nev

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 2609
  • Rep: 186
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2020, 06:51:24 AM »
Thankfully not too many people nowdays want the top graphic cut out, but that was once a big time waster when you had to cut grip out to fit around the top logo.

Remember NEVER cut grip already on your deck either, as it will almost always cut into the wood and through layers of ply.

People usually learn this once and never do it again.

ha yes i did this as an early teenager

scorpion1001

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 2363
  • Rep: 41
  • All Hail Carroll
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2020, 07:21:03 AM »
i'll have them grip my board but i use the leftover scrap to sand it down a bit cuz brand new MOB is too strong

jerrygurneyscream

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1091
  • Rep: 2
Re: Poll: Gripping your board
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2020, 07:28:04 AM »
I usually let the nice zumiez worker grip anything I cant get my hands on there
It's only your local kook jock surfers who rag on bodyboarders, everyone else knows they charge.