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The Griptape thread
« on: May 14, 2023, 08:53:25 AM »
i noticed we had no general griptape thread, so i wanted to start one

that being said, does anybody know where i can get a generic version of mob grip?
does anybody know any grip brands similar in grippiness to mob that doesnt cost me $8 per sheet

i bought a 60ft roll of jessup for ~$60 a few years ago, but $120-$140 seems like too much for a 60ft of mob

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2023, 09:27:40 AM »
Anyone else had issues with Mob lately with regards to bubbles/peeling? One grip job of mine recently just wouldn't sit still, the grip kept coming unstuck at a few spots regardless all effort to fix it. Plus the tape seems way stiff somehow. Haven't experienced this with Jessup or others lately.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2023, 10:07:06 AM »
Traditionally a Jessuper. Only sheet of Mob immediately peeled and friends have had same shite luck.

Been rolling with Pepper last handful of boards and really digging it. Never a blemish on original application with the perforations, not overly grippy to begin with and very consistent through the life of the board. Great grip to go new board new shoes with

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2023, 11:25:51 AM »
MOB is actually so shit itís unreal. I mean itís grippy. But applying it and getting a good finish is almost impossible.

Jessup Ultra (apart from the backing backer being pants) is hands down so much better.


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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2023, 12:19:44 PM »
Mob is my preferred grip, but the last two sheets of Mob Iíve bought have been peeling up/not sticking to the board.

Jessup Ultra and Pepper are both pretty good but hard to find. They also both have a slightly plastic feel to them which feels weird but doesnít affect the grip

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2023, 12:46:56 PM »
Jessup Ultra Grip is 5Ä here in Finland while Mob is 9Ä. Similar grippiness but in my experience Jessup Ultra lasts much longer. Mob goes bald so fast.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2023, 12:55:20 PM »
My local has Miles and I like it, itĎs between Jessup and Mob. Best of both worlds.
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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2023, 12:55:44 PM »
Anyone else had issues with Mob lately with regards to bubbles/peeling? One grip job of mine recently just wouldn't sit still, the grip kept coming unstuck at a few spots regardless all effort to fix it. Plus the tape seems way stiff somehow. Haven't experienced this with Jessup or others lately.

Yes my second setup peeled really weird in one session, I probably stored the board gripped outside on a covered patio for a while or that's what I thought at the time.

Now I'm riding miles Griptape, which I hated on the first sight but holded up really well. It's something in between mob and jessup. I bought on sale but I'm not sure if I'm willing to pay the full price...

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2023, 01:00:29 PM »
i noticed we had no general griptape thread, so i wanted to start one

that being said, does anybody know where i can get a generic version of mob grip?
does anybody know any grip brands similar in grippiness to mob that doesnt cost me $8 per sheet

i bought a 60ft roll of jessup for ~$60 a few years ago, but $120-$140 seems like too much for a 60ft of mob

I came up with a pretty cool trick to get satisfying results from MOB grip.
It seems to work consistently for me every time now.
Follow these steps:
1. Unroll your sheet of MOB & lay it flat (if it was shipped in a roll.)
2. Set the sheet in the sun for an hour or two (provided it is actually sunny where you live) and weight it down on each end with something heavy, in order to ensure it is getting properly ďpreheatedĒ before application.  If you donít have sunlight, an electric hair dryer will also soften it up nicely.
3. While your MOB grip is softening in the gentle warmth of the sun, take a quick trip round to the local petrol station & fetch yourself a small quantity of gasoline.
4. Apply your gasoline to the MOB grip & light it on fire.
5. Extinguish the flames & clean up the melted plastic mess.
6. Proceed immediately to your local skateboard retailer & purchase a sheet of Jessup, or any other griptape that markets to your sub genre of skateboarding.
7. Apply your new grip to the deck & never think about your MOB grip failing to stick to the deck EVER AGAIN.
This technique has worked for me numerous times & I encourage you to give it a shot.
Best of luck & happy shredding PALS.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2023, 01:04:46 PM »
Howís Black Magic grip? Grit? Durability? I donít think Iíve ever skated it or if I have itís been ages and I donít remember what grips I skated back then.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2023, 01:23:53 PM »
I have been on jessup for the most of my skate life, but for the last two decks i set a sheet of miles and a sheet of souljah. I love the miles, and if it is on sale i would definitely buy it again, The souljah was 5 euro and feels good, i also like Flo Marfaing so i would love to support him.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2023, 02:28:33 PM »
I can't remember the last time I've had a problem with gripping a deck. Probably when I started skating? How are you guys (still?) struggling with that?
Anyone else had issues with Mob lately with regards to bubbles/peeling? One grip job of mine recently just wouldn't sit still, the grip kept coming unstuck at a few spots regardless all effort to fix it. Plus the tape seems way stiff somehow. Haven't experienced this with Jessup or others lately.
But I gotta say ever since I started reading slap, people have been complaining about issues with mob *lately*. I never had any problem with mob but it seems really weird that people are having quality issues all the time.
My local gives me free mob (or grizzly or jessup) with every deck and I'm happy with all of them.
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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2023, 02:44:55 PM »
Black Magic is perfect.
Last the life of the board. Stays just as gritty as when you first put it on. I dropped sweat on it and dirt on it , it clears up and turns black again after a bit of use.

Jessup would be my second go to. But if the board last me  more than 14 days of use i have to regrip. And it stains bad with liquids (sweat).

Its gritty, definately more than jessup.
I never really fucked with mob. Only a couple of times like when it first came out and i fucking hated the grip. So i can't compare to it.


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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2023, 05:35:40 PM »
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i noticed we had no general griptape thread, so i wanted to start one

that being said, does anybody know where i can get a generic version of mob grip?
does anybody know any grip brands similar in grippiness to mob that doesnt cost me $8 per sheet

i bought a 60ft roll of jessup for ~$60 a few years ago, but $120-$140 seems like too much for a 60ft of mob
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I came up with a pretty cool trick to get satisfying results from MOB grip.
It seems to work consistently for me every time now.
Follow these steps:
1. Unroll your sheet of MOB & lay it flat (if it was shipped in a roll.)
2. Set the sheet in the sun for an hour or two (provided it is actually sunny where you live) and weight it down on each end with something heavy, in order to ensure it is getting properly ďpreheatedĒ before application.  If you donít have sunlight, an electric hair dryer will also soften it up nicely.
3. While your MOB grip is softening in the gentle warmth of the sun, take a quick trip round to the local petrol station & fetch yourself a small quantity of gasoline.
4. Apply your gasoline to the MOB grip & light it on fire.
5. Extinguish the flames & clean up the melted plastic mess.
6. Proceed immediately to your local skateboard retailer & purchase a sheet of Jessup, or any other griptape that markets to your sub genre of skateboarding.
7. Apply your new grip to the deck & never think about your MOB grip failing to stick to the deck EVER AGAIN.
This technique has worked for me numerous times & I encourage you to give it a shot.
Best of luck & happy shredding PALS.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2023, 05:51:30 PM »
Mob and rub it down with the leftover grip pieces

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2023, 06:34:37 PM »

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2023, 08:18:16 PM »
For generic grip that is similar to Mob, get the Point Distribution perforated griptape. Itís almost the same exact thing with none of the issues that Mob gets and itís only like 3.50$
https://custom.pointdistribution.com/design_now/griptape-9x33-sheet/

Iím currently on a sheet of Mob M80 right now and itís been treating me nicely. When it comes to regular Mob though Iíve had a lot of the same issues that everyone else is complaining about (not sticking down on the board right and coming up after a session, that dreaded ďveinĒ that forms sometimes, etc). I try to avoid regular Mob when possible.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2023, 09:03:52 PM »
Mob all day

I got tired of the madness. I might still tweak my trucks some but I dont waste time with the small stuff anymore.

I prefer mob but if itís grip and I like the deck ima go skate.
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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2023, 04:35:30 AM »
Pepper grip is far superior to all others. I too had a problem on my last deck with Mob bubbling up.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2023, 05:41:00 AM »
We need Monkey Grip back
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forgive me if i somehow missed it, but could someone help me with just how flat the flat as fuck decks really are?
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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2023, 06:07:27 AM »
Black Magic is perfect.
Last the life of the board. Stays just as gritty as when you first put it on. I dropped sweat on it and dirt on it , it clears up and turns black again after a bit of use.

Jessup would be my second go to. But if the board last me  more than 14 days of use i have to regrip. And it stains bad with liquids (sweat).

Its gritty, definately more than jessup.
I never really fucked with mob. Only a couple of times like when it first came out and i fucking hated the grip. So i can't compare to it.

Thanks. My local just started carrying Black Magic a while ago. Maybe Iíll need to get a sheet and try it out. Although I still have sheets of Pepper and Miles I havenít gotten round to trying out yet as Iíve been too happy with Jessup Ultra Grip. I think my next deck is gonna be a twin tail. Perfect for testing out a new grip as I donít want to do anything special with it, just a sheet of plain black.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2023, 06:51:53 AM »
i noticed we had no general griptape thread, so i wanted to start one

that being said, does anybody know where i can get a generic version of mob grip?
does anybody know any grip brands similar in grippiness to mob that doesnt cost me $8 per sheet

i bought a 60ft roll of jessup for ~$60 a few years ago, but $120-$140 seems like too much for a 60ft of mob

I made the transition from mob to pepper and couldnít be happier with the move. Had several sheets of mob that were bad, just lacking adhesion and would bubble and peel. Theoretically it shouldnít do that with the perforations but thatís what went down.
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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2023, 12:30:33 PM »
Did m80 peace? 

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2023, 07:27:07 PM »
Can get a definitely list of griptape grittiness? I know grit ratings between brands are a crap shoot but I'd like to find something between Jessup and Mob.

Did m80 peace? 

Not sold widely, but SkateAmerica still has loads of them:
https://www.skateamerica.com/products/mob-m-80-9in-x-33in-1-sheet-skateboard-griptape

Almost zero skate products left but their griptape and hardware are still worth checking out.
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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2023, 08:22:03 PM »
Can get a definitely list of griptape grittiness? I know grit ratings between brands are a crap shoot but I'd like to find something between Jessup and Mob.

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Did m80 peace? 
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Not sold widely, but SkateAmerica still has loads of them:
https://www.skateamerica.com/products/mob-m-80-9in-x-33in-1-sheet-skateboard-griptape

Almost zero skate products left but their griptape and hardware are still worth checking out.


Are they even still in business, or the site is still up and nobody is home?

It seems like the most weird place, just whatever remaining inventory from what might have been a huge place once, even things like those red Indy low bushings I always use still in stock too?!?


As to grip, it seems like what is available round here is really only a few options compared to most, but what we do have is just fine.

In order of what the grit feels like, fine to coarse:

Jessup
Modus grip
Black Magic
Mob


We have a few generic (blank) grip distributors that are very widely available, so that is what is most often provided free with boards from some shops, usually Modus with the rest.

Modus grip seems to be a decent middle of the road, not too coarse, lasts well enough and doesn't rip shoes to shreds like Mob does.

Jessup is my pick though, never have any issues, perfect from day one on Vans shoes, lasts in terms of grit, but does come up at the edges a bit, which some people don't like but I am used to it.


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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2023, 08:42:28 PM »
Did m80 peace?

From what I understand, NHS doesnít make M80 anymore. At least I canít order it for the shop I run. I get questions for it, and my only guess is that Zumiez has a ton of back stock of it, and thatís why I get kids coming in asking about it. Zumiez is the only other place in my area to get skate stuff.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2023, 08:47:54 PM »
Anyone check out the Shake Junt Onyx grip? First time that I know of that theyíre making just plain black grip. It feel grippier than MOB. Kinda wild.

Pepper seems pretty good. Not sure how durable it is though.

I hate Jessup. Last sheet I set up, I was skating flatground and a piece started tearing off on the edge. I also skate my boards for a month or more, so MOB is perfect. Keeps its grip for a long time.

One thing I hate about MOB though, it sucks to set a board up with it in the winter. Doesnít stick the same. Nothing but a headache. I forgot about that and set a deck up this last winter. Very annoying

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2023, 10:38:10 PM »
Re: M80: Imma DM Kelly Hart like a manÖ..

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2023, 10:40:30 PM »
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Can get a definitely list of griptape grittiness? I know grit ratings between brands are a crap shoot but I'd like to find something between Jessup and Mob.

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Did m80 peace? 
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Not sold widely, but SkateAmerica still has loads of them:
https://www.skateamerica.com/products/mob-m-80-9in-x-33in-1-sheet-skateboard-griptape

Almost zero skate products left but their griptape and hardware are still worth checking out.
[close]


Are they even still in business, or the site is still up and nobody is home?

It seems like the most weird place, just whatever remaining inventory from what might have been a huge place once, even things like those red Indy low bushings I always use still in stock too?!?


As to grip, it seems like what is available round here is really only a few options compared to most, but what we do have is just fine.

In order of what the grit feels like, fine to coarse:

Jessup
Modus grip
Black Magic
Mob


We have a few generic (blank) grip distributors that are very widely available, so that is what is most often provided free with boards from some shops, usually Modus with the rest.

Modus grip seems to be a decent middle of the road, not too coarse, lasts well enough and doesn't rip shoes to shreds like Mob does.

Jessup is my pick though, never have any issues, perfect from day one on Vans shoes, lasts in terms of grit, but does come up at the edges a bit, which some people don't like but I am used to it.

Ordered Mob from them last month and it got shipped just fine, they still have like 900+ sheets of M-80 in stock.

Modus grip was good the few times I rode it, liked it more than Jessup. Grizzly gets a bad rep but the last sheet I rode was great, just get the plain ones without the bear cut outs.

I'm keen to try some Black Magic when Memorial Day sales roll around.
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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2023, 08:16:55 AM »
Black Magic is perfect.
Last the life of the board. Stays just as gritty as when you first put it on. I dropped sweat on it and dirt on it , it clears up and turns black again after a bit of use.

Jessup would be my second go to. But if the board last me  more than 14 days of use i have to regrip. And it stains bad with liquids (sweat).

Its gritty, definately more than jessup.
I never really fucked with mob. Only a couple of times like when it first came out and i fucking hated the grip. So i can't compare to it.

I second all of this.

It's slightly grippier than Jessup but not as aggressive as Mob.
It's probably the same 80 grit as Jessup honestly.

Black Magic is my first choice over Jessup but I can jump between the 2 without having to adjust.  Which is helpful since 0 shops here carry Black Magic and I just order it direct from Shorty's