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How to store griptape properly?
« on: October 12, 2021, 11:14:42 AM »
Hey yíall, I just bought a roll of Jessup Ultra grip and was wondering the best way to store it, as I know griptape can become unusable if not stored properly. I had a couple of sheets that I left exposed to the air by keeping them in the closet with the door open and when I tried to peel the paper off it stuck to it and ripped, rendering it unusable. Also, Iíve had Mob grip in the past stored the wrong way and it lost its grippiness very fast. So I donít want to waste the $80 I spent on this new roll I ordered, so any suggestions on how to store properly would be much appreciated. TIA!

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Re: How to store griptape properly?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 11:34:39 AM »
Hey yíall, I just bought a roll of Jessup Ultra grip and was wondering the best way to store it, as I know griptape can become unusable if not stored properly. I had a couple of sheets that I left exposed to the air by keeping them in the closet with the door open and when I tried to peel the paper off it stuck to it and ripped, rendering it unusable. Also, Iíve had Mob grip in the past stored the wrong way and it lost its grippiness very fast. So I donít want to waste the $80 I spent on this new roll I ordered, so any suggestions on how to store properly would be much appreciated. TIA!

I leave my grip out in the open air and it's completely fine, never had any problems in 20 years of skating. Also I've seen how many skate shops across the US store their griptape (not because I was intently observing how they do that, just because when you set up a board at a shop you see their grip stash) and as far as I can remember they all have stored it out in the open. Jessup was originally made to put on the ground or on walkways so that when it rains or snows no one will slip and fall, I think it'll be able to handle your closet. In recent times I've skated sheets of grip that I know for a fact have been sitting around for years at the shop and it felt the exact same to grip and ride as any other sheet of grip. If you're ripping paper while you peel grip peel it more carefully and/or peel it in a different direction, you can also get the part of the paper you ripped off using a razor blade or if you have long nails.

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Re: How to store griptape properly?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2021, 04:03:42 PM »
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Re: How to store griptape properly?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2021, 06:14:25 PM »

Not sure if it is so much how you store it, compared to the quality of it to begin with.

Definitely had some not so good batches that peeled the wrong way right from go in a shop I was in, and that didn't seem like it was old grip as they went through lots there.

Some I have had sitting around (flat sheets in sealed grip boxes) have seemed to lose the sticky feeling on older sheets, so for those being completely sealed away from the elements, there might not be a good way, so much as it is the longevity of the grip.

One guy I knew used to swear by cutting up rolls and keeping them flat, which made it easier to apply but I don't think there were any other long term benefits from it.

If you do cut it up, make sure you have the correct lengths to start with.


A couple of rolls I have are sealed in bags and they are still fine.

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Re: How to store griptape properly?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2021, 11:15:02 PM »
as long as its a cool, dry place i think its fine.
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