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Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« on: November 25, 2023, 07:07:56 PM »
Sup guys?

I made a video for those that want to grip their own board and are not sure how to do it. Let's be real, we like to set our boards up entirely ourselves and needing the skate shop to grip your board for you feels like a beginner type move. Totally fine if that's your thing, but for those that wanna know how to do it themselves.. this is the tutorial:

https://youtu.be/uTOC8Wcll7M?si=yIImxuNIfdZppgAd

Lmk what you think

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2023, 03:59:57 AM »
Sup guys?

I made a video for those that want to grip their own board and are not sure how to do it. Let's be real, we like to set our boards up entirely ourselves and needing the skate shop to grip your board for you feels like a beginner type move. Totally fine if that's your thing, but for those that wanna know how to do it themselves.. this is the tutorial:

https://youtu.be/uTOC8Wcll7M?si=yIImxuNIfdZppgAd

Lmk what you think

Asking the store guy to grip your board is the equivalent of asking the mechanic to change your wiper blades

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2023, 08:54:49 AM »
Normalize asking the guy at the shoe store to tie velcro your shoes for you
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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2023, 11:20:44 AM »
Posting something like this is sure to invite ridicule, but since you're soliciting our opinion, I'll respond.

You don't seem very experienced at applying grip. The finished job is good enough to ride but shows that you're not qualified to post a tutorial. Even though I don't do this in the real world, I'd probably use a smooth cut file, punch awl, and cut away from myself if I were to demonstrate proper procedures to beginners. Even when you're cutting away from your body, your arm is right in front of the blade for some reason.

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2023, 01:34:19 AM »
while your intention of flooding the internet with yet another great how-to-video is admirable, this one is useless, since it has been done to perfection by damian bravo a long time ago

https://youtu.be/6xAhKbpvxm4?feature=shared&t=674

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2023, 05:09:16 AM »
Watching another man grip my board is like watching another man kiss my wife...


im into it

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2023, 05:48:37 AM »
Sup guys?

I made a video for those that want to grip their own board and are not sure how to do it. Let's be real, we like to set our boards up entirely ourselves and needing the skate shop to grip your board for you feels like a beginner type move. Totally fine if that's your thing, but for those that wanna know how to do it themselves.. this is the tutorial:

https://youtu.be/uTOC8Wcll7M?si=yIImxuNIfdZppgAd

Lmk what you think
the way you cut your grip is insane, youre gonna slit your wrists if you slip. cut away from yoself fool!
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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2023, 06:53:09 AM »
Wow you cut the grip crazy and you use the backing paper to press the grip onto the board lol

All kinds of wrong lol.

You gotta hold the razor with one hand (my right) and hold the cut strip of grip with the other (my left) to keep tension on it to get a clean cut. You should cut towards yourself, it's just easier. Cutting grip "the safe way" (aka cutting away from yourself) seems like it'd be kinda awkward and hard to get a nice cut. I've never tried to cut grip that way, seems unnecessary and there is like zero chance you'd cut yourself (if you know what you're doing obv).

If you're a little kid or a parent that doesn't know shit, go ahead and ask the person at the shop to grip your board. There's no shame in it and that's literally their job. Now if you've been skating for a few years and know how to do it, then yeah that's dumb lol.

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2023, 04:53:17 PM »
Should I also stop asking my barista to steam the milk because I can walk back there and do it my damn self? Or the bartender to not fill my pint because any idiot knows how to pull down on the tap?

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2023, 05:47:12 PM »
while your intention of flooding the internet with yet another great how-to-video is admirable, this one is useless, since it has been done to perfection by damian bravo a long time ago

https://youtu.be/6xAhKbpvxm4?feature=shared&t=674

Thanks I hadn't watched that video in years, Darrell Stanton introducing the world to the Dolphin Flip
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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2023, 06:29:39 PM »
If the shop is busy and you look competent enough to do it yourself, you should probably just do it. If it isn't busy then the clerk will normally offer as it allows you to browse their other stuff for sale while they grip away.

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2023, 06:08:44 AM »
What if i'm into watching other men grip my board


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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2023, 06:12:56 AM »
Ingredients
1 cup (120g) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
3/4 cup (64g) unsweetened cocoa, Dutch-process or natural
1 3/4 cups (347g) granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional; for enhanced chocolate flavor
3 large eggs
8 tablespoons (113g) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup (50g) vegetable oil
2 teaspoons King Arthur Pure Vanilla Extract
1 cup (170g) semisweet chocolate chips, optional
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 375F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan.

Put all of the ingredients into a large bowl in the order in which they're written. Stir, then beat the mixture until it's smooth.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake the brownies for about 25 minutes, or until they're just barely beginning to pull away from the sides of the pan. A toothpick inserted into the center will come out clean or with a few moist crumbs clinging to it; you shouldn't see any wet batter.

Remove the brownies from the oven; let them cool completely before cutting.

Store any leftover brownies, well-wrapped, at room temperature for 5 to 6 days. Freeze for longer storage.

Damn I left my bubbler at my parents house

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2023, 07:13:56 AM »
Ingredients
1 cup (120g) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
3/4 cup (64g) unsweetened cocoa, Dutch-process or natural
1 3/4 cups (347g) granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional; for enhanced chocolate flavor
3 large eggs
8 tablespoons (113g) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup (50g) vegetable oil
2 teaspoons King Arthur Pure Vanilla Extract
1 cup (170g) semisweet chocolate chips, optional
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 375F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan.

Put all of the ingredients into a large bowl in the order in which they're written. Stir, then beat the mixture until it's smooth.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake the brownies for about 25 minutes, or until they're just barely beginning to pull away from the sides of the pan. A toothpick inserted into the center will come out clean or with a few moist crumbs clinging to it; you shouldn't see any wet batter.

Remove the brownies from the oven; let them cool completely before cutting.

Store any leftover brownies, well-wrapped, at room temperature for 5 to 6 days. Freeze for longer storage.


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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2023, 10:57:00 AM »
What if i'm into watching other men grip my board
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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2023, 05:05:43 AM »
you don't have the proper technique
hence the shitty results

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2023, 08:57:52 AM »
If the shop is busy and you look competent enough to do it yourself, you should probably just do it. If it isn't busy then the clerk will normally offer as it allows you to browse their other stuff for sale while they grip away.

Same. I'm pretty busy with work, wife, kids, school... my time is limited and I'd rather spend the 20 mins skating instead of laying out everything, gripping the board, cleaning up my mess.

But if the shop's busy, I'm not going to hinder a possible sale by taking up the clerk's time doing something I can do. 

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2023, 05:21:48 PM »
Normalize asking the guy at the shoe store to tie velcro your shoes for you

Facts. I also have them velcro my shoes for me. At least I grip my own board though

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2023, 06:24:39 PM »
some of you including OP could learn how to embed youtube videos correctly

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2023, 05:13:24 AM »
I offer a free username: Jack The Gripper.
why come?

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2023, 09:30:56 PM »
I offer a free username: Jack The Gripper.

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2023, 11:34:25 PM »
many years ago was feeling lazy and asked the shop if they can grip for me, they wanted to charge me. from there on i just did it myself and never again bother to ask.

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2023, 10:44:55 AM »
I work at a shop and when I first started it puzzled me why a customer would want me to grip their board. Don't they wanna do it themselves? That is what I always did when I got a board.

Then I saw some other customers grip their own boards and it was hard to watch. Bad cuts, taking chunks out of the wood. Some people cannot grip a board if their life depended on it.

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2023, 07:11:34 AM »
How the heck am I supposed to get the grizzly bear in the right spot by myself?  Dont show that in your fancy internet video.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2023, 10:37:56 AM by Newphone »

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2023, 08:40:12 AM »
I like to do my own grip job in the shop, in front of the dude, so he learns how do it correctly through observation.
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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2023, 02:05:00 PM »
Thanks for your help. Another mystery solved.

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2023, 04:44:36 PM »
I've done it before. Orchard has good grippers.

I had limited time in the bowl they saw me panicking because I definitely didn't wanna carry all that shit on the bus. They offered I excepted.

Usually I have to full mojo it myself. I never take a razor to my board. I feel it's better luck to use a truck or the side of a screwdriver.

I don't even carry sharp objects anymore. I don't need that karma anymore. No one's plottingon a fool post Graff. I actually like most other writers these day. Just not the new ones. Lolol.

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2023, 04:59:36 PM »

Usually I have to full mojo it myself. I never take a razor to my board. I feel it's better luck to use a truck or the side of a screwdriver.


So you just grind the whole thing off? You'd need to scrape it for an hour without a file.

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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2023, 08:15:51 AM »
Should I also stop asking my barista to steam the milk because I can walk back there and do it my damn self? Or the bartender to not fill my pint because any idiot knows how to pull down on the tap?


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Re: Stop asking the dude at the skate shop to grip your board
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2023, 06:53:20 PM »
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Should I also stop asking my barista to steam the milk because I can walk back there and do it my damn self? Or the bartender to not fill my pint because any idiot knows how to pull down on the tap?
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thank you.

You dont enjoy doing it?  I like the whole ritual of it- and its always satisfying to crank out a perfect grip job.

Gotta enjoy the little things in life yknow?
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