If you will ask the pros what’s their preferred griptape brand, don’t be surprised if majority will answer Jessup. The brand has been around since 1975 and it is considered the longest running brand of griptape to date. If you’re into skate tricks, better upgrade your deck with Jessup griptape to ensure you won’t slip and to keep your feet on your board no matter what. Order here at Yakwax and enjoy our amazing FREE UK delivery!
Jessup is the founding griptape brand that originally used silicon carbide formula. Established in 1975, the company has been offering high-quality, non-slip griptape not just to skateboarders, but to surfers, water skiers, speedboat racers, sailboat racers and fitness enthusiasts as well.
To date, Jessup has produced over 70 million feet of griptape and gripped over 25 million skate decks! No other brand has surpassed these numbers as of today. There’s no doubt that this is the ultimate go-to brand of numerous skateboarders across the globe.
Speaking of skateboarders, the brand’s list of team riders is a testament to their ever-growing popularity.
Their professional team riders include Alec Majerus, Andy Roy, Arto Saari, Auby Taylor, Benny Fairfax, Bobby Worrest, Chris Pastras, Cody Lockwood, Curren Caples, Cyrus Bennett, Danny Wainwright, Danny Way, Devine Calloway, Elijah Berle, Eric Koston, Frank Gerwer, Hjalte Halberg, Jake Johnson, James Kelch, Jamie Palmore, Javier Mendizabal, Jeff Grosso, Jerry Mraz, Jimmy Cao, Joey Guevara, Jordan Taylor, Jordan Trahan, Josh Anderson, Lincoln Ueda, Marquise Henry, Nolan Johnson, Norman Woods, Omar Salazar, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, Paul Shier, Peter Hewitt, PJ Ladd, Raney Beres, Robbie Russo, Ron Chatman, Ronnie Sandoval, Rune Glifberg, Sam Beckett, Sky Siljeg, The Shrine, Tom Knox, Tony Karr, Tony Miorana, Tony Trujillo, Vincent Alvarez and Yaje Popson.
Their amateur team riders are Cedric Pabich, Chris Weissmann, Daniel DuBois, Div Adam, Dontae Smith, Elijah Akerley, Evan Mock, Frank Shaw, Hermann Stene, John Shanahan, John Worthington, Jojo Heffington, Josie Millard, Karl Berglind, Kyle Kaitanjian, Mario Realegeno, Matt Gottwig, Mikey Curtis, Myquel Haddox, Nick Matthews, Nick Peterson, Nile Gibbs, Oudalay Philavahn, Patrick Ryan, Rick Fabro, Sammy Montano, Sean Gutierrez, Steven Reeves, Tom Rohrer and Zane Timpson.
Jessup’s popularity is heightened by the videos they’ve released over the years. You will find their ‘How to Grip a Skateboard’ with Tony Karr video on YouTube quite helpful especially if you’re fairly new to the sport. Their Home Movies series which feature some of their team riders are fun and exciting to watch especially with skate buddies.
Jessup griptape is, indeed, a must-have item for every skateboarder, no matter the skill level and age. For those who love doing ollies, bull flips, wallrides and other tricks, make sure your board is ready with a super grippy deck to ensure your feet won’t slip and slide while you’re at it. Get it here at Yakwax with FREE UK delivery!
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