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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #180 on: September 04, 2023, 05:18:29 PM »
Did Mob change their shit? Always was a Mob hater and been on the Pepper wave lately but I needed to do an emergency regrip and my local only had Mob as an option for 10" wide grip. It's a lot thinner than I remember, doesn't feel super coarse and it actually went on extremely fast and cut like butter with zero bubbles. Complete opposite experience than the handful of times I tried it a long time ago.

There seems to be some variation. I recently bought a pre-cut sheet that was classic aggro mob, but then got a couple sheets from a shop that they cut from a roll that are a finer grit. Also noticed that the finer stuff went on easier than the classic aggro. Only have one deck gripped with the finer stuff and haven't really skated it much yet.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #181 on: September 04, 2023, 07:30:17 PM »
Ah, ok. Mine was from a roll, it just feels like normal grip and performed fine today so I guess I'm down with Mob now as long as I get this variation.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #182 on: September 04, 2023, 08:01:43 PM »
Ah, ok. Mine was from a roll, it just feels like normal grip and performed fine today so I guess I'm down with Mob now as long as I get this variation.

Just remembered something else, one of the roll cut sheets was from a local shop, the other from an online order from across the country, and also (poorly) cut from a roll. Both were the finer grit. Sounds like bulk Mob is just finer this year?

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #183 on: September 05, 2023, 10:42:13 AM »
Honestly, I'm kinda tripping out on how frequently some of y'all seem to be re-gripping your boards.

I wanna play you in a game of SKATE for the right to continue talking shit on me.  You think you got me?

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #184 on: September 05, 2023, 08:25:21 PM »
Honestly, I'm kinda tripping out on how frequently some of y'all seem to be re-gripping your boards.

It's because at least half of all slappers are 49 year old fatty daddies that only skate the local pre-fab mini twice a week. A deck will last them years, so they need something to tinker with.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #185 on: September 05, 2023, 09:18:06 PM »
Hate away, I love skateboards and get satisfaction from the 2nd half of the regrip process and putting fresh grip over bolts. Revives a board I've been using for awhile and keeps me from spending money on more shit I don't need.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #186 on: September 05, 2023, 09:22:27 PM »
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Honestly, I'm kinda tripping out on how frequently some of y'all seem to be re-gripping your boards.
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It's because at least half of all slappers are 49 year old fatty daddies that only skate the local pre-fab mini twice a week. A deck will last them years, so they need something to tinker with.
Or maybe you live in a country where finsing your shape is difficult
Sir, I'm going to politely, but firmly, ask you and your common sense to leave this establishment.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #187 on: September 07, 2023, 11:58:00 PM »
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Honestly, I'm kinda tripping out on how frequently some of y'all seem to be re-gripping your boards.
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It's because at least half of all slappers are 49 year old fatty daddies that only skate the local pre-fab mini twice a week. A deck will last them years, so they need something to tinker with.
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Or maybe you live in a country where finsing your shape is difficult

We're talking about Slap, not my country. I was also being just semi-serious.

I live in Tokyo, and most people here don't even grip their own board the first time, it's weird. Some shops even do grip designs for you for this specific reason.
I also live within walking distance to the r-fskate shop (of Slap fame), so people around here got the hookup like nowhere else outside of the U.S.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #188 on: September 08, 2023, 12:20:31 AM »
It's amazing how many people don't know how to grip a board these days.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #189 on: September 08, 2023, 03:23:53 PM »
It's amazing how many people don't know how to grip a board these days.

i dont remember the last time someone else gripped my board

Other than truck tightness, grip is the most personal piece of the set-up (to me). I like looking at the imperfections in the cuts or artwork that was done by my hand.

It would never feel like "my board" if someone else did the grip.

That being said - I could not give less of a shit what brand griptape is on the board. Just no canned and copied artwork.
Wow sorry, didn't realise I was dealing with a sick cunt here

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #190 on: September 08, 2023, 04:04:23 PM »
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Honestly, I'm kinda tripping out on how frequently some of y'all seem to be re-gripping your boards.
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It's because at least half of all slappers are 49 year old fatty daddies that only skate the local pre-fab mini twice a week. A deck will last them years, so they need something to tinker with.
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Or maybe you live in a country where finsing your shape is difficult
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We're talking about Slap, not my country. I was also being just semi-serious.

I live in Tokyo, and most people here don't even grip their own board the first time, it's weird. Some shops even do grip designs for you for this specific reason.
I also live within walking distance to the r-fskate shop (of Slap fame), so people around here got the hookup like nowhere else outside of the U.S.


The hype about that shop is good though.  Kind of funny seeing some of the pics and it is such a small space, all the boards stacked up and everything tucked away, no room, etc, the priority on quality of product, measurements and not so much having it all on display, like maybe a new car show room type look that some shops have.

I recall seeing someone (maybe local to that area) actually had an instagram account dedicated to doing their own custom grip for people, which they posted and had quite a bit of interest in.

Can't recall if they did very specific themes for each person, or if they just did their own thing and whoever bought the board got whatever was handed to them, but I thought that was quite interesting.


Anyway, I had to go look up the shop link, as I couldn't find the grip tape account.

I would be stoked on a place like that for sure.


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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #191 on: September 09, 2023, 05:22:35 AM »
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It's amazing how many people don't know how to grip a board these days.
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i dont remember the last time someone else gripped my board

Other than truck tightness, grip is the most personal piece of the set-up (to me). I like looking at the imperfections in the cuts or artwork that was done by my hand.

It would never feel like "my board" if someone else did the grip.

That being said - I could not give less of a shit what brand griptape is on the board. Just no canned and copied artwork.
I had to travel cross country last month and brought my trucks and wheels with the intention to buy and set up a board for the trip. I didn’t want to risk bringing a sharp edge on the plane or waste money buying a razor at my destination, so I had the guy at Pharmacy grip my deck….I felt the need to explain the whole thing about the razor to the guy just because it felt so weird to have another person grip it…I think after childhood that’s the first time someone else had done it and it felt weird to skate it the entire trip. Never again. He did a fine job…no complaints…it just wasn’t mine.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #192 on: September 09, 2023, 12:11:59 PM »
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It's amazing how many people don't know how to grip a board these days.
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i dont remember the last time someone else gripped my board

Other than truck tightness, grip is the most personal piece of the set-up (to me). I like looking at the imperfections in the cuts or artwork that was done by my hand.

It would never feel like "my board" if someone else did the grip.

That being said - I could not give less of a shit what brand griptape is on the board. Just no canned and copied artwork.
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I had to travel cross country last month and brought my trucks and wheels with the intention to buy and set up a board for the trip. I didn’t want to risk bringing a sharp edge on the plane or waste money buying a razor at my destination, so I had the guy at Pharmacy grip my deck….I felt the need to explain the whole thing about the razor to the guy just because it felt so weird to have another person grip it…I think after childhood that’s the first time someone else had done it and it felt weird to skate it the entire trip. Never again. He did a fine job…no complaints…it just wasn’t mine.

It's a rite of passage every time I grip a board. I gripped it, those imperfections are mine.

That said, a few times i've forgotten to switch to 'I'll grip it myself' when ordering online and them shop grip jobs have always been perfect.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #193 on: September 09, 2023, 12:43:26 PM »
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It's amazing how many people don't know how to grip a board these days.
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i dont remember the last time someone else gripped my board

Other than truck tightness, grip is the most personal piece of the set-up (to me). I like looking at the imperfections in the cuts or artwork that was done by my hand.

It would never feel like "my board" if someone else did the grip.

That being said - I could not give less of a shit what brand griptape is on the board. Just no canned and copied artwork.
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I had to travel cross country last month and brought my trucks and wheels with the intention to buy and set up a board for the trip. I didn’t want to risk bringing a sharp edge on the plane or waste money buying a razor at my destination, so I had the guy at Pharmacy grip my deck….I felt the need to explain the whole thing about the razor to the guy just because it felt so weird to have another person grip it…I think after childhood that’s the first time someone else had done it and it felt weird to skate it the entire trip. Never again. He did a fine job…no complaints…it just wasn’t mine.
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It's a rite of passage every time I grip a board. I gripped it, those imperfections are mine.

That said, a few times i've forgotten to switch to 'I'll grip it myself' when ordering online and them shop grip jobs have always been perfect.
Totally. Every skateboard is unique. It's fun looking down at a set-up knowing you built it.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #194 on: September 18, 2023, 09:28:37 AM »
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Thanks for the input, all. Pepper and Ultra it is.

FWIW, Shake Junt grip with their "spray" graphic costs like f*cking 15 euros per sheet here in Euroland. NEVER GONNA
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Yeah you pay top dollar for trash graphics AND for plain black…awesome scam….seriously $8+ for plain black onyx (lol marketing) when top tier grip is ~5-6$?

Nah the shake junt black onyx is hands down the best grip I've ever skated and I've skated mob, jessup, and grizzly. Extra couple bucks wont hurt

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #195 on: September 18, 2023, 09:44:22 AM »
Anyone check out the Shake Junt Onyx grip? First time that I know of that they’re 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. Doesn’t stick the same. Nothing but a headache. I forgot about that and set a deck up this last winter. Very annoying


Black onyx grip is the move. Most grip and durability in my experience. 

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #196 on: September 18, 2023, 10:38:53 PM »
If someone HAS to grip it for me at a shop (if I couldn't/didnt wait to grip it myself elsewhere) or I forget to select "don't grip" from some online skate shops, I always like to use my Painter's Pens to draw on it, so it feels personal to me even though I didn't grip it myself. That said, I've been gripping my own decks almost every time since 2012 when I finally did my first one.

Early years of skating, I sheepishly thought only skate shop employees were allowed to grip your boards since that's where you bought them. Little did I know and quickly learn from local skaters older than me that you're allowed to do it, but shops always offer to grip it so there's no product issue (false returns/refunds, etc.) when you go skate it.

They rightfully gave me some shit for being almost 18 or something and having never gripped my own deck haha!
I had been skating for about 6 years at that point, so I had to get on it!

Now, I'll occasionally have homies ask me to grip their deck on a session since I've gripped 50+ decks over the years
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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #197 on: September 18, 2023, 11:42:03 PM »
Just came back to say that I'm really happy with Pepper as a middle ground between Jessup and Mob, so thanks to all who recommended it.

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« Reply #198 on: September 18, 2023, 11:44:08 PM »
Just came back to say that I'm really happy with Pepper as a middle ground between Jessup and Mob, so thanks to all who recommended it.
gotta try that out.I like the name and logo design too.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #199 on: September 19, 2023, 09:02:06 AM »
Pepper was the first grip I skated that I actively enjoyed and thought was better than one or the other.

Stays pretty consistent, breaks in easy, doesn't tend to shred my thumb
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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #200 on: September 19, 2023, 04:24:52 PM »
I have an ishod TT skateshop day deck with an embossed top. Have any of you gripped something like this? Is it going to be a air bubble nightmare?

I have a sheet of Mob and a sheet of Jessup and was planning on using the mob because of the perforations assuming it would help but I honestly have no idea.

The deck looks awesome so I don't mind it hanging it on the wall for now but I kinda want to try a twin tail.




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« Reply #201 on: September 19, 2023, 06:44:40 PM »
It'll be fine. I'd use any tape but Mob as it is the least pliable and flexible. I'd use the Jessup you have or get something with holes that is thinner like Pepper or Shake Junt. Our local shop brand, Huh, has really nice thin grip.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #202 on: September 19, 2023, 11:50:26 PM »
I have an ishod TT skateshop day deck with an embossed top. Have any of you gripped something like this? Is it going to be a air bubble nightmare?

I have a sheet of Mob and a sheet of Jessup and was planning on using the mob because of the perforations assuming it would help but I honestly have no idea.

The deck looks awesome so I don't mind it hanging it on the wall for now but I kinda want to try a twin tail.




I've gripped exactly that deck, and yeah, the one tying the room together is right. Anything but Mob will do. I made the mistake of using clear Mob over the middle part because I thought the embossment would look sick, but it's barely visible and applying the Mob was a pain. Would not recommend it.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #203 on: September 20, 2023, 01:51:35 AM »
I don't know if it's just the perverse intrusive thoughts winning here, but that embossed pattern on the Real deck just looks like translucent cum over it

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #204 on: September 20, 2023, 05:33:31 AM »
Sounds good guys, Jessup it is! I would like to try pepper but I've never seen it in Canada.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #205 on: September 21, 2023, 02:21:06 AM »
Does the embossed on the bottom of the board makes it slides faster?

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #206 on: September 21, 2023, 03:07:10 PM »
Does the embossed on the bottom of the board makes it slides faster?


The couple of those sort of boards I have had didn't necessarily slide faster, but it is less surface area to grip, so in that regard it might not stick as much, which could then be said to slide faster for some people.

They also look pretty cool when the graphic wears off certain areas and leaves the remaining graphic against the worn wood grain, especially the Krooked flowers boards.


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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #207 on: September 21, 2023, 11:46:16 PM »
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Does the embossed on the bottom of the board makes it slides faster?
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The couple of those sort of boards I have had didn't necessarily slide faster, but it is less surface area to grip, so in that regard it might not stick as much, which could then be said to slide faster for some people.

They also look pretty cool when the graphic wears off certain areas and leaves the remaining graphic against the worn wood grain, especially the Krooked flowers boards.

I didn't notice anything different with this deck, no. The regular 8.38 Ishod twins are slick decks, but as far as I can tell this special version wasn't.

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #208 on: September 22, 2023, 03:42:54 AM »
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Anyone check out the Shake Junt Onyx grip? First time that I know of that they’re 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. Doesn’t 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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Black onyx grip is the move. Most grip and durability in my experience.

Fully back the shake junt black onyx. Skated 2 boards now with it and has been a great experience, last few years I’ve gone through jessup, jessup ultra, mob, and pepper. Imo the new black onyx beats em all

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Re: The Griptape thread
« Reply #209 on: September 22, 2023, 06:24:52 AM »
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Does the embossed on the bottom of the board makes it slides faster?
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The couple of those sort of boards I have had didn't necessarily slide faster, but it is less surface area to grip, so in that regard it might not stick as much, which could then be said to slide faster for some people.

They also look pretty cool when the graphic wears off certain areas and leaves the remaining graphic against the worn wood grain, especially the Krooked flowers boards.
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I didn't notice anything different with this deck, no. The regular 8.38 Ishod twins are slick decks, but as far as I can tell this special version wasn't.


Speaking of those DLX slicks, is it just me or are they terrible? They def aren’t like the old school slicks..